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Voice ordering was also a highlight of Q3, with more than 200,000 voice orders placed despite no promotion of the platform since the June launch.
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The five major credit card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB), joined forces in 2004 to create the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Its sole purpose is to assist merchants in building a security program that meets the requirements expected by the card brands.
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The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.
Domino’s Pizza shares hit a lifetime high after a positive Q3 earnings report.
Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.
Sixty-one percent of mobile users will simply leave a website that is not optimized for viewing on their device and will move on to competition.
Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.
Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.
Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.
HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.
Wheat prices increased after weeks of decreasing prices.
As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.
Lean on your supply chain partners to innovate for you; they have resources and answers.
Culinary Software Services recently released ChefTec xt4, featuring simplified entry of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points information, a new EDI interface with FreshPoint and improved interfaces.
AboutLocal lets small retailers listen to and engage with their customers in real time across hundreds of disparate online channels.
Pieology Pizzeria announced it will open seven additional locations in Northern and Central California by the end of the year. In October, the company is celebrating grand openings in Gilroy, Fairfield, and Fresno, with locations to follow in Daly City,...
For the first time, Pizza Port Brewing Company's signature craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada introduces it to the Las Vegas and Reno markets. Pizza Port Brewing Company will roll-out...
zpizza has opened a new location in the Austin, Texas, area of Round Rock, at 200 University Blvd. #350. A grand opening celebration will be held Oct.
OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced its integration with Apple Pay. "With Apple Pay, OpenTable diners can skip the step of adding a card to their profile and simply settle their check with a single touch using...
Commerce platform provider Lightspeed has announced its entry into the hospitality industry with the launch of Lightspeed Restaurant. According to a news release, Lightspeed now serves 21,000 businesses processing over $8.2B in sales annually. The company also announced that it...
New York staple Grimaldi's Pizzeria has issued a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Chinese business. According to the New York Daily News, Grimaldi's JMC Restaurant Holdings, which owns the Grimaldi Pizzeria trademark, is accusing a former employee of planning to...
Groupon has launched more than 7 million new listings for merchants called Pages, a platform that includes ratings, tips, money-saving opportunities and other information about merchants throughout the US. For the first time, Groupon is using a platform to publish...
Papa Murphy's is kicking off the Halloween season with its Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and is also launching new "Spooky Dough." The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available nationwide beginning today through Oct. 31.
Zomato plans to expand across Australia, Europe, South-East Asia, the Middle East and the Americas in the coming months.
Restaurants can benchmark their implementation, use and acceptance of emerging mobile payment technologies against the industry using Mahana's Payment Experience Evaluation Report
Pizza Inn is adding "a Twist" to its Treats for Troops project this year. Participating restaurants are now urging guests to drop off a bag of unwrapped, individuals-sized candy to be included in care packages addressed to military personnel stationed around the world. The bags are being accepted through Nov.
Following last week's episode of TNT's new cooking competition series "On the Menu," California Pizza Kitchen has added the winning Korean Barbecue pizza in participating restaurants nationwide. Also, $1 from every sale of the winning pizza will be donated to...
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has awarded its first multiunit franchise agreement deal in the Northeast, with five units planned for Pittsburgh within the next five years. The agreement deal was signed with Pittsburgh residents Gino and Molli Torriero, along with...
Pizza Ranch has announced plans to open in Holland, Michigan, this winter. It will be the brand's third location in the state. According to a news release, site selection is currently underway, and a team of local entrepreneurs is at the helm of this development. "Holland residents have been hoping for a Pizza Ranch location for ages.
The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has announced several new locations slated for opening, including an expansion in Northern California. The concept will expand its footprint to seven locations in the greater San Francisco and Sacramento areas by late 2015. Blaze opened in...
Salvatore's Restaurants, an Italian restaurant group with five locations in Massachusetts as well as the parent company of Sal’s Pizza, is offering its guests free food if they can part with their smartphones long enough to enjoy a meal. Beginning...
On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at enhancing security measures for federal credit cards. He also urged retailers and banks to do the same in the fight against identity fraud. The order will add microchips and PIN numbers to government credit cards and debit cards beginning in January.
Lavu Inc. has partnered with Staples Inc.
A five-unit Papa John’s franchisee has been sued by the New York State attorney general for $2 million. According to Reuters, the AG has accused the franchisee, New Majority Holdings LLG, and owner Ronald Johnson, of wage theft practices, claiming...
The NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses is now offering remote payment and order ahead capabilities that are compatible with Apple Pay. These capabilities will be offered for free to merchants until Jan. 1.
Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.
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California-based Project Pie will add 60 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland following a new master agreement with The Canavan Co. UK Ltd., in partnership with former Hakkasan CEO Niall Howard. According to a news release, the group will...
Boston Pizza International Inc. has opened its 61st location in British Columbia at 808 Beatty St.
Russo's Restaurants, which includes Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced plans to continue expanding worldwide after surpassing the 40-unit mark in the US. The restaurant has also announced an 8-percent increase in systemwide revenue. This year, Russo's opened its first Hawaii location in Ewa Beach.
Domino's Pizza of Canada has announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada by committing to using only cheese made from 100-percent Canadian milk on all its pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s Pizza of Canada is based out of...
In celebration of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Uncle Maddio's Atlanta-area restaurants donated 15 percent of sales from Sept. 7 and $1 from each pink wristband sold to local breast cancer programs in Georgia. The total amount of...
Boombozz Pizza and Taphouse, the presenting sponsor of the 6th Annual Louisville (Kentucky) Brewfest, will host a party to kick-off Brewfest weekend tonight at 7 p.m. The event will be held at its Highlands location, 1448 Bardstown Road in Louisville,...
Mobile-based digital rewards solutions company Virtual Next has announced a partnership with analytics platform provider, Vantage Analytics, to enable customer data analytics for its customers, which initially include restaurant chains New York Fries and Currito. According to a news release,...
Revention Point of Sale Solutions has announced integration with HotSchedules, a provider of labor management technology solutions. Web-based scheduling, robust communications, and advanced sales forecasting are some of the benefits expected from the integration.
A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...
Connie's Pizza has teamed up with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital to launch a disruptive awareness campaign for breast cancer. As part of the campaign, Connie's aims to provide the 40,000 Chicagoland households in its...
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