Let’s look at the Starbucks situation first. On the surface, it looks to be in the kind of trouble almost every foodservice operator would love to find his or her operation in. Yes, the stock price has tanked—down 48 percent over the past year—but so what? Everything else seems to be order: same-store sales still increase every quarter, cash flow is abundant and the company still plans to open 2,500 new stores this year, 1,600 of them in the U.S. Go check out the morning scene at any of the ...

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