Commodities: Gasoline prices continue to fall

The price for cheese and wheat remained steady, gasoline continued to decrease, natural gas prices were mixed and pizza stocks were up.

How managing expectations leads to better return-to-work outcomes

Healthy employees are good for business, however, the path from injury to resuming work duties is not always as smooth or efficient as your ordering process. Managing expectations can be instrumental in helping you and your injured workers avoid bumps, twists, and turns hindering recovery and return to work.

LIVE WEBINAR - Location-based marketing: A guide to strategy, deployment and successful return on investment

Date: Dec 3, 2015 | Time: 2:00 PM EST | xAd will share new insights into consumers’ demands and expectations across path to purchase, and strategies for how marketers can use location insights to address the change in consumer behavior and influence a person at the moments of greatest intent and receptiveness.

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Is bigger better? Footprint vs. sales

Restaurant tenants often find that a larger commercial space results in a bigger problem than not profiting.

Will mobile cause tablet ordering to go the way of the dinosaur?

With the recent introduction of a re-ordering capability on mobile payment platforms, tableside tablets may soon become the Tyrannosaurus Rex of the hospitality industry.

Plotting a Course for EMV Compliance

In this eBook, we’ll explain the facts and lay out a roadmap to follow so that your business is EMV-compliant AS SOON AS POSSIBLE—and is protected in the event of a security breach by being fully PCI compliant.

Sponsored by: Touch Dynamic

Inescapable ingredients: How the spud is innovating as a pizza topping

Potatoes are no longer known as only a base for French fries. They're even appearing as pizza toppings.

Fast Casual's top execs revealed

This year's Top 25 list turned into the Top 26 after judges couldn't bring themselves to make a final cut.

Negotiating for leasehold improvements on your commercial lease or renewal

Commercial tenants may build out or renovate the property in whatever manner they wish, with the landlord’s permission. It is the allowance which is negotiable.

Loyalty at the center of Sionic Mobile's proposition

In many ways, Sionic Mobile is the anti-Pay when it comes to today's mobile payments marketplace. Mobile Payments Today recently conducted a Q&A with Ronald Herman, the company's founder and CEO, to get his thoughts on the current state of the industry.

Franchising and growth: Expanding into non-traditional spaces

When entering into non-traditional restaurant formats like food courts, universities & airports, re-developing a concept to fit these new operational structures is no easy task, although it can be done and with great success

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

Commodities: A week of fluctuation

The price for cheese increased, wheat decreased, gasoline increased, natural gas continued to decrease, and pizza stocks fluctuated. Details are below.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

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Russo’s brands launch new menu items

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen announced the launch of a new menu.

Pie Five to open first Lubbock, Texas, location

Pie Five Pizza will open its first Lubbock, Texas, location at 11 a.m. Friday.

Pieology Pizzeria opens first Missouri location

Pieology Pizzeria has opened its first Missouri location.

Domino's launches 50 percent off pizza deal on Black Friday

Domino's Pizza is offering 50 percent off all menu-priced pizza orders placed online through Sunday, Dec. 6.

Live webinar Thursday to teach operators how to master location-based marketing

As consumer usage continues to shift to mobile, location-based advertising is becoming one of the fastest growing strategies for restaurants when it comes to digital advertising.

Domino's launches 'Easy Order' button in UK

Domino's has launched its "Easy Order" button in the United Kingdom.

CEC Entertainment appoints new CFO

CEC Entertainment Inc., which operates Chuck E. Cheese's and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, announced the appointment of Dale Black as chief financial officer.

Papa John’s announces give-a-gift, get-a-gift holiday gift-card offer

From Nov. 23 through Dec. 27, customers who purchase $25 in Papa John's Gift Cards will receive a free large one-topping pizza.

PizzaRev offers Black Friday shoppers special offers

PizzaRev announced it is hosting its largest system-wide deal of the year this Black Fridayby serving $5 pizzas at its 28 locations across California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Live webinar to teach operators how to master location-based marketing

As consumer usage continues to shift to mobile, location-based advertising is becoming one of the fastest growing strategies for restaurants when it comes to digital advertising.

Gatti's Pizza selects Revention as point-of-sale provider

Gatti's Pizza's corporate management announced it has selected Revention as its point-of-sale provider.

Villa Italian Kitchen launches 'Peace, Joy & Pizza' sweepstakes

Villa Restaurant Group's Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants are kicking off the first-ever "Pizza with Purpose" campaign with a "Peace, Joy & Pizza" Sweepstakes.

Digital signage solution integrates with mobile ordering app

Digital signage provider embed signage has launched its solution integration with mobile ordering application Flypay, the company announced.

Toppers Pizza reports healthy sales growth

Toppers Pizza closed out the tenth period of 2015 with a healthy spike in sales.

Papa Murphy's roles out new mobile ordering app

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. announced the launch of the company's first mobile app.

Corbion Caravan introduces emulsifier to remove partially hydrogenated oils from dough

Corbion Caravan has introduced a new non-PHO GMS hydrated emulsifier for no-time dough applications with a solution that eliminates partially hydrogenated oils.

New dining app to launch in DC

A Washington, D.C., startup company will soon launch a mobile dining app designed to give customers and restaurants more control, choice and convenience.

Report: Sustainability top trend in foodservice packaging

The Foodservice Packaging Institute's 2015 Trends Report reveals foodservice operators are looking for environmentally friendly packaging and customization techniques to differentiate products.

Food, beverage, grocery lead charge in fostering inclusive workplaces

When it comes to inclusive benefits and protections supporting workplace equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workforce, the food, beverage and grocery sectors are leading the charge.

Waitlist Me adds table management to app

Waitlist Me announced that it is rolling out a new approach to table management designed to help restaurant operators provide faster and better service to their customers.

7 chefs to earn honors for incorporating produce into recipes

United Fresh has opened the nomination period for the 2016 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program that honors the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers.

Demand for cups, lids to increase more than 5% per year through 2019

Worldwide demand for cups and lids will increase more than 5 percent per year through 2019.

LivingSocial expands restaurant program to DC

LivingSocial has expanded its Restaurants Plus program to Washington D.C. The program, according to a company press release, introduces consumers to a variety of dining destinations and allows them to earn up to 25 percent cashback off their meals when they swipe with their registered cards.

MOD Pizza celebrates 7th birthday with 'Spreading MODness' 2015

MOD Pizza is celebrating its seventh birthday and the Thanksgiving holiday with its "Spreading MODness" 2015 campaign.

Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza expands plans for Orlando

Uncle Maddio's Pizza announced it has signed an agreement to open an additional restaurant in Orlando.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria to open first Tennessee location

Grimaldi's Pizzeria announced it will open its first restaurant in Tennessee.

Urban Outfitters moves into food service with Pizzeria Vetri acquisition

Consumer demand for casual dining a big reason for retailer's move into pizza market.

Papa John's introduces LTO Epic Meatz Pizza

Papa John's announced the debut of its new specialty pizza, The Epic Meatz Pizza.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Pizza Hut introduces LTO Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie

Pizza Hut has introduced its new Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie available for a limited-time.

Pie Five Pizza to add up to 20 more Florida locations

Pie Five Pizza announced another Florida development deal with up to 20 new locations in the Tampa market.

PizzaRevs signs agreement to open stores in Arizona

PizzaRev announced that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with Fire Em Up LLC to develop the brand across Arizona.

Q1 sales up at Pie Five, down at Pizza Inn

Total revenue increased 28.6 percent to $14.5 million compared to $11.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Cicis Unlimited Buffet returns to Summerville, SC

Cicis announced it will open its newest restaurant on Nov. 17 in Summerville, South Carolina.

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