Memorial Day means free pizza for vets at Pie Five

Pie Five is showing its patriotic stripes this Memorial Day, by offering a free personalized pizza to veterans and retired, or active duty military, with valid military identification, at its outlets nationwide, according to a company press release. The pizza...

Pizza Hut gives free pizza in exchange for emoji-emblazoned Pepsi bottles

Pizza Hut and Pepsi are partnering to boost sales of both products this summer through a co-promotion that gives customers free pizza in exchange for pizza emoji-emblazoned Pepsi bottles. From June 1 to Aug.

QSRs, Pizza restaurants get competition from Mexican chain's delivery service

In hopes of competing with fast food chains, On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina has partnered with DoorDash in several US markets to provide on-demand delivery of the restaurant's menu items. The initial launch area includes the eight major...

US Foods hits the NYSE

National food service distributor, US Foods Holding Corp, began trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "USFD," after its initial public offering. US Foods raised $1.02 billion in gross proceeds.

Software hopes to help restaurants meet FDA guidelines

Trabon has introduced its new My Meal, My Way Nutrition Calculator, which helps restaurants seamlessly comply with the FDA regulations that take effect May 2017, according to a company press release. The calculator provides guests with 11 specific nutritional data...

App helps co-workers communicate without exchanging cell numbers

An app that allows employees to message co-workers without having to divulge personal phone numbers is now available. Entrepreneurs Danny Leffel and Broc Miramontes created the app, Crew, after discovering that their favorite local Mexican restaurant, Don Ramon's, struggled with...

Blaze moves into Utah with location across from water park

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza — one of this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers — opened its first Utah location today in Lehi. To celebrate the chain is giving away build-your-own pizzas all day Friday to anyone who...

Pie Five moves into Austin area

Dallas-based Pie Five opens its newest location next week in the Austin-area suburb of Pflugerville, which a news release said is across the street from the Hawaiian Falls water and adventure park. "Pie Five's fun, fast and fresh flavors will...

Pomona welcomes Pieology

Pieology Pizzeria is opening a new store in the competitive Southern California market, according to a news release.

Kahala Brands merges with major Canadian quick-service franchisor

Kahala Brands Ltd, parent company of 18 brands, including Blimpie, Cold Stone Creamery and Johnnie's New York Pizzeria, announced it has signed an agreement to merge with MTY Food Group, a franchisor and operator of 40 concept restaurant brands headquartered...

Pizza Hut's new dessert is an ooey-gooey treat

Pizza Hut is clearly sweet on its latest dessert offering, an ooey-gooey creation based on the scouting trip favorite, the s'more. The dessert is available for dine-in, carry-out and delivery and is a limited-time offering. Boasting Hershey chocolate, the eight-inch...

MasterPass-enabled robot to invade Pizza Hut Asia

MasterCard today unveiled the first commerce application for SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot, Pepper. MasterPass, which is MasterCard's digital wallet service, will power the application, according to a press release. Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia P/L will be the inaugural launch partner...

Grubhub's new platform enhances management options

Online and mobile food ordering and delivery provider, Grubhub, launched a new in-restaurant platform called GrubCentral. It's accessible from any device and allows restaurant supervisors to manage menus, review Grubhub financial statements and process orders. "Efficiencies driven by this new...

Online job matching platform pops up in Texas

Workpop, an online matching platform for job seekers and employers, has launched this week in Dallas and Houston. The platform, which helps small and mid-sized businesses hire and manage employees, is also available in Los Angeles and San Diego, according...

New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen

Got a great idea for redesigning or reworking your restaurant space? No need to call in the architect or interior design team just to test it out. A new augmented reality app called Mogogo now makes it possible to move...

A new competitor for food delivery and drive-thru? The Munchery takes a big bite into new service areas

Meal delivery service, The Munchery, is expanding in a big way, extending its serviceable market area by more than 700 percent, according to a news release. In fact, this expansion moves the service into the entire West Coast, as well...

Yum! offers $4.6 billion of new debt in anticipation of split from China business

At the close of business Wednesday, Yum! Brands Inc announced that it was offering $4.6 billion of new debt to optimize its capital structure ahead of a planned separation of its China business. The financing is another milestone in the...

Pizza Patrón moves into Rio Grande Valley

Pizza Patrón will open a new location in Brownsville, Texas, by the end of the year under the ownership of a pair of franchisees, who plan to add a total of six stores to the chain. Francisco Chavez and Victor...

Former golf pro opens Your Pie in California

There's a new fast casual pizza franchise moving into the sizzling Coachella Valley market in California under the ownership of a former golf pro and his wife. Scott and Andrea Burr are opening the unit in Indio and plan to...

Survey: Consumers leveraging smartphones to make dining decisions, find deals

Consumers are continuing to use their digital devices to help make dining decisions, including searching for nearby locations and deals, according to a survey, "The Evolution of Dining in the Digital Age," published this week by RetailMeNot. It found that...

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