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2007 Ad Lisa Jennings Los ANGELES — Casual dining may be in the “seventh inning” of its segment growth game, one analyst said, but West Coast operators remain in love with the category. The state of casual dining was a recurring theme at the 11th annual UCLA Extension California Restaurant Industry Conference here this month, […]

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Industry members tee off at annual Esrock Golf Outing

Industry members tee off at annual Esrock Golf Outing CHICAGO — Senior management, executives and trade media from a cross-section of the foodservice industry gathered here recently for the eighth annual Esrock Partners Foodservice Golf Outing. The networking event, which drew 80 players, had a Luau party theme and included a continental breakfast served before […]

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Starbucks diverse product mix and new cafe concept create new MIS challenges

Starbucks diverse product mix and new cafe concept create new MIS challenges Jack Hayes ATLANTA — In its effort to assemble an integrated point-of-sale system that can process the complex and diverse transaction needs of a restaurant combining quick service and retail, Starbucks Coffee Co. is making successful use of a retail-based format whose design […]

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Burger King taps 2 agencies for ad strategy

Burger King taps 2 agencies for ad strategy – D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles, Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising Peter Romeo Burger King taps 2 agencies for ad strategy MIAMI–With its comeback hinging on development of effective marketing, Burger King has sought some insurance by hiring two major New York agencies to brainstorm a new strategy […]

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Smithfield acquires stake in Cumberland Gap Co – Smithfield Foods – Supplier News

Smithfield acquires stake in Cumberland Gap Co – Smithfield Foods – Supplier News – Brief Article SMITHFIELD, VA. — Smithfield Foods Inc., which has its headquarters here, agreed to acquire a 90-percent share in Cumberland Gap Provision Co. for about $56 million before working capital and closing adjustments. Cumberland Gap, which is based in Middlesboro, […]

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‘Abby and Travis’ reprise roles in Stuart Anderson’s campaign

‘Abby and Travis’ reprise roles in Stuart Anderson’s campaign Los ALTOS, CALIF.– Stuart Anderson’s Black Angus broke the first of three “Abby and Travis” TV spots in the continuing saga of a woman’s love for her man and a man’s love for his steak. The first spot shows the characters sitting on a wagon and […]

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco: Surf’s up for brothers who turn love of Mexican vacation snack into flourishing fast-casual concept – Regional Powerhouse Chains

Wahoo’s Fish Taco: Surf’s up for brothers who turn love of Mexican vacation snack into flourishing fast-casual concept – Regional Powerhouse Chains – Company Profile Lori Doss A yen for authentic Mexican fish tacos and a love of the surf have developed into a thriving, 23-unit fast-casual chain for the three California brothers who launched […]

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Stonewood Tavern & Grill on fast track to tap SE market

Stonewood Tavern & Grill on fast track to tap SE market Jack Hayes FORT MYERS, FLA–Casual-dining veterans Steve Papero and Doug Sullivan are debuting their fifth Stonewood Tavern & Grill restaurant here this week, only 18 months after the upscale dinner-only prototype debuted in Ormond Beach, Fla. The partners’ Stonewood Restaurant Group, headed by wealthy […]

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McD fights to overturn Iowa franchise law – McDonald’s Corp

McD fights to overturn Iowa franchise law – McDonald’s Corp – includes related article on Iowa Franchise Agreement Act Richard Martin DES MOINES, Iowa — McDonald’s Corp., in a rare high-profile joust with one of its own franchisees, has filed suit in federal court here in a bid to have the sweeping Iowa Franchise Agreement […]

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