Industry News

Taco Bueno, a 124-unit chain with restaurants in Texas and Oklahoma, recently completed a 7-week company-wide "Drive Thru Olympics" program designed to improve drive-thru times and ultimately...
In January, Long John Silver's offered to give America free "Giant Shrimp" if NASA found conclusive evidence of an...
McDonald's will roll out several changes to its worldwide Happy Meal program in 2004, in that product's 25th year of existence. According to a release, the new Happy Meal program will "focus on...
Starbucks Coffee Company, through its Hear Music brand, has launched a music delivery experience that makes it easier for customers to discover, acquire, and enjoy music.

The Company's new...

Good Times Restaurants has announced they have entered into a franchise agreement with Taco John's International for the development of a co-branded test store by Taco John's in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

The following is a release from the National Restaurant Association regarding the U.S. House's approval of a bill that would ban so-called "obesity lawsuits" against restaurants.

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On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit lawsuits brought against quick-serve restaurants by consumers who claim the restaurants made them fat and...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. has reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended February 1, 2004.

Net income for fourth quarter fiscal 2004 increased 45.3% to $16...

This week Wendy's began offering the Spinach Chicken Salad as a limited time addition to its Garden Sensations(TM) salad line. It will be available through the summer months.

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Panda Restaurant Group, operator of more than 600 restaurants under the Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San names, has launched a retail line in grocery and club stores. The first two...
[updated 2004-03-04]

McDonald's intends to rid its menu of Super Size fries and soft drinks, according to reports from Dow Jones and Reuters. The 7-ounce fries and 42-ounce soft drinks will...

Tim Hortons (New England), Inc., a subsidiary of Wendy's International, Inc., announced today a conditional agreement to acquire certain real and personal property assets of Bess Eaton Donut...
McDonald's today announced the renewal of its worldwide Olympic Partnership through the 2012 Games, continuing the company's "commitment to the Olympic Movement and the athletes who compete in...
Responding to families' needs for quick, easy solutions and desire for more balanced food options, Pizza Hut, Inc. is the first national pizza company to launch pre-packaged, family-size salads...
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. announced last week that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. has purchased the U.S. Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop franchise business...
Buffalo Wild Wings announced today the introduction of its first co-branded wing sauce: the dark and sweet, but subtly spicy Captain Morgan sauce. The wing chain created the Captain Morgan sauce...