Study probes generation gap at the dinner table

At a time when younger generations have no idea how a manual typewriter or rotary dial phone works, it's not surprising that there are big generational differences in the way each age group thinks about dinner. For proof, you need...

'Bam!' Emeril gets into 'shoe biz'

There's nothing funny about slipping in the kitchen, but the thought of Chef Emiril Lagasse — known for his trademark expression, "Bam!" — is going from show business to shoe business to address the issue does have some humor in...

Stellar Loyalty, Splick.it/Onosys unveil collaboration

Stellar Loyalty and Splick-it/Onosys have announced a partnership to provide a pre-integrated solution for a next generation restaurant experience. "We recognize the frustration and challenges that restaurants face trying to free up budget from system maintenance to effectively invest in...

Uncle Maddio's expands franchising in Knoxville

Uncle Maddio's Pizza signed a second franchise agreement with Ken Heatley and his son, Ryan, according to a company press release. The pair will operate three new Uncle Maddio's units in the Knoxville. "Our first Knoxville restaurant has been so...

Domino's delivers ... salads

When everybody else wants pizza, there's always one sanctimonious hold-out who must have a salad instead. That fact is key in Domino's reasoning for bringing salads home to their customers nationwide, according to a news release this morning about the...

Firenza Pizza hits Houston

Firenza Pizza has signed an agreement to develop up to 20 locations in Houston over the next few years. Franchisee Scott Moore enters the agreement with 40 years of business and hospitality experience. “I am thrilled to get back into...

Portesi products reach new markets in Wisconsin

Mid-Wisconsin Beverage is now distributing Portesi Italian Foods and Emil’s product lines across north and central Wisconsin markets. The frozen pizzas and cheese fries will be available in stores across Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Vilas, Taylor, Clark, Shawano and Oneida, according...

Cici's sees high levels of franchise growth

On the heels of positive growth, Cici’s is expanding with the signing of franchise agreements for over 70 new stores. The company recently completed its 13th consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth and signed 32 development agreements in the last...

Donatos Pizza plans launch in tri state area

Donatos Pizza is expanding to at least three new locations in the tri-state area of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The Ohio-based concept, originally founded by Jim Grote, was purchased by McDonald's in 1999, and then repurchased by Jim and daughter Jane, in 2003. "We are extremely excited to bring Donatos to the Owensboro market.

Pieology fires up newest location

Pieology Pizzeria has opened its newest location, located in Rancho Mirage, California. The location is owned by franchisee Mike Sheehan, according to a release.

Focus Brands and its 5,000 locations commit to all cage-free eggs in 10 years

More than 5,000 ice cream shops, restaurants and bakeries operated by Focus Brands committed today to transition to cage-free eggs over the next 10 years, according to a news release. The company, whose many brands operate under the Carvel name,...

Domino’s fires up store No. 13,000

Domino’s Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its 13,000th store, this one located in Auburn, Washington and owned by franchisees Greg and Kenra Keller.

Papa John's campaign supports program to help young domestic violence victims

Papa John's is launching a campaign in some of its Texas locations to help a pro football player's organization help kids whose lives have been dismantled by domestic violence. The chain announced in a news release this week that it...

Blaze Pizza "Disney-fies" new location

Blaze Pizza opened its new flagship location at Walt Disney World Resort in Disney Springs. According to a company press release, the unit debuts in an architecturally innovative structure specially designed for the restaurant.

Can coasters address consumer disengagement in restaurants?

In hopes of counteracting phone distractions in restaurants, Heckler Design has created coasters made to hold customer phones, according to a company press release. "Restaurateurs and chefs have a love/hate relationship with phone use in the restaurant," Dean Heckler, founder...

Fired Pie announces additional Arizona locations

Fired Pie recently opened its 16th location in Chandler and 17th in Glendale — both in Arizona, according to a news release. The restaurant has a total of 15 units in the Phoenix area and two in Tucson. "As we continue to grow, so does our team," said co-founder Doug Doyle.

1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza fires up a Virginia location

1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is debuting a new Chesapeake location, 237 South Battlefield Boulevard, today. The first 10 guests will receive free pizza for a year and anyone “liking” 1000 Degree on Facebook or following on Instagram or Twitter will...

California Pizza Kitchen fires up LAX location

California Pizza Kitchen has moved into the renovated Southwest terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport, partnering with Areas food service. "We are excited to partner with California Pizza Kitchen, a restaurant whose globally inspired menu using locally sourced ingredients...

NRA: Restaurateurs want technology without headaches

Only 12 percent of restaurant operators consider themselves to be cutting-edge in implementing technology, according to a recent study conducted by the National Restaurant Association and sponsored by American Express. “Research demonstrates the integral role technology can play in helping...

Papa John's revises upward after Q2 financials reported

Papa John's International Inc. today announced financial results for the three- and six-month periods that ended June 26.

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