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Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

The cheese stands alone: average block prices are just hanging out

The cheese stands alone this week, with prices remaining relatively stable for the past three weeks, while wheat is down nearly $0.20.

Custom Products that make you stick! Catalog

StickerYou offers the highest quality custom products that make you stick!

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Axis Purchasing Identifies $15 million in Savings for Foodservice Members

Axis Purchasing, the group purchasing organization, identified savings for its foodservice members of more than $15 million in 2014.

​Why manufacturers offer rebates and not net pricing

In a corporate situation, there are pros and cons for both the buyer and the manufacturer to use the rebate system.

Job Seeker Series: The Power of Referrals

So how do you find the best restaurant jobs these days? We uncovered job-hunting stats and facts in our Job Seekers Series. Then we sliced and diced the information to serve up visual morsels of information so that you can find a job ASAP.

Sponsored by: HotSchedules

The week sees a rise in gas prices, cheese stays stagnant

Gas prices may be up, but cheese costs have stayed the same for two weeks and things are looking relatively good for pizza stocks this past week.

QSRs, fast casuals provide table service with RFID technology

As the restaurant industry trends toward using more and more technology to enhance customer experience, age old problems like searching for a guest’s table are finally being solved.

Small businesses don’t 'like' the new Facebook

Facebook finally adopted the publishing model of the old school media: If you want to publicize your business, you have to pay. Small business owners and restaurateurs will have to quickly re-evaluate their marketing plans for 2015.

Getting back to your marketing roots

Although mobile and social media marketing have been hot industry topics for the past few years, you can’t have a strong digital showing without first developing a solid marketing campaign. At the 2014 Fast Casual Executive Summit, this panel dissected a variety of campaigns to see why some work and why some don’t.

How Sarpino's Prius program saved the company money and defined its brand

By "going green" Sarpino's not only improves its standing with customers, but the brand is able to stay consistent with its gourmet image.

Top 3 things to know about hourly hiring in 2015

The upcoming year will be filled with changes and trends that affect how you interact with both job seekers and current employees.

Commodity prices rise across the board

Last week saw a rise in most prices, including stocks, with natural gas as the exception.

Marco's COO predicts real estate pressure, higher prices for restaurants this year

Technomic research recently predicted that the $680 billion restaurant industry will see three percent growth in 2015. What else can industry leaders expect in 2015?

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

How to lead your brand into menu labeling

Now that menu labeling has passed and everyone knows the rules and expectations, it is important to address the best way restaurant leadership should handle nutritional analysis.

How Crushed Red is making waves in the sea of fast casual pizza

A few simple factors brought together, such as price, environment, and quality can help a fast casual pizza platform keep its head above water.

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Pizza Inn combines wings and pizza to create WingPies

Beginning Monday, March 2, Pizza Inn restaurants across the nation are rolling out their new WingPies - pizzas created in four savory wing flavors.

Pizza Hut giving kids a reason to read

In recognition of National Reading Month, Pizza Hut is encouraging BOOK IT! alums to spread their love of reading to children in their lives, and show it on social media by posting photos with the hashtag #BOOKITkid by March 6 for the chance to win a free Personal Pan Pizza and a retro BOOK IT! t-shirt.

Visa, Pizza Hut and Accenture develop Connected Car Commerce Experience

Visa Inc., Pizza Hut and Accenture today announced they are working together to develop a proof-of-concept connected car to test mobile and online purchases on the go.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open store in Omaha

Pie Five Pizza Co. will debut its first area restaurant at 1303 South 72nd Street in Omaha on Friday, March 6.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announces new restaurant near Northwestern University

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, a build-your-own pizza chain, announced today that it will open its fifth Chicago-area restaurant, near Northwestern University, on Thursday, March 5th.

Krystal and Stevi B’s Pizza select OnsiteRis for their IT needs

The Krystal Company and Stevi B's Pizza announced that they have selected OnsiteRIS, Inc. as their one-stop provider of information technology infrastructure maintenance.

Pie Five serves up '50 Shades of Dessert Decadence'

Pie Five Pizza got a little naughty last year when it rolled out its new chocolate, peanut butter and brownie medley; and, no surprise, customers begged for more.

Schlotzsky’s says ‘Hooray for Italy’ with new menu items

Schlotzsky’s is bringing more food to the table, Italian style. The fast casual brand is launching four new oven-baked pasta dishes and a new gourmet pizza.

Japan-based Mister Donut intros dessert pizza

Japan-based Mister Donut brought a taste of Brooklyn to its customers with the introduction of "palm-sized" dessert pizza topped with marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauce.

Restaurant Performance Index remained elevated in January

The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 102.7 in January, which represented the fourth consecutive month above the level of 102.

NCCR 'applauds' efforts to repeal corn ethanol mandate

Small business restaurant owners in all segments of the chain restaurant industry, including quick-service, fast casual and table service restaurants strongly support legislative efforts to repeal the unnecessary ethanol mandate, according to a statement from the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Coca-Cola CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be keynote speakers for the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

Boston Pizza unveils documentary-style marketing campaign

Canada-based Boston Pizza unveiled a new brand positioning featuring the tagline ‘We’ll Make You A Fan’ that began Feb. 21 with a 30-second brand essence spot to introduce the campaign.

Wewalka refrigerated dough comes to Schnucks in Missouri

Four Wewalka refrigerated dough products are now available across 70 Schnucks stores in the St. Louis market area.

Marco's and Family Video celebrate 100th opening

Family Video began a partnership with Marco’s Pizza in 2012 placing kitchens alongside its video rental stores.

Hot, spicy and smoked make up half of all socially shared flavors

The National Pork Board in partnership with Crimson Hexagon analyzed more than 30 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter food posts with Crimson Hexagon's ForSight Tool to discover what makes up an American meal.

Ultra Thin Pizza Shells & Flatbread launches new culinary-focused website

Ultra Thin Pizza Shells & Flatbread Company launched a new website designed to have more of a culinary focus.

Aldi's gluten-free pizza wins 2015 Product of the Year

Grocery store chain Aldi received the 2015 Product of the Year award in the Convenience Meal Category for its "liveGfree" Gluten Free Pizza.

Freshslice Pizza intros gluten-free crust

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Freshslice Pizza is now offering gluten-free crust.

Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. to reveal Q4 and 2014 fiscal results

Toronto, Ontario-based Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. announced that its financial results for Q4 and the year end 2014 will be issued after the close of market on March 2, 2015.

Mellow Mushroom employee takes grand prize in annual Winter Acrobatic Trials

Bradley Johnson of Mellow Mushroom Pizza of Chattanooga took the grand prize at The US Pizza Team's annual Winter Acrobatic Trials at the NAPICS show in Columbus, Ohio, February 15-16.

Pizza Patrón brand director promoted to executive VP

Pizza Patrón announced that it has promoted Andrew Gamm to executive vice president.

Networld Media launches Interactive Customer Experience Association

Networld Media Group announced the launch of the Interactive Customer Experience Association, which will promote and accelerate the convergence of customer experience technologies and disciplines across all consumer channels.

Fast casual, pizza chains recognized as 'most allergy-friendly'

AllergyEats, a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2015 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide.

Beef patties recalled due to possible Listeria

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and Kenosha Beef International have received no reports of illness.

Papa John's fiscal 2014 results show 7.4% system-wide growth internationally

Papa John’s International Inc. today announced financial results for Q4 and fiscal year ended Dec. 28, 2014.

Domino's financials reveal 21st consecutive year of international same-store sales growth

Domestic same-store sales grew 11.1 percent during the quarter compared to the same period the prior year, and 7.5 percent for the full year.

Research and Markets publishes US pizza market report

Research and Markets has published the "Pizza Market in the U.S.: Foodservice and Retail, Second Edition" report.

Researchers predict alternative proteins will make up one-third of market by 2054

Plant proteins, insects, algae, and synthetic biology sources may make up over 50 percent of the alternative protein market by 2054.

Middleby acquires high speed slicing unit

The Middleby Corporation announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, which has annual revenues of approximately $15 million USD.

EarthLink launches managed security monitoring service

Managed network and cloud solutions provider EarthLink Holdings Corp. has unveiled a new Managed Security Monitoring Service designed to actively monitor customers' network, servers, routers, Point of Sale (POS) devices, laptops and desktops.

Nevada, Hawaii, Florida boast highest percentage of restaurant workers

States whose restaurant workforces represent the largest proportions of their overall employment include Nevada, with 16 percent; Hawaii, with 14 percent and Florida, with 12 percent. Nationally, the percentage is at about 10 percent.

FTC challenges proposed Sysco, US Foods merger

The Federal Trade Commission alleges that if the merger between Sysco and US Foods goes forward as proposed, foodservice customers, including restaurants, would likely face higher prices and diminished service.

Domino's marketing to allow planning for 'influx of food and labor costs'

Deliver Media, a full-service marketing agency that serves numerous Domino’s locations nationwide, has implemented a new method to introduce five new creative designs each month for direct mail pieces.

Incredible Pizza raising money for Missouri officer shot in line of duty

The company is donating 100 percent of sales from 4-8 p.m. on Feb. 23 to the family of Officer Aaron Pearson.

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