Fro-yo, burgers, pizza concepts' growth indicate high demand

According to Inc. Magazine's annual list of privately-held companies, fast casuals are still setting the pace for the restaurant industry.

Fresh Brothers Pizza part of LAX International's new lineup

The Los Angeles International Airport plans to open a handful of new restaurant concepts in one of its international terminals – Terminal 2. The OC Register reported the news this week and said the influx of eateries will double LAX's current offerings in that terminal. Airport officials announced some of the 12 concepts on Wednesday.

Quiznos, CiCi's, Cold Stone cited for having high default rates

The Wall Street Journal this week examined the 10 "worst franchise brands," based on SBA loan defaults. The list included three restaurant brands – Cold Stone Creamery, Quiznos and CiCi's Pizza. Topping the list was Planet Beach, with a 41.1 percent default rate.

Restaurants Canada inks employment search deal with Holland College

Graduates will be able to access Restaurant Canada's research, events and job search.

Mellow Mushroom sets $100K fundraising goal for No Kid Hungry

Throughout September, Mellow Mushroom is joining Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds to end childhood hunger. The company has introduced three ways for customers to help with the cause: For every order of Buffalo Chicken Pizza...

Yum! Brands increases quarterly dividend by 11%

Yum! Brands Inc.'s board of directors has approved an 11 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.37 to $0.41 per share and will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on Nov.

Villa Italian Kitchen debuts at Colorado shopping center

Villa Enterprises' Villa Italian Kitchen concept has opened at the Colorado Mills Shopping Center in Lakewood, Colorado. "Our new Villa at Colorado Mills will give shoppers a taste of New York," Adam Torine, SVP of Development, said in a news...

Gallup: Americans love restaurants

The restaurant industry is regarded as the top business sector in America according to results of the annual Gallup Work and Education poll.

Hospitality sector lists 500K-plus job openings for seventh consecutive month

Job openings in the hospitality sector topped 500,000 (583,000 job openings) for the seventh consecutive month in July, the first such occurrence since before the Great Recession. July also marked an increase of more than 100,000 job openings over what...

Pieology selects PR agency to support growth

Pieology has named Morgan Marketing & Public Relations as its PR agency of record. The Irvine, California-based, full-service marketing and public relations firm will provide a communications strategy and media relations services for the 31-unit brand. "We selected Morgan Marketing...

Pizza Patrón's plan to drive traffic includes $3.99 large pizza offer

Pizza Patrón is taking the deep discounting environment to a new level with its latest promotion – running through Oct. 1 – in which customers can purchase a large pepperoni pizza for $3.99 every Monday through Wednesday. The company said the promotion was created to grab attention and drive new traffic during the typically slow summer months.

Fast casual restaurants claim greater share among Canadian limited-service chains

Fast casual sales growth outpaced outpaced QSR growth in a recent survey of the top 200 Canadian limited-service restaurants conducted by Technomic.

UK customers prefer quick-service to full-service restaurants

UK customers' satisfaction with restaurants has declined this year according to new research from the National Customer Satisfaction Index. The NCSI-UK shows that nearly every large restaurant chain shows deteriorating customer satisfaction, and for the first time, customers are more...

MOD Pizza opens first franchised location

MOD Pizza will open its first Denver location Thursday at 8225 S. Chester St., Centennial.

Restaurant Association's ProStart program expands to 49th state

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today that Kentucky is the 49th state to join its ProStart Program.

PizzaRev makes its debut in Texas

California-based PizzaRev has entered Texas with the opening of its newest restaurant in Austin's Round Rock area, under the leadership of developers David Jones and Doug Tieber. The restaurant marks the first of four planned for the Austin market, according...

Revention releases new online ordering platform

Revention Inc. announced the release of HungerRush Version 3.2 online ordering solution, which includes the Mobile Ready ordering platform.

Papa Murphy's targeting North Carolina's Triad area for growth

Papa Murphy's is reportedly planning on opening 30 locations in North Carolina's Triad area within the next five years. According to the Triad Business Journal, Papa Murphy's currently has 11 locations in North Carolina, including Greensboro and Winston-Salem markets. Scott...

Delphi plans launch of mobile command center app

Delphi Display Systems Inc. plans to introduce its new Insight Mobile Command Center smart app aimed at providing restaurant operators with real-time monitoring and control of drive-thru operational metrics.

Webinar will explore why millennials are dining out less

Dan Santy, president of Santy Integrated, and Adam Pierno, director of Brand Strategy and Planning, will share their insights into how millennials decide what and where to eat during a webinar scheduled Sept. 23.

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