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In a further effort to fan the flames of the grill, Burger King has hired Mike Ellis, former senior vice president of Darden Restaurants, as chief development officer. Ellis, who will report...

Ronald McDonald, a.k.a. Jim Cantalupo, seems to have gotten the act together at the Golden Arches.

On the heals of achieving a 4.9% increase in U.S. same store sales in the second quarter...

In what Chairman and CEO Ron Shaich described as record results, Panera Bread Company (Nasdaq: PNRA) today reported earnings per diluted share increased 46% to $0.19 for the 12 weeks ended...

Atlanta Bread Company announced today an agreement with franchisee Barry Gersten to open up to 30 Bakery Cafes throughout the state of New York, which are expected to open over the next five...

Taking a cue from the tacqueria stands that dot Mexico and Southern California, Del Taco today introduces a selection of traditional tacos called Tacos Del Carbon.

“We wanted to really...

Jack in the Box Inc. (NYSE: JBX) today announced net earnings of $19.8 million for the third quarter ended July 6, an 18.2% decrease compared with the third quarter of fiscal 2002. Earnings...

Rubio's Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: RUBO) today announced that revenues for the second quarter of 2003 rose 2.4% to $31.4 million over the same period last year. Comparable store sales increased...

In a move that could signal a thawing of a cooled relationship between Burger King and The Coca-Cola Company, Burger King has decided sales of Frozen Coke are worthwhile. A wrongful termination...
It had to be inspired by kids.

International Dairy Queen has announced it will offer a bubble gum Blizzard, branded with Bubble Tape gum, as an LTO in its Dairy Queen and DQ Grill and Chill...

Amid the current climate of obesity-awareness in the U.S., Yum! Brands has created a new corporate role -- "chief scientific, health, and regulatory affairs officer" -- to oversee the development...
Today Papa John's announced the opening of two restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, marking the expansion into the company's twelfth international market and its first presence in Asia. Papa John's...
On July 4, 2003, Nathan’s Famous donated 10,000 hot dogs to America’s Second Harvest, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity. Nathan’s made the donation during the proceedings at its annual...
In a message to franchisees yesterday, Burger King CEO Brad Blum announced that the chain would no longer offer Frozen Coke in its product mix. Though there is no stated connection, the decision...
Kevin Armstrong, former president and COO of Long John Silver's, has been named president and CEO of Cosi. He replaces Cosi founder Jay Wainwright, who will continue to work with the company in...
Arby's has announced another addition to its Market Fresh line of sandwiches: the Five-Star Club.

The sandwich features Arby's roast ham, natural cheddar cheese, roast turkey, big eye Swiss...

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