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7-Eleven to buy Wilson Farms store chain

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven plans to acquire Wilson Farms Neighborhood Food Stores, a neighborhood food store chain with 188 locations in New York state. Full story

Starbucks is now No. 3 U.S. restaurant chain

Though some of its most ardent fans might not even consider it one, Starbucks has moved ahead of Burger King and Wendy's to become the third-largest U.S. chain restaurant. Full story

Yum Brands considering Little Sheep bid

Yum Brands, owner of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC fast-food brands, is considering buying a majority stake in the Little Sheep Group Ltd. restaurant chain in China. Full story

Applebee's makes changes after child gets alcohol

The Applebee's restaurant chain says it's changing the way it serves juice after a toddler was mistakenly given a small amount of alcohol at a Detroit-area location. Full story

Hooters co-founder in legal fight with chain

One of the founders of Hooters is locked in a bitter legal dispute with the iconic restaurant chain he helped build over money. Full story

Pep Boys 4Q profit climbs, shares up

Shares of automotive retail chain Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack rose in pre-market trading Thursday, a day after reporting its profit more than tripled in the fourth quarter and beat Wall Street expectations. Full story

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  FDA to chain restaurants: Post calories

A FDA proposal would require chain restaurants to post calorie count on menus. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.