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More than 3,000 Wendy's restaurants now accept credit cards, with more stores being added each week.

Electronic payment systems are being introduced at Wendy's company-owned and franchise...

Subway Restaurants has reached an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company, which will make Coca-Cola beverages available in more than 20,000 Subway restaurants worldwide. Prior to the deal, Coke...
McDonald's has announced plans to consolidate its systemwide media strategy, planning and buying efforts with OMD Worldwide, a division of Omnicom Group, Inc.

According to a statement, the...

Subway Restaurants, which was started in 1965 by Fred DeLuca and Dr.Peter Buck as a single sandwich shop called Pete's Subs in Bridgeport, Connecticut, opened its 20,000th location recently.

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Yum! Brands has announced it has appointed Peter A. Bassi, 54, as Chairman of Yum! Restaurants International (YRI), the international division of the world's largest global restaurant company....

McDonald's Corporation today announced plans to introduce a major new multi-category licensing initiative called "McKids." The new McKids retail line will feature top quality, action-oriented...

Reuters today reported that the second-largest coffee producing nation in the world plans to withhold a half million bags of from the export market next year.

Hampered by low prices that...

Rubio's Restaurants Inc. has named Tim Hackbardt vice president of marketing effective immediately.

Hackbardt comes to Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill from Del Taco Inc., where he spent the...

An open letter to Merriam Webster that was published in a trade publication last week, McDonald’s Chairman and CEO, Jim Cantalupo, offered a strong response to the dictionary's decision to...

Carl's Jr. has landed Hugh Hefner as a spokesperson in a new advertising campaign with a variety theme. The ads, according to Carl's Jr., "humorously allude to Hefner's enjoyment of variety." The...
KFC Corporation announced today it is "setting the record straight" by demonstrating to consumers that, according to the company, "fried chicken can, in fact, be part of a healthy diet."

KFC...

Wendy's International has announced results for the third quarter ended September 28, 2003. According to a company press release, highlights included:

  • Total revenues increased 11.7...
  • McDonald's Corporation today announced positive results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2003.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Cantalupo said in a statement:

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    With the industry continually looking to push flavors and menu items to the premium level, El Pollo Loco has announced the debut of flan, a Mexican dessert, at its more than 300 restaurants....
    Krystal, the oldest fast food restaurant chain in the Southeast, has opened its first on-campus restaurant at Gordon College located in Barnesville, Georgia. The restaurant is located at the...