Industry News

Another national restaurant chain makes the switch to zero trans fat cooking oil.
Jo To Go Coffee to offer nine versions of a new Extreme Smoothie featuring Red Bull.
Former AARP head Dawn Sweeney will take over as The National Restaurant Association's new president and CEO on October 1.
A federal agency took over pension payments Monday for nearly 3,000 workers and retirees of bankrupt snack food manufacturer Tom's Foods.
McDonald's Corp. said Monday it expects to post its second quarterly loss in more than 50 years.
The Food and Drug Administration is giving workers more than $8 million in bonuses to keep them from defecting.
Ralcorp Holdings Inc. of St. Louis has seen sales surge close to 60 percent over the last few years.
The Coca-Cola Company today reported second quarter earnings per share of $0.80.
Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pacific Coast Restaurants, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. has been recognized for its supplier diversity efforts from two separate groups.
IHOP Corp., best known for its chain of blue-roofed pancake restaurants, said Monday it has agreed to buy the bar-and-grill chain Applebee's.
HMSHost Corporation, a leader in travel dining and shopping, has acquired all of the assets of FoodBrand LLC.
IHOP Corp. announced that its system-wide same-store sales increased 2.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.
Fast-food giant Yum Brands Inc. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit rose by 12 percent, beating Wall Street projections.
Massachusetts has moved closer to becoming the first US state to order restaurants to remove trans fats from the food they serve.
Wendy's will give preference to pork and chicken suppliers who implement the chain's guidelines.