Industry News

Government documents have described CKE Restaurants, parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., as "the victim of a corporate extortion scheme."

As a result, the United States Attorney in...

Yum! Brands today announced the appointment of David Deno, 47, as Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO David Novak. Deno replaces Aylwin Lewis, who has resigned to become...

La Madeleine announced today that CEO Wally Doolin will be leaving the company effective November 1, 2004, to accept the chairman and CEO appointments with casual Italian chain Buca, Inc....

New World Restaurant Group announced yesterday that it has repositioned its Einstein Bros. bagel concept as Einstein Bros. Cafe. The new concept offers a lunch and dinner menu "with a...

Starbucks president and CEO Orin Smith will retire effective March 31, 2005. Smith, 62, will be succeeded by Jim Donald, president of Starbucks' North American business.

"It is with both...

Fast-casual burger outfit Fatburger reported a 662 percent increase in gift card sales at company-owned locations since converting from paper certificates to plastic cards last year.

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The National Restaurant Association has rolled out the Money Network Payroll Card Program, which offers electronic paycheck solutions to NRA members who employ "unbanked" workers, including...

Church's Chicken has announced the return of Texas Chicken, which it claims is one of the most successful products ever introduced in Church's restaurants. Texas Chicken is a non-battered,...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was notified yesterday by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had entered a formal order of investigation concerning the company. Prior to the announcement, the...

Expanding on the May launch of Market Fresh Salads, Arby’s will add a Chicken Club Salad to the lineup. The idea behind the salad is to join classic club sandwich flavors with salad greens....

In hurricane-battered states like Florida and Alabama, residents are now left with the hard task of assessing damage and rebuilding their homes and businesses. Many businesses have...

McDonald's today announced a multi-dimensional global partnership with R...

Carvel Ice Cream and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) are teaming up on a campaign called Captain Carvel's Healthy Action Heroes designed to raise children's...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has announced the appointment of Michael Sutton and Lizanne Thomas to its Board of Directors.

Sutton and Thomas will co-chair a newly formed special committee to...

Rib Crib, a 32-unit barbecue chain with a full-service format, will test its concept in a co-branded unit with KFC. The unit will be built in a 6,000 square foot KFC 2n1 prototype building...

Dairy Queen is expanding its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a DQ Grill...