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  • July 21- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as fewer customers visited its Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin Robbins restaurants in the United States. The company has been facing intense competition from restaurant operators such as Yum Brands Inc's Taco Bell and McDonald's Corp, whose breakfast items have found favor with...

  • SOUTHLAKE, Texas _ Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $4.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 19 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $81.1 million.

  • ST. LOUIS— The restaurant chain Panera filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that a former executive who left to go to work for pizza chain Papa John's took trade secrets with him. The lawsuit against former Panera executive Michael Nettles and Louisville, Kentucky- based Papa John's International says Nettles worked for four years as a vice president in Panera's...

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped for the first time in seven days on Wednesday morning as Wall Street pulled back, hitting sentiment and triggering profit-taking from the recent gains. TechCrunch said the sponsorship will see McDonald's 3,000- plus fast food restaurants across Japan become "gyms," or battlegrounds, for Pokemon collectors.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Route 66, the historic U.S. highway made famous for attracting gas-guzzling Chevrolet Bel Airs and 1957 Cadillacs traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles, is turning green. In Illinois, where Route 66 begins, the state has installed a network of electric vehicle charging station from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River. BMW, Mitsubishi, and...

  • Loews opens new resort

    Loews is opening a new resort at Universal Orlando. Discussing the importance of securing hotels, with Jonathan Tisch, Loews Hotels Chairman, Co-Owner of the Giants, Loews Co-Chairman of the Board

  • Millennial Hotels

    This new generation of travelers are most interested in authenticity and a distinct cultural experience, says Phocuswright's Douglas Quinby.

  • BOSTON— The state's earned income tax credit would increase and online marketplaces such as Airbnb would be required to pay the same taxes as hotels and motels under legislation proposed Tuesday by a Senate panel. The provisions were added to an economic development bill that is slated for debate in the full Senate on Thursday. Boosting the state benefit would...

  • PARIS, July 12- AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, and top Chinese shareholder Shanghai Jin Jiang International are talking about their relations but a satisfactory solution has yet to be found, Accor's chief executive said on Tuesday. Accor shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan to buy the owner of luxury hotels including London's Savoy and New...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp said it will raise worker pay in its U.S. stores this autumn, after employees accused the coffee chain of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours that they say are hurting morale and service. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. baristas and managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise the wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise the wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise wages of all workers in its U.S. stores in October, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this year, days after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase the base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent from Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard Schultz...

  • NEW YORK— A New York photographer is suing B.B. King's estate and Universal Music Group for copyright infringement, saying his pictures of the blues legend have been used on King's albums for more than 40 years without his permission. Glen Craig says in the suit filed Thursday in New York federal court that his photos of King have been used on albums without his...

  • Couple driving through a town, vacation, staycation

    If you're planning a stay at home vacation, you don't actually have to stay home. However, you do need a strategy, an expert tells CNBC.

  • July 7- Burger chain Wendy's Co said some customers' payment card data, including card numbers and other crucial information, was stolen in the malware attack that affected about 1,025 of its franchised restaurants in the United States. Wendy's has 5,144 franchised restaurants in the country, spokesman Bob Bertini said. The company's shares were down more than...

  • July 7- Burger chain Wendy's Co said some customers' payment card data, including card numbers and other crucial information, was stolen in the malware attack disclosed earlier this year at over 300 of its franchised restaurants in the United States. Wendy's said hackers had stolen "cardholder name, credit or debit card number, expiration date, cardholder...

  • Japanese Retail

    Japan's visitor arrivals are rising sharply on the back of the Asian middle-class boom, says Rogers Investment Advisors CEO Ed Rogers.