Brinker International, which owns Chili's, posted modest sales growth and widening margins in a climate that's challenged many casual-dining rivals.
KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, Papa John's and Starbucks are still reeling from reports of shoddy meat supplied by a Chinese factory.
With McDonald's in its worst sales slump in 10 years, franchise owners really want new items to lure customers. What they have are Monopoly and the McRib.
Starbucks raises its pay scale. CBS and HBO increases choices for people without cable. Google, Netflix and Tesla have make disappointing news.
Starbucks says it will start letting customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphones by next year.
The pizza biz is tough to read and master, but Domino's is impressing investors in ways Pizza Hut hasn't been.
Activist investors have taken over Olive Garden parent Darden Restaurants. Can they deliver the turnaround that they're promising?
An activist investor has won all of the board seats for Olive Garden parent company Darden Restaurants, according to results announced by the company.
Large restaurant chains are slimming down new items amid pending federal regulations about menu labeling, a new study finds.
Psyched about playing Monopoly at McDonald's? We're not surprised: Your chances of winning something are pretty high. (And that's really the point.)
Apparently, the FDA had to tell the folks at the Well Luck Co. fortune cookie factory that it's not the Year of the Rat. The factory was infested with them.
Burger King has drawn attention in Japan by offering a burger with a black bun, black cheese and black sauce. So McDonald's followed suit.
Burger chain Johnny Rockets is partnering with USA Drive-Ins to provide the food to go with the films at hundreds of new drive-in theaters.
Crylamide is a byproduct of coffee bean roasting. It's also a carcinogen, and in California, foods containing carcinogens require warning labels.
McDonald's is testing a secret weapon that could help it raise wages. But a tablet that automates ordering could also eliminate a lot of McJobs.
Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.
Olive Garden defends its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys Italian generosity.
Olive Garden is hurting itself by piling on too many breadsticks, according to an investor that's disputing how the restaurant chain is run.
Lots of firms are turning recycled material into new goods, but in some places around the world, a few companies are letting you pay with bottles and cans.
Smashing avocados isn't enough to get McDonald's back on track. Remember Angus beef, white cheddar and iced caramel mocha?
From Sept. 16-29, McDonald's is giving away small coffees to its morning customers to promote its brew, and to tout its entry into the home coffee market.
Struggling casual-dining chain Olive Garden is offering seven weeks of unlimited pasta, breadsticks, salad and Coca-Cola beverages for just $100.