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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:

    "...

    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...
    Starbucks Coffee Company, Bank One, and Visa U.S.A. today launched the Starbucks Card Duetto Visa, which blends Visa credit card functionality with the re-loadable Starbucks Card.

    The new...

    Papa John's International announced late Friday the opening of a new restaurant in the Cayman Islands. The unit, located on Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach at 179 West Bay Road, opened its doors...
    Today Subway announced the opening of its 1,800th Canadian location. Subway Corp. considers this milestone to be especially significant, as Canada is the brand's largest market outside of the...
    The tasty tacos that are the heart and soul of Mexico have arrived in the states, thanks to Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill. All 144 units in the Fresh Mex chain launched Street Tacos on September 30...
    Church's Chicken, a division of AFC Enterprises today announced that Daniel H. Bauer has been named Chief Financial Officer.

    Mr. Bauer has 15-years of experience in finance, tax and treasury...