As Pieology gobbles up Project Pie, are fast casual pizza wars set to go nuclear?

Pizza Wars might just have entered a whole new phase today when Pieology Pizzeria announced it is acquiring its competitor, Project Pie — the first fast casual pizza chain to essentially get rid of a major competitior by buying it...

Tech, information partnership create tool to target supply chain safety

FoodLogiQ, a software solutions company that measures food safety, has joined with the product information network, 1World Sync, to create a tool that allows food service managers to trace products that they use daily across the supply chain to ensure...

800 Degrees Pizza heats up with new partnership

Murfey Ventures is now investing in 800 Degrees Pizza. This new partnership is allowing 800 Degrees to expand in area and corporate development as well as international licensing. Scott Berkowitz, a real estate and hotel franchise expert is now operating...

Little Caesars doubling HQs in Detroit

Detroit-born Little Caesars is staying true to the Motor City with constsruction of what could be a game-changing world headquarters campus for the pizza chain and the troubled city. This week, the chain announced it has reached agreement with Michigan-based,...

Consolidated Concepts partners with GuestMetrics on food cost analysis tools

Consolidated Concepts, a supply chain player, and data analytics firm GuestMetrics are teaming up in a five-year partnership that will mesh Consolidated'ssavings tool within GuestMetrics' on-premise operator dashboard.

Mom, baseball and ... pizza? Papa John's hopes so

It used to be mom and apple pie that got the tie-in to baseball in the U.S. But as of today, Papa John’s hopes a lot of people will start connecting the "boys of summer" with pizza.

Uncle Maddio's partners with George Peach Council for 'peachy' pizza campaign

Peachy Keen pizza and Summer Grilled Peach salad are back again at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza this summer, which is co-marketing the LTOs with the Georgia Peach Council. The seasonal menu items feature local fruit, including the famed Georgia peaches, at...

Munchery same-day delivery launches in D.C.

Munchery, based originally out of San Francisco, has expanded into Washington D.C. The service delivers chef-prepared, ready-to-eat meals to customers. "A city of busy commuters, Washington, D.C., is the perfect market to showcase our value: We’re making flavorful, high-quality meals...

Report: Mobile-centric, reward strategies can foster customer engagement

To better engage consumers restaurants should deploy mobile-centric dining experiences and offer up rewards, according to a new report on loyalty strategies and trends. The report, from Excentus, states friendly rewards that provide value and engaging mobile device experiences can...

Yum! Brands names new strategy and investor relations chief

Yum! Brands Inc has hired Keith Siegner, 41, as its vice president of investor relations and corporate strategy. He assumes the role in early July and reports to CFO David Gibbs, according to a news release.

New games and the business they bring -- coming to tabletops everywhere

Helping customers get their game on is getting ever-easier, according to E la Carte, which announced that its delivering more guest-facing games to customers' tables. Its great news for gaming gurus everywhere, but also for restaurateurs who are profiting from...

Free webinar: 'Learn How to Turn Social Followers into Brand Advocates'

Today, almost every reputable brand is on social media. But in this competitive market, it's about more than simply having a social presence.

'Responsibly sourced, low-waste' product line available from US Foods

Momentum is growing daily in the nation's push for better foods that come from responsibly sourced providers. Just this week,  food service industry supplier, U.S.

Pieology Pizzeria opens 4th Orange County location

Pieology is opening its fourth Orange County location at 16338 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA. Pieology Westminster offers 40 ingredients for creating custom pizzas and salads. "Pieology has made huge strides to cement its position as the leader in the popular fast casual pizza segment.

Uncle Maddio's responds to Florida mass slaying with food for the "helpers"

While many of the wounded victims of Sunday's Orlando club shooting rampage struggle for their lives in Florida hospitals, people around the state and across the world are turning out in droves to support them and the families of those...

Bavaro's opens third location in Florida

Bavaro's is opening its third Florida location, this time in St. Petersburg at 945 Central Ave. The newest Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant is 1700 square feet with indoor and outdoor seating for 80 customers. Pizzas will be cooked in an Italian-imported...

Garbanzo Mediterranean fresh falafel giveaway kicking off

In celebration of International Falafel Day, Garbanzo is giving away complimentary falafel to guests starting June 12. They are serving cream cheese, jalapeno, and sweet potato paired with a homemade sauce as part of a three-week celebration aimed at 'freeing...

PizzaRev opens 2nd Colorado location with fundraiser

PizzaRev opened its second Colorado location in Lafayette last week by hosting a fundraiser to benefit the local Sister Carmen Community Center. The center provides human services for the needy in East  Boulder County.

Council of State Restaurant Associations names first full-time leader; Seeks NRA alignment

The Council of State Restaurant Associations (CSRA) named its first full-time leader this month as part of what it said is a major strategic initiative to align with the National Restaurant Association to serve the industry. Anuja Miner has assumed...

Blaze, Cicis and Pieology announce new locations

Blaze Pizza has opened its first Pittsburgh location and is celebrating with an offer to customers to make free pizzas for themselves this Friday at the new Monroeville location on William Penn Highway. Meanwhile, down south in sunny Clearwater, Florida,...

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