Recent News

Dairy Queen Opens 100th Store in Thailand

A public ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of Dairy Queen’s 100th store in Thailand–the first to include the new international design featuring a new logo, altered color scheme, and “eatertainment” design.

Schlotzsky’s Second Quarter Results

Schlotzsky’s, Inc. announced August 14 that the company has terminated its Turnkey restaurant development program, which had engaged in developing and financing restaurants on a speculative basis for sale to franchisees.

CPSC, Fazoli’s Recall Kids Meals Toys

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fazoli’s is voluntarily recalling about 310,000 Pasta Pals toys included with Fazoli’s Kids Meals.

McDonald’s in the Hot Seat Again

McDonald’s Corporation is looking into accusations that City Toys, Ltd., a supplier of “Happy Meal” toys, employs underage, low-paid laborers.

AmeriServe Bought by Wal-Mart

After a tumuluous period of financial unrest, restaurant supplier AmeriServe has found a home with the Wal-Mart-owned McLane Company.

Buy Krispy Kremes, Help Nonprofit Group

Buy a dozen fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and if a Krispy Kreme Doughnut store is opening anywhere in Northern California that day, 25 cents will go to a local nonprofit organization.

El Pollo Loco Offers Choice in Pollo

Focusing on its menu variety, El Pollo Loco reinvents the four food groups with combo meals that offer customers four different ways to have their chicken.

Papa John’s Takes a Step Back

Papa John’s International, Inc. announced August 14 that systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended July 23, 2000 decreased 0.8%, comprised of a 0.1% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 1.2% decrease at franchised units.

KFC Recalls Toys

KFC Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 425,000 Tangled Treeples toys included with KFC Kids Meals after a 19-month old girl had the container from the toy stuck over her nose and mouth.

Subway Announces Finland Locations

July marks another milestone in the international development of Subway Restaurants. Last month Subway opened its first restaurant in the Republic of Finland.

Maui Tacos Signs Contract with Anton Airfood

Maui Tacos International, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Blimpie International, has signed a three-location development contract with Anton Airfood, Inc. to put Maui Tacos in its airport locations.