Restaurant incubator ready for new chef class

Smallman Galley, which bills itself as "the nation's first restaurant incubator," has announced that it is accepting applications through the end of the month for its second class of restaurateur-chefs. The Pittsburgh-based restaurant testing-ground and bar program opened this time...

Storm brewing: Appointment of Hardee's CEO as labor secretary spawns debate

While several labor organizations have come out against Thursday's appointment of CKE Restaurants Holdings CEO Andy Puzder as President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Labor Secretary, a number of restaurant industry groups have chimed in with their support.

Pieology takes another slice of LA market

Pieology has opened a new Los Angeles-area location in Whittier, California.

Hardee's CEO tapped as labor secretary: What's in it for restaurant biz?

Where the nation and the restaurant industry labor force are concerned, Andy Puzder is quite vocal in his pro-automation and anti-regulation views. These views are aligned with those of President-elect Donald Trump, who, according to CNN, has named the CKE Restaurants CEO as the nation's new secretary of labor.

Papa John's signs expansion deal in Colombia

Papa John's International has signed a development agreement with Grupo Nutresa for expansion in Columbia. A news release said the International Trade Administration has designated the food and beverage sector as holding the best growth opportunities in the South American nation. Grupo Nutresa, which purchased PJ Col S.A.S.

Automated food safety compliance platform hits market

VeriSolutions and AT&T have created an automated system to help restaurant brands comply with food-safety guidelines. VeriSolutions' platform features a temperature-monitoring solution using AT&T IoT technology to gain insight into equipment, including: • AT&T global SIM-embedded sensors for temperature and...

Does Domino's offer a better mobile experience than Starbucks?

While Starbucks is usually top of mind when it comes to a best-in-class mobile experience, it came in second place to Domino's this year, according to DMI, which released findings this morning from its first annual ranking of mobility leaders...

The Princess City welcomes Pie Five

Pie Five didn't have to be a frog to open its newest location in The Princess City of the Hoosier State, Mishawaka, Indiana today. The unit is owned and operated by franchisee Carl Dissette, who owns six other Pie Five Locations in Indiana, Chicago and Iowa, according to a news release.

Fishbowl, Olo integrating to allow operators to leverage online ordering data for better customer engagement

Fishbowl and Olo are integrating their platforms to allow restaurant operators to leverage online ordering data as a source for identifying customers and transactions.The partnership should also help operators create better engagement and increase repeat visits and sales, according to...

PizzaRev expands in Colorado

PizzaRev is now moving into Ft. Collins, Colorado, including the Loveland and Greeley communities, according to a news release.

Fireside Pies spins off a QSR brand

Dallas-based Fireside Pies is going for two increasingly relevant trends at the same time with its new QSR brand, Fireside Pies Pronto, which is taking form inside an area food hall, Uptown Urban Market at 2600 Cedar Springs Road. Food...

Q3 restaurant visits decline, fast casual is no exception

Although traffic growth at U.S. restaurants remained flat during the first half of 2016, Q3 results were even worse, according to The NPD Group, which found that total foodservice visits declined by 1 percent in the third quarter.

Domino's promotion gives shares of stock to winners

Domino's stock is pretty hot stuff, so the fact that the chain is now making shares of that stock available through a new contest for its loyalty program members is likely to inspire more than a few entries. The chain's Piece of the Pie rewards program members can now win 10 free shares of Domino's stock for their participation.

McDonald's, Darden top LGBTQ-friendly workplace list

McDonald's may indeed be one of the nation's oldest QSR brands, but today's release of the annual Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign found that the brand is also quite progressive when it come to LGBTQ rights in...

Telepizza launches 10-year, 200-unit global expansion in Teheran

One of the world's largest non-U.S.-based pizza brands, Telepizza, is launching a 10-year growth plan that will grow the chain 200 stores in 10 years, according to a news release. The new initiative was announced in the run-up to the...

Not just Chicago anymore: Pizzeria Uno deep dish pies go nationwide

Pizzeria Uno's deep-dish pizza, made from a 1943 recipe, used to be only available in Chicago, but now the chain will ship their famous pies nationwide via online ordering at pizzeriaunochicago.com. The pies are available as two-, four-, or six-pizza...

Old Chicago looking for franchisees

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is looking for franchisees in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to help grow the brand's presence in those areas, according to a press release. "The growing demand for a unique dining experience and customized selection of...

Vapiano opens 5th Hungarian location

Pizza- and pasta-focused chain Vapiano opened its fifth Hungarian location this week in Gyor. It is the first Hungarian location outside the capital city of Budapest, according to a new release, and is operated by Peter Sari and Ralf Dux...

Free pizza for Visa Checkout users at Papa John's

NFL sponsors, Papa John’s and Visa, have announced a partnership that makes Visa Checkout available for Papa John’s purchases. The brands are kicking off the partnership by offering customers a free large single-topping pizza with their next purchase when they...

New face in global food service leadership recruitment

Global foodservice executive search firm, Kincannon & Reed, has hired Lisa Johnson to handle recruitment and succession assignments for leadership in food service and a number of related business sectors. Johnson will work to find and recruit general managers, presidents...

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