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Back Yard Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq SmallCap:BYBI) today announced an increase in total revenues to $8.5M for the 13-week period ended December 28, 2002, 10.3% over the same period in 2001. The...

In a form 8-K filing with the SEC on Friday, Seattle-based Briazz, Inc. announced the pending resignation of its president and chief operating officer.

According to the single line...

The Dutch firm Ahold (NYSE: AHO) announced today irregularities in accounting for promotional allowances at its US Foodservice division. In an ongoing investigation, the company says earnings...

Starbucks, Bank One, and Visa U.S.A. have announced a strategic relationship to develop "innovative new consumer payment products that will enable Starbucks to enhance consumer convenience and...
Jack in the Box Inc., which operates and franchises Jack in the Box restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill, has announced net earnings of $21.2 million, or 56 cents per diluted share, in the first...
With a rating of 76 in The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Papa John's earned the top rating for customer satisfaction among national quick-service restaurants for the fourth year in...
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.'s fourth-quarter systemwide same-store sales rose 11.8% from a year ago, and the company said it backed 2003 earnings guidance of 65 cents a share, matching a Thomson...
A class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Cosi, Inc. (Nasdaq: COSI)...
Panera Bread Company has reported that system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 2.0% for the four weeks ended January 25, 2003. That increase breaks down into a 0.8% increase for...
One of Quiznos top-selling featured subs from 2002, the Chicken Carbonara with Creamy Alfredo Sauce, is back on the chain's menu for February 2003.

There are, however, some recipe...

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. announced today that on Friday, February 7, 2003, an arbitration panel entered an award against its franchisee in Northern California, Golden Gate Doughnuts, LLC, and...
Today Del Taco announced its 13th consecutive year of same store sales growth, an accomplishment bolstered by the additional news that average unit volume in 2002 surpassed the $1 million mark....
Joe Croce, 44, founder, president, and CEO of CiCi's Pizza, has announced his plan to franchisees that as of July 1, 2003, he will be bowing out of any active role within the company....
Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced that domestic systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended January 26, 2003 increased 1.8% (composed of a 0.9% increase at...
Burger King Corporation today announced the launch of the Burger King Franchisee Financial Restructuring Initiative to address the financial challenges of financially distressed franchisee...