Industry News

Sonic Corp. (Nasdaq: SONC - News), the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, announced Friday several promotions within its top management, effective May 1, as well as related changes...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE - News) announced today that Pamela O. Kimmet has been named senior vice president, human resources, joining the company in May. Kimmet, 49, will oversee the...
NexCen Brands, Inc., (“NexCen”) (Nasdaq: NEXC), parent company of Pretzelmaker and Pretzel Time has announced that participating Pretzelmaker and Pretzel Time stores in the United States will be...
Jo To Go Coffee, in response to increased market awareness of flavored iced coffee, is introducing its own line of the specialty coffee drink. Iced Irish Crème Coffee is now offered at Jo To Go...
Chester’s International, a fried chicken foodservice offering in the convenience store category, announces the grand opening of its Dubuque, Iowa, restaurant inside the Road Ranger convenience...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD - News) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 3, 2008 ("fiscal 2008"), and filed with the Securities and...
Local entrepreneur Mohammed Chaudhry, owner of MC Squared Investments, LLC, made history today with the opening of the Einstein Bros. Bagels franchised location at 1661 Riverside Avenue. The new...
Pizza Inn, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZI) today announced the signing of a multiunit development agreement to open up to 20 new units in the country of Bahrain over the next 10 years in a continuation of the...
The Western Bacon Cheeseburger, introduced at Carl s Jr. in 1981, is the best-selling premium burger on the chain's menu. To date, Burger King, Jack in the Box and even casual-dining chains, such...
31 Cent Scoop Night is back at Baskin-Robbins. The company will host its second annual 31 Cent Scoop Night celebration on April 30, 2008 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. at all 2,700 stores nationwide....
Honoring Earth Day is serious business at Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels. The Chicago-based company launched their “Green Twist Program” on April 1, 2008, planting a tree in tribute of Earth...
Elevation Burger, an organic burger concept, has signed three multiunit franchising deals, bringing 12 new units to New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. These three deals are in...
Papa Murphy’s International today announced the hiring of Ann Stone as chief marketing officer. Papa Murphy’s currently operates more than 1,000 locations in 30 states and Canada.

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With quick-serves dashing to the morning daypart, two local Subway franchisees have partnered with BAB, Inc. (OTCBB: BABB) to offer Big Apple Bagels Xpress in their Oswego, Illinois, location....
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE: MTW) announced today that an agreement has been reached on the terms of a recommended acquisition of Enodis plc (LSE: ENO) in a transaction valued at...
Del Taco LLC, the nation’s No. 2 Mexican quick-service restaurant chain, is looking to the Twin Cities to continue its Midwest expansion. The company announced plans to open 32 restaurants in...