Papa Murphy's stock is up $2 in two weeks.
Even for brands in which digital ordering represents a small percentage, its search traffic and order traffic represents a meaningful sample size from which brands can glean valuable insights.
This report provides an in-depth guide for retailers, restaurateurs and other businesses that are considering installing ATMs on their premises.
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Online ordering is the perfect way to remind students, parents and school administrators that you care about their needs by offering them a quick and value-oriented way to order their meals.
Foodservice inventory typically covers inventory stock or consumables/food, beverages, cleaning, and disposable supplies. These products are stored in a designated storage room area or other secure locations of the building. For the purposes of this paper when we talk about...
Wheat prices closed below the $6 mark twice last week, plunging to $5.68 on Friday.
Apple tries to make everything easy for consumers and that usually equals widespread consumer adoption down the road.
The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.
By combining NFC with finger touch recognition technology, Apple is able to offer NFC payment securely inside PassBook, making PassBook more relevant than ever.
The new mobile wallet eliminates the need for a magstripe, instead generating a single-use, unique number for each transaction.
Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.
With Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook.
How educational foodservice operators can gain a more transparent view of their costs and control of all purchasing cost factors.
Gas prices have stayed steady for the past two weeks, despite a busy holiday weekend.
Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.
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Operators can now collect valuable information about their customers, find micro segments, create predictive analytics, and pass that value on.
New tablet features larger, 10-inch screen format.
The creators of YYC Burger Week have announced a new Calgary, Alberta-wide YYC Pizza Week. From Sept.
Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.
Project Pie has signed a 9-unit franchise deal that will mark the brand’s debut in New Jersey. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location...
Heartland Payment has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants. The solution, called Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, was released in partnership with ToGoTechnologies. "Restaurants are looking for a competitive mobile ordering solution that will match the functionality...
PAR Technology Corporation has announced its acquisition of Brink Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants. The acquisition will give PAR Technology the ability to develop, deploy and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, according to a news release.
Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.
Western Canada’s Pizza 73 has announced a new partnership with the Edmonton Oilers. The multi-year deal, a first between the organizations, makes Pizza 73 the official pizza of the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. According to a news release,...
The inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest will be held Oct. 4 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum from noon to 3 p.m.
An animal protection organization this week released an undercover video showing animal abuse at Winchester Dairy, which provides milk to Leprino Foods.
Last week, menu analyst Nancy Kruse said one of the hottest marketing buzzwords in the restaurant industry is "skinny." Brands such as Sbarro and Cheesecake Factory have leveraged this trend with their respective Skinny Slice and Skinnylicious offerings. Now it...
Pizza Hut Thursday announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa with its Johannesburg, South Africa, opening. The company said the brand's entry into this market is part of its focus on emerging markets. "Africa is an emerging continent...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has been busy this week with new unit announcements, including in Southern California, New York/New Jersey and Tennessee. The company has also set its sights on a South Florida debut, and plans to open three locations in...
Hungry Howie's Pizza continues its growth in North Carolina with the reopening of its second restaurant in Greensboro. According to a news release, this marks the Michigan-based chain's 15th location for brothers Mike, James and Steven Peterson as well as...
The National Restaurant Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen Innovations Awards – the program's 11th year.
According to a news release, the KI Awards recognize foodservice equipment and technology advancements. Winners are demonstrated at the annual NRA Show in May in Chicago in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion.
Pie Five Pizza Co. will open a new location in Daytona Beach, Florida, and another new location in Franklin, Tennessee, on Friday.
The Daytona Beach location is the second for the company in Florida and is located near the Daytona International Speedway at 1388 W.
Papa Murphy's and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products, today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. Papa Murphy’s stores will begin offering the gluten-free option this month and...
Marco's Pizza announced it is on pace to hit its goal of 1,000 stores by the end of 2016.
The International Franchise Association is sponsoring an expo for potential franchisees Oct. 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Craft beers are growing, and seasonal offerings are big drivers of growth.
Corporate dining preferences lean strongly toward fast casual concepts, according to Dinova.
Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander have introduced the National Labor Relations Board Act on the heels of the NLRB's decision ruling that McDonald's is culpable for wage theft accusations raised by its franchisee employees. In response,...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will open two more Los Angeles County locations, including Westfield's Topanga Mall and the University of Southern California. These openings will put the concept at 11 locations in the Los Angeles area by early 2015.
The Canoga Park location is scheduled to open in October 2014.
Stevi B's Pizza Buffet is expanding its buffet options with a new dessert – the Caramel Apple Pizza. Available now through November, the Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza is filled with caramel, apple filling and cobbler crumbs. Additionally, the brand has...
Gatti's Pizza is celebrating its 45th anniversary on Sept. 25 with a special one-day only promotion.
Research reveals that the majority of restaurants surveyed by the National Restaurant Association recycle, use compact fluorescent lighting and purchase recycled materials.
Pie Five Pizza has partnered with the State Fair of Texas, Coca-Cola and Uber to offer two VIP prize packages, each consisting of four general admission tickets to the fair. Winners will also receive food and ride coupons totaling $200...
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. The company also announced it will open its 18th SoCal location Sept.
Total Merchant Services, a payments processing company, has released a restaurant version of Groovv Register designed to help independent restaurant owners. These enhancements include the ability to send orders to the kitchen printer, up to three levels of item modifiers...
The Playbook Solutions Group Franchise Income Fund has been formed to help professional athletes get into franchising. The fund was founded by Steve Levenson and NFL veteran Leonard Marshall is a partner. "The franchise industry is continuing to flourish and...
Specialty beverages – from coffees to teas to craft beers – have been on an upswing in the restaurant industry for the past few years and more consumers are now seeking them out. According to new research from Technomic, 21...
The partnership brings together Beanstalk's SaaS platform and Olo's digital ordering.
US Foods is rolling out several new product lines for fall, plus a new game app for diners.
Mood Media is integrating a digital signal into its media players that will allow its customers to deliver location-based marketing content.
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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream awards. Applications and nomination forms are available online at NRAEF.org/Awards until Nov.