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2009 Outlook Worse than Technomic Originally Thought

2009-01-22 The company now predicts this year will be the worst for foodservice since it began tracking performance.

Jamba Outlines Goals for 2009

2009-01-22 An expense-reduction plan tops the company's priority list.

Restaurants Can Expect Bigger Profit Margins in 2009

2009-01-20 A new study by the Labor Department says decreasing food costs should bring restaurant operators relief.

The Upside of the Recession: Plastic is Cheap

2009-01-20 Thanks to the weakened global economy, Chinese plastic products are seeing their prices cut in half.

Growth Out Paces Full-Service in '08

2009-01-19 But still falls hard from the year before.

Raving Brands 'Not a Sinking Ship'

2009-01-16 Raving Brands puts two more concepts on the chopping block but maintains there’s still momentum at the company. One on one with company President Daryl Dollinger.

CEO Gets $375,000 in Stock

2009-01-13 Einstein Noah Restaurant Group grants Jeffrey O'Neill more than 60,000 restricted shares.

Investors Give Exit41 $8.8 Million

2009-01-08 The Series C1 funding will go to call-center expansion, product development, and market extension.

Sonic Systemwide Sales Down 1Q

2009-01-08 Same-store systemwide sales decline 3.6 percent in the first quarter ended November 30, 2008.

Positive Sales at CKE

2009-01-07 CKE Restaurants, Inc. reports positive period 12 blended same-store sales.