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Krispy Kreme

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.

This week’s restaurant nightmares: Creepy, crawly things

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.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

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