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Burger Bar of San Jose, California. Photo by Thomas Hawk

CHICAGO — Against the backdrop of sagging traffic for restaurants as a whole, burgers ordered at U.S. foodservice outlets had a banner year in 2014. That upward push is despite the weight of higher beef prices. It seems inflating beef prices have incentivized casual dining restaurants to add burgers. That is to say, consumers chose burgers over increasingly pricier steak and other beef entrees.

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