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Fast-Food Roundup: Starbucks’ plans for growth… Taco Bell’s most-successful product launch ever

I-Chun Chen
American City Business Journals

Here is a quick look at stories about the leading brands in the industry as recently reported by The Business Journals. Starbucks (SBUX) says it has a plan to reverse a disappointing same-store sales trend. Same-store sales (stores that have been open at least a year, or comp sales as the industry calls it) increased by only 2 percent during Starbucks fiscal first quarter, which ended Dec. 31.