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The Yum! Brands, Inc. board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to an additional $500 million of the company's outstanding common stock under the company's share-repurchase program over...
American consumers are turning to premium coffee taste, while simultaneously turning off their home coffeepots.

A new report from Mintel shows that premium coffee is driving success for...

Papa John's International, Inc. today announced the promotion of two individuals to the position of vice president of international operations: Myles Felt and Ray Lubesky.

Felt will be...

Observers say recent leadership changes at Back Yard Burgers, Inc., could signal that the Memphis-based chain is in for some challenging times, the Memphis Business Journal reports.

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Papa John’s has agreed to give up to 1,000,000 fans who enter "The Papa John's Perfect Bracket Challenge" at SportingNews.com a free pepperoni pizza if one fan comes up with a perfect NCAA...
Sbarro today announced separate international development agreements with leading franchisers in both Mexico and Egypt.

Sbarro will partner with the Italian Restaurant Developers de Mexico and...

Church's is now a billion dollar business and has committed to double its size within five years.

"This day is the biggest milestone in the history of Church's Chicken," said president and CEO...

Jon Jameson, president and CEO of MaggieMoo’s International LLC, and HMSHost Senior Vice President Vince Modica announced a mutual licensing agreement to develop airport and travel plaza...
The International Franchise Association announced plans for a new initiative to help IFA member companies recruit more minority franchisees into their systems.

Called "MinorityFran" the...

Let's Dish! today announced it has signed a franchise area development agreement with Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based LD Philly, LLLP to franchise 11 Let's Dish! retail meal preparation stores in...
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., announced today it will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC's hit reality show, "The Apprentice."

The hour-long show is scheduled to air April 3, and will...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. today announced that its board of directors elected Daryl G. Brewster to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Brewster, who...
El Pollo Loco announced today the debut of its latest flame-grilled chicken masterpiece -- the Tropical Pollo Salad.

Available for a limited time through late October, El Pollo Loco's new...

Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, announced today that Chick-fil-A, Inc. has signed a two-year, voice and data agreement.

Implemented in...

Taco John's now offers USDA Choice grilled steak in all of its West-Mex favorites.

"Taco John's continues to stay tuned into what our customers crave. Steak is a premium choice that many...

Nathan's Famous, Inc. today reported its acquisition of the trademarks and intellectual property relating to the "Arthur Treacher's" brand.

Effective February 28, 2006, NF Treachers Corp., a...