Industry News

It's become routine for customers to swipe their credit or debit cards at consoles in fast-food joints, gas stations and grocery stores.
Champps Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. reported consolidated revenues of $267.4 million for the second quarter.
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz said that the company is blocking him.
Everybody's a critic, and restaurants are starting to go online to see what they're saying.
Activist investor Nelson Peltz told Wendy's International Inc. his firm is a "natural strategic buyer" for the burger chain.
Kraft Foods Inc. said Tuesday it has offered $7.2 billion in cash to acquire the cookie and cereal division of French food company Groupe Danone SA.
Burger King recognized Original Impressions and Union Packaging with BKC-RSI 2007 Supplier-of-the-Year Awards.
On Friday, July 13 Chick-fil-A will offer free meals to customers dressed as cows.
Nestle SA completed its $2.5 billion takeover of Novartis Medical Nutrition, the food and drinks giant said Monday.
Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of "The Simpsons" fame.
Three flavors of freshly brewed iced tea are now available at Dunkin' Donuts throughout New England and upstate New York for $1.69–$2.09.
Quiznos alleges that its former director of operations and current Earl of Sandwich CEO, Michael Grodi, took company trade secrets with him when he left.
The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive in May, as the NRA's comprehensive index of restaurant activity held relatively steady.
FDA warns consumers not to eat Veggie Booty Snack Food due to risk of salmonella contamination.
New research in AJPH on secondhand smoke in bars and restaurants discovers nonsmoking workers immediately absorb potent carcinogen.