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Yum! Brands, Inc. today announced the appointment of Greg Creed, 48, as the company’s chief operating officer, Creed will report directly to Yum! Chairman and CEO David Novak. He replaces Dave...
Caribou Coffee Company announced that it will be the gourmet coffee served on MAXjet, a new transatlantic business-class airline that recently started flying between New York and London.

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Billed as the most significant new product rollout in the company's history and the first new crust offering by the pizza brand in nearly 10 years, Papa's Perfect Pan pizza helped the Papa John's...
Kids' menus play an important role for many chain restaurants, accounting for over 1,100 distinct menu items at the top 250 chains. They also factor largely in the dining out decisions for many...
Customers using a MasterCard credit card to pay for any purchase at Arby's are now automatically entered for a chance to win $25,000 in MasterCard gift cards. There is no limit on the number of...
Jim McCarren of Annapolis, Maryland, was honored with the 2005 Franchisee of The Year Award for MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, a national franchise specializing in ice cream, at the second...
Papa John's is doing its part to make holiday gift giving simple this year. The nation's third largest pizza company today delivered nearly a million "Papa Cards," to more than 5,300 retail...
Nils Okeson has joined Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. as General Counsel. Prior to joining Arby's, Okeson served as a partner in Alston...
Trimaran Capital Partners announced today that it has completed the acquisition of El Pollo Loco, the nation's leading quick-service restaurant chain specializing in marinated, flame-grilled...
Dunkin' Donuts is spreading holiday cheer to millions of Americans with the introduction of two new Holiday Latte flavors: decadent Caramel Creme and nutty Mocha Almond. These soon-to-be holiday...
Yum Brands Inc. has authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of the company's common stock.

The repurchase will take place over a period of up to 12 months.

Yum has about 283...

Adding to its existing incentives of low fares, new Airbus aircraft with DirecTV in every seatback and of course its legendary customer service, Frontier Airlines is giving passengers yet another...
Quality Restaurant Ventures Inc. announced today that it has initiated the first phase of a company-wide rebranding program for its fast-food affiliate, Sobik's Sub Shops.

Based in Orlando,...

Peter Tan, a fast food hamburger restaurant veteran, has been named to the newly created position of Burger King Corporation's senior vice president and president, Asia Pacific.

Tan has more...

A McDonald’s shareholder today presented its proposal for the restructuring of the company via web cast to media, analysts, and the public.

Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital...

7-Eleven Inc. CEO and President Jim Keyes has retired from the company effective Nov. 11, just two days after 7-Eleven was bought out by its Japanese affiliate Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd, the ...