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Burger King Expands British Franchise. U.S. fast food chain Burger King will expand its operations in Britain, creating 1,250 new jobs in the process. .... 30 Dec, 2001
Budget in Talks to Be Sold to Cendant.
Troubled car rental company Budget Group Inc. is in talks to be acquired by Avis Rent A Car System Inc. parent Cendant Corp. after selling its European operations, according to a person close to the situation. .... 20 Dec, 2001
Yorkshire Global Restaurants Target 'Backyard' for Growth With New Long John Silver's / A&W Restaurant Co-Brand.
.... 20 Dec, 2001
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation Announces Successful Completion of Refinancing Plan.
.... 20 Dec, 2001
Unique franchise concept set for midweek opening.
A combination Pizza Hut and KFC restaurant will open Dec. 19 at 2347 S. Seneca. .... [more] 17 Dec, 2001
Cendant agrees to buy Equivest for $98 mln.
Cendant Corp., the travel and residential real estate services firm, said on Monday that it will buy vacation timeshare operator Equivest Finance Inc. for about $98 million. .... 17 Dec, 2001
McDonald's Looking for a Break.
In outlining a new strategy to serve up burgers at a competitive price, McDonald's restaurant operators in Southern California didn't mince words about why they were offering Big Macs for 99 cents. .... 15 Dec, 2001
7-Eleven Sustains Gasoline Volume Growth Despite Economic Slump.
When terrorists struck the U.S., 7-Eleven not only managed to keep its 21,000 outlets secure but was also able to protect its ethnically diverse employees. .... 13 Dec, 2001
Franchise record is icing on the doughnut - Krispy Kreme's Issaquah sales best anywhere.
Six weeks after Krispy Kreme opened its first store in Washington state, doughnut dementia has subsided to a mere glaze craze. .... [more] 8 Dec, 2001
Brazil Franchisees Sue McDonald's.
It's Monday, 8 p.m., dinner time in Brazil. Only three cars are in line as John Rowell pulls in to check the day's receipts at his McDonald's drive-through in the eastern Sao Paulo neighborhood of Mooca. .... 7 Dec, 2001
Starbucks Opens Shop in Austria.
Coffee first made a splash in Vienna in 1683, when Turkish soldiers laying siege to the city retreated, leaving bags of unknown brown beans behind. .... 7 Dec, 2001
Burger King to Upgrade Menu
. Coming soon to a Burger King near you: a new King Supreme sandwich, veggie burgers, a new milkshake and English muffin eggwich breakfast sandwich. .... 6 Dec, 2001
Her motive wasn't dough ... or was it?
A pizza manager thought she had cooked up the perfect idea for getting some publicity in the company newsletter, but wound up in jail instead. .... 6 Dec, 2001
RadioShack Sales Drop, Earnings on Track.
RadioShack Corp., the No. 3 U.S. consumer electronics retailer, said on Thursday sales at company-owned stores open at least a year fell 3 percent in November, but it said it expects to meet its fourth-quarter earnings target. .... 6 Dec, 2001
IHOP Restaurants Thank Their Customers and Franchisees for September 11 Relief Efforts.
.... 5 Dec, 2001

'Rings' Promotions Include 'Potter,' Burger King Tie-Ins.
"The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings" will open on 10,000 screens around the world Dec 19 through Jan 1. .... 4 Dec, 2001
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