Fitch Ratings weighs in with a mixed report on the restaurant sector, calling for "limited"...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fitch Ratings weighs in with a mixed report on the restaurant sector, calling for "limited" margin growth and "contained" credit risk. Though analysts point to rising protein prices as a force that will likely erode margins, they see limited-service restaurants having a chance to offset the hit with low-cost franchising and steady same-store sales growth.