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Yum Fortunes Ride With China

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Monday. The fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and revenues ...
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Zoe’s Kitchen Gets Rekindled Interest and Jump, All Over Again

Zoe's Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) must think that another up day in the markets means that it is time to rally just like it was a normal IPO day elsewhere. ...
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Zoes Kitchen IPO Surges

Fast-casual restaurant chain Zoës Kitchen Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) sold 5.83 million shares Friday morning at an initial public offering (IPO) price of $15 a share, the top of its expected ...
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No Big Macs for Crimea; No Tacos for Putin

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) will close its three restaurants in Crimea, saying that it is “currently evaluating potential business and regulatory implications which may result from the evolving situation” in ...
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McDonald’s Offers Free Coffee!

Among fast-food restaurants the competition right now is fiercest over breakfast menus. To fight back against a threat from Taco Bell, McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is giving away free coffee ...
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Starbucks to Give Customers What They Want — Booze!

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been testing alcohol sales at some 40 of the company's 11,500 U.S. stores, and the coffee purveyor said it is ready now to begin rolling ...
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Workers Hit McDonald’s With Wage Theft Suits

Workers in three states have filed class-action lawsuits against McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and several franchise owners alleging that they ordered employees to work off-the-clock, failed to pay for worked ...
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McDonald’s February Sales Threaten First-Quarter Margins

In a near repeat of January's results, February same-store sales for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) U.S. stores fell and the company's global sales were rescued by sales in Europe. U.S. ...
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Is McDonald’s Setting Investors Up to Hike Wages for Employees?

When McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD filed its Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, the company listed a new risk factor to its business. The company ...
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Fast-Food Wars: McDonald’s vs. Yum! Brands in China

When fast-food giants McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) and Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year results for 2013, both chains said that U.S. sales were flat at best ...
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McDonald’s January Sales Rise, but U.S. Sales Down Sharply

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) released same-store sales results for January on Monday morning and, following a pattern we have seen at many retailers, blamed the weather for a sharp decline ...
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Yum! Shares Rise on Profits, Hopes for China

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results after markets closed on Monday. The fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.86 and ...
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McDonald’s Earnings Stagnant for Lack of Fresh Ideas

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results before markets opened Thursday. For the quarter, the fast-food restaurant chain posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.40 on ...
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Four Restaurant Stocks Set to Thrive in 2014 and Beyond

Barron's suggested this week that the recovery in the housing market could spell trouble for restaurant stocks going forward. But there seem to be two theories on what could happen. ...
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More Trouble for McDonald’s, This Time in Japan

In a statement in Tokyo after markets closed on Thursday, the Japanese arm of McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) issued a statement saying that net income would be about $48 million ...
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