Restaurant chains scramble to keep margins intact

|By:, SA News Editor

A jump in beef prices has restaurant operators scrambling to avoid taking a hit on margins this year.

While Chipotle has been able to pass on higher input costs to consumers, most chains are seeing consumer push back on price hikes.

A new twist" Fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have introduced smaller-sized sandwiches to its menu to try to keep profits intact.

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