Industry News

Panda Restaurant Group, operator of more than 600 restaurants under the Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San names, has launched a retail line in grocery and club stores. The first two...
[updated 2004-03-04]

McDonald's intends to rid its menu of Super Size fries and soft drinks, according to reports from Dow Jones and Reuters. The 7-ounce fries and 42-ounce soft drinks will...

Tim Hortons (New England), Inc., a subsidiary of Wendy's International, Inc., announced today a conditional agreement to acquire certain real and personal property assets of Bess Eaton Donut...
McDonald's today announced the renewal of its worldwide Olympic Partnership through the 2012 Games, continuing the company's "commitment to the Olympic Movement and the athletes who compete in...
Responding to families' needs for quick, easy solutions and desire for more balanced food options, Pizza Hut, Inc. is the first national pizza company to launch pre-packaged, family-size salads...
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. announced last week that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. has purchased the U.S. Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop franchise business...
Buffalo Wild Wings announced today the introduction of its first co-branded wing sauce: the dark and sweet, but subtly spicy Captain Morgan sauce. The wing chain created the Captain Morgan sauce...
McDonald's has announced a multi-year global partnership with NBA superstar Yao Ming. The announcement was made during NBA All-Star 2004 festivities in Los Angeles.

"Yao Ming personifies...

Yum! Brands, parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC, along with recently acquired Long John Silver's and A...

Burger King CEO Brad Blum announced the resignation of chain president Bob Nilsen in a voicemail to company employees yesterday afternoon.

Though Burger King spokesman Rob Doughty declined to...

McDonald's Corporation announced today that systemwide sales for McDonald's restaurants increased 19 percent in January 2004, compared with January 2003. In constant currencies, January...
Blimpie International, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a Master Lease Relationship Agreement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to own and operate BLIMPIE Xpress restaurants in Wal-Mart...
Hardee's has announced its support of the Carolina Panthers' quest for a Super Bowl title. Should the Panthers win the big game on Sunday, all Hardee's restaurants in the Greater Charlotte Area...
Long John Silver's announced today that it will give America free Giant Shrimp if NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project finds conclusive evidence of an ocean on Mars by February 29, 2004.

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Starbucks Corporation announced today the launch of a new organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of foodservice customers. With a focus on a customer-centric approach, the Starbucks...
As of yesterday, Burger King has joined the low-carb field. The number two burger chain now offers a low-carb version of both its original and chicken Whoppers—served in plastic bowl, sans bun....