| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:02 AM
KFC parent Yum Brands Inc. is readying to launch an assault on chicken chain Chick-fil-A.
Quietly, Yum is opening a single-concept store in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday that will sell a curated collection of chicken sandwiches, tenders, fries,...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When the Chipotle fast-food chain announced last week that it would be giving its customers a literary experience by printing short stories by noted writers on its cups and bags, the reaction was almost uniformly positive. A bit of Toni Morrison and...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Americans' appetite for eating out has given investors a craving for restaurant stocks. But the restaurant business is intensely competitive. Companies rise and fall, as the recent bankruptcy filings of two debt-laden chains,...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Dick Portillo is ready to slow down a bit after 51 years in the hot dog business and thinks his namesake restaurant chain can continue to thrive in the right hands.
The Portillo Restaurant Group is looking for a potential buyer for the Portillo's chain,...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Lake Forest’s Marcus Lemonis, CEO and chairman of retailer Camping World and its parent company, said he is interested in purchasing Portillo’s and that the investment bank Moelis & Co. would represent him in negotiations.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Sandwich chain Quiznos Corp. filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy protection on Friday after struggling with high debt and stiff competition for years.
The Denver-based chain, known for pioneering the concept of toasted subs, said the restructuring would...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A day after announcing plans to raise prices in 2014, Chipotle Mexican Grill watched its stock surge in intra-day trading to an all-time high.
The stock reached $511.10 a share on Friday before closing up 16%, or $70.67, at $509.74.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Hedge-fund manager David Einhorn is sounding a cautious tone about stocks.
In a conference call with analysts, Einhorn said last year's massive run for stocks was fueled in part by misleading earnings reports.
"In 2013 the market rewarded many...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:25 AM
If you ever want to know why Fort Lauderdale is so lovingly referred to as Fort Liquordale, hang out around the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A late at night.
For more than 60 years, alcohol has been over-consumed at the two-story Elbo Room on...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:49 AM
99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-347-7000, Etoile-FrenchRestaurant.com
French restaurateur Herve Maestripieri and his Michelin-rated, classically trained chefs have arrived directly from the French Riviera to bring the essence of Saint-...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Q: My family loves the meatballs at Max's Harvest. I would like to surprise my mother-in-law and make them for her birthday dinner at the end of January. Do you think the chef would part with his recipe? — Nancy Lopez, Pompano Beach