Industry News

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2004, ended January 2, 2005. Diluted earnings per share were $0.38 for the fourth quarter, after a $0.02 per share...

Starbucks Coffee Company today announced the release of two exclusive CDs, both of which were produced by Starbucks Hear Music™ in collaboration with Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell Artist’s...

The results are in and these fast-food restaurants are believed to be the top franchises in the industry:

Ranked #1—Subway

Ranked #3—The Quizno’s Franchise Co.

Ranked #4—Sonic Drive-...

Burger King Corporation’s Board of Directors has named Greg Brenneman to the position of chairman of the board of the company. He adds these duties to his current responsibilities as chief...

Wend y''s International Inc. on Wednesday reported a preliminary loss of $135.7 milli on for the fourth quarter, attributed mainly to writing down the value of its st ruggling Baja Fresh...

McDonald’s and MTV Networks today announced a global partnership that takes MTV’s new music talent showcase to nearly 400 million homes in 162 countries around the world. The collaboration...

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. announced today financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2004. “During the fourth quarter, we benefited from strong restaurant operations, solid...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. announced it is reducing the number of employees in its corporate, mix plant, equipment manufacturing, and distribution facilities by approximately 25 percent. It...

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.

...

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....