Project Pie adds to executive team to support growth

Project Pie has named two new executives to its leadership team, including Brian Watkins as director of Operations, and Steve Brigandi, as chief administrative officer and general counsel. According to a news release, Watkins has worked more than 25 years...

Your Pie hosts free pizza giveaway for grand opening

Your Pie will celebrate its grand opening in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead on July 11 at 11 a.m. The first 50 customers will get free pizzas, and (until 9 p.m.) pizzas will cost $3.14.

Pizza Inn honors top franchise owners

Pizza Inn recognized its top franchise owners at its recently held National Franchise Convention in Savannah, Ga. “Our annual conventions are a time of learning and fellowship for our franchise owners; each year is an opportunity for them to grow...

Chicago Mayor pushes for $13 minimum wage

Earlier this week, a task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a recommendation that the city’s minimum wage be raised to $13 an hour by the year 2018. According to the Chicago Tribune, state lawmakers are expected to...

Vitamix CEO named regional Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Family Business Category in the Northeast Ohio region. Vitamix was founded by Berg’s great grandfather in 1921. According to a news...

Mellow Mushroom turns up the heat for Mexican-inspired menu

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has launched a new Up in Smoke menu, featuring Mexican-inspired dishes with ingredients such as mole sauce, chipotle and poblano peppers. According to a news release, the new menu, which also includes specialty cocktails, is available...

Villa Italian Kitchen adds BBQ chicken, Mountain Dew specialty beverages

Villa Italian Kitchen has introduced two new chicken barbecue offerings for a limited time – the BBQ chicken pizza and new BBQ chicken Stromboli. Additionally, the company has added the Mountain Dew specialty beverages, Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple. “The...

Flies twice as filthy as cockroaches, yet customers don't perceive threat

Restaurant patrons underestimate the health threats flies present, according to a new survey released by Orkin. Of the survey respondents, 61 percent would continue eating their meal after a fly touched and contaminated it, while just 3 percent of survey...

Tanjerine launches ordering, entertainment and payment tablet platform

TouchTunes subsidiary Tanjarine announced today the launch of its integrated tabletop ordering, entertainment and pay-at-the-table solution. "Restaurants are seeing significant benefits from tablet solutions, and large chains have begun deploying them across the country. Until now, there hasn't been a...

Marco’s Pizza plans Dallas-Fort Worth expansion

Marco’s Pizza, which added 109 units in 2013, is continuing its aggressive expansion with Dallas-Fort Worth as its latest target. Justin Tarrant and his business partner Mike Rogers, both area representatives, co-own the territory and oversee 10 Marco's locations in...

Papa John’s agrees to cover hepatitis A costs from corporate store

A North Carolina-based, company-owned Papa John’s location has been identified as the original source of a hepatitis A outbreak that happened in late March/early April. And, according to the Independent Tribune, Papa John’s International Inc.

Sbarro expands presence in Bolivia

Sbarro has announced its entry into Bolivia with a new store opening at the Ventura Mall in Santa Cruz, franchised by Sbarro Bolivia SRL. The group plans to open a total of 10 eateries in Bolivia throughout the next decade,...

Papa Murphy’s scores high for guests’ ‘intent to return’

Market Research firm Technomic has released new data examining restaurant guests’ intent to return and their reasons for doing so, which vary by generation, according to the research. The research reveals that more consumers report they will return in the...

Ice-O-Matic adds to Energy Star lineup

Ice-O-Matic, a manufacturer of ice machines, storage bins and dispensers, has announced a new addition to its lineup of Energy Star-rated machines. The ICEU226A joins the company’s selection of more than 30 machines to be awarded the Energy Star certification, meeting guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Project Pie ranked on top of Yelp’s emerging brands category

In a recent study by Yelp of emerging concepts, build-your-own pizza brand, Project Pie, was named No. 1.

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

Sabert CEO wins 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey region

Sabert Corporation announced today that Founder and CEO Albert Salama received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Excellence in Distribution and Manufacturing category in the New Jersey region. Salama was selected by an independent...

Zpizza brings back summer-inspired offerings

zpizza is bringing back two seasonal offerings to kickoff the summer season: Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza and Strawberry Feta Salad. According to a news release, the Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza features charred sweet tomatoes, organic pesto sauce and mozzarella topped...

Health insurance exchange launches for DC-area restaurants

Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.

California Milk Advisory Board named as Kids LiveWell sponsor

The National Restaurant Association announced that the California Milk Advisory Board has become the first commodity board sponsor of the association’s Kids LiveWell program. “The new partnership between Kids LiveWell and the California Milk Advisory Board offers valuable and exciting...

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