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QCarolina Restaurants LLC bought 16 restaurants in North Carolina and 2 in Tennessee.
Western intends to commence the exchange offer after Western's registration statement on Form S-4 has become effective.
Target cities include Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali.
Hans Hess won the "visionary" category in the Greater Washington Green Business Awards.
The company will offer more than 54,000 volunteer hours and invest more than $1 million in local projects.
In 2007, the coupon program raised about $1.6 million for foster care adoption throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The coffee equipment company will feature an "Ask the Expert" portion on its Web site for its clients and technicians.
The company will give away free wings to the first 162 customers at each Detroit restaurant.
The limited-time offering includes a sandwich, fries, and a drink.
Roy Williams issued a challenge to players in three other cities to see who could raise the most money for hunger relief.
Under the agreement, seven franchised stores will be co-branded with both the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the Cold Stone Creamery brands.
Food safety concerns among consumers ranks higher than concerns about the Iraq War in a recent study.
The solution can be deployed across company-owned and franchisee-owned locations.
The St. Petersburg, Florida, restaurant is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified and includes other green initiatives.
Sixty-one Quick Stuff locations are up for sale, as Jack in the Box Inc. moves to 'focus on maximizing' its Jack in the Box and Qdoba brands.
Sales performance of the company's partner drive-ins lagged that of its franchise drive-ins.