Three units will open in the fourth quarter, for a total of fourfor this year. But next year will nearly double that growth,despite financing problems.

"We may be cautious with our share repurchase to make sure wecan fund chain expansion as needed," said Laura Sen, president.

Net sales for the third quarter of 2008 were approximately $2.4billion, an increase of 13.4% over the third quarter of 2007. Aidedby high gas prices during the quarter, the company reported netincome of $28.2 million, compared to net income of $22.7million.

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