Industry News

Atlanta- based Blimpie is introducing whole-grain wheat bread in its restaurants beginning in January 2006. Developed exclusively by General Mills for the sandwich chain, the new whole-grain...
McDonald's China Sunday announced the official grand opening of its first drive-thru restaurant in China.

The all new 645 square meter McDonald's Drive-Thru is located in heart of the central...

Burger King Corp. plans to introduce a limited "value menu" featuring items costing $1, to stimulate traffic and better compete with its fast-food rivals, the Associated Press reported today.

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Sheetz–the stores that bring you Shmuffins, Shmiscuits and Shmagels–introduces the Shmonster, a breakfast sandwich with double egg, double meat and double cheese.

“This is not a breakfast...

Two groups of private-equity firms plan to submit bids Thursday to buy Dunkin' Donuts, the nation's biggest coffee-and-doughnut chain, from the French company that acquired it as part of a bigger...
McDonald's Corporation announced today that comparable sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide increased 4.0 percent in November. Systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants rose 1.7 percent...
Papa John's International, Inc. today announced its 2006 growth plans and earnings guidance.

The company also announced a two-for-one stock split and a $25 million increase in share repurchase...

Quality Dining, Inc. today announced that its board of directors recently promoted John C. Firth to president of the company. Firth succeeds Daniel B. Fitzpatrick, who remains the chairman and...
Yum! Brands, Inc. today announced the appointment of Greg Creed, 48, as the company’s chief operating officer, Creed will report directly to Yum! Chairman and CEO David Novak. He replaces Dave...
Caribou Coffee Company announced that it will be the gourmet coffee served on MAXjet, a new transatlantic business-class airline that recently started flying between New York and London.

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Billed as the most significant new product rollout in the company's history and the first new crust offering by the pizza brand in nearly 10 years, Papa's Perfect Pan pizza helped the Papa John's...
Kids' menus play an important role for many chain restaurants, accounting for over 1,100 distinct menu items at the top 250 chains. They also factor largely in the dining out decisions for many...
Customers using a MasterCard credit card to pay for any purchase at Arby's are now automatically entered for a chance to win $25,000 in MasterCard gift cards. There is no limit on the number of...
Jim McCarren of Annapolis, Maryland, was honored with the 2005 Franchisee of The Year Award for MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, a national franchise specializing in ice cream, at the second...
Papa John's is doing its part to make holiday gift giving simple this year. The nation's third largest pizza company today delivered nearly a million "Papa Cards," to more than 5,300 retail...
Nils Okeson has joined Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. as General Counsel. Prior to joining Arby's, Okeson served as a partner in Alston...