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Fast-food restaurants thriving despite down economy

Fast-food restaurants thriving despite down economy



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PROVO -- The recession has people looking to save money, but apparently we're not willing to say no to hamburgers just yet

Apparently when times are tough, we like to eat at fast-food restaurants. For example, McDonald's saw sales rise in February.

But what about mom and pop places? Owner of Ripples in Provo Todd Ripple says business has been good, even though there are fewer construction workers stopping by for lunch.

The customers are happy, too. "I will continue to come to Ripples, a lot," one told us.

Utah has also seen several new burger stores announced, including an In-and-Out in Draper and 13 more Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

Randall Jeppesen

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