Toppers Pizza's remodeling, digital efforts help brand stay relevant in 'fast casual environment'

The company expects its mobile site to launch by the end of this year and is investing 'seven figures' into additional digital initiatives.

Apple Pay's impact on restaurant loyalty marketing

Focusing on the creation of an experience that’s easy for the customer, instead of optimal for the brand, makes customers feel like VIPs.

Gas prices are at seven-month lows

Wheat prices also continue to plummet.

How to cultivate a loyal guest at your restaurant

Loyal guests don’t just randomly happen: they are cultivated through good food and great experiences.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

5 restaurant redesigns to reduce energy costs

For all these energy upgrades, it’s important to think long term and consider the entire life cycle of the technology in question.

Report: Restaurant mobile websites slow to load digital orders

If mobile websites included a click-to-order button that routed customers to a geolocation API, the brands' mobile experiences would be better suited to handle each query.

Experts share insights on millennial dining-out decisions

Shaped by user-centric devices and the Great Recession, value-conscious millennials are looking for great experiences that are friction-free.

Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

Beef O’ Brady’s overcomes franchisee skepticism to launch pizza program

The company spent three years testing ingredients, operations and ovens, and has experienced a sizable comp lift since adding pizza to its brand positioning.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

Cheese prices up 10 cents in a week

Papa Murphy's stock is up $2 in two weeks.

Why you’ll abandon your new mobile app in 12 to 24 months

Apple Pay just demolished the payment value of a branded app, making it possible for consumers to pay without downloading your app by offering the ability to store a credit card and use it with any NFC-enabled device.

Online ordering provides the holy grail of customer-level data

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.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

Three ways restaurants can be smarter with local schools

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.

Pizza concepts capitalizing on by-the-slice demand, economics

Pizza Hut is aiming to have 15 to 20 Slice Bars open in the US by the end of this year.

Record-setting harvests push wheat to 4-year low

Wheat prices closed below the $6 mark twice last week, plunging to $5.68 on Friday.

Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.

Why Apple Pay is important for restaurant operators big and small

Apple tries to make everything easy for consumers and that usually equals widespread consumer adoption down the road.

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