Recent News

BYB Gives to Memphis Zoo

Back Yard Burgers, Inc., the Memphis-based chain with operations in 16 states, announced on January 3, 2000 it’s contribution of $100,000 to

Restaurateurs Take Stand in Congress

Testifying before a key House subcommittee February 15, a restaurateur called for Congress to eliminate the punitive limit government puts Americans who want to work while also earning Social Security benefits.

Manchu Wok Celebrates Chinese New Year

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Manchu Wok is introducing its annual Chinese New Year Promotion which runs January 30 until February 26, 2000 at 196 North American locations.

Restaurant Systems Opens Fifteen Stores

Restaurant Systems International, who launched the nation’s first frozen yogurt chain, Everything Yogurt, is achieving success once more with the launch of their two latest food concepts; Greenleaf’s Grille and Treat Street.

Pepsi Inks Sammy Sosa

Fresh off his return to spring training, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa already is preparing for two new projects—a part in a new Pepsi commercial and a role in Pepsi’s baseball marketing efforts.

Burger King Goes Italian

Burger King Corporation has announced that beginning January 31, it will offer customers an Italian version of their Chick’n Crisp sandwich.

Einstein/Noah Bagel Receives Delisting Notice

Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp has been notified by the Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. that its common stock has been delisted from the Nasdaq Small Cap Market, effective with the open of business today.

McDonald’s Names New President

McDonald’s announces the promotion of James Cantalupo, vice chairman of McDonald’s Corporation, and chairman and chief executive officer of McDonald’s International, to vice chairman and president , effective immediately.

New World Reports Revenues

On December 20, New World Coffee-Manhattan Bagel, Inc. reported consolidated net revenues of $6.2 million for the eight weeks ended November 21, 1999.

Pancho’s Announces Re-Imaging, Board Members

Pancho’s Mexican Buffet, Inc. announced Februrary 2, 2000 at it’s annual meeting that it will be converting restaurants in select markets during the year to it’s new Pancho’s Express Buffet .

Papa John’s to Reduce Price Volatility

Papa John’s Franchise Advisory Council has initiated a program which will allow the cost of cheese to all Papa John’s restaurants to be established on a quarterly basis.

Subway Teams with Tae-Bo Inventor

As many Americans struggle to keep their weight-related New Year’s resolutions, Subway has teamed up with Tae-Bo progenitor and fitness guru Billy Blanks for a new promotion.

Winners Int. Partners with BankBoston, RTM

In a move to strengthen its ability to grow in the restaurant industry Winners International Restaurants, Inc. partners Winners International, the RTM Restaurant Group, and BankBoston Development Company .

Auntie Anne’s Teams with CMN

During a March convention of Auntie Anne’s store owners, theChildrens’ Miracle Network announced that the pretzel franchise will raise money for its 170 children’s hospitals.

Boston Chicken Stockholders Wanted for Committee

Stockholders of Boston Chicken Inc., listed on the National Quotation Board under the symbol BOSTQ, Golden, Colorado, are being asked to consider volunteering their services for a committee appointed by the United States Trustee.

BK Names New Regional President

Burger King Corporation today promoted Enrique “Rick” Silva from vice president and general counsel, Latin America to president, Burger King Corporation’s Latin America/Caribbean region.

CKE Approves Share Repurchase

CKE Restaurants, Inc announced October 18 that its board of directors has approved a share repurchase program, whereby the Company may repurchase, from time to time, up to 5 million share of CKE’s common stock.

Domino’s Results for 1999

Domino’s, Inc. announced February 14 its record operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 1999, which ended January 2, 2000.