Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

Americans' eating out habits drop to slowest pace since 1993

Americans are sourcing more meals from home than they have in years, reports The NPD Group. The market research firm just released its 29th annual Eating Patterns in America Report, which finds that a decline in restaurant usage and an...

Technomic spots five 2015 food trends for Canadian restaurants

Technomic is forecasting slimmed-down menu boards, competitive threats from retail, a surge in tea and more for Canadian markets in 2015.

Wendy's, Domino's top list of adoption-friendly workplaces

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced its eighth annual list of the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the food, beverage and restaurant industry. Included on the list this year were The Wendy's Company, No. 1, followed by Brinker International, First...

NCR Silver POS adds bitcoin compatibility

The NCR Silver POS system for small businesses announced it will soon offer merchants the ability to accept bitcoins as payment. Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants....

Blaze Pizza plans 70th restaurant opening

Less than three years after its launch, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is planning its 70th location celebration. The milestone restaurant will open in March in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. The company also announced that it has signed new franchise agreements...

PizzaRev intros vegan sausage topping

To mark National Vegan Month, PizzaRev has introduced a vegan sausage topping to its selection of 30-plus cheeses and ingredients. The build-your-own pizza concept will feature the spicy soy sausage through the rest of the year at its 19 locations...

Tork adds five dispensers to Xpressnap Signature line

SCA, maker of the Tork brand, has added five new dispensers as part of its Xpressnap Signature line – Blue Tabletop, Green Tabletop, Blue Stand, Green Stand and Gray Counter. According to the company, these new colors and styles support...

Wixon Foodservice rolls out eight new menu offerings

The Wixon Foodservice Group has introduced its latest offerings for foodservice establishments. According to a news release, the items and their descriptions include: Asiago Cheese Bread Twists Mix: This quick bread mix is imparted with Asiago and Parmesan cheese. Roll...

Malware hackers pose as Pizza Hut

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to consumers about Pizza Hut's 55th anniversary email, telling them to click the button for a free pizza coupon. According to the FTC, however, the coupon link will actually install malware on...

Noble Roman's plans to add thousands of take-and-bake grocery locations

Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs this week announced results from its third quarter, which included a 9-percent jump in revenue. Royalties from upfront fees, nontraditional franchises, grocery locations and standalone take-and-bake locations were up double digits in...

CIT: Fast casual has changed landscape through customization and quality

The fast casual segment continues to outpace the rest of the restaurant industry and will continue to do so, despite having higher price points than its QSR competitors, according to Bob Bielinski, managing director of CIT Corporate Financie. "Fast casual...

Pie Five marks its debut in Missouri

Pie Five Pizza will open its first location in Missouri on Friday, at 534 Westport Rd., one mile east of the Kansas-Missouri line in the Westport Landing Shopping Center. A grand opening celebration will begin at 10 a.m. that day...

New Mellow Mushroom opens near Va. Tech

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Blacksburg, Virginia, at 207 South Main Street. This Mellow's design features Southwestern Virginian historical elements combined with modern flair and is owned by Jeff and Leslie Knapp, who met at nearby Virginia...

Blast 825 Pizza launches franchising program

California-based Blast 825 Pizza, a fast casual concept that is part of Milano Restaurants, has announced the launch of a franchising program. The brand is now offering franchising opportunities to qualified candidates in target markets that include California, Nevada, Arizona...

More UK restaurant consumers seeking alternative diets

Technomic has released its top five trend predictions for the United Kingdom foodservice market moving into 2015. They are listed as follows: Alternative diets: The forthcoming allergen labeling requirements will drive significant changes at restaurants, causing operators to be more transparent about the ingredients they use.

Little Caesars adding new Love Kitchen to fleet

Little Caesars Pizza will roll out a new Love Kitchen at 11 a.m. on Nov.

NRA foundation announces partnership between Prostart, No Kid Hungry

Through the partnership, ProStart students will be able to earn hours toward their industry-recognized ProStart National Certificate of Achievement through volunteer service with No Kid Hungry.

Siftit breaks into Baltimore-Washington DC markets

Siftit, a technology provider that connects restaurants and suppliers, has launched into the Baltimore-Washington market. It also currently operates in Atlanta and Dallas. "We help independent restaurants succeed in a competitive market," CEO/Founder Mark Haidet said in a news release.

Villa Italian Kitchen adds All You Can Eat promo

The Villa Italian Kitchen location at the Arizona Mills shopping center in Tempe, Arizona, will offer "All You Can Eat Tuesdays" with pizza, pasta, salad and a fountain drink with free refills for $7 per person, and $4 for kids...

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