Subway Says Breakfast a Success

Elissa Elan reports in Nation’s Restaurant News that after serving breakfast for four months, Subway said the daypart has increased sales systemwide and exceeded expectations, leading the sandwich chain to expand the early-morning menu with limited-time offers and explore the service of more coffee or espresso-based beverages. In an interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Larry Varvella, Subway’s research and development project leader, said the chain’s foray into breakfast — a daypart filled with heavyweights McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts — was a success for the brand and its franchisees.

Read More »

Subway says Breakfast a Success

Elissa Elan reports in Nation’s Restaurant News that after serving breakfast for four months, Subway said the daypart has increased sales systemwide and exceeded expectations, leading the sandwich chain to expand the early-morning menu with limited-time offers and explore the service of more coffee or espresso-based beverages.

Read More »

Krispy Kreme Wins Trademark Claims Against Franchisee

Mark Hamblett reports in the New York Law Journal and published at Law.com that the franchisor Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. has won an injunction blocking a delinquent franchisee from operating in New York’s Pennsylvania Station and another location. A federal judge granted the preliminary injunction to the doughnut maker on the grounds that franchisee Satellite Donuts was behind on its obligations under its agreements with Krispy Kreme and is in violation of the Lanham Act.

Read More »

McDonald’s May Sales Up

McDonald Corporation’s (MCD: 69.16 -0.21 -0.30%) comparable sales are on the rise. Although diners are now more comfortable spending as the economy eases, but they are still seeking value menu offerings. The fast food restaurant operator has witnessed an uptrend across its domestic and international markets.

Read More »

Denny’s Franchisee Association Intends to Take Legal Action Against the Committee to Enhance Denny’s For Illegal Use of Confidential Documents

From BusinessWire in regard to the Denny’s Corporation proxy contest, the Denny’s Franchisee Association (“DFA”) released the following letter to the Committee to Enhance Denny’s (the “Committee”) notifying the Committee of its intent to pursue legal action in response to the Committee’s apparent wrongful appropriation and fraudulent use of certain confidential DFA documents.

Read More »

Ambac Regulator Wins Support From Dunkin Brands on Plan

Jody Shenn of BusinessWeek reports that Ambac Financial Group Inc.’s regulator won support from Dunkin Brands Inc., Sonic Corp. and Hertz Corp. as he seeks to overcome objections from some of the insurer’s clients to his plan to rehabilitate the second-largest bond guarantor

Read More »

Court: Burger King Can Set Prices

Burger King Holdings Inc. won dismissal of part of a lawsuit brought by franchisees over the $1 double cheeseburger promotion, but a Miami court will hear arguments on whether the company acted inappropriately in implementing the deal.

Read More »