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Wendy's Announces Innovative New Global Restaurant Design Standard: "Global Next Gen"

The Wendy's Company announced today a new global restaurant design standard, Global Next Gen, for enhanced customer, crew and digital experiences. Beginning Fall 2022, Wendy's® new traditional restaurant builds will feature a sleek and modern design with an optimized layout and next-generation technology to deliver more Wendy's to more people with an emphasis on convenience, speed and accuracy.

"To accelerate our business and expand our footprint across the globe, we must consistently meet the needs of our customers however they chose to engage with Wendy's, whether that's..."

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Aug 17 8:59 AM, General News



Give Your Wallet a Break with Domino's® 50% Off Pizza Deal

Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, knows that Americans are feeling the pinch from higher prices everywhere. One great way to stretch your budget this week is with Domino's 50% off deal, with half off all menu-priced pizzas ordered online, today through Aug. 21.

"Domino's has always been focused on value that can feed a family at a reasonable price," said Frank Garrido, Domino's executive vice president of U.S. operations and support. "Domino's stores nationwide are ready to bring pizzas and smiles to..."

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Aug 15 8:48 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

The Wendy's Company today reported unaudited results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2022.

"We are proud of the entire Wendy's® system for delivering a third consecutive quarter of accelerating double digit Global same-restaurant sales on a two-year basis, which exceeded our expectations," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "This momentum contributed to a significant sequential Company-operated restaurant margin expansion, highlighting the strength of the underlying business and our brand as well as our commitment to the restaurant economic model in a challenging environment..."

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Aug 10 8:56 AM, General News


Canadian Restaurant Industry Begins Its Steady Recovery in the Second Quarter of 2022

Dine-in restaurant visits grow by triple-digits

With the COVID public health restrictions lifted early in 2022, the Canadian restaurant industry began recovering from the steep declines it experienced during the pandemic lockdown periods. The industry finished the second quarter ending June with physical and online visits up 17% compared to a year ago, 2% below the traffic level in the second quarter of 2019 before the pandemic, reports The NPD Group. Restaurant customer spending, which, in addition to increased visits, reflects higher costs, grew by...

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Aug 10 8:23 AM, General News


Papa Johns Unveils Its First-Ever Crustless Innovation With New Papa Bowls

Papa Johns continues to deliver on its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® promise, this time by unveiling a new menu category that features their delicious, fan-favorite toppings in a bowl. Papa Bowls is everything you love about Papa Johns pizza without the crust – crisp vegetables, juicy meats, melty cheeses, and delectable signature sauces – all baked to piping hot perfection.

The new Papa Bowls are a perfect addition to any Papa Johns order and are available in three flavors: Italian Meats Trio, Chicken Alfredo and Garden Veggie...

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Aug 8 9:54 AM, General News


Shawarma Press® Continues Expansion in Texas With Opening of its Sixth Location in Frisco

Shawarma Press, the award-winning quick-service franchise committed to bringing authentic, healthy Mediterranean fare to the masses, continued to dot the Texas landscape with the recent opening of its sixth location in Frisco. Enthusiastic customers swiftly welcomed the restaurant to the community by showing up hours before the grand opening and forming a line that snaked throughout the parking lot. Members of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries joined in the festivities that included free samples of mouthwatering shawarma and discounts... 

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Chick-fil-A Honored with goBeyondProfit 2022 Champion Award

goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader initiative that highlights corporate generosity, today announced it has honored Georgia-based Chick-fil-A as a winner of the goBeyondProfit champion award for 2022.

Chick-fil-A and its Chairman Dan Cathy were nominated and selected for this award by fellow Georgia business leaders because of the organization’s success in consistently executing with care and generosity in the little things, those meaningful daily moments of service valued by Chick-fil-A culture across decades of generosity. Dan’s late father, Chick-fil-A...

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Aug 3 8:53 AM, General News


Wingstop Delivers Flavor in the Form of Five Free Wings this National Chicken Wing Day

While flavor fanatics can enjoy wings any day of the week at Wingstop Inc., it's not every day that guests can get their favorite flavorful chicken wings free of charge – that is, until National Chicken Wing Day on Friday, July 29. The holiday, also known as "Wingstop Wing Day" by the brand, celebrates chicken lovers across the globe with five free craveable, cooked-to-order classic or boneless wings that are hand sauced-and-tossed in signature flavors with the code FREEWINGS at checkout...

 

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Jul 27 9:27 AM, General News


Zaxby's Celebrates National Chicken Wing Day with Boneless Wings Meal

Zaxby's, the premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, is celebrating National Chicken Wing Day with a special 'Buy One, Get One' Boneless Wings Meal when ordering through the Zaxby's app. The offer is valid all day long Friday, July 29, while supplies last. Zaxby's Boneless Wings Meal features five tender, tasty boneless wings tossed in one of eight different sauces and is served with Texas Toast, crinkle fries and Ranch sauce.

"Zaxby's is known for our signature sauces and Fingerz, but our..."

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Jul 27 8:52 AM, General News


Taco Bell® Go Mobile Celebrates Grand Opening in Las Vegas on July 18

Diversified Restaurant Group (DRG), a multi-brand quick-service restaurant franchisee, is opening the first Taco Bell Go Mobile on the West coast. It's the first Taco Bell location of its kind to have two drive-thru lanes, with one fully dedicated to accommodating mobile orders and delivery drivers. The new design makes it an easy and convenient experience for customers who've ordered ahead online. The Las Vegas Taco Bell Go Mobile is located at 2224 E. Craig Rd., North Las Vegas...

 

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Jul 14 9:25 AM, General News


Encinal Brands™ Kicks Off Summer with Franchise Expansion in the Southwest

Encinal Brands LLC, one of the fastest growing quick-service restaurant groups with more than 40 franchise units located throughout California, announced expansion throughout the Southwest for its popular Blue Burro®, The Buffalo Spot® and Tacomasa® brands. CEO and founder Ivan Flores said special pricing and opportunities for franchisees and multi-unit owners has resulted in the launch of new locations in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, and that an additional 150 restaurants are planned to hit markets nationwide in the next five years...

 

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Jul 13 8:58 AM, General News


McDonald's Appoints Jill McDonald as Executive VP and President, International Operated Markets

Today, McDonald's CEO, Chris Kempczinski sent the following message to the McDonald's global System, sharing its international markets leadership structure.

Digital CV's and headshots for these leaders are embedded within this release.

As our global business and our two international segments continue to grow, each can further benefit from strong leadership teams focused closely on their needs —supporting the strong bench of talent in their segments and representing the perspectives of their markets on the Global Senior Leadership Team. 

Following our leadership announcements last month...

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Jul 13 8:53 AM, General News


The Best Athletes in History Come Together to Draft the Best Sandwiches in the New 'Subway Series'

Starting today, Subway® is launching its biggest advertising campaign yet to feature the best sandwiches in its history, the Subway® Series. Subway's culinary team applied its nearly six decades of sandwich skill and tested hundreds of recipes to create truly mouthwatering subs as candidates for the new Subway Series menu, and only 12 made the final roster. The new campaign reveals the backstory of this all-star sandwich lineup, and like all celebrated professional sports teams, that story of success begins...

 

 

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Jul 12 9:31 AM, General News


Mac is Back! KFC Brings Back Fan-Favorite Mac & Cheese Bowls for $5 for a Limited Time

The fans have spoken. Kentucky Fried Chicken® has listened. KFC Mac & Cheese Bowls are back! The beloved bowls, which debuted in 2019, are making a highly-anticipated return to KFC restaurants nationwide on July 18 for just $5.* But there's more! Fans can get their hands on KFC Mac & Cheese Bowls starting today, July 11, via an exclusive digital offer on the KFC mobile app and KFC.com.

KFC Mac & Cheese Bowls are a cheesy twist to...

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Jul 11 8:55 AM, General News


Cheers to 45 Years! Bojangles Celebrates Birthday in Big Bo Ways

To celebrate 45 years of made-from-scratch recipes and made-with-love memories, Bojangles is honoring the people who made it all possible. The iconic Southern brand is launching its first-ever charitable foundation, getting creative with a Netflix cake designer, recognizing the faces behind Bo in a new TV commercial and, of course, dropping a freebie, all in honor of its 45th birthday.

Beginning July 6, the day the company was founded in 1977, the Southern food chain famously known for its chicken, biscuits and tea is...

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Jul 6 9:07 AM, General News


Subway Announces A Whole New Way to Subway

Subway® restaurants today unveiled the Subway Series, a lineup of 12 all-new signature sandwiches ordered by name or number. These new mouthwatering sandwiches are the perfect combination of meat, cheese, vegetables, sauce and freshly baked bread, allowing guests to explore new options beyond their beloved build-your-own customization. To celebrate the most significant menu update in its nearly 60-year history, Subway is inviting America to experience these perfect signature subs on July 12, as it gives away up to one million free Subway Series sandwiches.

Experience the interactive...

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Jul 5 9:38 AM, General News


McDonald's® USA Drops Official 'Camp McDonald's' Lineup

Mark your calendars, because McDonald's has your pass to the event of the summer. Starting today, July 5, we're opening the doors to Camp McDonald's – and no, it's nothing like camp as you know it. It's a virtual camp experience featuring the hottest lineup of food deals, menu hacks, limited-edition merch and music performances from amazing artists.

The best part? Your ticket is the McDonald's App, so everyone is invited. Simply check the app each day for details on how to unlock the fun.

Now, go ahead and explore the grounds of...

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Jul 5 9:38 AM, General News


Blimpie Introduces an All-New Pulled Pork Sub and Brings Back a Pulled Pork Favorite

Blimpie® (www.Blimpie.com), America's Sub Shop®, is introducing a new Cuban Pulled Pork sub and welcoming the return of the Spicy Pork Sub, both available for a limited time. Beginning July 5, guests can try the two pulled pork subs at Blimpie locations nationwide.

Promotional Sandwiches:

- Cuban Pulled Pork: Tender pulled pork and ham, topped with Swiss cheese, pickles, and stone-ground mustard
- Spicy Pork: Tender pulled pork drizzled with Hot Sauce and Sweet Baby Rays® BBQ sauce, topped with cheddar cheese and...

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Jul 5 8:37 AM, General News


Wienerschnitzel is Bringing the Tropics to You

Wienerschnitzel has found the best tropical BBQ sauce ever. There is no need to deal with flight cancelations, expensive car rentals or oversold hotels for you to get it. All you need to do is head down to your local Wienerschnitzel drive-thru to enjoy some. The sauce combines the sweetness of Guava and Pineapple, the spiciness of Sriracha, and the tanginess of BBQ Sauce to make this incredible new Luau BBQ Sauce. Wienerschnitzel is combining this Luau BBQ Sauce, with grilled onions, pineapple and chopped bacon then topping it on their...

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Jun 30 8:00 AM, General News


Wingstop Brings the Heat with Hot Honey Rub to Celebrate Summer

It's officially summer and Wingstop Inc. is turning the heat up another notch with a limited-time flavor that's a match for the season. Beginning this week, fans get their hands on Wingstop's new Hot Honey Rub that's different from the rest.

Wingstop's Hot Honey Rub flavor pairs the sweetness of honey with a mouthwatering kick of heat from cayenne pepper and ancho chili. But this isn't the sticky, gooey hot honey that people have grown to expect. Wingstop's Hot Honey Rub is a crunchy, sweet, fiery dry rub...

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Jun 29 8:25 AM, General News


Chipotle Teams Up with U.S. Soccer Stars Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith to Launch New Menu Items

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is partnering with U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) soccer players Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith to launch their go-to orders as official menu items on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com for a limited time starting July 1. Fans will be able to experience Rose and Sophia's essential training meal while watching the USWNT in their qualifying matches throughout July.

Rose Lavelle Bowl
Chicken, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa, Lettuce...

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Jun 28 9:37 AM, General News


McDonald’s Promotes Kevin Ozan to Senior Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, and More

Today, McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempczinski sent the following message to the McDonald’s Global System, which also outlines additional leadership team updates.

Digital CV’s for these leaders can be found in the links below:

- Kevin Ozan, Digital CV

- Ian Borden, Digital CV

- Marion Gross, Digital CV

As I said at Worldwide Convention in April, there’s never been a better time to be part of Brand McDonald’s.

McDonald’s is now seen as leading in our industry on almost every dimension. Together, we’ve transformed the McDonald’s System and...

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Jun 27 8:42 AM, General News


White Castle Summer is All About Chicken Rings with New Deals and Limited Time Slider

White Castle is ringing in the summer with a hot deal to match the summer heat. The iconic hamburger chain is offering 10 Chicken Rings for $2.99 ($3.99 in Arizona). The crispy, uniquely shaped Chicken Rings made with all white meat chicken are sure to leave Cravers satisfied while not taking a big bite out of their wallets.

"A hot and tasty meal at an appetizing price is how we feed the souls of craver generations everywhere," said Jamie Richardson, vice president for...

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Jun 23 8:15 AM, General News


Popeyes® Celebrates 50 Years of Loving that Chicken

Y’all, Popeyes® just turned 50! That’s a lot of LOVE and a lot of signature chicken. The beloved southern brand was founded in 1972 by Al Copeland in New Orleans, and since its doors opened on June 12th, the brand has offered guests fried chicken and southern sides that mimic the delicious homemade food you would find walking into any kitchen in the south. Its Louisiana roots and bold Cajun flavors and seasonings have allowed the brand to stand out with fans against the competition for decades...

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Jun 21 10:10 AM, General News


Wendy's and Tiger Pistol Partnership Sets the New Standard for Collaborative Advertising

Tiger Pistol, the leading collaborative advertising platform that delivers local activation at scale, announced today a partnership with The Wendy's Company, the global quick service restaurant, to power its national-to-local social advertising programs.

According to Kristin Tormey, Manager, Social Media & Gaming at The Wendy's Company, "The new partnership between Wendy's® and Tiger Pistol is an important step forward for our local advertising strategy. Tiger Pistol strengthens the level of collaboration between Wendy's, our regional agencies, and our restaurants, enabling high-performing social advertising at the..."

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Jun 17 8:00 AM, General News


Little Caesars is the New Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL

Little Caesars, the third largest pizza chain in the world and home of the famous HOT-N-READY® pizza, and the NFL today announced a multi-year partnership that names Little Caesars as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League. As one of Little Caesars highest-profile partnerships to date, the collaboration will continue to build on Little Caesars momentum of incredible growth over the past several years...

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Jun 15 7:00 AM, General News


Zaxby's Names New Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Zaxby's, the premium quick-service restaurant brand founded in Athens, announced today that Patrick Schwing has been named chief marketing & strategy officer. He joins Zaxby's from Inspire Brands, where he has served as Arby's chief marketing officer and president of the Franchise Association for more than two years. In his new role, Schwing will oversee marketing communications, loyalty, e-commerce, R&D, and media including digital and social to help the organization architect its future growth plans...

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Jun 14 7:20 AM, General News


Odd Burger Signs Agreement for 40 New Vegan Fast-Food Restaurants in Ontario

Odd Burger Corporation, one of the world's first vegan fast-food chains and the first to go public, announced today that it has signed an agreement with a party to open 40 new locations in Ontario.

Odd Burger and Starke Investments, a company specializing in real estate and franchise development, have signed an area representative agreement that will bring forty Odd Burger locations to the province over the next eight years. Starke Investments will oversee franchise sales to individual owners, store construction, and provide support for franchises...

 

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Jun 10 6:00 AM, General News


Fatburger Launches Mike’s Hot Honey® for New Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Fatburger announces the launch of Mike’s Hot Honey® Crispy Chicken Sandwich, available for a limited time. The sweet and spicy mash-up is the first Fatburger and Mike’s Hot Honey® collaboration, with both brands working together to create a one-of-a-kind offering that will “wow” chicken sandwich enthusiasts. Customers can order the Mike’s Hot Honey® Crispy Chicken Sandwich online and in-store at participating Fatburger locations from June 14 through September 4, 2022.

Sweet ‘n’ spicy ‘n’ ultra-crispy, the...

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Jun 9 1:31 PM, General News


White Castle Celebrates 35th Birthday of Its Highly Successful Retail Division

In 1987, White Castle launched its retail division, becoming the first fast-food restaurant to offer its food in grocery stores for preparation at home. Some industry experts scoffed at the idea, saying a fast-food restaurant couldn't succeed as a consumer packaged-goods company. But White Castle proved them wrong. Its retail division has grown steadily over the years, becoming an integral part of the family-owned business' success and giving the brand a national presence.

"When my dad, Bill Ingram, was president and CEO, he wanted to..."

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Jun 7 9:03 AM, General News


Taco Bell Defy™ Concept Opens June 7 - One of the Most Innovative Drive-Thru Experiences Yet

Revolutionary restaurant concept from Taco Bell® and its family-owned, long-standing franchisee partner reimagines the drive-thru experience

Taco Bell is redefining drive-thrus as consumers know it with one of its most innovative Taco Bell restaurant designs yet. Coined "Taco Bell Defy," the restaurant that broke ground last summer will open its doors – but most importantly, its four-lane drive-thru – in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota on June 7. The first of its kind two-story model delivers innovative technology...

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Jun 6 1:08 PM, General News


Shawarma Press® Announces Grand Opening of Fifth Texas Location in Georgetown

The Nation's First Authentic Shawarma Franchise Brings Healthy Mediterranean Fare to the Masses Inside Walmart Stores

Shawarma Press, the rapidly expanding quick-service Mediterranean franchise owned by Dallas-based entrepreneurs Sawsan Abublan and Dr. Ehap Sabri, announced grand opening ceremonies slated for June 7 at its newest restaurant in Georgetown. Located in North Austin at 620 S. I-35 Suite 400 inside Walmart, Georgetown is one of five Shawarma Press locations currently operating throughout Texas, including restaurants inside Walmart stores in Arlington, Plano, and San Antonio, and the...

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Jun 6 9:49 AM, General News


Refraction AI Tests Autonomous Delivery at Two Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in Austin, TX

Refraction AI, a last-mile, autonomous robot delivery company, announced today it has deployed a fleet of its self-driving vehicles to provide energy-efficient meal deliveries at two Chick-fil-A restaurants located in downtown Austin, Texas. Refraction's innovative approach to last-mile delivery makes the cost, safety and sustainability benefits of self-driving technology available today by serving the rapidly growing demand for goods delivery across multiple categories.

Refraction's Robot-as-a-Service platform combines self-driving technology, tele-operations and a delivery...

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Jun 1 9:11 AM, General News


Burger King® Celebrates Its Birthday With a New Limited-Edition Crown and Free Whopper Jr. Sandwiches

Burger King is keeping its birthday lit – flame-grilled, that is. Guests have loved the Home of the Whopper since 1954, and on June 1, the brand turns 68 years old. To celebrate, Burger King is launching a limited-edition birthday crown at participating restaurants nationwide and Royal Perks members can get a free Whopper Jr. sandwich with any $1+ purchase for one day only*.

Burger King has continued to reward its Royal Perks members with exclusive benefits they can’t find...

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Jun 1 8:23 AM, General News


Subway® Debuts Refreshed Catering Program

As more businesses are calling employees back to the office, they're finding a simple perk can smooth the transition: free meals. In fact, 93% of leaders report that more employees show up to the office on days when the company provides free food.

With more people returning to the workplace and get togethers on the rise, Subway®, one of the world's largest restaurant brands, is serving up a redesigned catering program, complete with new easy-order menu choices, convenient delivery and pick-up options, and improved packaging to make feeding a crowd simple...

 

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May 31 9:51 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Reaffirms 2022 Outlook

The Wendy's Company today reaffirmed its 2022 outlook.

"As evidenced by our sales momentum, which accelerated on a 2-year basis in Q1 2022, we continue to make significant progress across our three long-term growth pillars: building our breakfast daypart, accelerating our digital business, and expanding our footprint across the globe," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "We achieved a second consecutive quarter of double digit 2‐year global same‐restaurant sales, opened over 90 new restaurants, accelerated our global digital business to over 10% of total sales..."

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May 27 8:47 AM, General News


Subway® Hiring 50,000 New Team Members in June Ahead of its Biggest Summer Yet

Today, Subway® announced plans to add more than 50,000 new in restaurant team members in June as part of a nationwide hiring program. The push to hire at restaurants across the country comes as Subway prepares for its biggest summer yet, following record sales in 2022 and the company's menu refresh last year.

Whether it's the perfect summer job or a long-term career with growth potential, more than 20,000 Subway restaurants have exciting opportunities for jobseekers across the nation, with open...

 

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May 26 10:06 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Comments on Amended 13D Filing from Trian Partners

The Wendy's Company today issued the following statement regarding the Schedule 13D/A filed by Trian Fund Management, L.P. and certain of its affiliates with the Securities and Exchange Commission:

"The Wendy's Company's Board of Directors and management team regularly review the Company's strategic priorities and opportunities with the goal of maximizing value for all stockholders. Our Board is committed to continuing to act in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. Consistent with its fiduciary duties, the Board will carefully review any proposal submitted by...

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May 25 8:58 AM, General News


Zaxby's Announces Executive Appointments

Zaxby's, the premium quick-service restaurant brand founded in Athens, announced today that industry franchising veteran Mike Mettler has been named chief development officer, while former interim Chief Digital & Technology Officer Mike Nettles has been elevated to the position long-term.

"These are seasoned executives who have achieved great success within some of the most recognizable brands in our industry," said Bernard Acoca, CEO. "With development and digital strategies central to our growth, I am confident that both are the right people to move our brand into the next phase."

Mike Mettler brings with him significant...

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May 24 9:21 AM, General News


New Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki Sandwich Headlines Summer Blockbuster Season at Subway®

Subway® knows what guests have been craving — and that is more Sweet Onion flavor. Today, Subway announced one of the brand's most beloved sandwiches is getting the refresh treatment with the debut of the Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki. Available for a limited time only, this twist on a Subway classic packs a flavor punch of familiar sweet onion and savory teriyaki, with notes of soy, sesame, garlic and black pepper.

"The new Sweet Onion Steak Teriyaki is the long-awaited sequel our fans..."

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May 16 7:55 AM, General News


Domino's® Awards 'World's Fastest Pizza Maker'

Domino's Pizza Inc., the largest pizza company in the world, awarded the 2022 World's Fastest Pizza Maker title to Zagros Jaff among nearly 8,000 cheering spectators at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas on May 10. Jaff, a regional manager in Hampshire, England, made three large pizzas in an impressive 70 seconds – that's equal to making each pizza in roughly 23 seconds! Jaff won $3,000 in prize money, a trophy, a championship belt and the coveted title of World's Fastest Pizza Maker, presented by Domino's Chief Executive Officer Russell Weiner...

 

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May 13 9:45 AM, General News


White Castle to Treat Customers to a Free Cheese Slider in Recognition of National Slider Day May 15

White Castle invites customers far and wide to enjoy a complimentary Cheese Slider on National Slider Day, May 15. All they have to do is visit their favorite White Castle and present a digital coupon that can be found on the company's social media channels. No purchase is necessary to receive the free Cheese Slider.

National Slider Day is one of the most significant days of the year for White Castle. It gives the 101-year-old, family-owned business an opportunity...

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May 13 8:24 AM, General News


The Wendy's Company Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

The Wendy's Company today reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2022.

"We continue to make meaningful progress against our three strategic growth pillars, reinforcing the strength and resiliency of the Wendy's® brand and driving robust AUV and sales increases," President and Chief Executive Officer Todd Penegor said. "We had one of our best quarters in our history for unit growth, with over 90 new restaurant openings, and are on track to reach our planned net unit growth goal of 5 to 6 percent for the year..." 

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May 11 8:30 AM, General News


Taco Bell® is Swapping Mundane Meals for Free Crunchy Tacos in International Markets

Starting May 9 in more than 25 markets around the world, Taco Bell is fighting a universal truth: having the same meal on rotation can get, well… boring and unappealing. So, the brand known for satiating just about every craving — on and off the menu — is introducing Taco Swap.

There are two types of people in this world, those who love Taco Bell tacos and those who haven't tried them yet. Taco Swap builds upon this idea by giving potential fans the opportunity to get excited...

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May 9 8:15 AM, General News


Papa John’s International Announces First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 27, 2022.

First quarter 2022 highlights compared to first quarter of 2021

- Total company revenues increased 6.0% to $542.7 million; global system-wide restaurant sales of $1.3 billion, up 5.3% (excluding the impact of foreign currency)
- Comparable sales up 1.9% in North America and 0.8% Internationally, lapping prior year gains of 26.2% and 23.2%, respectively
- 62 net unit openings driven by accelerating development activity and growing pipeline, especially Internationally...

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May 5 9:25 AM, General News


Nathan's Famous Launches New Spicy Asian Barbecue and Slaw Menu Items

Nathan's Famous, the American tradition serving New York favorites for more than 100 years, announces the launch of its newest limited time only menu items, Spicy Asian Barbecue and Slaw with Kogi Sticky Spicy Wing Sauce. The menu items, now available through June 25, include the Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Asian BBQ Slaw-Topped Hot Dog, Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Tenders, Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Wings, and Spicy Asian BBQ Chicken Fries & Slaw.

"We continue to expand our menu based on our customers' feedback and preferences, and..."

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May 3 9:22 AM, General News


Where's The Bacon? Wendy's Launches Breakfast Nationwide in Canada Today

Today is the day morning routines change forever with Wendy's® craveable breakfast menu launching nationwide in Canada, served from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.* To celebrate the launch, Wendy's is giving customers one less reason to hit snooze with a FREE hot cup of their soon-to-be favourite coffee all day long at participating locations through May 29.** Customers will not want to miss out because for the first time ever, Wendy's is serving a new signature medium-roast coffee blend uniquely crafted for Canadian customers...

 

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May 2 9:44 AM, General News


Zaxby's offers free Boneless Wings Meal for Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week

Zaxby's, a premium quick-service restaurant known for its Chicken Fingerz™, wings and signature sauces, is celebrating National Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week with a special 'Buy One, Get One' Boneless Wings Meal offer valid all day long on May 3, while supplies last. Zaxby's Boneless Wings Meal features five, tender, tasty boneless wings tossed in one of nine different sauces and is served with Texas Toast, crinkle fries and Ranch sauce.

Earlier this year Zaxby's introduced its new Buffalo Garlic Blaze...

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Apr 29 9:06 AM, General News


White Castle Surpasses 28 Billion Burgers Sold Since Founding in 1921

May is National Hamburger Month, and White Castle has a lot to celebrate. Besides being the first fast-food hamburger chain in the U.S. and the pioneer of the smaller-sized burger that ultimately became known as The Original Slider, the 101-year-old family-owned business has recently reached a significant milestone: all-time sales of its burgers — The Original Slider and Cheese Slider — have surpassed 28 billion. That includes 22 billion sliders sold in restaurants and another 6 billion sold through the company's retail division...

 

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Apr 29 8:12 AM, General News


US Restaurant Industry Ends Challenging First Quarter with Customer Traffic Down from A Year Ago

In the first quarter of 2021, the third round of stimulus payments, availability of COVID vaccines and relaxed pandemic restrictions helped increase online and physical visits to U.S. restaurants by 3% compared to the same period a year before, according to The NPD Group. The first quarter of 2022, in contrast, presented a host of headwinds, including higher food and energy costs, for restaurant consumers and restaurants. Challenged by these headwinds and compared to a 3% gain in last year’s first quarter, online and physical...

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Apr 29 7:52 AM, General News


The NPD Group Announces 2022 Top 50 US Restaurant Chain Rankings

The NPD Group has ranked the top 50 U.S. restaurant chains based on sales estimates representing each chain’s total U.S. system for the year ending December 2021. Recovery was evident for the U.S. commercial restaurant industry in 2021 as pandemic restrictions lifted, vaccinations increased, and pent-up demand led to consumers dining out more. Restaurant online and physical visits increased by 9% in 2021 compared to the 12% decline in 2020. Similar to the overall restaurant trend, aggregate sales for the top 50 chains grew 15%, from...

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Apr 28 8:00 AM, General News


Wendy's Advances Corporate Responsibility Commitments

Today, The Wendy's Company released its 2021 Corporate Responsibility report, outlining progress under the Company's Good Done Right platform focus areas of Food, People and Footprint. The report announces Wendy's® newly formalized Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals and shares progress on the Company's climate roadmap and sustainable packaging goals. In the report, the Company also details its Board of Directors' decision to tie executive compensation to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, with a portion of Company executives' 2022 incentive compensation linked to Wendy's achievements against its Food, People and Footprint goals...

 

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Apr 28 8:00 AM, General News


Make Mother's Day Great with a Sides Lovers Meal from KFC® and the Buckquet from Proflowers®

This Mother's Day, KFC and Proflowers are helping you celebrate mom like never before – introducing the Kentucky Fried Buckquet, a DIY floral arrangement that, once assembled, can be part fried chicken, part fresh flowers and altogether amazing.

Order a KFC Sides Lovers Meal for Mother's Day via the KFC mobile app or kfc.com (offer online only, not available in restaurants) between May 1-3 and receive a promo code to redeem your very own free Kentucky Fried Buckquet kit from Proflowers*...

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Apr 27 1:00 PM, General News


TacoTime Introduces New Impossible Nacho Burrito

TacoTime® (www.TacoTime.com), known for serving freshly prepared, home-style Mexican fare, is offering a new option with the Impossible™ Nacho Burrito which will be available for a limited time in stores until July 26.

The Impossible™ Nacho Burrito features Impossible™ Meat Made From Plants, Black Beans, Cheese Sauce, Jalapeños, Sour Cream, Homemade Salsa Fresca and Tortilla Strips.

"We are thrilled to feature a new item on our menu during the spring and summer months," said Kim Heath, senior director of marketing for Kahala Brands®, parent company of TacoTime®...

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Apr 27 8:08 AM, General News


McDonald's USA Helps Fans Unleash Their McNugget Persona with In-App Deal on April 27

There's no wrong way to enjoy Chicken McNuggets® – whether you use them as a delicious way to get to your fave dipping sauce, eat all the McNugget shapes in a specific order, or swear by your own menu hack (like dunking your McNuggets into a McFlurry®... IYKYK).

Some people may not understand the way you roll, but we do. Take the McNuggets Personality Quiz to find out if you're the Creative Type, Sauce Superfan, Shape Connoisseur or Sharer. Then, test out your...

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Apr 26 10:02 AM, General News


White Castle® Celebrates Successful First Year in Orlando

White Castle®, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, opened its restaurant in Orlando, Florida, to much fanfare on May 3, 2021, and the excitement has yet to subside. In nearly 12 months since the grand opening, the restaurant has become the top performer among White Castle's more than 350 restaurants, on pace to sell 5 million Sliders by its anniversary date.

Besides selling a record number of hot-and-tasty Sliders of all varieties, the Orlando location used 40,000 freshly cracked eggs to make its tantalizing breakfast Sliders...

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Apr 25 9:49 AM, General News


White Castle's New 1921 Slider, Now Available at All Castles

For the first time in several years, White Castle is rolling out a new, permanent menu item — a slider inspired by the very first hamburger White Castle made when it opened its doors in 1921.

Called The 1921 Slider®, the new burger marks 101 years of slider innovations.

"The 1921 Slider brings our menu full circle to the hamburger that started it all," said Lynn Blashford, chief marketing officer for White Castle. "It's been so popular in our limited release that we can't wait for Cravers in all of..."

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Apr 21 8:00 AM, General News


Whataburger Hires New Chief People Officer

Whataburger has hired Peggy Rubenzer as its new Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer. Rubenzer is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years in the human resources industry, building people teams at True Food Kitchen, Shake Shack Enterprises, PF Chang's China Bistro Inc., Southwest Airlines and more.

During her time at True Food Kitchen as their Chief People Officer, Rubenzer oversaw all HR-related functions, from leadership development to compensation, benefits, performance management and training. Prior to joining True Food in 2019, Rubenzer held the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer...

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Apr 21 8:00 AM, General News


Chipotle Launches $50 Million Venture Fund to Foster Innovation

Chipotle is launching a $50 million venture fund.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is hoping to revolutionize the restaurant industry.

The quick-service restaurant chain announced the launch of Cultivate Next, a venture fund that will support seed-to-Series B stage companies that focus on increasing technology and innovation in restaurant operations and align with its mission to “Cultivate a Better World.” The fund will have an initial size of $50 million and will be financed solely by Chipotle.

The fund launch comes as the company is continuing its...

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Apr 20 9:19 AM, General News


Fan-Favorite Mexican Pizza Makes Historic Return to Taco Bell® this May

While rumors of the Mexican Pizza's return have been swirling for months, it hasn't been publicly confirmed, until now. From petitions, to memorials, to merch, the Taco Bell cult has (rightfully) been all but silent about its menu hiatus. Doja Cat, the voice of the Taco Bell people, was one of the first to confirm the news this past weekend, when she literally dropped the mic with the HOT news of the Mexican Pizza's return this May.

But, Doja wasn't the only fan who played...

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Apr 18 9:22 AM, General News


FAT Brands’ Quick-Service Division Continues Strong Growth Momentum

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Round Table Pizza, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery, and 14 other restaurant concepts, announces its Quick-Service Division has signed 20 new development deals, totaling over 50 additional units, following the acquisition of Global Franchise Group in June 2021. The acquisition marked FAT Brands’ foray into both the snack and pizza categories, adding the following brands: Round Table Pizza, Great American Cookies, Marble Slab Creamery, Hot Dog on a Stick and Pretzelmaker...

 

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Apr 14 8:10 AM, General News


Wendy's $5 Biggie™ Bag Now Comes with Choice of Sandwich

WHAT:
Looking to find a value meal that is flavorful, satisfying AND doesn't break the bank? Look no further. Wendy's® iconic $5 Biggie™ Bag now comes with the choice of a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger, Double Stack™, or classic Crispy Chicken BLT. That's right, three flavor-bursting sandwiches featuring fresh, never frozen beef*, Applewood smoked bacon or all-white meat chicken. Get your choice of sandwich, 4-piece chicken nuggets (Spicy or Crispy), small fries and a small soft drink all for just. five. dollars...

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Apr 13 8:00 AM, General News


Subway in Thailand unveils MEAT ZERO’s Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty

Subway has launched Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty in collaboration with MEAT ZERO, a plant-based food brand from Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) and a market leader in Thailand, to serve up delicious meals for health-conscious consumers. The collab products are now available in Subway stores throughout Thailand.

About Passion Co. Ltd., the world's largest DIY sandwich brand, has partnered with CP Foods’ MEAT ZERO to launch "Plant-Based Garlic & Herb Patty" to capture a growing flexitarian consumer base in the country.

Anakarwee Chooratn...

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Apr 7 8:00 AM, General News


Buck Biscuit Returns: Wendy's Brings Back Breakfast Biscuits for a Buck

WHAT:
Buck Biscuit is BACK! Calling all breakfast lovers everywhere – it's time to wake up to a better breakfast with select Wendy's® $1 premium biscuit sandwiches! You heard that right...you can snag Wendy's Sausage or Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit for just a buck* all month-long.

We're talking Wendy's fluffy, Southern-style biscuit made with real buttermilk, topped with fresh-cracked egg, oven-baked Applewood Smoked bacon (cooked fresh daily!) or savory sausage perfectly seasoned for a kick, topped with melted American cheese for just. one...

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Apr 4 7:53 AM, General News


Welcome to the Wendyverse™: Wendy's® Opening First Restaurant in Virtual Reality

Wendy's® is teaming up with creators in Meta's Horizon Worlds to make (virtual) dreams come true with the grand opening of the Wendyverse™ in Horizon Worlds on April 2. Virtual reality becomes reality as Wendyverse gives fans all-new 3D opportunities to virtually interact with each other and the brand – as only Wendy's can.

"For years we've been meeting our fans in unexpected ways and places with our unique approach to social media, gaming and engagement," said Carl Loredo, chief marketing officer for...

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Mar 31 8:00 AM, General News


American Dairy Queen Unveils New Line of Signature Stackburgers

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), a leader in iconic treats and food, today announced the new Signature Stackburgers™ menu. Centered on cheeseburgers that deliver on consumer demand for big flavor and variety, this new menu is the most significant product rollout for ADQ in the past 20 years.

“Our hot food menu, served at our DQ® Grill & Chill® restaurants, is key to our business goal to become a balanced leader in both food and treat items. We know that means innovating and expanding our everyday food offerings, and..."

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Mar 30 1:00 PM, General News


Burger King Invites Everyone to Order Through Its App

Everyone loves a Whopper. Thanks to the Burger King app’s delivery feature, you can get one brought right to your door and tame that all-too-familiar Whopper craving.

At Burger King we know that, except from our restaurants, there is no place like home, the only other place on earth where we can truly be ourselves, no makeup, no bow tie and no one judging us. That’s why, now, Burger King claims that ‘Every home can be the Home of the Whopper’! The new Burger King...

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Mar 28 8:32 AM, General News


U.S. Restaurant Industry Traffic Improves in February After January Declines 

The U.S. restaurant recovery got back on track in February after January declines, reports The NPD Group. Online and physical restaurant traffic was up 2%, and consumer spending was up 8% in February compared to a year ago. Total restaurant visits in the month were down 8% from the pre-pandemic level in February 2020, according to NPD’s continual tracking of the U.S. foodservice industry.

Quick service restaurant traffic improved by 1% in February compared to a 7% decline in February 2021. This February, online and physical visits to...

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Mar 25 9:34 AM, General News


Taco Bell® Celebrates 60 Years with its Team Members, Fans and Community

In 1962, Glen Bell opened the first Taco Bell in Downey, California, where he introduced tacos in a burger world and set the stage for what it means to "Live Más." What began as a small taco stand lovingly referred to as "Numero Uno'' and inspired by a local Mexican restaurant that crafted a version of the hard shell tacos we now know and love across the global brand, Taco Bell is known for bold food innovations and fresh experiences that satisfy fans' cravings too...

 

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Mar 23 8:55 AM, General News


Just Eat Takeaway.com and McDonald’s Announce Long-Term Global Strategic Partnership

McDonald’s Corporation and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. have agreed to a new, long-term global strategic partnership, evolving their existing local agreements to provide McDonald’s customers and franchisees with the convenience and value of McDelivery® in markets across the world. McDonald’s and Just Eat Takeaway.com’s partnership will support growth of the McDelivery business and will lead to increased operational benefits for Just Eat Takeaway.com.

Just Eat Takeaway.com’s global brand and extensive geographic coverage, best-in-class food-delivery marketplace and 500,000 couriers worldwide provide numerous strategic benefits to...

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Mar 23 8:16 AM, General News


Chick-fil-A, Inc. Chooses Darling Ingredients to Turn Used Cooking Oil into Renewable Fuel

Darling Ingredients Inc., the world's leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, today announced Chick-fil-A, Inc. has chosen Darling Ingredients to convert its used cooking oil into cleaner burning renewable transportation fuel. Darling Ingredients' service brand DAR PRO Solutions, will collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

"We admire Chick-fil-A's commitment to reducing food waste and are proud to be part of a solution that keeps food..."

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Mar 22 2:10 PM, General News


Vegan Fast Food Chain Takes Flight - Opens No. 11 In The City Of Angels

Plant Power Fast Food, the country's fastest growing 100% plant-based fast food restaurant chain has announced the opening of its new Los Angeles location in the heart of Hollywood, California.

Located near the intersection of Vine Street and Melrose Avenue and around the block from Paramount Studios, this location features indoor and outdoor dining, plentiful parking, traditional counter service, a self-order kiosk, mobile order and pick-up, and local third-party delivery. This is the eleventh Plant Power location and a company spokesperson shared...

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Mar 18 9:42 AM, General News


Yum China Expands Share Repurchase Authorization by $1 Billion

Yum China Holdings, Inc. today reported that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has increased the Company's share repurchase authorization by $1 billion to an aggregate of $2.4 billion.

From 2017 to March 16, 2022, the Company repurchased approximately 24 million shares of common stock for $971 million, including approximately 4 million shares repurchased for $188 million quarter-to-date 2022. This increase brings the total remaining authorization to approximately $1.4 billion.

"The Board's approval to expand our share repurchase program reflects the strength of..."

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Mar 18 9:05 AM, General News


Whataburger Hires New General Counsel from Walgreens

Whataburger has hired Elena Kraus as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Kraus is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of in-house legal experience at Walgreens Boots Alliance, the parent company of Walgreen Co. and the nation's second largest retail pharmacy chain. For the past six years, Kraus served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walgreens.

During her tenure at Walgreens, Kraus oversaw the strategy and delivery of legal services to the organization during a time of innovation and record expansion. She built and led...

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Mar 14 9:33 AM, General News


Wingstop Inc. Completes $250 Million Securitization Transaction and Declares Special Dividend 

Wingstop Inc., completed a securitized financing transaction on March 9, 2022, which included the issuance of a new series of $250 million of securitized notes (the "Notes"). The Series 2022-1 Class A-2 Senior Secured Notes are subject to 1% annual amortization, bear interest at a rate of 3.734% per annum, and have an anticipated repayment date of March 2029. Interest and principal payments on the Notes are payable on a quarterly basis.

In addition to the Notes, the Company also entered into a $200...

 

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Mar 14 7:50 AM, General News


White Castle Surpasses 6 Billion Retail Sliders Sold

White Castle, founded in 1921 and known as the nation's first fast-food hamburger chain, has recently achieved some major milestones in its retail division, further strengthening its position as a leader in the consumer packaged goods industry as well as in the restaurant industry.

The retail division of the family-owned business sold its 6th billionth retail Slider at the end of 2021 and achieved record sales last year. In fact, 20% of its total historic sales have come in the past three years alone. The division is poised for continued...

 

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Mar 11 8:52 AM, General News


Wendy's Introduces Deals for NCAA March Madness with Assist from Reggie Miller

WHAT: Wendy's® is back, baby. As the Official Breakfast of March Madness® and Official Hamburger of March Madness, Wendy's is stepping up deals to fuel fans nationwide all month long.

Introducing your Wendy's starting lineup for the 2022 NCAA® March Madness Tournament:

At Shooting Guard: Five-Time All-Star NBA Player, and Wendy's Superfan, Reggie Miller
- For the third straight year, Wendy's is teaming up with someone who knows a thing or two about being the best in the game, NBA legend, Reggie Miller...

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Mar 10 8:00 AM, General News







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