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The Bottom Line: A labor proposal would mean a full-time worker would earn about $48,000 after tips, about the same as health technologists and more than bus drivers. What would that do to prices?
Reality Check: The industry's rebound is being hampered by a host of construction and permitting issues. And the near-term outlook isn't good.
The Bottom Line: Margins took a hit last year and inflation remains a concern. But a new survey says most franchise operators are optimistic. Here’s why.