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Mrs. Fields to Emerge from Chapter 11

2008-08-27 The court has granted approval of all first day motions, including to pay employees and vendors and maintain all customer programs.

Darling International Buys Three Grease Facilities

2008-08-25 The company is acquiring API Recycling, a division of American Proteins Inc., which operates three grease recycling facilities in Georgia.

Fla. Restaurant Show Announces Keynotes

2008-08-25 The five keynote speakers will be: Ferdinand Metz, Steve Zipkoff, Dick Rivera, Michael Oshman, and George McKerrow.

TurboChef and Middleby to Merge

2008-08-21 TurboChef experienced a decrease in revenue of 8 percent in the second quarter ending June 30, from the year before.

Original Mrs. Fields Weighs In on Chapter 11 News

2008-08-19 Debbie Fields says she hopes "the proposed reorganization will place the company in the hands of owners who believe, as I do, in the power of quality products and quality people."...

Papa John's Increases Stock Repurchase Authorization

2008-08-15 The company approved an increase to $775 million in the amount of common stock that may be repurchased before the end of next year.

Sbarro Revenues Rise Thanks to International Stores

2008-08-08 The company sites rising commodities prices as the source of its decline in EBITDA.

Logic Controls Becomes Subsidiary of Bematech

2008-08-08 Jackson Lum will remain CEO of Logic Controls.

McDonald's Menu Focuses Pay Off

2008-08-08 The company experienced a 6.7 percent comparable U.S. sales increase in July.

Store Income Drops for Nathan's Famous

2008-08-08 For the first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year, income from stores open at least one year fell from $1.4 million to $1.3 million.