BUSINESS

Unemployment Pushes Fast-Food Breakfast Sales Down

04/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Breakfast sales had grown at a ravenous pace during the boom years as busy workers scarfed down sausage biscuits on the way to the office, fueling a $57 billion business and accounting for as much as a quarter of sales at some fast-food chains. Chains opened earlier and expanded their morning menus to accommodate the traffic as lunch and dinner sales flatlined.

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