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Atlanta-AFC Enterprises Inc., franchisor of PopeyesChicken and Cinnabon, said profits for its fiscal first quarterjumped 57 percent, citing strong growth in franchise revenues. Netincome for the period ending April 22 was $8 million, compared with$5.1 million a year earlier. -Reuters

Denver-The Quizno's Corp. announced it posted aprofit of $360,619 in the second quarter of fiscal 2001 endingMarch 31, compared to a profit of $129,709 for the same period in2000. -PR Newswire

Louisville, Kentucky-Pizza restaurant operator PapaJohn's International Inc. said its same-store domestic salesfell 5.3 percent in April as sales fell at company-owned andfranchised restaurants. The company said it was still comfortablewith projections that systemwide comparable-store sales would beflat to 2-percent higher for full-year 2001. -Reuters

Dublin, Ohio-Wendy's International Inc.'s firstquarter 2001 systemwide sales grew 7.1 percent to a record $1.9billion, with total revenues also increasing by 7.1 percent to $556million. The company recently announced plans to raise menu pricesby an average of 1.7 percent in reaction to rising beef, labor andutility costs. -Wendy's International Inc., Nation'sRestaurant News

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