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FIGURE 6-3 Restaurant/foodservice sales in 2008.
SOURCE: National Restaurant Association, 2008.
TABLE 6-6 Top Restaurant/Foodservice Companies
2005 Sales (billions of U.S. dollars)
Wendy’s International, Inc.
Doctor’s Associates, Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Applebee’s International, Inc.
SOURCE: Martinez, 2007.
companies, as reported by Martinez (2007) on the basis of sales, are shown in Table 6-6, with the top companies reflecting fast food operations. According to USDA estimates, full-service and fast food restaurants account for more than 77 percent of away-from-home food sales.32
Commercial operations are open to the public such as fast food and fine dining restaurants. Commercial operations can be further classified as in-