A Burger Joint That Could Sizzle

Is there room for yet another hamburger chain in the crowded fast-food industry? The bears are convinced a new entry can only fail, and they are shorting Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, a fledgling burger operation that started up in 1988. Wrong, says veteran restaurant industry analyst Roger Lipton of Ladenburg Thalmann. He thinks Checkers, found mainly throughout the Southeast, will be a big winner.

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