NEWS ARCHIVE

11/26/07 - Activist investor buys stake in O’Charley’s
11/26/07 - Pizza Hut promotes a hefty pie for the holidays
11/26/07 - Report: BK to test $1 double cheeseburger
11/26/07 - BK investors sell 13.28M shares
11/26/07 - Subway ‘Eco-Store’ opens in Fla.
11/26/07 - Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s delay oil switch
10/29/07 - Applebee’s unveils new logo and ad campaign with ‘spokesapple’
10/29/07 - Houston’s operator settles breastfeeding suit
10/29/07 - Wendy’s 3rd-Q net income plummets 56%
10/29/07 - Five Guys bring their burgers to Manhattan
10/29/07 - Tim Hortons posts jump in 3rd-Q profit
09/24/07 - Cold Stone Names New President
09/24/07 - Del Taco Looks to Strengthen Brand
09/24/07 - New civic IDs confuse restaurateurs looking to avoid illegal hires
09/24/07 - Proxy firm: Landry’s CEO’s pay is too high
09/24/07 - Group protests Wendy’s helium ad
09/24/07 - NYC: Failures handed out in 25% of health inspections
09/10/07 - Judge sanctions McDonald’s for withholding evidence
09/10/07 - Don Pablo’s and Hop’s Parent Seeks Chapter 11
09/10/07 - Sonic: 4th-Q sales will propel EPS into high end of range
09/10/07 - Champps posts losses prior to buyout by Fox & Hound
09/10/07 - Starbucks’ Schultz predicts coffee shortage for everyone else
09/10/07 - Five Applebee’s directors plan to oppose $2.1B buyout by IHOP
09/03/07 - Boston Market Has New Ownership and New Leadership
09/03/07 - McDonald’s First to Use New Upromise Rewards Platform
09/03/07 - Baja Fresh plans new round of menu changes
09/03/07 - Hooters opts for heft in football-season items
09/03/07 - Friendly Ice Cream buyout closes
09/03/07 - Darden commences tender offer for Rare Hospitality
08/27/07 - The Big Mac turns 40!
08/27/07 - Webby Awards Seek World's Best Restaurant Sites
08/27/07 - Applebee's franchisee hires home-office vet to buy co. stores
08/27/07 - BK swings to a profit
08/27/07 - Operator of another Blue Coral wants rights fees from OSI
08/27/07 - Dunkin’ slates 105 units in its biggest franchise deal
08/27/07 - Steak n Shake airs first steps in strategic revamp
08/20/07 - Food Allergy Law Enacted In New York
08/20/07 - McDonald's Angus Third Pounders Introduced
08/20/07 - Franchisee group files class action against Quiznos
08/20/07 - Landry’s, bondholders ordered to meet
08/20/07 - O’Charley’s appoints Guy Stanke to ops VP
08/20/07 - Darden to purchase Rare Hospitality in $1.4B deal
08/13/07 - Pizza Hut inks deal with NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins
08/13/07 - Steak n Shake Company Reports Q3 Results
08/13/07 - FTC subpoenas five restaurant companies
08/13/07 - Landry’s logs annual loss in overdue fiscal 2006 report
08/13/07 - BK franchisee Carrols records 65% jump in 2nd-Q profit
08/13/07 - Government steps up penalties for employers of illegal workers
08/07/07 - First Co-Branded Captain D's/Del Taco Opens
08/07/07 - Court halts call on Landry’s notes
08/07/07 - Subway's parent to help finance ADA compliance under Justice settlement
08/07/07 - McDonald's tests new, faster POS system
08/07/07 - Beef 'O' Brady's completes a recapitalization
08/07/07 - McD's to sell Boston Market to Sun Capital
07/30/07 - House OKs Farm Bill Despite Veto Threat
07/30/07 - FDA Concerned Recalled Food Still on Shelves
07/30/07 - NYC co-op restaurant gives rise to a court fight
07/30/07 - Landry's seeks new financing as note holders call for payment
07/30/07 - WRA weighs legal options over labeling law
07/30/07 - McD’s pushes for a 5 a.m. start time
07/30/07 - Restaurants look to hike prices in a trying sales environment
07/23/07 - FDA Closure Plan Risky for Consumers
07/23/07 - Baja Fresh and Coke Foodservice Sign 5-Year Deal
07/23/07 - Luby’s secures $100M for expansion, possible acquisition
07/23/07 - Applebee’s could pay $60M if IHOP deal stalls
07/23/07 - Raving taps Moe’s vet to grow two younger chains
07/23/07 - McDonald’s pledges to halt advertising of less healthful foods to kids under 12
07/16/07 - Wendy’s promises preferential buying to pork, chicken suppliers that improve animal welfare systems
07/16/07 - Top Three Issues Affecting the Food Industry
07/16/07 - On The Border airs first television commercials in two years
07/16/07 - O’Charley’s sells commissary, makes supply chain changes
07/16/07 - Starbucks to outsource select HR functions
07/16/07 - Report suggests Yum is mulling over purchase of Wendy’s
07/09/07 - Arby's Owner Claims Wendy's Buyout Block
07/09/07 - Restaurants Test Table Card Readers
07/09/07 - Champps to be acquired by Fox & Hounds' parent
07/09/07 - Penn. restaurateurs fight 10% drink tax
07/09/07 - Burger King begins rollout of trans-fat-free oil
07/09/07 - Pricing push tempers Wendy's 2-Q comps
07/02/07 - QSR Workforce Symposium Coverage: The Average Multi-Unit Manager
07/02/07 - Private equity firm buys 95 Chili's units for $155M
07/02/07 - FDA plans to seize some Chinese shrimp, other seafood
07/02/07 - Denny's plots stepped-up sale of co. stores to franchisees
07/02/07 - Safeway tries a free-standing restaurant
07/02/07 - Rude service tops list of customer no-no's
06/25/07 - Dunkin' Unveils Interactive Web Site
06/25/07 - Food Prices Soar Due To Ethanol
06/25/07 - Judge OKs class action vs. Applebee’s over server pay
06/25/07 - Rare completes Bugaboo sale
06/25/07 - New York restaurant co. to pay $50,000 in sex-harassment suit
06/25/07 - Wendy's expands breakfast test to 235 stores
06/18/07 - Burger King Rebounds On Marketing
06/18/07 - Church’s Chicken Steps-Up Aggressive Franchise Recruiting
06/18/07 - Houston's parent sued over breastfeeding incident
06/18/07 - NY restaurant group sues to avert menu labeling
06/18/07 - Friendly agrees to $337M buyout by Sun Capital affiliate
06/18/07 - OSI's $3.5B buyout is completed
06/12/07 - Cracker Barrel sued for age discrimination
06/12/07 - Burger King Ignites Spam War With Rival
06/12/07 - Applebee's also inviting consumers to come up with the next big burger
06/12/07 - Cold Stone units to sell licensed products
06/12/07 - McD's to use blogging moms as eyewitnesses
06/12/07 - Back Yard agrees to be acquired for $38M
06/04/07 - Starbucks Goes Low Fat
06/04/07 - Former BP - VP Joins O'Charley's
06/04/07 - Papa John's international president resigns
06/04/07 - Brinker to sell 76 Chili's units, franchise 49 other sites
06/04/07 - Red Robin to buy 18 franchises for $47.5M, with $4M sales kicker
06/04/07 - NRA shifts to more favorable view of immigration bill
05/29/07 - Denny’s tries to fend of QSRs with new ad campaign
05/29/07 - Johnny Rockets Brings On Industry Vet
05/29/07 - Chains' offer to pay more for tomatoes is rejected
05/29/07 - Court rules Domino’s has to provide tech choices to franchisees
05/29/07 - CKE sues Jack in the Box for a slip of the ‘g’ in ‘Angus’
05/29/07 - Industry officials air disappointment with wage-hike process
05/21/07 - O'Charley's Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend and $50 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
05/21/07 - Joe's Crab Shack taps new CEO
05/21/07 - Wendy's joins the parade of QSRs upgrading their coffees
05/21/07 - Sale process over for Champps
05/21/07 - Buffalo Wild Wings buys back 9 Las Vegas units, announces stock split
05/21/07 - Industry leaders express concerns about new immigration proposal
05/14/07 - Krispy Kreme Files its UFOC
05/14/07 - OSI continues to seek support for buyout
05/14/07 - Cold Stone and Kahala merge to form holding company
05/14/07 - Wendy's facing pressure to sell
05/14/07 - Zagat survey shows Wendy's, Panera as top QSR chains
05/07/07 - Fla. awaits governor's action on gift-card bill
05/07/07 - Starbucks 2Q Profits Rise 18 Percent
05/07/07 - Bennigan's to unveil a sports-bar format
05/07/07 - Taco Bell names new CMO
05/07/07 - Infamous KFC/Taco Bell unit to stay shut
05/07/07 - Darden to pull the plug on Smokey Bones
04/30/07 - Wendy's sales talk sizzling
04/30/07 - Taco Bell Uses Linolenic Soybean Oil
04/30/07 - Congress approves wage hike, but veto is seen as a second chance
04/30/07 - Burger King's profit rises, increases late-night hours
04/30/07 - KFC’s Southern Calif. stores to showcase new grilled items
04/23/07 - Einstein Bros. Bagels announces first franchise agreement
04/23/07 - McDonald's Strong Q1 Report
04/23/07 - House approves shareholder vote on exec pay
04/23/07 - Quiznos’ counsel snaps back at franchisees’ team
04/23/07 - Triarc sells investment business to focus on Arby’s
04/23/07 - McDonald’s to refranchise 1,600 units
04/16/07 - IHOP Corp. Reports Same-Store Sales Increase
04/16/07 - McDonald's Reports Global Sales Growth
04/16/07 - Aramark, shareholders settle buyout share price suit
04/16/07 - Movie-theater giant said to be opening restaurants
04/16/07 - Raving Brands to sell Moe's to Schlotzsky's parent
04/16/07 - OSI names Bonefish ops specialist as Outback president
04/09/07 - Lawsuit Alleges Raving Brands is Selling Moe’s
04/09/07 - Yum Executives Combined Pay Nearly $15M
04/09/07 - Lawyer posts ads for witnesses in Aramark drunken driving suit
04/09/07 - Casual-dining slowdown continues into March
04/09/07 - Checkers taps Terri Snyder as marketing chief
04/09/07 - Damon's names former Wendy's exec as CFO
04/02/07 - Sonic Reports Second Quarter Performance
04/02/07 - McDonald's and Yum! Wages Examined
04/02/07 - Proxy battle looms for Applebee’s, Breeden
04/02/07 - Brinker, Keller, Ells & Benno receive awards from the CIA
04/02/07 - NYC health officials to monitor dining habits with customer meal receipts
04/02/07 - Outback president resigns
03/26/07 - Cold Stone Creamery Celebrates Freedom with Free Ice Cream on Patriots' Day
03/26/07 - Burger King To Expand to Hong Kong
03/26/07 - Immigration proposal draws praise from restaurant industry
03/26/07 - Corriveau exits Dave & Buster's
03/26/07 - Subway manager accused of stealing applications for ID theft
03/26/07 - Supplier sues Taco Bell for citing green onions as E. coli source
03/19/07 - Smith rejoins Captain D's as marketing VP
03/19/07 - McDonald's Presents Ray Kroc Awards
03/19/07 - Taco Bell joins chains trying 'contactless' payments
03/19/07 - BK details new broiler, smaller-building rollouts
03/19/07 - Insurance scammer gets 10 years for offering bogus restaurant coverage
03/19/07 - Casual-dining giants end a tough week on Wall Street
03/12/07 - Burger King To Open Store in Poland
03/12/07 - Wendy's Heats up with New Sandwich
03/12/07 - Dunkin' signs Ray as spokes-chef
03/12/07 - McD pledges support for health-care plan
03/12/07 - Applebee’s says Breeden rejects peace offering
03/12/07 - Friendly franchisee to consider buying the chain
03/05/07 - Church's Responds to AFCE Suit
03/05/07 - California to consider ban on plastic restaurant containers
03/05/07 - Hardee’s tries mobile-phone coupons
03/05/07 - Yum! hires expert to avert a rat redux
03/05/07 - McD’s beefs up Angus burger test as Jack in the Box experiments with an all-sirloin option
03/05/07 - NYC disputes claims by Wendy's, White Castle to labeling loophole
01/30/07 - Burger King Announces Additional Debt Retirement
01/30/07 - Aramark goes private again in possibly biggest foodservice deal ever
01/30/07 - Raving Brands renames, refocuses Doc Green’s
01/30/07 - Stakeholder challenges Applebee’s compensation policies
01/30/07 - Dunkin’ new breakfast salvo: Dash of maple
01/30/07 - McD’s says it has its trans-fat-free oil
01/22/07 - Dunkin' Donuts to Expand Into Asian Market
01/22/07 - Chipotle to Sell Calendars in Stores
01/22/07 - Runco replaces Moody as Metromedia CEO
01/22/07 - Del Taco taps Yum! vet for franchise post
01/22/07 - Detroit-area Rally's stores become Checkers units
01/22/07 - BK to escalate the battle for breakfast with new $1 menu
01/15/07 - Krispy Kreme Introduces Original Glazed Doughnut Hole Cup
01/15/07 - Greg Brenneman Named Quiznos President and CEO
01/15/07 - FoodBrand stakeholder said to be facing bankruptcy
01/15/07 - New promotion at Pizza Patron causes uproar
01/15/07 - McDonald's considers sale of Boston Market
01/15/07 - Darden airs acquisition check list, and ‘franchisor’ could be on it
01/02/07 - Denny’s adds new HR VP
01/02/07 - BK franchisee to sell 240 stores
01/02/07 - Domino’s to start 2007 with a bargain offer
01/02/07 - BK now says U.K. ad ban won’t be a wallop
01/02/07 - Friday’s adds health and indulgence items
01/02/07 - Court opens door to worker-comp challenges in Ohio
12/26/06 - Congress to consider food-safety legislation
12/26/06 - A third of QSR patrons rethink eating at Taco Bell: Study
12/26/06 - Taco John’s reports recovery in sales, but new expenses, too
12/26/06 - Finance company buys control of Huddle House
12/26/06 - BK looks at three-meal line of wraps
12/26/06 - Atlanta’s Artuzzi’s sells stake, inks growth deal
12/18/06 - UPDATE: Danger’s past, Taco Bell stresses
12/18/06 - UPDATE: Not the green onions after all, Taco Bell says
12/18/06 - Norovirus said to affect Ann Arbor restaurant-caterer
12/18/06 - Lettuce cited in Taco John’s outbreak, too
12/18/06 - Olive Garden shuts Indiana unit after outbreak of unidentified illness
12/18/06 - Investigators check 2,500 dead mallards for avian flu
12/11/06 - Taco Bell Reopens Restaurants in Suffolk and Nassau Counties
12/11/06 - Papa John’s Proves to be the Chain of the Year
12/11/06 - OSI names Glowacki president of Outback
12/11/06 - UPDATE: Taco Bell declares its restaurants safe after tests find no more E.coli
12/11/06 - Judge gives Vegas a reprieve on smoking ban
12/11/06 - E.coli suspected in second Mexican chain
12/04/06 - Arby's Fries First to Go Trans-Fat Free
12/04/06 - The New $6,000 Combo Meal at the Palms
12/04/06 - Lone Star receives higher buy-out offer
12/04/06 - Illinois to hike its minimum wage to $7.50/hr.
12/04/06 - Maui Tacos inks deal for more Calif. units
12/04/06 - Darden opens new grill concept
11/27/06 - Krispy Kreme Partners With 13th Annual 'Today Show Toy Drive'
11/27/06 - From the Steakhouse to the Drive-Thru:
11/27/06 - Another franchisee group sues Quiznos
11/27/06 - Florida steps up investigation into fish-swapping
11/27/06 - New twists in Lone Star takeover as more doubters arise, buyer is said to be indicted
11/27/06 - Sbarro agrees to purchase by Jenny Craig’s parent
11/20/06 - Cold Stone Creamery Plans to Expand Past US Borders into Mainland China and Taiwan
11/20/06 - Carl’s Jr. ® Gives The Philly Cheesesteak a Makeover
11/20/06 - IHOP reaches settlement with IRS
11/20/06 - Bad-boy chef Gordon Ramsay parks his knives in NYC
11/20/06 - Lone Star, stakeholder trade more jabs over takeover bid
11/20/06 - U.K. limits QSR advertising during kids’ shows
11/13/06 - Wendy's Franchisee Implements Patented Order System
11/13/06 - Little Caesar's Launches Franchise Program for Veterans
11/13/06 - Wage-hike initiatives pass in six states
11/13/06 - Focus announces new Carvel president, other exec changes
11/13/06 - Court overturns $39M decision against Outback
11/13/06 - Wendy's names Anderson CEO
11/06/06 - Panera to Open 1000th Unit
11/06/06 - Jack in the Box Embraces Contactless Payment
11/06/06 - Consumer Reports disputes Wendy's claim on trans fats content in fries
11/06/06 - Starbucks loses laptops with personal data on 60,000
11/06/06 - Past weeks’ salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes in restaurants
11/06/06 - McD to tout wireless Internet service
10/30/06 - Popeyes has a neater way to eat Buffalo wings
10/30/06 - CiCi's Introduces Online Educational Games
10/30/06 - FORTUNE names Yum! among the 'Top Companies for Minorities'
10/30/06 - KFC prepares to announce systemwide changes
10/30/06 - Krystal to unveil high-tech/high-nostalgia unit
10/30/06 - Red Lobster reportedly shifting upstream with new look
10/23/06 - Wendy's Sells Baja Fresh
10/23/06 - Del Taco Names New President
10/23/06 - Soup Kitchen taps new president and COO
10/23/06 - Dunkin' to sell Togo's
10/23/06 - Sun Capital adds Fazoli's to a burgeoning fold
10/23/06 - McDonald's cites rise in drive-thru orders, accuracy from new system
10/16/06 - Burger King Partners with Sean "Diddy" Combs
10/16/06 - Maui Tacos to Move into Houston
10/16/06 - Bondholders say Wendy’s is in default
10/16/06 - McD’s tests on-demand music, videos
10/16/06 - El Pollo Loco drops plan for IPO
10/16/06 - Wendy's unveils comprehensive revitalization plan
10/09/06 - Wendy's International, Inc. Announces Strong 3Q Same-Store Sales
10/09/06 - McDonald's/Chipotle Stock Exchange Oversubscribed
10/09/06 - BK offers Xbox games
10/09/06 - FDA asked to ban 'langostino lobster'
10/09/06 - Ryan’s shareholders approve buyout by Buffets
10/09/06 - N.J. to follow N.Y.C. with trans fat ban?
10/02/06 - Sonic Increases Purchase Price
10/02/06 - Carvel Introduces Cinnabon Ice Cream
10/02/06 - Advocacy group sues 7 chains under Calif.’s Prop. 65
10/02/06 - Wendy’s gets court’s go-ahead for Hortons spin-off
10/02/06 - Mrs. Fields claims 60% sales boost at new Ohio prototype
10/02/06 - Ryan's agrees to settle shareholder suit
09/25/06 - Wendy's Spinoff of Tim Hortons Remains on Track
09/25/06 - Carl's Jr.'s Pink Star Drive Raises More Than $300,000 for Breast Cancer Research
09/25/06 - McDonald’s to offer breakfast all day?
09/25/06 - Eatza Pizza CEO and president resigns
09/25/06 - Rare eyes Bugaboo sale, Capital Grille ramp-up
09/25/06 - Officials say spinach from most areas OK to eat, but new labeling effort likely to delay supplies
09/18/06 - Max & Erma's Announces Resignation of Director
09/18/06 - Yum Completes Purchase of Pizza Hut U.K.
09/18/06 - El Pollo Loco, Inc. Announces Extension of the Expiration Date for Tender Offers
09/18/06 - Hedge fund could face SEC sanctions from Outback sell-off
09/18/06 - Starbucks to pay $13.5M for Diedrich corporate units in Calif., Ore.
09/18/06 - Restaurants take precautions amid E.coli outbreak
09/11/06 - Chili's Spices Up Gifts Cards
09/11/06 - Jim Vinz Named Corner Bakery Cafe President
09/11/06 - KFC launches second subliminal TV spot
09/11/06 - QSRs sell deals better, but consumers still favor casual ads, studies find
09/11/06 - McDonald’s to trade out Chipotle shares
09/11/06 - Marie Callender’s president and CEO resigns
09/04/06 - Burger King Announces 10-K Filing
09/04/06 - Jamba Juice and Target Partner in Pilot Program
09/04/06 - Comps tank for Outback, Carrabba's, Bonefish
09/04/06 - Sale of Compass division raises questions about Kofi Annan
09/04/06 - Wendy’s unveils plan for Hortons spin-off
09/04/06 - Burger King sued over possible risk in flame-broiling
08/28/06 - Restaurants shave prices, plump menus; Casual-dining chains try to woo spending-conscious
08/28/06 - 2006 SPIRIT Award Winners Announced
08/28/06 - Shakey's set to launch new prototype
08/28/06 - Wendy's completes transition to trans-fat-free cooking oil
08/28/06 - Report says Roberts left over succession dispute
08/28/06 - Back Yard Burgers to sell outstanding shares
08/21/06 - Captain D's Unveils New Menu, Look, Logo
08/21/06 - Long John Silver's Chooses Pepsi
08/21/06 - Government to roll anti-drinking ads
08/21/06 - Bar-B-Cutie debuts first international restaurant in Spain
08/21/06 - Four operators win NRN/NRAEF SPIRIT Awards for workforce nurturing
08/21/06 - Equity co. to buy Lone Star Steakhouse for $600 million
08/14/06 - McDonald's to Roll Out Mobile Couponing
08/14/06 - Taco Bell Gives Free Food to Bands
08/14/06 - Uno debuts the Bacon Cheeseburger Deep Dish Pizza
08/14/06 - Jack in the Box sells 25 of its 26 units in Hawaii
08/14/06 - NRN names 2006 Golden Chain, Pioneer and Innovator honorees
08/14/06 - SEC launches inquiry into CEC's stock option granting practices
08/07/06 - McDonald's Japan cuts loss by 22%, sales rise
08/07/06 - Yum! Takes Control of Pizza Hut United Kingdon
08/07/06 - The Krystal Co. looks for a buyer
08/07/06 - Court overturns $135M suit against Aramark
08/07/06 - Senate rejects wage-hike proposal
08/07/06 - Cheesecake Factory faces SEC investigation
07/31/06 - Papa John's Purchases 43 Arizona Units
07/31/06 - CKE Reports Positive Period Six Blended Same-Store Sales
07/31/06 - Buffets to buy Ryan's in $876 million deal
07/31/06 - Wendy's gives its marketing operations a forward spin
07/31/06 - CPK adds breakfast at fast-casual sister
07/31/06 - OSI rebuffs investors on selling chains
07/24/06 - Quiznos New Smokehouse Beef Brisket Sub Debuts
07/24/06 - Jack in the Box Rolls Out New LTO Value Combo
07/24/06 - T.G.I. Friday’s adds eight menu items
07/24/06 - D&B’s hires new development chief
07/24/06 - Second equity co. looking to buy Shoney’s
07/18/06 - McDonald's Reports Strong Second Quarter Sales and Preliminary Earnings Per Share Growth
07/18/06 - Brinker sued over alleged violations of employee break laws
07/18/06 - Novello resigns as Outback president
07/17/06 - Subway’s DeLuca tells franchisees they have no case
07/17/06 - Trans-fat ban proposed for Chicago
07/17/06 - Cold Stone Introduces New Smoothies and Shakes