Editorial Results (free)
1. McDonald's Sells China Business in Deal Worth Up to $2.1B
- Tuesday, January 10, 2017
HONG KONG (AP) – Fast-food giant McDonald's is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of investors led by state-owned Chinese conglomerate Citic in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, the companies said Monday.
2. Snowball Express Benefits Local Families Who Lost Military Parent
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Seven local families are in Dallas/Fort Worth this week for the 11th annual Snowball Express Weekend, an all-expense-paid holiday gala for children of fallen military heroes.
They are among approximately 1,800 children and spouses of fallen military participating in the event that runs Dec. 11-15.
3. KFC's New Marketing Gimmick: Giving Away Scented Sunscreen
- Wednesday, August 24, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.
Several Associated Press reporters who tested the sunscreen said the smell did not immediately bring to mind chicken, however.
4. Domino's Says Key US Sales Figure Jumped Nearly 10 Percent
- Friday, July 22, 2016
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Domino's said its sales jumped 9.7 percent at U.S. stores open at least a year in the second quarter, boosted by the convenience of its digital ordering options and loyalty program.
5. KFC to Deliver Buckets of Fried Chicken on Demand
- Friday, November 13, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC said it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.
It will be the first time the chicken chain has delivered in the United States. Starting Thursday, people in Los Angeles and San Francisco will be able to have food delivered. KFC said it expects to expand the delivery service into Houston by the end of this year. More cities may come later.
6. Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted
- Wednesday, May 27, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.
7. As Tastes Change, Big Food Makers Try Hipster Guises
- Monday, March 2, 2015
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) – At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.
The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license plates so servers can identify them when bringing out orders.
8. McDonald's New CEO Faces Onslaught of Competition
- Friday, January 30, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege.
The world's biggest hamburger chain is facing an onslaught of competition, from better-burger chains like Five Guys to brands like Chipotle that tout the superior quality of their ingredients.
9. Fast-Food Resolution: Transform Junk Food Image
- Monday, January 5, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Fast-food chains have a New Year's resolution: Drop the junk.
As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that are loaded with chemicals. That includes rethinking the use of artificial preservatives and other ingredients customers find objectionable.
10. Taco Bell Tests Sriracha Flavored Items
- Thursday, October 16, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Want to take a run for the border but wind up in Bangkok?
Taco Bell is testing a new menu that promises just that, looking to tap into the cult following for the red Thai hot sauce known as Sriracha.
11. McDonald's Sales Hit by China Scandal, US Weakness
- Monday, August 11, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scare in China.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said Friday that the decline included a 3.2 percent drop in the U.S. and a 7.3 percent drop in the unit encompassing Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
12. US Stocks Plunge, Wiping Out July's Gains
- Friday, August 1, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve.
13. Fast-Food Protests Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
- Friday, December 6, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) – Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what the actual turnout has been or how many of the participants are workers. By afternoon, disruptions seemed minimal or temporary at the targeted restaurants.
14. Former CVS CEO Will Work With Private Equity Firm
- Friday, October 14, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Private equity firm Advent International said Thursday that former CVS Caremark Corp. Chairman and CEO Thomas Ryan will advise it on retail and health care investment opportunities.
15. MBIN Signs New Lease At Bellbrook Park
- Friday, April 22, 2011
A Memphis-based wholesaler of collectable items has signed a new industrial lease in the Southwest submarket.
MBIN Global Inc. has signed a new lease for 26,250 square feet at Bellbrook Industrial Park, 1004 Brooks Road.
16. Economy Sees Slow Growth
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The easing will continue until unemployment improves
After August’s employment report was released, we wrote the following: “Having fully utilized current employees, the only way to meet an uptick in demand would be to hire new ones. … Now that incremental demand increases cannot be met with efficiencies, they must be met with bodies. Expect employment releases to continue to pleasantly surprise.” The September jobs headline was not a pleasant surprise, but it was not necessarily a disappointment either. The headline number revealed a total reduction of 95,000, while August and July’s headline numbers were revised downward. However, those numbers continue to be distorted by discarded census workers. Private payrolls showed a gain of 64,000 during September. The unemployment rate holds firm at 9.6 percent.
17. Yum CEO: No 'Quick Fix' at KFC in US
- Thursday, October 7, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The recipe for a turnaround is proving elusive at KFC, the chain made famous by the secret mix of herbs and spices coating its Original Recipe chicken.
A day after KFC posted an 8 percent quarterly sales drop at U.S. restaurants open at least a year, the top executive of its parent company acknowledged that rejuvenating the ubiquitous brand will take time.
18. The Float Begins
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Ahead of the G-20 in Toronto, the Chinese government relented and began a gradual adjustment of its currency, the yuan.
In 2005, while the global economies were still relatively strong, China ended an 11-year peg to the dollar. From mid-2005 to mid-2008, the yuan appreciated 21 percent against the greenback. In July 2008, as the Great Recession accelerated, China re-pegged the yuan to the dollar to support local exporters.
19. Longleaf Managers Reassure Investors as Bear Market Recedes
- Monday, August 3, 2009
In a letter they sent to shareholders a few days ago, the managers of a family of Memphis-run mutual funds worked to reassure investors their holdings are on track to recover last year’s losses.
The Memphis-based managers of the Longleaf Partners family of mutual funds – who promised, once the Great Recession took hold last year, they would keep a conservative approach as “an anchor against fear” – told shareholders they’re optimistic again. And they are slowly posting the results to back that up.
20. Yum Brands Cutting Several Hundred Jobs
- Thursday, November 13, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Fast-food company Yum Brands Inc. said Wednesday it will eliminate several hundred jobs and shift up to a couple hundred more as part of a restructuring of its sluggish U.S. business.
21. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, May 21, 2004
Schilling Farms Land
Schilling Farms Land
Gets Set for Development
Riverbirch Memphis LLC has secured a $1.23 million construction loan for two parcels in Sterling Square at Schilling Farms in Collierville, according to The Daily News Publi...
22. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, April 25, 2003
Back Yard Burgers
Back Yard Burgers
marks red-hot results
Back Yard Burgers Inc. announced results for the first quarter.
Total revenues for the 13-week period ended March 29 were $8.6 million, a record first quarter and an increase of 4...
23. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Back Yard Burgers
Back Yard Burgers
hotter off the grill
Back Yard Burgers Inc. announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2002.
Total revenues for the 13-week period ended Dec. 28 were $8.5 million, a fourth quarter record...
24. Archived Article: Byb P2
- Thursday, July 25, 2002
BYB profits all fired up
BYB quarterly profits all fired up
Once the smoke cleared, Back Yard Burgers Inc.s second quarter results made for some happy meals in the companys boardroom.
Total revenues for the 13-week period ended June 29, wer...
25. Archived Article: Market Briefs
- Monday, June 3, 2002
Back Yard Burgers Inc Back Yard Burgers Inc. reported it entered into a 40-unit development agreement with Black Angus Burgers Inc. May 22. Black Angus Burgers will open 40 Back Yard Burgers stand-alone franchises over the next 10 years. Black Angus...