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NPC International Inc. announced today that it has closed the transactions contemplated by the previously announced Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA) with Pizza Hut Inc. and Pizza Hut of...
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the U.S., has named Lee Evans to the position of vice president/controller.

Evans, a certified public...

CiCi’s Pizza continues to join forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters to promote January as National Mentoring Month. CiCi’s will provide BBBS chapters in the Houston and San Antonio areas with an...
Quick Chek, known for its famed 20-Minute Freshness Guarantee, announced today first quarter same store sales (Nov. 1 – Jan. 19) in the coffee and hot breakfast categories are up and gaining a...
National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ - News) filled the vacant membership on its audit committee with Cecil D. Conlee. Conlee is replacing Lee Kling who served as an independent director and...
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG - News) (NYSE:CMG.B - News) named San Francisco-based Butler, Shine, Stern...
The weak economy hasn’t just reduced restaurant traffic; it has influenced diners’ choices in entrees. Many consumers are bypassing beef for less expensive proteins such as chicken, says Darren...
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMCF - News), which franchises gourmet chocolate and confection stores and manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolates and other...
Recent Labor Department releases show food costs declining, while restaurant prices continue to rise, suggesting restaurant operators should enjoy margin expansion in 2009. The Labor Department's...
The latest review from the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) shows the simplest things in life can have the biggest impact.

In 2008, food and drink claims classified as “natural,”...

China has undergone rapid development in the past few years and has become one of the major plastic producing and consuming countries in the world. In 2007, the total production of plastics and...
The fast-growing, breakfast-lunch chain Rise...
Cub Foods is voluntarily recalling five peanut butter cookie products made in its bakery departments because they may contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with...
The American Peanut Council (APC) continues to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate which products may be affected by a manufacturer's recall. At this time, there...
Tossed Franchise Corporation promoted Eric Clark to COO on January 1.

Clark joined the Tossed team in May of 2008 as the vice president of operations after careers with Stir Crazy, where he...

Quick-serve unit growth dropped by more than 50 percent last year from 2007, according to a new study out today by marketing research company NPD Group.

Based on the company’s ReCount survey,...