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Dining Out Declines

2008-05-29 The looming recession is driving Americans out of the restaurant and into the kitchen.

Red Robin to Repurchase Common Stock

2008-05-29 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. announces that the board reaffirmed its intent to repurchase up to $50 million of the Company’s common stock.

Einstein Signs New Franchise Agreement

2008-05-28 The deal details the plan to open five restaurants within the next five years just north of Dallas.

Bar-B-Cutie Comes to Ohio

2008-05-27 In addition to the company's first Ohio store, it is opening its second store in Texas and Georgia.

Cuppy's Coffee Acquired by FranSynergy

2008-05-23 The Alabama-based franchise support and consulting firm acquired all the corporate stock of the company and FranSynergy CEO, Dale Nabors, will lead the brand.

Kayem Acquires Brands from Tyson

2008-05-21 The company acquired the meat brands Jordan’s, Deutschmacher, Kirschner, Essem, Tasty Bite, and Willams of Vermont.

From the Floor: John McCain Speaks at NRA Show

2008-05-19 The presidential hopeful was received well by the pro-McCain crowd, blaming high food prices on unfair farm subsidies.

Baskin-Robbins Expands in Houston

2008-05-15 More than 100 new stores are projected over the next several years throughout greater Houston and the surrounding counties.

Rebate Checks Could Help Bottomline

2008-05-14 Market research company, NPD, predicts consumers will spend their rebate checks at quick-serve restaurants.

BAB Announces New Growth Strategy

2008-05-14 The company announced its first agreement under the new development program with ABBRA 4 LLC, owned by two BAB franchisees.