Fitch expects the rating outlooks for most U.S. packaged-food companies and for the U.S....

|By:, SA News Editor

Fitch expects the rating outlooks for most U.S. packaged-food companies and for the U.S. restaurant industry to remain stable next year, despite heightened food costs in 2012. Global fast-food restaurant companies like McDonald's (MCD +0.6%) and Yum Brands (YUM +1%) are expected to see above-average growth due to expansion in China.