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Jack in the Box Inc. today announced that Robert J. Nugent will retire as chairman of the board and chief executive officer at the end of fiscal 2005. Nugent, 63, has served as CEO since 1996...

McDonald’s is announcing the latest addition to the company’s premium salad line—the new Fruit...

Starbucks Coffee Company announced today a $1.5 million commitment over three years to Jumpstart, a national non-profit early education organization that helps preschoolers in low-income...

Lanette has served as corporate dietitian for the Subway brand for five years. In this role, she oversees the nutritional information for all Subway menu items and advises the headquarters...

Pizza Hut announced its first-ever NASCAR team sponsorship, encompassing five NASCAR races this season. In support of the sponsorship, Pizza Hut has a new commercial starring Hendrick...

McDonald’s congratulates NASA Astronaut and former McDonald’s restaurant crew employee, Commander Leroy Chiao on a successful mission in outer space. Dr. Chiao returned to Earth at 6:08 p.m....

On March 22 in San Jose, California, Wendy’s customer Anna Ayala found a finger in her bowl of chili. Ayala reportedly spit out the digit and warned those around her to stop eating. She then...

As Earth Day 2005 approaches, Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean...

Ebony Magazine recently honored McDonald’s director of women’s initiatives, Vicky L. Free, at the magazine’s “Outstanding Women in Marketing...

The board of Allied Domecq PLC today announced that it has reached agreement on the terms of a recommended offer by Pernod Ricard S.A. to acquire Allied Domecq for $14.2 billion or 7.4 billion...

Dallas-based, Mexican quick-serve restaurant Taco Bueno has added three new chicken taquito entrees to its menu as a continued commitment to offer “fast-casual quality at fast-food price and...

El Pollo Loco kicked off the company’s 25th anniversary celebration with the debut of its limited time $1 Loco Dollar Deals. Now through September, consumers can purchase their choice of...

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) newly revised Food Guidance System called MyPyramid was released today to visually depict the amount of nutrient-dense foods Americans...

A 24,000-square-foot “flagship” restaurant in downtown Chicago was opened following speeches from several McDonald’s executives and a fireworks show. Located at 600 N. Clark St., the new...

The world was first introduced to the now world-famous McDonald’s hamburgers and French fries on April 15, 1955, with the opening of the first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois....
Panda Restaurant Group has partnered with the Oakland Zoo in an effort to bring two giant pandas to the Bay Area. Nearly 50 of the company's Panda Express restaurants in the...