Former NRA exec moves to Specialty Food Association

The not-for-profit Specialty Food Association has hired a new president away from his previous role as chief innovation and member advancement officer with the National Restaurant Association, according to a company press release.  Phillip M.

Canadian restaurant group acquires Kahala, readies for US growth spurt

Shareholders approved the merger Thursday of Kahala Brands Ltd and a wholly owned subsidiary of MTY Food group. Kahala — as the parent company of 18 brands, including Blimpie, Cold Stone Creamery and Johnnie's New York Pizzeria — had previously...

Pie Five, Pizza Inn CEO steps down

Rave Restaurant Group’s CEO Randy Gier is stepping down, according to a press release from the company that owns 300 Pie Five and Pizza Inn units.

Uncle Maddio's expands in Charlotte area

Uncle Maddio's Pizza expanded in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, a company press release announced. The brand announced the opening of its third restaurant to be on July 22 at 345 S.

Pie Five is "snicker-ing" about new dessert

Pie Five is introducing a concoction next week that is diametrically opposed to swimsuit season. On July 26 the restaurants will begin offering a cheesecake brownie made with those nutty, gooey, sticky creations — Snickers bars.

PizzaRev announces location, debuts iPourIt, fundraiser

To celebrate the opening of its new Oaks Mall unit in Thousand Oaks, California, PizzaRev announced it will give away free pizza on July 21 from 11 am – 10 pm. Anyone who shows their like/follow status of PizzaRev's social...

Domino's doles out dividend after 90 quarters of global growth

Domino's pizza today reported Q2 results, including the company's 90th consecutive quarter of sales growth globally and its 21st in the United States. Domestic same-store sales grew 9.7 percent year over year, while international stores recorded a 7.1 percent increase....

Chinese labor market stabilizes -- restaurant sector is key

The labor market in China appears to finally be stabilizing and one of the leading industries driving that turnaround is the food-service sector. That news comes this week from a joint study by Chinese career platform, Zhaopin Limited, and the China Institute for Employment Research at Renmin University.

300 million Keurig Dunkin' Donuts coffee pods sold ... and counting

Consumers are drinking quite a bit of Dunkin' Donuts coffee these days. In the year since the company launched K-Cup pods in partnership with Keurig, consumers have purchased more than 300 million of them at retail outlets, according to a...

Cicis reports massive 17-state data breach

Here we go again. This time the victims are Cicis customers in at least 17 states. The pizza chain said this morning that an ongoing investigation now indicates that payment systems at dozens of locations were infected by malware in...

A new restaurant guide with all the EGGS-tras

Just in time to meet the growing demand for cage-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free eggs, the American Egg Board cracks open a new online buyer's guide that allows restaurants to search for the specific egg-based ingredients they need and the companies that...

What are ya' drinking? New technology gives more accurate answer than ever

Beverage dispensing company Lancer has partnered with beverage data company Weissberger to create a platform that turns Lancer fountain dispensing machines into smart dispensers. Already, Coca-Cola and the U.S.

Donato's Pizza is fan favorite in Nashville

Donato's pizza said in a news release that its success with its location in midtown Nashville has been so encouraging, it's pressing ahead with planning for more locations in the region, according to a news release. "Within weeks of opening...

Papa Murphy's starts serving antibiotic-free chicken today

Papa Murphy's today became the first national chain pizza restaurant to commit to serving all antibiotic-free chicken for everything on its menu containing the poultry item. In a news release Monday afternoon, the chain said all of its more than...

Oracle Hospitality unveils new POS and hospitality platform

Oracle Hospitality announced an upgraded release of Oracle Hospitality Simphony Cloud Service in a company press report. The new Oracle Hospitality POS and hospitality management platform supports mobile devices, streamlines table service operations and increases mobility for on-site managers. "Our...

Pizza Hut releases giant pizza in preparation for Olympics

Pizza Hut announced the debut of the nearly 24-inch Big Flavor Dipper pizza in a company press release. The Big Flavor Dipper pizza costs $12.99 and includes a sauce of either marinara, California ranch, Texas honey barbecue or New York buffalo.

Domino's extends delivery deal to weekends

Domino's Pizza announced an extension of its weekday three-topping deal to include the weekend, according to a press release. Domino's customers can now carry out a large three-topping pizza for $7.99 every day of the week. "Some people may have paid a little more for their carry-out pizza in the past, and that's not right.

What's in a napkin? Maybe more than you think

Restaurant customers often take stacks of napkins when they visit with little thought to waste or cost to the business owner, and employees at the drive-thru aren't much better when they toss an equally healthy stack of paper in to-go...

NRF backs another idea for diluting overtime rules

Legislation that would slow the enactment of some of the provisions of the overtime rules set to take effect in December received loud and instantaneous applause from the National Retail Federation. The Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act was introduced in...

Toppers adds IT leader to blaze trail into future

Toppers is taking a huge digital step for the brand's future with the recent hire of Tony Ellis as the chain's first vice president of information technology. His mission, according to a news release about the appointment, is to take...

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