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A series of restaurant chains announce operational and development news.

Twenty-year QSR vet to lead pizza chain.

Firehouse Subs is hot, posting double-digit revenue and unit increases last year with even bigger gains anticipated this year. Don Fox, chief executive officer, credits the surge in part to loosening of credit markets, which enabled it to open 43 stores last year and 30 as of mid-May this year, with another 50 to 70 to be added by year's end.

An affiliate of Golden Gate Capital has reached an agreement to purchase California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPKI) for approximately $470 million. The transaction is currently expected to close in the third quarter of this year.

Starbucks added an automatic machine to its Auto Espresso program.

Executive Chairman Paul House appointed Interim CEO for Canadian quick-service chain Tim Hortons.

A small kitchen footprint allows this revitalized fast-casual concept to produce a limited menu featuring fried chicken, sides and bread.

Six restaurant chains announce expansion plans,menu expansion and financial results.

The Hennessy/Hill Awards recognize top Air Force and Marine Corps foodservice facilities during the NRA Show 2011.

 

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Rational USA has opened a 1,200-sq.-ft. culinary education center in Chicago.

Study shows sustainable efforts gaining traction among restaurants and appreciated by consumers.

TriMark's Taylor accepts his award in front of a capacity crowd at FE&S' Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala.

Forty eight percent of foodservice operators report making a capital expenditure in the past six months.

Longtime engineer James K. Pool III replaces the retiring Paul Lehr as president of TurboChef.