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The federal investigation into Andy Wiederhorn raises some old questions

The Bottom Line: The Fat Brands founder and CEO is under a federal investigation over spending charged to the company. It comes 16 years after he was released from prison on a felony conviction.

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Lower-income consumers are eating more fast food

The Bottom Line: Quick-service chains are getting more business from lower-income diners. Here’s why it might not all be a trade-down from more expensive restaurants.