Industry News

Coca-Cola North America announced it will introduce Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda® in the United States in the second quarter of 2005.

Diet Coke Sweetened with Splenda will be the...

Panera Bread Company today announced an agreement with the first of two planned developers in Arizona. The new franchise group will develop 15 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the counties of...
Pollo Tropical will be introducing tilapia to its menu on Monday, February 7 for a limited time. The new fish menu item is being added as part of the Florida restaurant's ongoing commitment to...
Bear Rock Café announced the opening of its 3,392 square-foot new Bear Rock Cafe prototype restaurant design in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Designed by Dayton, Ohio-based retail design firm...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the nation’s largest double drive-thru chain, recently announced it has extended its category-exclusive sponsorship of the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s...

After market close yesterday, Yum! Brands, Inc. reported fourth quarter earnings per share (EPS) up 13 percent and full year EPS up 15 percent to $2.36 over comparable 2003 periods.

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Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced that Nigel Travis, former president and COO of Blockbuster Inc. joined Papa John’s as president and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors....

In the quick-serve segment [of the study], Panera Bread received the highest ratings in all four of the measures of customer satisfaction—environment, meal, service, and cost in the Northeast—...

Tulsa-based U.S. Beef Corporation has signed on as Dallas-based Taco Bueno Restaurant's first franchise partner with plans to take the Mexican quick-service restaurant into parts of Northern...

The Buffalo-Niagara region of New York is one of several areas Subway has chosen to test its new breakfast products. Though the sub shop currently offers a variety of egg sandwiches, the...

The "Oakes/Cobo," franchise group, led by principals Glenn Oakes, David Cobo and Matt Cobo, will open its first Panera Bread bakery-cafe by May of 2006.

"The Oakes/Cobo franchise group is...

Today, Subway announced that it has opened its 2,000th Canadian location. This milestone is especially significant, as Canada is the largest market for the Subway brand outside of the United...

The World Environment Center (WEC) has selected Starbucks Coffee Company to receive its 21st Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development for...

"Our new e-marketing program is intended to build long-term relationships between Rubio's and our guests through personalized and relevant communications," says Tim Hackbardt, vice president...

Pizza Hut and the Muppets have come together to deliver fun for the whole family in this year's Pizza Hut commercial debuting in the coveted pre-kickoff pod on Super Bowl Sunday. The ad...
Steak n Shake today announced its revenues and earnings for the fiscal first quarter 2005 ended December 22, 2004.

Highlights of the first quarter include: total revenues increased 10....