Don't Bite on Quick Service Restaurants

Every now and then we hear companies talk of either an extra day in the quarter or one less day. While it may sound like small potatoes, that extra day can lead to results that beat quarterly expectations while one less day can result in an unexpected shortfall.  Granted, the number of days in a quarter isn't one of the key things that I track, but every so often they happen -- as do other disruptions. We all remember the headlines spinning out of Occupy Wall Street and how it impacted business around Zuccotti Park in 2011. 

If labor organizers have their way, quick service restaurants (QSR) could have one less work day this quarter. As part of their campaign to pressure restaurant chains to increase wages, they are calling for a day of strikes on Aug. 29. We've already seen such walkouts in several cities this summer -- New York, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and others....350 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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