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GE Commercial Finance, Franchise Finance bought $203 million in assets from Orlando-based Trustreet Properties, Inc. Trustreet is a restaurant real estate and financial services company formed from the merger...
To commemorate its 60th birthday, ice cream icon Baskin-Robbins will launch a succession of sweet events and initiatives.
McDonald's Corp. said Monday it chose Richard H. Lenny, chairman and chief executive of chocolate maker Hershey Co., to join the company's board as a new director.
Wingstop was named Festival Favorite at the fourth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Through its Displaced Employee Assistance program, Burger King will recruit Burger King employees and others affected by Hurricane Katrina to work in new or existing Burger King stores.
Phillips Seafood Restaurants, the proud seafood sponsor of the Washington Redskins, opened two Club Level concession stands at FedExField for the 2005-2006 NFL season. Both feature the classic seafood...
The employees of Sheetz, Inc. today announce their commitment to the hurricane relief effort by electing to give up monies earmarked for annual performance awards and recognition events- donating the funds to...
QSR sent out an e-mail asking subscribers along the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast to share stories on how they are coping or helping others in the region. Here's what came back:
Chains located in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Louisana, Mississippi, and Alabama are just beginning the task of assessing the damage caused by the still-unfolding tragedy in that region.
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has five new trustees for the 2005-2006 term.
The Independent Hardee's Franchisee Association (IHFA) today is establishing a hurricane relief fund to assist franchisee restaurant employees in the Gulf Coast whose lives have been devastated in the...
Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, has collectively pledged $500,000 to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) brings a new taste to their entertainment retail vision with the launch of a premiere food experience at their recently opened flagship store in the heart of New York City.
New World Restaurant Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: NWRG - News) announced that all 440 of its company-owned Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah's New York Bagels and all participating Manhattan Bagel franchisee-owned...
When Papa John's and its Houston franchisees heard that thousands of hurricane victims were being transferred from the Superdome to the Astrodome, they jumped into action to help.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) and its Team Members will donate up to $1 million in food and financial aid to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, company officials reported today.