Industry News

MIAMI, Fl—May 23 , 2002— For four weeks, beginning on May 27th, Burger King's Big Kids meals will contain one of four figure-with-viewer toys featuring characters from Spirit: Stallion of the...
Oakbrook, IL—May 23, 2002—McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD) told investors this afternoon that the company is considering adding additional non-burger quick-serve concepts to its growing portfolio of...
Miami, FL—May 23, 2002—Burger King Corp announced the appointment of Paul Novak to the role of executive VP, reporting directly to the company's CEO, John Dasburg. In addition to his vice-...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—May 23, 2002—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) today reported that its financial results for the three months ended May 5, 2002, the company's first quarter of Fiscal...
MEMPHIS, Tenn.— May 23, 2002—Back Yard Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq SmallCap:BYBI ) today announced that on May 22, 2002, the company entered into a 40-unit development agreement with Black Angus...
Winston-Salem, North Carolina—May 23, 2002—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has awarded a franchise for a new outlet in Greensboro, NC, to Project Homestead, a community development corporation (CDC). It...
Fort Lauderdale, Florida—May 22, 2002—-Just-Foods.com reported today that Arby's, a subsidiary of the Triarc Restaurant Group, has announced a new addition to its successful Market Fresh sandwich...
Brooklyn, N.Y.— May 22, 2002— Eleven White Castle employees from the New York region will compete for the title of the "Fastest Griddle Operator" on May 29th. The contest will start at 10 a.m. at...
Bedford, Texas—May 22, 2002—During the month of June, participating Texas DQ restaurants will be turned into Scooby Centrals, offering custom Scooby-Doo toys, as well as Scooby-designed frozen...
Winston-Salem, NC—May 15, 2002— Industry reports say that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. plans to increase its new store openings in fiscal year 2003 from 59 to 62 due to strong sales in the first...
Milwaukee, MN—May 16, 2002—According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. may be looking to either purchase or ally with an existing quick-service sandwich or...
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.—May 16,2002—Health Express USA (OTCBB:HEXS), the fast-food restaurant franchise known for its gourmet health food, has appointed Russ Lo Bello as its new president. Lo Bello...
Louisville, Kentucky—May 2002 -- Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) on May 16 announced it received shareholders' approval to change its corporate name to Yum! Brands, Inc. The company's...
IRVINE—Calif., May 15, 2002—The Orange County Register reported today that Latin Intellectual Properties Inc., will pay $15 million to buy the 14-restaurant Hamburger Hamlet chain from...
ROME, GA—May 15, 2002—The Chick-fil-A-sponsored WinShape Centre Foundation and Berry College held a special ceremony today to celebrate the ongoing conversion of the college's Normandy Complex...
IRVINE, Calif.— May 14, 2002—Taco Bell(NYSE:YUM) today announced an unprecedented sponsorship deal in support of ESPN's X Games. The agreement, which begins this summer and continues through the...