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  • NEW ORLEANS— From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday hailed the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. The bureau found that hotel occupancy was down over the six days between Friday and Ash Wednesday, with a 9 percent drop on Mardi Gras and 4 percent dip on Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday.

  • After big selloffs, a second take on restaurant shares Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- Restaurant stocks have sat like dry toast for the last six months, but investors are now starting to nibble back into the sector. "We are getting close to an investment opportunity in restaurant stocks," said Bryant Evans, portfolio manager at Cozad Asset Management in Champaign, Illinois. Sector employment has been expanding as well; in January it...

  • Good Times Restaurants reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Good Times Restaurants Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.1 million in its fiscal first quarter. Good Times Restaurants expects full-year revenue in the range of $67 million to $69 million. Keywords: Good Times Restaurants, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The White House said on Wednesday it opposes a bill from the U.S. House of Representatives that it said would undercut regulations aimed at requiring fast food and chain restaurants to disclose the calories in food they sell. But the White House stopped short of issuing a formal veto threat for the bill, which it said "would undercut the...

  • Rave Restaurant Group reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 6:03 PM ET

    THE COLONY, Texas _ Rave Restaurant Group Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.8 million in its fiscal second quarter. Rave Restaurant Group shares have decreased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Rave Restaurant Group, Earnings Report.

  • 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.