A Slow Recovery Helps Fast Food

With incomes flat and food and energy costs rising, consumers are choosing quick-service eateries more often

For the first time in three quarters, spending plans at quick-service eateries were stronger in May than at full-service chains, according to RBC analyst Larry Miller. With real disposable income flat and food and energy costs rising, low-to-middle-income households eat out less and go the fast food route more.

With Anna-Louise Jackson. Feld is a reporter for Bloomberg News.

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