Industry News

Panera Bread's system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales decreased 0.9% for the four weeks ended June 12, 2004. Company stores were down 0.1%, while franchises were down 1.3%.

The chain...

Quiznos Sub has added a line of low-carb, "toasted" salads to its menu.

According to a company spokesperson, "the secret is that Quiznos toasts the meats and cheeses to bring out all the...

Taco Bell and Major League Baseball Properties have reached a three-year sponsorship agreement that will make Taco Bell the "Official Quick Service Restaurant" of Major League Baseball.

As...

After a year plus of struggles, Schlotzsky's board of directors removed the senior management of the company and elected a new interim chief executive officer.

A company spokesperson said...

Fred DeLuca, the 56-year-old founder of Subway Restaurants, will carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Brooklyn next Saturday. His quarter-mile run will begin on Myrtle Avenue and...

Seemingly bucking industry trend, Cousins Subs has added a new bread and sandwich line to its menu.

The Ciabatta sandwich line features three new menu items. All are made on...

McDonald's is sampling Coca-Cola C2 at 27 restaurants in five markets. According to Coke, Coca-Cola C2 has half the carbohydrates, calories, and sugar of regular cola, and "all the great...

Sonic Drive-In has announced a new line of "Fresh Tastes" salads, featuring grilled chicken, jumbo popcorn chicken, and Santa Fe chicken salads that can be ordered with a choice of Hidden...

Dairy Queen will introduce a "MooLatté" frozen blended coffee drink line made with coffee, ice, and DQ soft-serve ice cream.

"It’s no secret that coffee has become a designer industry,"...

AFC Enterprises has named Kenneth L. Keymer, a 25-year restaurant industry veteran, as president of Popeyes Chicken...

AFC Enterprises announced today that it intends to "explore strategic alternatives" for its Church's Chicken brand, including a possible sale. The company has engaged Bear, Stearns...

Is it the value menu, quick-casual style?

Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill has announced the introduction of the new Fresh...

Ultimate Franchise Systems, a franchise management and venture company, announced today the signing of a letter of intent to acquire Obee's Franchise Systems, owner of Obee's Subs, a growing...

Papa John's announced today a new addition to its "Pizza and Entertainment" campaign.

Beginning May 31, Papa John's customers purchasing four 20-ounce Coca-Cola beverages for $3.99...

Today Carl's Jr. rolled out what it says is the largest burger in quick-serve history: the 1 lb. Double Six Dollar Burger.

"Carl's Jr. has had the largest variety of premium quality...