Industry News

Scheduled from June 20 to 22, the forum will offer opportunities for senior managers and experts to discuss key issues facing the organic industry, which is posting 15.7 percent growth,...
Paul Avery, chief operating officer of OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. (OSI), has announced the appointment of Jeff Smith as president of the Outback Steakhouse brand. He also announced that Steve...
Indianapolis based Noble Roman's, Inc. today announced the signing of another Area Development Agreement for 15 units, along with receipt of the development fees, for its dual-branded concepts,...
Saladworks announced its new Cobb collection-–a brand new twist on the seasonal salad. Customers can choose to order a Cobb salad, a Cobb wrap, or a Cobb Panini (available at select stores). The...
McDonald's Corporation announced today that comparable sales for McDonald's restaurants worldwide increased 8.2 percent for the month and 6.3 percent for the quarter. Global system-wide sales for...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. reported that revenues for the fourth quarter decreased 8.2 percent to $112.2 million compared to $122.2 million in the fourth quarter of last year. Company stores...
Julia A. Stewart, IHOP's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our same-store sales performance of 0.5% for the first quarter 2007 represents our 17th consecutive quarter of growth. Our...
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. recently announced the expansion of its Kid's Meal menu as of April 12 to include items both new to the chain and those added from the regular menu.

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Quick-service restaurants have been aggressively improving and promoting their salad offerings—-and their efforts appear to be paying off, according to new consumer research from Technomic. In...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 28, 2007 later today. The company plans to file its Annual Report on Form 10-K with...
For moms who want to get in on the buzz, it might be time to gather the kids around the dining room table and TV. Kentucky Fried Chicken has created a new, tasty way to satisfy family appetites...
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RI) reported diluted earnings per share of $0.49 on net income of $28.7 million for the Company’s third quarter of fiscal 2007, which ended on March 6, 2007. This...

by Fred Minnick

Raving Brands has sold Moe's Southwest Grill to Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands, according to Raving Brands officials.

In a conference call with Moe's franchisees, Raving...

Ultimate Franchise Systems Inc., announced today that its fast-casual food brand Jreck Subs, a sub sandwich restaurant chain based in Watertown, New York, has recently opened two new locations. A...
MicrosPOS4Less, a provider of equipment, software, training and support for businesses using MICROS POS devices, has announced that it is making the Shift4 Secure Driver available at no cost. The...
A color changing disposable coffee lid from Smart Lid Systems has been awarded a prestigious Dupont® Packaging Award. Changing from dark brown to bright red when placed on a hot beverage.

The...