Blast 825 partners with charities for grand opening

Blast 825 will celebrate the opening of its newest location in Roseville, California, with a week-long charity giving event culminating in a VIP Party on Oct. 2, which is open to the public.

Growing income gap affecting restaurant industry traffic

The income gap between the wealthiest and poorest Americans is the widest its been in 100 years, according to the Pew Research Center. Those who identify as "middle class" has also never been lower. This macroeconomic trend is having a...

NYC pizzerias’ annual food bank fundraiser set

The annual Slice Out Hunger fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 8 starting at 6 p.m.

Restaurant chains falling short on healthy option promises

A new white paper from Technomic, titled "Better-for-You Chains: Consumer Ratings of Restaurants' Health Offerings," shows that a majority of consumers are unsatisfied with restaurant chain's availability of healthy options. A majority of consumers said it's important for brands, including...

NRA to participate in US Food Waste Challenge webinar

The webinar, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, will offer information on reducing food waste through food donation.

Pie Five plans 15 units in the Hoosier State

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded up to 15 franchise units for the state of Indiana to restaurateur Carl Dissette.

800 Degrees plants flag in Pasadena

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza will open its first Pasadena, California, location on Friday at 2 E. Colorado Ave.

Uncle Maddio's expanding Georgia footprint

Georgia native and Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint franchisee Tyler Mobley has signed an agreement to open five additional Uncle Maddio's locations, which will expand the brand's footprint in the state to 16 total units. According to a news release, Mobley plans to open two restaurants in Macon, two in Valdosta and one in Warner Robbins, Georgia.

Blaze Pizza fires off more franchise agreements

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it will soon open four new locations in Orange County, California. Three new restaurants are expected to open by the end of this year, including in Brea, Santa Ana and Newport Beach. An additional location in Orange (Orange Circle) is scheduled to open in 2015.

Lavu iPad POS advances localized solutions for European restaurants

Lavu is aiming to strengthen its European reach by adding hardware integrations, support and partnerships.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

PAR launches PAR Tablet 10, PAR Tablet 8 accessories

New tablet features larger, 10-inch screen format.

Calgary preps for weeklong pizza competitions

The creators of YYC Burger Week have announced a new Calgary, Alberta-wide YYC Pizza Week. From Sept.

New England Food Show's partnership with the NRA to begin in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.

Project Pie plans New Jersey debut

Project Pie has signed a 9-unit franchise deal that will mark the brand’s debut in New Jersey. The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local company The Belvedere Group, which plans to open the first Project Pie location...

Heartland adds mobile and online ordering solution

Heartland Payment has introduced a mobile and online ordering solution for restaurants. The solution, called Heartland Mobile and Online Ordering, was released in partnership with ToGoTechnologies. "Restaurants are looking for a competitive mobile ordering solution that will match the functionality...

PAR Technology acquires restaurant POS software provider

PAR Technology Corporation has announced its acquisition of Brink Software Inc., a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale software for restaurants. The acquisition will give PAR Technology the ability to develop, deploy and service cloud technology solutions for quick-serve, fast casual and casual dining restaurants, according to a news release.

Restaurant organizations urging return to 40-hour full-time definition

Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.

Pizza 73 teams up with Edmonton Oilers

Western Canada’s Pizza 73 has announced a new partnership with the Edmonton Oilers. The multi-year deal, a first between the organizations, makes Pizza 73 the official pizza of the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. According to a news release,...

Pizza concepts join in on Mac & Cheese competition

The inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest will be held Oct. 4 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum from noon to 3 p.m.

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