| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Burger King Worldwide Inc., one of the country’s largest hamburger chains, said its net income tanked 83% in its third quarter, the first time the brand has reported earnings since returning to public trading.
The fast food company was one of...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Just when you thought the “pink slime” controversy was in the past and that the discovery of mad-cow disease had blown over, the forces that be now bring yet another cause for carnivore concern: calls for an investigation into ‘meat...
| May 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Benihana Inc., the Japanese-style and sushi restaurant company known for slicing, dicing and frying food in front of diners, will be sold to a private equity group for $296 million.
Angelo, Gordon & Co. plans to pay Benihana shareholders $16.30 per share...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Taco Bell is trying to color outside of the fast-food lines, launching several new items designed to compete with higher-end restaurants.
On Thursday, the Irvine-based chain will officially launch XXL Steak Nachos, which it calls “restaurant-...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Central Valley Meat Co., the California slaughterhouse shut down by regulators last week after undercover video footage showed apparent animal abuse, reopened Monday morning after promising to change its ways.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Burger King seems to be getting its summer inspiration from Southern barbecue joints, with new menu items such as sweet potato fries, Memphis pulled-pork sandwiches and, to keep things interesting, bacon sundaes.
Summer options also include Whopper or...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Burger King Worldwide Inc. is once again public, debuting Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Less than two years after 3G Capital Management took the fast-food chain private, ticker symbol BKW is trading on Wall Street -- and not doing too badly....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:30 AM
McDonald’s rules the fast food roost when it comes to revenue. But when customer satisfaction is at stake, the burger behemoth comes in dead last, according to a new survey.
The American Consumer Satisfaction Index ranks pizza chain Papa John&...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The Chuck E. Cheese rodent mascot is ditching the backward baseball cap and fingerless gloves and reemerging as a rock star with a guitar.
The pizza chain’s parent, CEC Entertainment Inc. of Irvine, Texas, is teasing its new spokesmouse with...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc. is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022.
The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Smashburger is finally in town, bringing its brand of so-called better burgers to Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.
The Denver-based chain comes with a luminous pedigree. Founder Tom Ryan has shaped menus and marketing campaigns at McDonald’s, Quiznos,...