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Au Bon Pain has signed a master franchise agreement with REINS International Inc., a Japanese company with an extensive portfolio of over 1400 restaurants including Gyu-Kaku (777 units). The...
Everyone has their own special way of eating an Oreo® cookie. Some like to lick the creamy filling first, while some go straight for the chocolate wafer. Then there’s Jack in the Box® restaurants...
The City of Anaheim, California, will honor Carl’s Jr. founder, Carl N. Karcher, with a star on its newly conceived Anaheim / O.C. Walk of Stars. The unveiling ceremony will take place on...
Beginning February 1, Dairy Queen will add the Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Blizzard to its menu. The Valentine-themed treat is a blend of strawberry topping and chocolate chunks with DQ soft-...
The board of directors at CKE Restaurants, parent of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., has authorized an expansion of its stock repurchase program by $50 million, for a new limit of $150 million.

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Keurig, Incorporate and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. announced a partnership today to market Caribou’s gourmet coffees in Keurig K-Cup® portion packs. Keurig coffee lovers will now have eight...
Quiznos today announced that it has appointed Greg Brenneman as President and CEO, effective immediately. Quiznos also announced that TurnWorks, Inc., Mr. Brenneman’s private equity firm, has...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. today introduced the Original Glazed Yeast Doughnut Hole Cup as an extension to the current Cake Doughnut Hole Cup product line in convenience stores.

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NSF International today announced the first call for nominations for its 2007 Food Safety Leadership Awards (FSLA) Program. Foodservice operators, manufacturers, researchers and members of...
Pizza Patrón announced today that it would be accepting Mexican pesos as well as U.S. currency at each of its 59 locations nationwide. The Pizza por Pesos™ program goes into effect immediately,...
Today, Jack in the Box restaurants introduce the Bacon Breakfast Jack™, a twist on the chain’s classic Breakfast Jack® sandwich that traditionally comes with ham. Featuring tha fried egg,...
Wendy’s International, Inc. today announced preliminary same-store sales of 3.1 percent at U.S. company stores and 2.7 percent at U.S. franchised restaurants for its fourth quarter, which ended...
Tim Hortons Inc. today announced same-store sales increases of 9.3% at Tim Hortons(R) restaurants in Canada and 8.3% at restaurants in the United States for the fourth quarter ended December 31,...
Burger King Holdings Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, BK AsiaPac Pte Ltd., awarded development rights for Indonesia to PT Sari Burger Indonesia, principally owned by PT Mitra Adiperkasa...
Sonic Corp will provide an online web simulcast of its first quarter fiscal 2007 earnings release conference call on January 4. This call will afford management the opportunity to comment on...
Starbucks Corp. has become one among many quick-serves to announce that it will eliminate trans fats from its baked goods.

Starbucks announced yesterday that it will move to remove trans...