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Domino's Pizza raised more than $1.34 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the 2006 Thanks and Giving campaign, with customer donations at franchise-owned stores up nearly 28...
Chefs.com, a passionate online culinary community that shares recipes, culinary insights, and discussions about food and its social connections, today announced the top-five finalists and their...
Restaurant chains have all the metrics they need to identify their top customers. Understanding how best to reach those consumers--especially the youngest--is more difficult because marketing...
Burger King said it won't help boost wages for Florida farmworkers by paying more for the tomatoes on its Whopper, but it will send recruiters to help the workers find a job at one of its...
Consumers spent £13.25bn on sit-down meals in restaurants in 2005, a market growth of 19% since 2001. Although this figure excludes any spending on alcoholic drinks to accompany meals, it...
Attendees to the National Restaurant Association's annual hotel-motel convention this May can discover how to ride the espresso lane to bigger profits. That's because Andrew Hetzel, industry...
The board of fast-food parent Yum Brands Inc. on Friday said it's terminating its shareholder rights plan, or "poison pill," and adopting a majority voting for uncontested director elections....
Fitch Ratings on Friday cut its rating for Aramark Corp. citing a higher debt burden after the company's leveraged buyout.

Aramark, which operates businesses including food service, uniforms...

McDonald's Corp. said on Thursday same-store sales--a key gauge of a retailer's performance--rose 4.9 percent in January on growing demand in Europe.

McDonald's same-store sales jumped 6.8...

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a casual-dining restaurant chain focused on serving high-quality gourmet burgers, will host a conference call on Thursday, February 22, 2007, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern...
Whataburger Chairman and CEO Tom Dobson announced today the promotion of COO and Executive Vice President Preston Atkinson to President of the family-owned burger chain which got its start more...
McAlister’s opened 43 franchised restaurants in 2006 when systemwide sales surpassed $255 million. But its sights are set even higher for 2007.

Building on the success of last year,...

In declining the Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) “penny per pound” request, Burger King issued the following statement on February 5, 2007:

Over the course of the past year and a half, Burger King...

Concerned about those heart-damaging trans fats in your food? "Absolutely," Shelley Boisvert says. "But evidently not enough," she adds with a rueful laugh, polishing off an order of fries in a...
The board of directors of Hot Stuff Foods, LLC, an international food service provider, announced today that John Fontana will be the new CEO of the company.

“I am extremely excited about...

Taco John’s International Board of Directors has appointed Barry Sims as the company’s new president. Sims replaces Paul Fisherkeller, who will remain on as Taco John’s chief executive officer...