The new Starbucks logo has removed the word Starbucks. Many do not get it. We talked to a veteran branding executive, Allen Adamson of the New York office of Landor Associates, to get some insights. BrandlandUSA: What do you think about the changes? Adamson: The changes strengthen Starbucks’ branding. TheyMORE HERE

DENVER – Vicorp Restaurants Inc. announced today the sale of the pie restaurant Village Inn to American Blue Ribbon Holdings LLC, a new entity formed by Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Newport Global Advisors. American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC will own and operate the Village Inn and Bakers Square restaurantMORE HERE

Drive Thru Restaurant Analysis? SARASOTA – Here in this retiree mecca, you can get a pretty good indication of the health of America’s restaurants as you drive down our highway strip, Tamiami Trail. Of the chains along U.S. 41, a newly opened Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is packed, and allMORE HERE

We love www.notfoolinganybody.com. It’s a website of fast food architecture; the premise is that once a building is a fast food building, it is ALWAYS a fast food building. The site is quite addictive. Once you start looking at roadside chains, you can always spot them. And it is notMORE HERE