Industry News

San Diego, Ca— June 6, 2002—Genius Products Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI) and Fazoli's Italian Restaurants announced today they are teaming up for a year-long promotional program featuring Genius Products'...
Fresno, CA—June 5, 2002—Del Taco announced yesterday the opening of its 400th restaurant, the first of 14 restaurants planned for Fresno, California. In its first 24-hours, the restaurant served...
Chicago, IL—June 5, 2002—According to Associated Press reports, McDonald's Corp. will donate $10 million to Hindu and other vegetarian groups and post an apology on its company Web site in an...
Winston-Salem, N.C.—June 5, 2002—Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. announced today that its first stores outside continental North America will be in Australia and New Zealand.

The company said it...

Eatontown, N.J.—June 4, 2002— New World Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI ) today announced that Max Craig, until recently Chief Financial Officer for the Taco Bell Corporation...
Bedminster, N.J.—June 3, 2002—According to the American Library Association (ALA), students participating in a summer reading program are more likely to read at a higher grade level than their...
The L.A. Timesreported today that a confidential settlement between T.G.I. Friday's and CKE Restaurants Inc.’s Carl’s Jr. has been reached in the suit over the ‘$6 burger’ advertising...
Atlanta, Ga.—May 31, 2002 —This Sunday, AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:AFCE) will announce that its brands will use their charitable foundations to develop strategic alliances, both domestically...
St. Louis, Missouri—May 31, 2002—Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq: PNRA ) announced today that it will open its first bakery-cafes in California by 2003. Under a development agreement with a...
NEW YORK, New York—May 31, 2002—Wendy's International, Inc. (NYSE: WEN) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fresh Enterprises, Inc., the owner and operator of the...
St. Louis, Missouri—May 30, 2002—Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq: PNRA) today reported that its net income for first quarter ending on April 20th rose to $5,225,000, or $0.35 per diluted share,...
Miami, Fl— May 30,2002—Burger King Corporation announced today that on June 3rd it will launch a new line of sandwiches called the BK Back Porch Grillers. According to company reports, the new...

Today's Wall Street Journal reported that McDonald's Corp. is investigating ways to further utilize its worldwide network of real estate holdings by offering non-food items at its stores....

WASHINGTON, D.C.—May 24, 2002— With the start of the busy summer tourist season, McDonald's opened a new flagship restaurant site at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, America's...
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...