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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...

The National Restaurant Association announced today that exhibiting companies at its 2008 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held May 17-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, donated an impressive 116,553...
CKE Restaurants Inc. announced today its subsidiary, Carl Karcher Enterprises Inc., has signed an agreement to open a minimum of 100 Carl's Jr. restaurants in the People's Republic of China over...
Panasonic Information Systems, a division of Panasonic System Solutions Company and a world leader in point of sale and drive-thru communication solutions, announced a host of industry leading...
Pizza Fusion co-founders, Vaughan Lazar and Michael Gordon, recently returned from San Diego with a team of colleagues and friends where they ran the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in an effort to raise...
Carl’s Jr. announced the arrival today of its ultimate premium burger, the Prime Rib Six Dollar Burger.

The new high-end burger is the latest in the Carl's Jr. string of "meat-as-a-condiment...