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Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Restaurant takeovers are occurring fast and furiously. Here are two examples: Cara Operations (owner of Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s) bought Prime Restaurants (owner of Casey’s and East Side Mario’s). MTY Food Group recently acquired the Mr. Sub sandwich chain. In summary, the large restaurant chains are taking a greater share of the business away from independents. At the same time, the big chains are getting bigger through acquisitions and further growth. Why should this concern you? Do you really want to have fewer and fewer choices of places to eat? My experience typically shows that when a restaurant is taken...

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