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Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., celebrated its 20th anniversary the first week in October with a simultaneous “Birthday Bash” in all 186 locations in 26 states.

The chain was begun in 1982 as...

CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:CEC) today announced earnings for the third quarter ended September 29, 2002.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2002 increased to $148.9 million from $141.8...

Dow Jones is reporting rumors of possible layoffs looming at McDonald’s Corp. in the near future. The rumors have been coming from within corporate headquarters over the last few days...

Capitalizing on its targeted adult market segment, Arby’s introduces the “Refreshing Getaways” promotion for the month of October coinciding with a national Market Fresh sandwich campaign....

Maryland-based Chicken Out Rotisserie announced today that it has raised $21.25 million to finance expansion of the 30 unit fast-casual chain. The company plans to use the funds to open new...

CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR), operator and franchiser of over 3,400 restaurants in the United States and internationally, announced today period 9 same-store sales, for the four weeks...

The European Union Commission cleared the sale of Burger King Corp. by parent corporation Diageo PLC to a consortium of U.S. investment banks.

The $2.26 billion cash sale to Texas Pacific...

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), reported today an ongoing operating earnings increase of $0.49 per share, an increase of 21% over the same period last year. In addition, third-quarter...

The London Times is reporting today that the purchase of Burger King from Diageo by a buyout group of venture capital firms may be in jeopardy over efforts to finance the deal.

The sale of...

AFC Enterprises (Nasdaq: AFCE) announced its Board of Directors has approved increasing its share repurchase program, expanding the program from $50 million to $100 million, effective...

Healthy Express USA (HEXS) has decided to dismiss company President Russ Lo Bello under stipulations in the 120-day probationary period assigned by the board of directors.

The operator of...

McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan), the largest quick-serve chain in Japan, announced an 11.1% decrease in same-store sales for September compared to the same period a year ago. Systemwide sales...

Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq: PNRA) announced today two agreements with new franchisees to develop 30 bakery-cafes in southern California. These agreements come shortly after the company...

Taco Bell today announced its newest and most personal commitment to Boys...

Papa John's International, Inc. (NasdaqNM:PZZA) announced today an increase in comparable sales (stores open more than one year) of 0.4% for the five week period ending September 29. Company...