Russian courts uphold closing of three McDonalds

Russian courts have upheld the temporary closure of McDonalds' three units in Moscow.

FEATURES


Will Burger King’s competition take advantage of merger backlash?

Fans, politicians are calling for a boycott of Burger King after company establishes Canadian headquarters.

Burger King, Tim Hortons seal merger deal

Despite early media reports, executives from both brands insist their M&A; agreement is not about a tax inversion.

Wendy's aims to be a 'stronger global player'

The company continues its mobile ordering beta test and is approaching loyalty aggressively.

Taco Bell breakfast generating up to $120K in incremental sales

In less than six months, the brand's breakfast business is above breakeven and is about 7 percent of the menu mix.

Why is the speakeasy bar concept growing internationally but not in the US?

Colombian-based Wingz's customers require an electronic key to gain access to its restaurants.

Auntie Anne’s SVP: Brands have to adapt to compete in marketplace

The pretzel brand is set to significantly expand internationally, as well as in non-mall locations domestically, with its new store prototype.

Yum Brands CFO: When consumers control ordering process, they spend more

As 70-80 percent of sales in China come from digital channels, the company has ramped up resources for digital globally.

KFC China takes page from Chick-fil-A, steps up 'customer proposition'

KFC U.S. is taking some learnings from successful global businesses and applying them to the domestic system.

The race for QSR market share expected to intensify

To embrace changing trends, restaurants have expanded menus to include healthier items, value offerings and more LTOs.

Amidst sales slump, McDonald's shifts focus to breakfast

The QSR segment experienced a 4-percent increase in breakfast traffic within the past year.

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NEWS


CKE Restaurants Holdings surpasses 3,500 restaurants worldwide

The opening of a Hardee's in Marassi, Egypt, and a Carl’s Jr. in Conroe, Texas, mark major milestones for CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc. Opened in late July, the Marassi Hardee's is CKE's 3500th restaurant worldwide.

Shanghai asking restaurants, others to post product source info

The city of Shanghai has asked several major restaurant chains to post information about product sources in the wake of a supplier scandal.

McDonald's US struggles deepen in July

Investors looking for a sales turnaround at McDonald's will have to wait it out another month. The Golden Arches today reported its U.S.

Baskin-Robbins franchisee achieves record number of new store openings

Galadari Ice Cream Company, master franchisee for Baskin-Robbins in the Middle East, and part of Galadari Brothers group, joint venture partner for Baskin-Robbins in Australia, has been awarded the "Developer of the Year" Award 2014 from Dunkin' Brands for achieving...

Latest Chinese supply chain crisis hits Yum! Brands' sales 'significantly'

Yum! Brands said the latest supply chain crisis in China has caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at its KFC and Pizza Hut brands in that market. Reuters reported that if this impact is sustained, it will have a "material"...

McDonald’s sued by Russian regulators

A Russian federal agency has sued McDonald's, claiming its nutritional content is "misrepresented." According to UPI, the agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, has begun an investigation into alleged antibiotics in the brand's cheese. A spokesperson for the agency said the investigation began after...

Cold Stone Creamery enters Kenyan market

Cold Stone Creamery plans to make its debut in Kenya through a 10-year master franchise agreement with Om Nom Nom Mauritius Ltd. There are seven stores scheduled to open throughout the next five years, with the first planned for Nairobi...

Tyson Foods sells poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil

Tyson Foods Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil.

FreshBerry opens 20th location in Saudi Arabia

Tulsa, Okla.-based FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt has opened its 20th store in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with franchise partner United Food Company. The newest location is in Jizan, in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. It is a co-branded store with Dallas-based Pizza Inn.

KFC Canada’s fast casual concept plans expansion, beer menu

KFC Canada announced the expansion of its KFC Fresh fast casual concept, which first made its debut in December 2013. "KFC Fresh began as Canada's incubator for signature innovation, so we're delighted to announce that we're expanding and evolving the...

McDonald’s Japan cuts off China chicken supply

McDonald’s Japan announced that it will stop selling all chicken products from China, and will also stop selling chicken McNuggets in Hong Kong, following the recent scandal alleging that its Chinese supplier, Husi Food Co., was selling expired meat. McDonald’s...

Yum! drops China meat supplier, McDonald’s maintains relationship

Following the latest supply chain controversy in China, in which OSI Group employees were accused of using meat that fell on the ground and selling meat that had long been expired, Yum! Brands announced it was cutting ties with the...

New KFC, McDonald's chicken supply chain scandal surfaces in China

Yum! Brands and McDonald’s have halted orders from a meat supplier in Shanghai, China, after a TV station investigated sales of expired products. The Xinhua News Agency’s report showed workers at the Husi Food Co.

Mrs. Fields, TCBY expanding throughout UAE

Famous Brands International, parent company of TCBY Yogurt and Mrs. Fields Cookies, signed a new master franchise deal with Dubai-based company, The Luxury Gourmet Sweets and Candies.

Menchie's opens stores in Canada, Connecticut

Menchie's marked the opening of two stores recently, one in Canada and one in Connecticut. The Canadian store opened in Georgetown, Ontario, and marked the brand's 100th location in that market. “Canada has proven to be a strong and successful market for us and we see this growth continuing.

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