CHURCHS CHICKEN SETTING PLANS TO OFFER GROCERY ITEMS

ATLANTA -- In a new twist on the trend of cross-breeding in food retail formats, a quick-service restaurant chain based here plans to add grocery items in some of its outlets.The chain, Churchs Chicken, is looking to add elements of convenience-store type merchandising to its format, as a way to draw greater volume out of selected store sites, according to top executives.The food-service operator

ATLANTA -- In a new twist on the trend of cross-breeding in food retail formats, a quick-service restaurant chain based here plans to add grocery items in some of its outlets.

The chain, Churchs Chicken, is looking to add elements of convenience-store type merchandising to its format, as a way to draw greater volume out of selected store sites, according to top executives.

The food-service operator is currently at the stage of perusing existing data base information, in an att

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