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  • Burger King franchisees in Hampton Roads, Virginia donated $50,000, an entire day's profits, to families who lost loved ones in the USS Cole bombing.
    Companies must overcome a series of tough performance-related obstacles to make the Forbes 200 Best Companies in America list, and Sonic Corp. has done it again.
    Domino's, Inc., the world leader in pizza delivery, today announced strong operating results for the third quarter of 2000, which ended September 10, 2000.
    Wingstop Restaurants announces that a franchise development agreement was signed on October 12 with Dick Dempsey, of Henderson, Kentucky, to open seven locations in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Family Fun Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2000 Toy of the Year (TOY) Awards. Ranking high among the winners was the Baskin-Robbins' Ice Cream Bar Factory, which captured the number 4 spot in the overall top 10 and was voted the number one toy in the arts & crafts category for kids ages five to seven.
    Family Fun Magazine recently announced the winners of its 2000 Toy of the Year (TOY) Awards. Ranking high among the winners was the Baskin-Robbins' Ice Cream Bar Factory.
    Johnny Rockets recently signed a multi-unit franchise licensing agreement with Platinum Foods of America, Inc., which calls for 10 new restaurants planned to open throughout North Carolina over ther next 15 years.
    Eighteen year-old Michael Hobart wasn't looking for "grand prizes" when he purchased a $1 scratch card to benefit the Jimmy Fund in July at a Burger King.
    Dave Thomas, senior chairman and television spokesperson for Wendy's, announced he will cross Screen Actors' Guild picket lines in order to produce new commercials for his restaurant chain.
    Valerie Daniels-Carter, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of V & J Holding Companies, Inc. will receive the first ever "Entrepreneurial Spirit Award'' at the 5th Anniversary Multi-Cultural Prism Awards Gala in Los Angeles.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented USA with its WasteWise Partner of the Year award, in recognition of its ongoing commitment to significant solid waste reduction.