Net units closed in 2011: 43
What, no Pralines & Cream for you? Stiff competition in the frozen treat category -- especially, the rise of the self-serve frozen-yogurt craze -- had this pioneering ice cream chain, now owned by Dunkin' Brands, retrenching last year. But comparable store sales have already shown marked improvement this year.
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