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Panera Bread Company announced an agreement with Mark and Monica von Waaden of Austin, Texas, to open twenty Panera Bread bakery-cafes in portions of Harris, Brazoria, and Fort Bend Counties in...
Despite a struggling economy in 2001, Chick-fil-A's sales continue to grow. Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., announced year-end 2001 systemwide sales of $1,241,941,554, a 14.35 percent increase...
In keeping with its rich cultural roots, Panda Express, the nation’s largest Chinese restaurant brand, is launching a five-week Chinese New Year promotion to celebrate the Year of the Horse at...
U.S. troops serving overseas on deployment zones this winter are enjoying a little taste of home, thanks to the Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) and Burger King Corporation. Burger King...
Burger King Corporation announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted the company's petition for enforcement of the Federal Humane Slaughter Act, paving the way for stepped up...
Domino's Pizza announced it has consolidated its advertising agency relationships from four agencies to two, and named J. Walter Thompson the company's agency of record.

Effective...

Jack M. Greenberg, chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, promoted Jim Skinner to president and COO of the McDonald's Restaurant Group, with operating accountability for the company's more...
At the company's 2002 annual meeting of stockholders, Clifford Hudson, chairman and CEO of Sonic Corp., announced that Sonic's board of directors had approved a three-for-two stock split that...
The star of KFC's advertising campaign, Jason Alexander, is teaming up with '85 Super Bowl champions Jim McMahon and William "The Refrigerator" Perry for several Super Bowl–themed television...
Pizza Inn, Inc., reported earnings per share for its second quarter ended December 23, of 6 cents, versus 5 cents for the same quarter last year. Net income was $567,000 versus $529,000, on...
Whataburger, Inc., recently honored Austin store general manager Ahmad Ghacemi as the first-ever recipient of the chain's Thomas E. Dobson Award.

The annual award was created to recognize...

Subway Restaurants announced it has opened its first location in India, calling it "another important milestone in the international development of the world's largest submarine sandwich chain...
Reuters is reporting that McDonald's temporarily shut two stores in Sydney on Tuesday after a number of its outlets in Australia's largest city received suspicious envelopes containing white...
The current economy, says the El Pollo Loco chain, has led consumers to focus increasingly on value when making decisions about feeding their family.

Responding to what it sees as the...

Churchs Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises, Inc., announced the signing of a master franchise agreement with South African–based Steers Holdings, Jersey Ltd., to subfranchise the development...
Subway Restaurants is working with the American Heart Association, headquartered in Dallas, as a new national sponsor of the American Heart Association's American Heart Walk.

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