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|Arbys Restaurant Group|
Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., based in Atlanta, is the franchisor of the Arby's restaurant system, which consists of more than 3,500 restaurants worldwide, and is owner and operator of more than 1,000 of those restaurants located in the United States. Founded in 1964, Arby's quick service restaurants specialize in offering slow roasted and freshly sliced roast beef sandwiches as well as its Market Fresh® deli-style sandwiches, wraps and salads with the convenience of a drive-thru. Arby's offers guests a unique, great tasting alternative to traditional fast food with its one-of-a-kind menu items including the Beef 'n Cheddar, Curly Fries and Jamocha shakes. Arby's Restaurant Group also owns and operates the T.J. Cinnamons® brand.
|Brazil Fast Food Corp|
Brazil Fast Food Corp. owns and operates, both directly and through franchisees, the second largest chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants in Brazil. The “Bob’s” trade name is used by Venbo Comércio de Alimentos Ltda., a subsidiary of Brazil Fast Food’s holding company, BFFC do Participações Ltda. (formerly 22N Participações Ltda.). The “KFC” trade name is used by CFK Comércio de Alimentos Ltda. (formerly Clematis Industria e Comércio de Alimentos e Participações Ltda.), also a holding company subsidiary, to operate the KFC brand in Brazil. As of Dec. 31, 2007, the Company had 580 points of sale, which includes traditional restaurants, kiosks and re-locatable trailers.
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,100 restaurants in all 50 US States and in more than 65 countries worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades.
Credited with introducing the original boneless breast of chicken sandwich and pioneering in-mall fast food, Chick-fil-A is one of the largest privately-held restaurant chains – with over 1,240 restaurants in 38 states and Washington, D.C. – and the second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, based on annual sales.
Church's Chicken®, founded in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952, has since expanded to over 1500 restaurants on four continents. For over five decades they have been offering freshly prepared, high quality, flavorful chicken and tenders with signature sides at great value. Throughout the world the company operates two brands: Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken.
Dairy Queen® restaurants are independently owned and operated franchised locations that have served customers for over 60 years. Over 5700 locations
Hardee's is one of the CKE Restaurant Inc. restaurant brands.
CKE Restaurants, Inc. (CKE), through its subsidiaries, franchisees and licensees, operates some of the most popular U.S. regional brands in quick-service and fast-casual dining, including the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,000 locations in 43 states and in 13 countries. CKE is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CKR” and is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.
|Jack in the Box|
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the largest hamburger chains in the United States, with more than 2,200 restaurants in 18 states.
KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) has more than 11,000 restaurants in more than 80 countries and territories around the world. And in quite a few U.S. cities, KFC is teaming up with sister restaurants, A&W, All-American Food™, Long John Silver's, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, selling products from the popular chains in one convenient location.
KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc.
McDonald's is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000 local restaurants serving nearly 50 million people in more than 119 countries each day.
McDonald's is one of the world's most well-known and valuable brands and holds a leading share in the globally branded quick service restaurant segment of the informal eating-out market in virtually every country in which McDonald's does business.
McDonald's serves the world some of its favorite foods - World Famous French Fries, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets and Egg McMuffin.
|New York Fries|
New York Fries is a Canadian fast food concept with restaurants in Canada, Korea and the United Arab Emirates. New York Fries sells only french fries and soft drinks
Nirula's is a pioneer in the family style restaurant business in India having set up the first outlet in Connaught Circus, New Delhi in 1940s. Nirula's operates restaurants under the brand name Nirula’s, casual dining outlets called Potpourri and two hotels. The Group is present in over 50 locations across Delhi and NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Haryana, Punjab and Chandigarh and is entering Rajasthan very shortly. Recently Navis Capital Partners and Managing Director, Samir Kuckreja acquired the Nirula's Group of Companies. Navis is private equity fund based in Malaysia, which manages U.S. $1.6 billion in capital commitments. Samir Kuckreja is a respected hospitality professional with varied experience in some of the best-known companies in the world.
SONIC®, America's Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) is the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants. SONIC started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. More than a million customers eat at SONIC every day.
The SUBWAY® chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain and the second largest restaurant chain in the world. the SUBWAY® chain employs about 150,000 men and women at more than 22,000 locations around the world.
|The Wendys Company|
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and Company restaurants in the U.S. and 25 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide
|VION Food Group|
With headquarters in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), VION Food Group is a global food company and is active in the fields of high-quality foodstuffs and ingredients for people and animals. Passion for Better Food is the VION credo that guides all actions. VION Food Group is one of the larger food companies in the Netherlands, and is represented all over the world. VION is not a listed company and has one shareholder, NCB Ontwikkeling, which is closely affiliated with the Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie (ZLTO). ZLTO is an association of entrepreneurs with an agricultural background.
Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers® is the third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain in the world, with more than 6,700 restaurants in North America and international markets. Founded by Dave Thomas in 1969, Wendy's serves the best hamburgers in the business, made with fresh beef hot-off-the-grill and a choice of toppings. Wendy's also serve chicken sandwiches, fries, Frostys, soft drinks, and a variety of fresh, healthful foods - garden salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, baked potatoes, and chili.
|Wendys Arbys Group Inc.|
Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. is the nation’s third largest quick service restaurant company and is comprised of the Wendy’s® and Arby’s® brands, two companies distinguished by traditions of quality food and service. The company, with approximately $12 billion in system-wide sales, owns or franchises over 10,000 restaurants.
|Yum! Brands Inc.|
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with over 34,000 restaurants in over 100 countries. Four of our restaurant brands - KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, quick-service seafood, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. A&W Restaurants is the longest running quick-service franchise chain in America. In 2006, Yum! Brands generated more than $9.5 billion in total revenues, including company sales and franchise fees.