Independent restaurants experience slowed traffic

The strength and marketing clout of major and small restaurant chains kept total restaurant industry traffic flat instead of declining in the April/May/June quarter, while visits to independent restaurants declined by 2 percent, according to new research from The NPD Group.

Pie Five Pizza launches Meatball Ricotta Pie

Pie Five Pizza has introduced its latest limited-time offer – the Meatball Ricotta Pie, featuring a smoked provolone and mozzarella blend, organic marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, Italian-style meatballs and red and green peppers.

QSR employees plan 150-city strike this week

Quick-service employees in more than 150 cities are planning on walking off their jobs this Thursday as part of their ongoing protest for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union. The strikes originally began in late...

Calif. Supreme Court rules in favor of Domino’s in franchisee case

Last week, the California Supreme Court held that Domino’s Pizza, as a franchisor, could not be held responsible for a sexual harassment charge against the manager of one of its franchisees.

Pizza Hut rolls out bacon stuffed crust

After teasing its fans on social media last week, Pizza Hut announced the official launch of its new Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza on Aug. 30, to mark International Bacon Day.

Mazzio’s adds lasagnas, pasta bakes to menu

Mazzio's has introduced three new lasagna options, as well as a "create-your-own" option and Family Pasta Bakes. The new lineup includes: Create-Your-Own Lasagna gives guests their choice of marinara, red and white, Alfredo, or meat sauce to go with the traditional ricotta cheese-filled pasta.

Pizza Hut Thailand adds online ordering app

Pizza Hut Thailand has launched a new online ordering platform, developed by Tillster Inc. The rollout follows the June 2014 launch of Tillster’s online ordering website for Pizza Hut Canada.

Blaze Pizza adds nine franchise groups

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza announced that its 40th restaurant is set to open next month in San Diego. The company also announced it has signed nine new area development agreements that will add 67 franchise restaurants to its pipeline.

Papa John's NFL Kickoff Special now underway

Papa John's has announced the National Football League Kickoff Special, a large, two-topping pizza for $10 and a chocolate chip cookie for $5, available next week.

Papa Murphy's refinancing to benefit earnings

Papa Murphy's announced the closing of a $112 million senior secured loan and a $20 million revolving credit facility today.

DelVecchio's announces $1 pizza slices

Fla.-based DelVecchio's Pizzeria is offering $1 pizza slices Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Restaurant Performance Index declines in July

The National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a modest decline in July.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire complete merger, announce leadership

Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed its merger with The Hillshire Brands Company.

NRA releases safe food handling training guide for food banks

The National Restaurant Association has released "ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking," its food-handling training guide for Feeding America's broad network of food bank employees, agency staff and volunteers.

Study reveals most employees see a future for themselves in restaurant industry

As the most extensive research of the restaurant sector workforce in decades, “Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant Industry,” details the opinions of nearly 5,100 Americans who currently work or formerly worked in the industry, as well as those who own or operate restaurants.

Technomic report highlights lunch daypart tips and trends

Considering that consumers regularly eat lunch away from home – a couple of days a week on average -- operators do well to try to snag a larger share of visits during this highly competitive daypart.

Winner of Pizza Hut's fantasy football contest to score free pizza for a year

Pizza Hut announced its weekly fantasy football contest is open until Nov. 12.

Newest Mellow Mushroom features town's history, steampunk style

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has opened its newest location in Mansfield, Texas at 101 S. Main.

Familiar ingredients, good descriptions help Americans make healthy food choices

A new study by Mintel reveals that 27 percent of American diners prefer to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out fall Panini menu

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.

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