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Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd., the Japanese unit of Starbucks Corp. (NasdaqNM: SBUX), announced on Wednesday that profits for the first half of the business year fell 55%, according to Rueters...

Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM:SONC) today announced that estimated system-wide same-store sales during September and October were slightly below the company's targeted range of 1% to 3%.

The...

Schlotzsky's Inc. (Nasdaq:BUNZ), will begin this month baking the unique, European-style baguettes, rounds and loaves of award-winning chef-author Nancy Silverton of California's Campanile...

Kahala Corp. (OTCBB: KAHA) today announced its earnings for the first nine months of 2002 totaled $641,966, or $0.03 per basic share and $0.02 per diluted share, compared to net income of $125...

Diageo PLC announced today that it was informed on November 15 by Texas Pacific Group and its partners that a purchase of Burger King from Diageo was no longer possible under the previously...

Cosi, Inc., a New York-based fast-casual chain, will be making an initial public offering this Friday in an attempt to raise some $50 million.

Pricing for the 5.6 million shares, which...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that it has signed a development agreement to open 25 stores in the United Kingdom.

Krispy Kreme will partner with Chesire and Kent...

Nathan's Famous, Inc. (Nasdaq:NATH) today reported results for the second quarter of its 2003 fiscal year ended September 29, 2002.

Net loss for the twenty-six weeks ended September 29,...

Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq:SBUX) today announced record revenues and earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter and its 52 weeks ended September 29, 2002.

For the 13 weeks ended September...

Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq: PNRA ) today reported that net income for the 12 weeks ended October 5, 2002, increased 73% to $5,167,000 compared to $2,984,000 for the 12 weeks ended October 6...

The Associated Press reports that three quick-serve restaurants were damaged but no casualties inflicted by small bombs early Tuesday in Lebanon, according to police.

The first bomb...

Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX), today reported earnings of $14 million for the fourth quarter ended September 29 compared with $20.7 million in the fourth quarter a year ago. Earnings per...

Schlotzsky's, Inc. (Nasdaq:BUNZ) today announced results for the third quarter that ended September 30, 2002, with revenue of $15,093,000, down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. The...

Burger King Corporation (BKC) today announced the formation of a new franchise operations group to support its largest franchisees as part of the company's ongoing strategy to provide the...

AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 6, 2002.

Third quarter of 2002 versus third quarter of 2001 highlights include:...

Wetzel's Pretzels reported that domestic system-wide comparable store sales rose 7.1 percent in the four week period ending October 27, 2002.

Rick Wetzel, president and co-founder said, "...