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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. announced today that Douglas R. Muir has been appointed as the company's Chief Accounting Officer.

Muir has been a consultant to the company since December...

Panera Bread Company, the national leading bakery-cafe concept, today announced that Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., developer of Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, and Togo's quick-service restaurants,...

ThinkEquity Partners LLC, a research-centric institutional investment firm, today announced that Howard Schultz, chairman of Starbucks Coffee Company, will deliver a keynote address at the...

Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee Company, the nation’s second largest non-franchised coffee house chain, announced today that it will support sustainably produced coffee -- and the communities...

The Florida Restaurant Association (FRA) today joined the National Restaurant Association in praising Rep. Mark Foley (R-Florida) for introducing legislation in Congress that would restore the...

Before the world ever heard of "Watergate" or "Deep Throat," Colonel Harland Sanders perfected one of the best kept secrets of all time: KFC Original Recipe. Sixty-five years ago this July,...

Houston-area McDonald’s restaurants have a new item on the menu: DVDs. At 181 restaurants at the city, guests can visit the new "Redboxes" – DVD rental kiosks – where they can check out...

Raving Brands, a leading multi-concept franchiser for the food and beverage industry, today announced that company CEO Martin Sprock has been named winner of the 2005 Ernst...

Several reports claim that Long John Silver's is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which details how employees should be paid for their work. Stewart, Estes and Donnell, a...

KFC Corporation (KFCC) announced this week the launch of its second annual National Celebration of Family Sweepstakes. In a partnership with Black Entertainment Television, Inc. (BET) network...

The Caribou Coffee Company today presented a check for more than $147,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during a ceremony in Minneapolis. Half of the proceeds came from sales...

Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, Inc. is going back for seconds on breakfast. On the heels of launching a wildly successful breakfast menu enhancement earlier this year, Chick-fil-A...

Panera Bread Co. said Monday that sales increased 9.6 percent for the four weeks ended June 14.

Total system sales are based on restaurants that have operated for at least 18 months.

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New York-based private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TB Corporation, parent of the Taco Bueno restaurant chain, from...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Friday that a cow, previously negative for mad cow disease, has now tested positive for the lethal brain-wasting disease after a third round of...

As the already-famous Paris Hilton/Spicy BBQ Thickburger(TM) TV commercial begins airing in Hardee's® markets today, another Hardee's ad will make its debut for the chain's new Hand-Scooped...