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Krispy Kreme

Papa John’s promotes Steve Ritchie to president

The pizza-delivery company’s COO gains a new role.

Krispy Kreme tries 3-pointer with Nike tie-in

Basketball fans can buy a pair of Ky-rispy Kremes from the Ky-rispy Kreme truck, but only for a limited time.

In a week of surprises, the restaurant industry definitely had its share. Here are a few that slithered up on the business.

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.

The deal will transform the parent of Krispy Kreme and Einstein Bros. into a global restaurant force.

Together, the specialty LSR category increased sales by 8.6%, to $6.9 billion, and units by 5.2%, to 11,070.

As the skies darken, restaurants are lighting up with specials.

Bernie Ebbers defrauded WorldCom investors of $11 billion, for which we owe him our deep gratitude.

New food-cost threats, an example of how not to handle shareholder relations and Moe, Larry and Curly are handed spatulas.

While comp sales and revenues rose, “disappointing” margins tempered the company’s outlook for the year.

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