Industry News

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."

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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...

    Rubio's® Fresh Mexican Grill and the Baja California State Tourism Secretariat announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to promote the cuisine, culture, and color of Baja...
    Starting this week, Wendy's will offer eight-ounce, single-serve plastic containers of reduced fat (2 percent) white or lowfat (1 percent) chocolate milk as kids' meal beverage alternatives at...
    After issuing guidance well below Wall Street expectations for its fiscal 2004 Q1 and full year, Jack in the Box has announced a three-to-five year program to "re-invent the Jack in the Box...
    Oak Brook, IL—Today, McDonald’s Corporation announced an exclusive partnership with Bob Greene, exercise physiologist, best-selling author, and regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Greene...