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Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) today announced senior leadership appointments in four key departments as the company positions itself to meet aggressive global growth targets in fiscal 2008.
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P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFCB) today reported earnings of $9.3 million for the second quarter ended July 1, 2007 compared to $8.1 million for the second quarter of the prior year....
Darryl Berry has been named Chief Operating Officer of Mrs. Winner’s Chicken...
The Federal Reserve Board’s recent decision to modify its Regulation E and eliminate the requirement to provide a receipt for debit purchases under $15 will benefit both consumers and merchants...
Emeryville-based Tavistock Restaurants purchased Texas-based Freebirds World Burrito on July 16, 2007. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Freebirds specializes in customized...
Raving Brands, a multi-concept franchise portfolio company, announces today Seth Salzman, a co-creator of Moe’s Southwest Grill, has been promoted to senior vice president of Raving Brands,...
Pizza Patron, Latino pizza brand, announced today its second quarter sales for this year have increased 27.2% versus the same period a year earlier. This represents the fourth straight quarter of...
Baja Fresh announced today a 5-year beverage contract with The Coca-Cola Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Coca-Cola Foodservice and Hospitality, the division of Coca-Cola North America...
Abuelo’s announced today it is converting all of its restaurants in the United States to a zero grams trans fat cooking oil. The new oil, supplied by Ventura Foods, will replace the oil...
With a focus on rapid global expansion, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the realignment of its executive management team leveraging its strength and experience to maximize...
Consumers weighed in on the largest quick-service and casual dining chain restaurants, with mixed reviews. The new companion reports, Understanding the Casual Dining Market and Its Customers 2007...
Jo To Go Coffee has pumped up its smoothie menu. The specialty coffee drive-thru now offers the Extreme Smoothie, with an energy boost from Red Bull Energy drink.

The new addition to the Jo...

The National Restaurant Association today announced the selection of Dawn Sweeney as the president and chief executive officer of the organization.

Sweeney will take the helm of leadership...