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The Steak n Shake Company announced that its current board member, Sardar Biglari, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing interim Chairman Wayne L. Kelley. Mr. Kelley...
To avoid burning $4-a-gallon-gas on summer trips this year, many people are turning to so-called "staycations" and enjoying their time off from work at home. Domino's Pizza wants to know just how...
Yogen Fruz is opening its second Chicagoland store tomorrow as part of a major push into the U.S. market. The new store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park will feature Yogen Fruz's signature...
Attitude POSitive, a leading provider of Point of Sale (POS) inventory management and time clock software for the retail and hospitality industries, today introduced its wireless Handheld Point...
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Triarc Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRY - News, TRY.B - News), announced today that it has signed development agreements with new and existing franchisees...
Ownership of PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans has returned to the city where it all began with the sale of the company to New Orleans Roast and New Orleans Brew – the largest existing franchisees of PJ...
Chicago-based Research International USA released its first fast-food industry report. The self-funded study, "Fast Food Nation 2008: A Consumer Perspective on the Fast Food Industry." Based on...
Potbelly Sandwich Works announced yesterday that Aylwin B. Lewis joined the company as its president and CEO. Founder and former CEO Bryant Keil, will continue in his role as chairman of the...
NexCen Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXC - News) has entered into a letter agreement with its lender, BTMU Capital Corporation (BTMUCC), which provides the company with near-term access to certain...
ParTech Inc., a subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation, today announced that the HOLDER Group has chosen PAR to be their sole provider of Point-of-Sale Systems.

The HOLDER Group is a...

Caribou Coffee Company Inc. will celebrate its 4th annual CoolFest and the first day of summer by giving away free Fruit...
The New York Employee Confidence Index decreased 1.4 points to 45.9 in May, according to the latest Spherion Employment Report. The monthly survey of New York workers, conducted by Harris...
Nestle Waters North America has donated 244,344 half-liter and one-liter bottles of Nestle Pure Life and Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water during the past week to citizens and disaster relief...
ASTEROP Inc., a leader in business intelligence and predictive analytics, announced the release of its newest business intelligence dataset, including analysis of consumer spending trends....
According to foodservice consultant Technomic, the top 100 fast-casual chains continued to be the growth vehicle for the limited-service restaurant industry in 2007 and outperformed the...
Over the next several years SONIC Drive-In will develop drive-ins in the North/Northwest, South, and West suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

The first Chicago-area SONIC Drive-Ins to break ground...