If the U.S. plummets over the "fiscal cliff," growth could be significantly affected, according to an International Franchise Association member survey. "Seventy-nine percent of our members said that they would completely halt growth plans," IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said. As Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox noted, growth is a key part of the recipe for economic recovery. "I don't think anybody can put together a plan that gets us out of this fiscal mess that doesn't include growth," he said.
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