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Ruth's Chris and Emeril not feeling the love after Katrina. The mere mention of two of the city's highest-profile exports - Emeril Lagasse and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - still draws venom from New Orleanians who feel scorned and abandoned. .... [more] 29 Aug, 2006
Home inspection franchiser from New Orleans finds solid base in S.A. A-Pro Franchise Inc. relocated to Texas, thanks to Hurricane Katrina, and a Cajun-accented Italian American reoriented his goals to emphasize a Lone Star. .... [more] 28 Aug, 2006
New Orleans business owners start over elsewhere. Christine McAtee, owner of Adventures in Advertising/Insignia Marketing, is one of thousands of small business owners forced to leave the city ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and start over someplace else. .... [more] 23 Aug, 2006
Hurricane Relief Efforts Receive $3 Million From Curves. Curves International Inc. announced today it has partnered with its franchisees and members to donate $3 million to Gulf Coast hurricane relief. .... [more] 17 Nov, 2005
Ruth's Chris Steak House Announces Hurricane Related Restaurant Closures. Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. today announced that due to Hurricane Wilma and its effects on southern Florida, four company-owned restaurants have temporarily closed. .... [more] 28 Oct, 2005
CKE Restaurants, Inc. Raises More Than $275,000 To Aid Hurricane Victims. CKE Restaurants, Inc. announced today that an in-store donation program created to aid hurricane victims raised more than $275,000. .... [more] 26 Oct, 2005
Louisiana Car Dealer Credits Franchise System With Recovery From Hurricane Double Whammy. Nearly a month and many gray hairs since taking a hurricane one-two punch, a Louisiana used-car dealer is helping his customers get rolling again, and he's crediting his franchise system. .... [more] 13 Oct, 2005
Outback weathers hurricanes with increased system sales. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita cost Outback Steakhouse Inc. $2.2 million in lost revenue during the five-week period ending Sept. 24. .... [more] 29 Sep, 2005
Huntington Learning Center Announces Hurricane Katrina Business Recovery Plan. The oldest national provider of franchised supplemental educational services, Huntington Learning Centers, Inc., has announced a Hurricane Katrina Recovery Plan that offers significantly discounted franchise fees. .... [more] 28 Sep, 2005
McDonald's searches for lost workers. With thousands of employees still missing in the wake of Katrina, the fast-food giant has mounted a major effort to find and help them. .... [more] 22 Sep, 2005
Kroger's Hurricane Relief Efforts Will Exceed $6 Million. The Kroger Co. today said it expects to provide more than $6 million for hurricane relief efforts. .... [more] 22 Sep, 2005
Popeyes® Chicken & Biscuits Launches National In-Restaurant Donation Program. Popeyes® Chicken & Biscuits today announced that the company and its franchise operators have launched a national, in-restaurant donation program to support Hurricane Katrina relief. .... [more] 21 Sep, 2005
Case® Offers Jobs to Victims Affected by Hurricane Katrina. Case® Design/ Remodeling, Inc. today announced that it will look among the displaced evacuees affected by Hurricane Katrina to fill an immediate need for qualified carpenters, craftsman and carpenter's helpers. .... [more] 21 Sep, 2005
AFC Enterprises updates Katrina damage. AFC Enterprises Inc. reported 43 of its Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits restaurants in the Gulf Coast region remain shuttered following the impact of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 21 Sep, 2005
Papa John's works with franchisees affected by Katrina. With 65 stores in Louisiana and Mississippi, the fury of Hurricane Katrina was on the minds and agendas of many at the Papa John's International Inc. headquarters before and after the storm devastated large swaths of both states. .... [more] 19 Sep, 2005
Text messaging can provide vital link. Smoothie King hopes to reopen at least five of its hurricane-damaged outlets this week, thanks to employees who, while left without phone service, were able to use text messages to arrange cleanups and the delivery of fresh supplies. .... [more] 18 Sep, 2005
Popeyes Chain to Rebuild After Katrina. Marlon Field and Adrian Perkins had seen hurricanes and false alarms before, so when Katrina approached Louisiana the two Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits managers left New Orleans with only enough clothes for a few days. .... [more] 16 Sep, 2005
Katrina won't KO steakhouse's plans. It will take more than a hurricane to stop Ruth's Chris Steak House from arriving in the Hub. .... [more] 16 Sep, 2005
CKE Restaurants, Inc. Offers Aid to Hurricane Katrina Victims. To assist the efforts of the American Red Cross, CKE Restaurants, Inc. has initiated fund-raising efforts in all of its restaurants. .... [more] 14 Sep, 2005
Brooke Corporation Cancels New Orleans Convention. Brooke announced that the Company's 2005 Annual Franchise Convention scheduled in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been canceled due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 13 Sep, 2005

Burger King Corporation to Help Provide Jobs for Hurricane Katrina Evacuees. Burger King Corporation today announced a program to source, recruit and hire displaced Burger King restaurant employees into new or existing jobs at Burger King restaurants in more than 13 cities nationwide. .... [more] 12 Sep, 2005
Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us Support Evacuees Affected by Hurricane Katrina. In the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us have donated supplies to multiple locations that are housing evacuees. .... [more] 12 Sep, 2005
Applebee's: Six restaurants remain closed after Katrina. Applebee's International Inc. said Monday that six of its restaurants are still closed after it had temporarily closed 15 restaurants in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 12 Sep, 2005
INTEREST: Leave-Time Gifts Are Encouraged. The Treasury Department is expected to announce a plan today designed to encourage workers to give up unused vacation time, sick days or personal leave in order to help Hurricane Katrina victims. .... [more] 9 Sep, 2005
Hurricane Katrina evacuees find jobs at Austin print shop. An Austin franchise of AlphaGraphics Inc., a Salt Lake City design, copy and print company, has temporarily hired a small group of Hurricane Katrina victims. .... [more] 9 Sep, 2005
Tony Roma's Donates Sales of Red Crosses to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina. Romacorp Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's restaurants, announced today that all U.S. company and franchise restaurants will hold a fundraising drive to collect monetary donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 9 Sep, 2005
Hardee's Franchisees Establish Relief Fund. The Independent Hardee's Franchisee Association today is establishing a hurricane relief fund to assist franchisee restaurant employees in the Gulf Coast whose lives have been devastated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
Couche to aid staff stricken by Katrina. Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. plans to offer workers at its 11 New Orleans-area Circle K locations destroyed by hurricane Katrina the option of relocating when the company tracks them down. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
Sonic Teams With Its Operators, Supply Partners and Customers to Aid Hurricane Katrina Victims. Sonic Corp., the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that it will join with its operators to provide financial support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
House of Bread Franchising Rallies Behind New Orleans Franchisees. House of Bread will donate 100 percent of sales on Friday, September 16, to the owners of the New Orleans House of Bread franchise, whose store was likely destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 8 Sep, 2005
Rapid Refill Ink Teams Up With the American Red Cross. Rapid Refill Ink franchisees are helping those in need after the hurricane in the Gulf. Franchisees are raising money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Disaster Relief by collecting inkjet and laser toner cartridges. .... [more] 7 Sep, 2005
Wendy's Working to Help Employees Displaced Due to Hurricane Katrina. Like Americans everywhere, members of Wendy's family across North America are pulling together to help one another in the wake of the devastation and loss from Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 7 Sep, 2005
A Message to All RPM Pizza Team Members Displaced Due to Hurricane Katrina. RPM Pizza, LLC, the largest U.S. franchise of Domino's Pizza, is seeking to contact a number of team members whom they have yet to hear from in the days following Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 6 Sep, 2005
Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Comments on the Effects of Hurricane Katrina. Outback Steakhouse, Inc. today reported that certain of its restaurants were closed due to mandatory evacuations, property damage or lack of power and water as a result of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 6 Sep, 2005
Corporate giving grows as hurricane relief picks up steam. Corporate America continued giving millions in supplies and money Thursday to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, with donations ranging from diapers to 10,000 oven-fresh pizzas. .... [more] 2 Sep, 2005
Higher gas prices pinch business owners, delivery drivers. Across the country, small business owners and people who drive for a living are feeling a pinch from gasoline prices that have spiraled to more than $3 a gallon after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. .... [more] 2 Sep, 2005
Ruby Tuesday Affected by Hurricane Katrina. Ruby Tuesday restaurants in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 2 Sep, 2005
Local iSold It on eBay Stores Accepting Donations for Victims of Hurricane Katrina. iSold It on eBay Drop-Off Stores Team with World Concern and the American Red Cross to Send Proceeds from Items Sold to Help Aid Relief Efforts. .... [more] 1 Sep, 2005
Papa John's launches hurricane relief effort. Papa John's International and its Houston franchisees have launched a relief effort to ease the suffering of victims of Hurricane Katrina. .... [more] 1 Sep, 2005
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