Industry News

China's booming economy has spelled trouble for many U.S. farmers who have lost market share to low-cost Chinese imports.
Researchers have found that regulars at local diners rely on other customers and employees for social support.
A massive one-time charge dragged down McDonald's Corp. second-quarter results Tuesday as the fast food chain lost $711.7 million.
Pancake house operator IHOP Corp. said Wednesday its second-quarter profit rose 37 percent.
Burger King Corp. announced senior leadership appointments as the company positions itself to meet aggressive global growth targets in fiscal 2008.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. reported earnings of $9.3 million for the second quarter ended July 1, 2007.
Darryl Berry is the new Chief Operating Officer at Mrs. Winner’s Chicken & Biscuits. James Beasley is the brand's new Chief Marketing Officer
New Federal Reserve rules mean no more receipt requirements for debit transactions under $15.
California-based Tavistock Restaurants announces acquisition of Texas-based Freebirds World Burrito.
A Food and Drug Administration plan to close half its laboratories is an assault on food safety that probably would expose more Americans to harm.
Pizza Patron, Latino pizza brand, announced today its second quarter sales for this year have increased 27.2%.
Raving Brands, announced Seth Salzman, a co-creator of Moe’s Southwest Grill, has been promoted to senior vice president.
Baja Fresh announced today a 5-year beverage contract with The Coca-Cola Company.
Hot dog chili sauce sickens 4 and leads to rare botulism recall.
Consumers scrutinize leading quick-service and casual dining chains in latest Technomic/Sandelman survey.
Starbucks Coffee Company today announced the realignment of its executive management team.