Papa John's incentivizes gift card purchases

From now through Dec. 31, Papa John's is offering an incentive to purchase the brand's gift card.

Burger 21, zpizza rank high on franchising list

Franchiserankings.com, a provider of reviews and ratings on franchises, has released its top 10 best food franchises for the month of November. According to a news release, each month thousands of franchisees around the world are asked to provide feedback...

Restaurants' commitment to sustainability influencing younger customers

New research from Packaged Facts finds that sustainability initiatives are increasingly important to restaurant consumers. According to the Future of Foodservice: Food and Beverage Menu Trends & Opportunities report, women and higher-income consumers are especially receptive to menu claims that promote sustainability.

FAQ's about the FDA's final menu regulations

The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.

Webinar will tackle 'Hot or Not' trends for employers

How much will big data cost in 2015? How can restaurants mitigate rising costs and increasingly competitive labor markets?

Canadian 'Express Entry' program will remove caps on cooks, managers

Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.

Vitamix CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...

Nat'l Restaurant Association adds Facebook app to encourage responsible alcohol service

The National Restaurant Association released the ServSafe Facebook app, Serving It Up with ServSafe, as part of its campaign to promote responsible alcohol service during the holidays. According to a news release, the campaign provides tools and tips that will...

Int'l Franchise Association adds two executives

The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include: Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.

Mazzio's Pepperollies return to the menu

Mazzio’s is bringing back its Pepperollies for a limited time. The offering features layers of cheese and pepperoni baked into rolls and served with marinara sauce for dipping. The Pepperollies are available by the half dozen for $4.99 or a...

Papa John’s acquisition extends brand's India presence

Papa John’s, Avan Projects and Global Franchise Architects today announced the acquisition of Pizza Corner stores in South India. Papa John’s will convert the existing Pizza Corner stores to Papa John’s restaurants through Q1 2015. This acquisition is part of...

Consumer confidence grows, but costs pressure profits

Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.

Business diners spend 6% more than leisure diners

Concur, a provider of spend management solutions, has released an analysis showing the habits of business diners and their benefits to restaurant revenue. Supported by insights from Table8, the analysis also sheds light on business dining trends in the US...

Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Restaurant groups deride lack of Renewable Fuel Standard decision

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...

Papa John's new Red Kettle Cookie raises funds for Salvation Army campaign

Papa John's has introduced a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza and The Salvation Army Red Kettle Cookie. A portion of the proceeds from each cookie sold during its limited-time availability will go to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza will be available through Dec.

Uncle Maddio's continues Florida expansion

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint has announced an agreement to develop three restaurants for Ocala and Marion, Lake and Sumter counties in Florida. In addition to the Ocala area, Uncle Maddio’s has development agreements to build three more Uncle Maddio’s in...

RedBrick Pizza plants flag in Nebraska

RedBrick Pizza will open its first Nebraska restaurant this month at Oakview Mall in Omaha. According to a news releae, this new location is the first of several planned for the area in the next three years. “We believe Omaha is the perfect city to open our first RedBrick Pizza restaurant in Nebraska,” COO Chris Pfau said in a news release.

Blast 825° crowdsources pizza recipes from local charities

Blast 825° has announced the winner of its "People's Choice" award from the brand's recent Roseville, California, grand opening event. The Placer SPCA, one of four local charities that participated in Roseville Blast 825°'s charity build contest, had the winning...

Crushed Red intros 'Chop Top' pizzas

Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop has added Chop Top pizzas to the menu, featuring the same preparation technique as its chopped salads, using mezzaluna knives. “The Chop Top Pizzas have better topping distribution for a better flavor profile...

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