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The Oviedo, Fla.-based, quick-serve chain, known for its chicken tenders and "Magoo's sauce" debuted this smaller, faster franchise concept at UCF's student union on the main campus.
The 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains registered a 4.9 percent annual sales increase in 2012, a marked improvement over the 3.5 percent gain in 2011, according to data released by Technomic, a Chicago-based market research firm. U.S. system-wide sales for the Top 500 chains grew to an estimated $254 billion in 2012, up more than $12 billion over 2011.
The association recognizes six members of the restaurant industry for their many contributions to their communities and more.