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Hi m,

I appreciate the reply. That sounds logical to me. I will make certain to treat it as a singular nown. I have one more question.

Back to my original paragraph.

Applebees has 1600 restaurants and they are targeting 3000 according to their last annual report. I think that BWLD could create as many restaurants as Applebees. Applebees is similar size, has a bar, casual dining, and a few televisions. They don't stress the sports bar thing as much as BWLD, but the comparison is pretty good. Applebees stores still average higher than BWLD but BWLD is closing that gab.

Now that you established Applebees as a singular entity; did I make a mistake when I used "they" in the sentence "they (referring to Applebees) don't stress the sports... good"?

Or should I have used 'it'? stuck with a continued use of Applebees? Or is "they" Ok in the sentence? If I were to use anything but Applebees, then "they" sounds better. It, as a substitute for Applebees, just doesn't sound right.

Thanks

tom
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