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Organizers claim "hundreds" of fast food workers across New York City walked off the job Thursday, in what experts are calling the first multi-restaurant strike by fast food workers in the US.
Welcome Colonel Sanders. Japan Airlines is rolling out KFC meals on flights to the U.S. and Europe.
The world is getting smaller for entrepreneurs, and that’s a good thing. It gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to make an impact on more than just their businesses.
Oct 29- Burger King Worldwide Inc turned in stronger-than-expected U.S. and Canadian restaurant sales for the latest quarter- when rival McDonald's Corp posted its worst quarterly restaurant sales growth in nine years.
GDP growth is slowing in China, but some investors believe large cap stocks with exposure to the country are still safe bets.
NEW YORK-- Burger King Worldwide Inc. reports its third-quarter results Monday, which should give investors another snapshot on the chain's efforts to refresh its outdated image in the U.S. while expanding overseas. In April, Burger King unveiled its biggest ever menu revamp, along with a star-studded advertising campaign.
Although Chipotle Mexican Grill faces slowing growth, two analysts suggest that a rise in menu prices may negatively affect consumer traffic and sales.
McDonald’s sales at existing restaurants grew at the slowest pace since 2003, but one analyst still expects the fast food company’s shares to climb higher.
After a bumper crop of pumpkin-flavored products this fall, it looks like it’s time to bring out the gingerbread and mint at restaurant chains even though trick-or-treaters have yet to ring the doorbell.
NEW YORK-- Chipotle's stock is taking a big hit from investors worried that years of lightning-fast growth are over. Chipotle shares closed down 15 percent, or $42.93, at $243. Late Thursday, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said its third-quarter revenue and net income both grew.
The government said retail sales in August and September posted their two largest gains since October 2010. WHO THAT HELPS: Companies that rely on consumer spending, like Lowe's, TJX Cos. and Yum Brands. WHAT'S NEXT: Quarterly reports due Tuesday include Intel, Goldman Sachs, Johnson& Johnson, and Coca-Cola.
Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday.
Bank stocks rose broadly after Citigroup delivered a strong earnings report. Companies that rely on consumer spending, like Lowe's, TJX Cos. and Yum Brands, rose after the government reported that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in the U.S. last month.
NEW YORK-- Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" Pizza Hut spokesman Doug Terfehr said the majority of the feedback the company has seen has been very positive. Pizza Hut, a unit of Yum Brands Inc., says it will still honor the prize if someone poses the question live at the debate.
Stocks rose on Friday after a government report showed that inflation was tame in September, which will leave consumers with more money to spend if the trend holds up. The Labor Department said Friday that wholesale prices rose 1.1 percent in September. This week saw mixed results from U.S. corporations like Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands.
Futures appear to be suggesting a weekly decline, however, as economic headwinds in both Europe and Asia weigh on U.S. indexes. The nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, posted record quarterly profit Friday and blew away Wall Street expectations. This week saw mixed results from U.S. corporations like Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands.
Bank and energy stocks led the way lower after investors had a mixed reaction to earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Investors haven't had much to get excited about, with mixed results this week from U.S. companies including Alcoa, Safeway and Yum Brands. The S&P 500 is up more than 11 percent since June 1.
Jim Cramer explains how the bulls and bears duked it out Wednesday, like two opposing teams on the football field.