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Louisville, Kentucky--Domestic systemwide same-storesales at Papa John's International Inc. fell 5.3 percent inJanuary. The company said there was a 5 percent decease in sales atfranchised restaurants and a 6.2 percent decline at company-ownedrestaurants. -Reuters

Reno, Nevada--Port of Subs Inc. saw systemwide all-storesales increase 8.3 percent and comparable store sales increase 3percent for the calendar year ended December 31, 2001.-Port of Subs

Oklahoma City--Boosted in part by an acceleration ofsame-store sales in November, Sonic Corp. reported a 12-percentincrease in first-quarter earnings, to $9.6 million, versus resultsof the year-ago period. -Nation's RestaurantNews

Dallas--Fourth-quarter net income for Tricon GlobalRestaurants rose 28 percent, helped by higher sales at its KFC andTaco Bell chains and record international growth. Earnings for theperiod ended December 29 rose to $164 million, compared with $128million a year earlier. -Reuters

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