Pizza Patrón growth ready to 'hit the gas'

Pizza Patrón founder Antonio Swad, developer of Wingstop, commented on the success of Wingstop's IPO and how he hopes to apply what he's learned to Pizza Patrón.

Major Coca-Cola shareholder opens Domino's in Portugal

Domino's Pizza opened its first store in Portugal as part of its international growth expansion plan.

Restaurants lead in Hispanic marketing spend

Among the top 500 advertisers, the Hispanic share of overall ad spend increased to 8.5 percent, indicating restaurant marketers understand the share of revenue the Latino consumer can generate.

Ordering solutions start-up now serving 400 restaurant clients

Clorder Inc., a developer of a cloud-based food ordering solution designed to help restaurants enhance their online presence, has added 100 new clients since the beginning of the year.

Technomic:Technology still untapped opp for restaurants

Digital amenities, including online ordering and mobile payment, have gone from futuristic novelties to modern necessities for restaurant consumers.

Gatti's acquired by private equity firm

The company hopes to re-energize the brand by capitalizing on its key strengths, and meeting the consumer demand for pizza in a family friendly setting.

Q1 same stores sales up 4% from 2014

Technomic tracked data from more than 100 national public and private chains with quarterly sales of more than $40 billion.

Alliance for Hispanic Health supports FDA trans fats busting

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health issued a statement this week on the FDA move to eliminate artificial trans fats from foodservice industry products over the next three years.

Lightspeed POS enjoying big transaction-processing, customer-base growth

Commerce platform player Lightspeed POS today reported that it is processing $10 billion in transactions every year and its customer base now boasts 24,000 business locations across 100 countries.

Pieology donates more than $2K to Humane Society

To celebrate the opening and show the company's commitment to its local community, the restaurant pledged to donate 100 percent of sales from two pre-opening events.

Escalon launches flavor trends newsletter

Escalon Premier Brands has launched a quarterly newsletter, Better Together, featuring articles with insight on flavor and ingredient trends.

'Consumer counter-revolution' driven by misleading food labeling

Packaged Facts: "The mainstream food industry has paid a price for foot-dragging and sleight-of-hand on nutritional and labeling issues, leading to consumer counter-revolutions including the current clean label movement."

Pizza Hut intros Hershey brownie

Pizza Hut introduced its Hershey's Triple Chocolate Brownie to its dessert offerings, which includes three types of Hershey's products: Hershey's Cocoa, Hershey's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips.

Uncle Maddio's expands Florida footprint

The build-your-own, fast-casual pizza restaurant signed a franchisee agreement for three units in the Sarasota, Florida area.

NRA CEO Dawn Sweeney wins leadership award

The Trending Association Leaders list recognizes distinguished association chief executives who have driven extraordinary growth, innovation and missions at their organizations.

American Express POS rates lowered to less than 2%

Harbortouch, a POS system and merchant services provider, is offering special pricing on American Express transactions at a rate of 1.99 percent for merchants accepting American Express cards on Harbortouch POS systems, according to a company press release.

NRA calls IRS requirements 'confusing, burdensome'

Under the current requirements, restaurants will face exorbitant new HR and IT costs to obtain, maintain and protect their employees' personal information, according to the NRA.

Sodexo nominates MenuTrinfo for vendor award

MenuTrinfo received a nomination for the "Vendor Partner Award," from Sodexo.

Global restaurant industry sales more than $2B in 2014, study says

A report released by Research and Markets, the Global Restaurants industry guide, contains a qualitative and quantitative summary of information including market size and forecasts.

Label system to ensure order accuracy for QSRs, fast casuals

Quick serve and fast casual restaurants face more than 10 percent errors in order handling in drive-thru, take out and counter orders.

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