Industry News

Carl's Jr. today introduced a twist to the chain's award-winning Six Dollar Burger campaign—The Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger. The restaurant style burger will be available for a limited...

Panera Bread Company today announced that William W. Moreton, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, has decided to leave the company effective March 31, 2003....
Wingstop Holdings, Inc., a corporation newly formed by Hartz Restaurants International, Inc. and Gemini Investors Inc., has purchased Wingstop Restaurants Inc., a chain of chicken wing eateries,...
The National Restaurant Association announced its strong support for "The Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act" introduced by Congressman Ric Keller (R-FL) yesterday. The legislation...
Papa Murphy’s International, the nation’s largest take and bake franchise announced today the appointment of Mark Laramie to the position of president.

"In the eight months that Mark has...

Montana Mills Bread Co., Inc. announced on Friday the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. The merger, which was approved by a majority of the...

Closing 2002 with a strong demand from experienced restaurant franchisees, Del Taco announced on Friday that it has signed five new development agreements in December 2002 for a total of 31 new...

Super Bowl XXXVII will have a distinct Baja flavor this year as the premiere game festivities tap San Diego's own Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill to provide thousands of ravenous football fans...

. Starbucks Corporation announced on Thursday record revenues and earnings for its fiscal first quarter ended December 29, 2002.

For the 13 weeks ended December 29, 2002, consolidated net...

AFC Enterprises, Inc. announced Thursday that Chris Elliott has been named president of Cinnabon®. Elliott has served as interim president since last June. His promotion is effective immediately...
Jack in the Box Inc. operator and franchiser of Jack in the Box® restaurants announced yesterday evening that it has entered the fast-casual restaurant category with its purchase of Qdoba...
After U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed the pending civil suit against the company, the following statement was released by McDonald's Corporation:

"We trusted the court to use its...

Consumers soon will have a radically new fast food dining experience available to them. Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. today announced plans to convert all of its more than 2,200 restaurants to an...
The Subway restaurant chain has been named the number one franchise opportunity for 2003 by Entrepreneur Magazine in its 24th annual Franchise 500 rankings.

According to Entrepreneur, the...

Pizza Hut Inc. and MasterCard International are offering consumers a chance to take home the Grand Prize of $25,000 in gold coins or First Prize of a $10,000 MasterCard Gift Card in the...
Panera Bread Company (today reported that system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales (excluding the one specialty bakery-cafe and closed locations) increased 3.5% for the four weeks ended December...