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Freeman Spogli & Co., a leading private equity investment firm, has made a $45 million equity investment in the quick-serve.
The food safety courses will be available in several languages for Subway managers and their staffs on the chain's training Web site.
Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Caribou Coffee locations will offer rBST-free milk products.
Entrepreneur magazine ranked the company ninth on the 2008 list of great franchise opportunities.
The new Fresco Menu will offer healthier alternatives and roll out nationwide December 31.
Jack in the Box will launch its new 'Smart Choice' logo and two new menu items in earlier January.
According to NASDAQ, Max & Erma's has not maintained a minimum market value of publicly held shares.
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2007 was marked by the opening of 33 stores as well as franchise agreements for more 200 locations for 2008.
Herbert Billinger has been named executive vice president of operations, productivity and integration at Mimi's Cafe
The company is offering two SpeakOut Wireless prepaid phone plans. SpeakOut is 7-Eleven's private-label wireless brand.
Yum! Brands, Inc. today announced the appointment of Roger Eaton as Chief Operating and Development Officer-Designate
Charlie Morrison has been serving as the company's Interim President and CEO and CFO since August 15, 2007.
The NRA expects the push for more menu choices to top quick-serve trends in 2008.
The resignation of Neal Yanofsky will be effective January 4, 2008.
The organization's forecast for 2008 shows the snack segment out performing quick-service in real sales by 2.4 percentage points.