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  • Feb 10- Hot dogs will hit the permanent menu at Burger King restaurants in the United States this month, in one of the chain's biggest menu updates in years. However, others were licking their lips in anticipation of the Feb. 23 addition to Burger King's permanent menu. Ronnie Vaughan agreed, tweeting "As a big hot dog guy, zBurgerKing adding them to the menu is an A+ move."

  • Burger King to add hot dogs to permanent menu in U.S. Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:06 PM ET

    Feb 10- Burger King said on Wednesday it would add hot dogs to its menu from Feb. 23 at participating restaurants in the United States.

  • Feb 10- Waste collection company Advance Disposal Services Inc has decided to delay a $471 million initial public offering that was scheduled to price on Wednesday, due to stock market volatility, people familiar with the matter said. Airport restaurant operator OTG EXP Inc, which had been looking to raise as much as $585 million in its IPO, announced its...

  • Feb 9- U.S. burger chain operator Wendy's Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales growth at established restaurants in North America as new promotions such as its "4 for $4 meal" and renovated restaurants helped bring in more diners. Around the same time, Wendy's launched the "4 for $4 meal," which features a Jr. The launch helped Wendy's post a...

  • Feb 9- U.S. burger chain operator Wendy's Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales growth at established restaurants in North America, as expanded menu offerings such as its "4 for $4 meal" and renovated restaurants helped bring in more diners. The company, which has been shifting to a fully franchised business model to cut costs, said sales at...

  • Feb 9- Burger chain Wendy's Co reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales growth at established restaurants in North America, as expanded menu offerings such as its "4 for $4 meal" and renovated restaurants helped bring in more diners. Wendy's said sales at restaurants open in North America for at least 15 months rose 4.8 percent in the three months to Jan. 3,...

  • Feb 9- Burger chain Wendy's Co estimated a 4.7 percent fall in fourth-quarter revenue, as it sold more restaurants to franchisees. The company's estimated net income rose to $85.9 million, or 31 cents per share, in the quarter ended Jan. 3, from $23.3 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell to $464.4 million from $487.3 million.

  • Wendy's tops 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 6:11 AM ET

    DUBLIN, Ohio— Wendy's reported a 4.8 percent fourth- quarter sales increase at established locations in North America as the burger chain pursues a makeover of its restaurants. Wendy's believes that the appearance of its stores will improve perceptions of its food. Wendy's earned $85.9 million, or 31 cents per share.

  • MIAMI— Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their...

  • Wyden's inquiry follows a recent Associated Press story that found nearly a third of panelists at a December meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee had apparent financial ties to painkiller manufacturers, including the maker of OxyContin. "These financial and professional relationships raise serious concerns about the...

  • Feb 8- Chipotle Mexican Grill stores will be closed for four hours on Monday for a nation-wide meeting for its restaurant employees on food safety, after several outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to the chain. Chipotle, whose sales and stock has been hammered by outbreaks of E. Coli and Norovirus linked to its chain, said in a tweet on Monday it would be live...

  • Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. "If you're feeling sick, especially if you've vomited, whether at work or at home, you need to let your manager or your field leader know right away," Moran...

  • WASHINGTON— The best places to look for work last month? Retail, restaurants and health care. Those sectors alone accounted for more than 140,000 added jobs, helping offset losses in such areas as mining, education and transportation.

  • The future of restaurants Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 2:07 AM ET
    The future of restaurants

    Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group, discusses his company, which offers "experience-driven dining", and says business conditions are tougher today.

  • *Yum's China sales drop for first time in 2015. *China same-store sales improving for both brands. SHANGHAI, Feb 5- Yum Brands Inc, the home of KFC and Pizza Hut, is falling behind rival McDonald's Corp as the pair battle to revive flagging sales in China- a headache for Yum as it looks to spin off operations in its biggest market.

  • Feb 4- Real estate investment trust Hersha Hospitality Trust said it would sell seven hotels in Manhattan for $571.4 million to a joint venture it is setting up with China's Cindat Capital Management Ltd.. The hotels include the Holiday Inn Express Times Square, the Candlewood Suites Times Square, the Hampton Inn Chelsea and the Holiday Inn Wall Street.

  • Hersha sells seven Manhattan hotels for $571.4 mln Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:34 AM ET

    Feb 4- Real estate investment trust Hersha Hospitality Trust said it would sell seven hotels in Manhattan to a joint venture it will set up with China's Cindat Capital Management Ltd for $571.4 million. The hotels include Holiday Inn Express Times Square and Holiday Inn Wall Street. Cindat will hold a 70 percent stake in the joint venture, while Hersha will have a...

  • NEW YORK— Dunkin' Donuts, feeling squeezed by a discounting fight in the fast-food industry, is planning to jump into the game with its own deals. Wendy's, for instance, launched a "4 for $4" deal in October, which Burger King later one-upped with a "5 for $4" offer. He compared the situation to politics, noting that presidential candidates such as Donald Trump and Bernie...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 4- Yum Brands Inc, the home of KFC and Pizza Hut, is falling behind rival McDonald's Corp as the pair battle to revive flagging sales in China- a headache for Yum as it looks to spin off operations in its biggest market. A Reuters analysis of same-store sales data suggests McDonald's is recovering faster in China than larger rival Yum as both seek to...

  • DUBAI, Feb 4- An investment firm led by one of Dubai's top businessmen, Mohamed Alabbar has agreed to buy a controlling stake worth $1.7 billion in Kuwait Food Co, from Kuwait's al-Kharafi family. Americana, which owns the Middle East franchises for popular fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut as well as producing a range of branded consumer foods for markets...