updated - May 23, 2013 Thursday EDT
CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's, reported increased first-quarter earnings that came in above analysts' estimates, according to reports. The company also reported that it plans to buy back an additional $100 million worth of its shares.
A McDonald's restaurant franchisee in the Cleveland-area is leading the way in making the franchise more green by constructing the most energy-efficient McDonald's in the region, prompting a visit from top executives who consider it a test site, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Grupo Pão de Açúcar , Brazil's biggest retailer, is counting on a turnaround in its appliance division to make up for shrinking profit margins at its supermarkets as food inflation climbs to a five-year high.
McDonald's franchise owners in the United States are frustrated with mandates from headquarters to push its Dollar Menu, increase competition is leaving operators frustrated and disgruntled, a survey found.
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