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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKR ) today announced total revenue in the third quarter of 2002 increased 11.6% to $42.4 million from $37.9 million for the same period in 2001....

Toppers Brick Oven Pizza, Inc. (OTC: TBOP) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Famous Uncle Al's Franchise, Inc. and the worldwide exclusive franchise rights to Famous Uncle...

Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) announced today that Jim Donald, former chairman, president and chief executive officer, Pathmark Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTMK), has accepted the position...

Togo's sandwich chain today announced the addition of a new seared Sirloin Steak...

Sonic Corp. (Nasdaq/NM: SONC)today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2002. Continuing same-store sales growth and a strong development program, combined...

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., celebrated its 20th anniversary the first week in October with a simultaneous “Birthday Bash” in all 186 locations in 26 states.

The chain was begun in 1982 as...

CEC Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:CEC) today announced earnings for the third quarter ended September 29, 2002.

Revenues for the third quarter of 2002 increased to $148.9 million from $141.8...

Dow Jones is reporting rumors of possible layoffs looming at McDonald’s Corp. in the near future. The rumors have been coming from within corporate headquarters over the last few days...

Capitalizing on its targeted adult market segment, Arby’s introduces the “Refreshing Getaways” promotion for the month of October coinciding with a national Market Fresh sandwich campaign....

Maryland-based Chicken Out Rotisserie announced today that it has raised $21.25 million to finance expansion of the 30 unit fast-casual chain. The company plans to use the funds to open new...

CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: CKR), operator and franchiser of over 3,400 restaurants in the United States and internationally, announced today period 9 same-store sales, for the four weeks...

The European Union Commission cleared the sale of Burger King Corp. by parent corporation Diageo PLC to a consortium of U.S. investment banks.

The $2.26 billion cash sale to Texas Pacific...

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), reported today an ongoing operating earnings increase of $0.49 per share, an increase of 21% over the same period last year. In addition, third-quarter...

The London Times is reporting today that the purchase of Burger King from Diageo by a buyout group of venture capital firms may be in jeopardy over efforts to finance the deal.

The sale of...

AFC Enterprises (Nasdaq: AFCE) announced its Board of Directors has approved increasing its share repurchase program, expanding the program from $50 million to $100 million, effective...