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Continuing the strengthening of Captain D's management team, Phil Greifeld, CEO and president of the company, announced the hiring of Janet Duckham as its vice president of purchasing. Duckham most recently...

Twenty-five years after its foundation, 25 new restaurants are planned for 2011; that's how it's shaping up for Milford, Ohio–based Penn Station East Coast Subs. Focusing on strong ROI and customer...

First Data Corporation, a global provider in electronic commerce and payment processing, released its First Data SpendTrend analysis for the full month of December 2010 compared to December 2009. SpendTrend...

Due to overwhelming operator response to the program in 2010, Nestlé Coffee-Mate is kicking off 2011 with the “28 Days of Coffee-Mate Sweepstakes” promotion this February. The promotion, which runs February...

Kettle Cuisine, maker of refrigerated and frozen premium soups, chilis, chowders, and stews in both bulk and single-serving formats, received Level 2 Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification from the SQF...

A new report from global business-advisory firm AlixPartners shows that 2011 may see a mixed bag of results for restaurant operators.

According to the AlixPartners study, consumers expect to pay an...

Togo’s Sandwiches named Rand Ferris vice president of operations. In his new position, Ferris will assume all responsibilities for operations including franchised and company-owned restaurant operations,...

Pretzelmaker announced that the company added a new flavor to its extensive line of blended drinks: Lemon Twist. The new flavor offers customers a tart zest of lemon in a cold blended drink and is being...

As part of an overall growth strategy to expand into U.S.-Mexico border towns, Burguesa Burger Franchise Inc. recently signed a deal with Eddie Burger LLC to open six more restaurants in the Rio Grande...

Burger King was named title sponsor for HopeFest, an annual event benefiting HavenHouse St. Louis. Burger King's sponsorship, which comes by way of Liberty Restaurant Group, the local franchisee that owns...

Chop’t, a fast-casual salad concept, experienced a 20 percent spike in lunch sales the first week of January. The company sees a similar sales boost after other holidays, including Thanksgiving and on...

Denny’s Corporation announced the appointment of John C. Miller to the position of president and CEO, effective February 1. Miller succeeds Debra Smithart-Oglesby, who has filled the position on an interim...

Crumbs Holdings LLC (“Crumbs”), the creator of the gourmet cupcake and the largest U.S.-based retailer of cupcakes, which operates under the name Crumbs Bake Shop, and 57th Street General...

Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Corporation, launched its first-ever integrated, multichannel advertising campaign debuting the brand’s “Anywhere Great Coffee is Needed” strategy. The first phase...

The holiday season may be over, but that hasn’t stopped Texas’ premier coffee roaster from giving a gift that will brighten the day of hundreds of men and women serving overseas in the U.S. military. Cuvée...

FOCUS BrandsInc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes, announced that Kat Cole was named president of Cinnabon Inc., the 25-year-old market...

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