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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI - News) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Smokey Bones Barbeque...
Port City Java announced its same unit Corporate Café sales increased 7.19 percent in November 2007 over the same period one year ago. Overall corporate sales increased 23.16 percent in November...
Nestlé USA and Jamba Juice today announced their exclusive worldwide licensing agreement to produce and distribute a line of healthy ready-to-drink beverages under the Jamba brand name.

The...

Mainsail Partners, a private equity firm located in San Francisco, today announced the acquisition of Togo's Eateries, the master franchisor of a fast-casual sandwich chain on the West Coast,...
Enjoying Noah's Bagels favorites just got easier for Long Beach residents with the opening of the city's first Noah's restaurant on Dec. 1.

Long Beach residents and visitors are now able to...

Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX - News) chairman Howard Schultz announced today that the company will open a regional Starbucks Farmer Support Center in Rwanda. The facility will provide an opportunity...
The Dunkin' Brands Community Foundation is awarding more than $700,000 in grants to help three emergency response organizations better serve their communities, especially in times of crisis.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD - News) will release its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008 on Thursday, December 6.

Krispy Kreme management will host a...

After more than two decades with McDonald's, William "Bill" Lamar, Jr., today announced his plan to retire from the Golden Arches at the end of the first quarter of 2008.

Lamar has served as...

– Pollo Campero, the largest Latin American chicken restaurant chain, today announced the company will offer more than fried chicken. Pollo Campero has been a successful fried chicken company for...
Make and Take Gourmet (www.makeandtakegourmet.com), signed a nationwide licensing and marketing agreement with Old Forge Pizza Express (www.oldforgepizza.com) to co-brand and offer Old Forge...

Three hundred executives from more than 100 companies were on hand to applaud the winners of the 2007 People Report Best Practices awards for excellence in people practices at their 12th...

Smoothie King today announced its 500th nutritional lifestyle center opened in Atlanta. To celebrate, Smoothie King will give a free 20-ounce smoothie to any guest who donates five canned goods...
‘Tis the season’ for Starbucks customers to find perfect–and personal–gifts for friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Building off a milestone year in which customers loaded and redeemed $1...
Topco Associates LLC announced today that it will provide consumers access to a new food scoring system developed by a group of top nutrition scientists from throughout North America. The system...
Retail Brand Group, LLC announced today the opening of the first Pandini’s franchise by Bala Chetty of North Carolina. Pandini’s®, a fast-casual restaurant serving pizza, pasta and salads, opened...