Report: How to get ahead of beverage trends to increase profits

The restaurant industry is no longer defined by creative entrees and sides — beverages are pouring into the spotlight. In fact, they are now driving 45 percent of all restaurant visits, according to a report by The Coca-Cola Company, so...

Pieology Pizzeria opens 1st restaurant in Georgia

Pieology Pizzeria announced that it has opened its first Georgia location in Alpharetta, according to a recent press release. "We're proud to open our very first Georgia location in the city of Alpharetta, and we're looking forward to introducing Pieology's...

Patriotism comes in many forms — even fried and freshly brewed

As we rumble up on another Independence Day, it seems many in our country associate strong patriotic sentiment with something edible or sippable. In fact, a Brand Keys survey, which polled nearly 5,000 consumers, found that Americans revered a few...

Fired Pie brings on CFO, board member

Fired Pie, the Arizona-based pizza concept, has hired Abby Anderson as chief financial officer. Anderson joins the team with an extensive history of financial management positions with companies, including Athletes Performance Inc, Oreganos Pizza Bistro Inc, and P.F.

Who you gonna call? Papa John's!

It seems Papa John’s and the Ghostbusters franchise share some history. "The original ‘Ghostbusters’ film debuted in 1984, the same year I opened the first-ever Papa John's location," said John Schnatter, founder, chairman and CEO of Papa John's. To capitalize...

&pizza celebrates Independence Day the all-American way

&pizza has announced the return of its bacon cheeseburger pizza and cherry bomb craft soda for a limited time, at all 13 locations. The pizza is an all-beef patty topped with ricotta, cheese, bacon, romaine, tomatoes, onions, potato sticks, secret sauce and sesame seeds.

Blaze Pizza preps 150th location, on target to hit 500 by 2019

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is living up to its name as it's on pace to open its 500th location in three years time — which equates to an average of one new restaurant every four days. This week, the chain is opening its 150th restaurant next month in Houston, its fourth location in Texas.

Culinar introduces online ordering service

Culinar has launched its online ordering service that allows businesses to reach current customers and market to new users by creating a no-hassle digital ordering experience.

QikServe revs up mobile ordering for hospitality sector

QikServe, a mobile order and payment company, has launched QikServe 5, which is designed to speed up the integration of mobile ordering and payment technology in the hospitality sector. QikServe's patented "Waiter in Your Pocket" technology lets guests order and...

GoodData report highlights big data role for restaurants

Big data can help restaurant owners analyze customer location-based information which can lead to improved customer service and improve overall business. That's the focus of a new guide, available for free on Fast Casual and sponsored by GoodData. It explains...

Hot Italian is a healthful Italian

Hot Italian Pizza is not only "hot" but healthful, according to a national body that certifies restaurant products that meet benchmarks for nutritional and environmental stewardship. The chain became the nation's first and, as of now, only pizzeria to achieve...

Study: Customers still singing 'ode to the sandwich'

The popularity of the sandwich isn't slowing down, according to Technavio analysts, who recently predicted the global sandwich market will exceed $9 billion by 2020. A Technavio research study discusses the present scenario and growth prospects of the global sandwiches...

Snagajob acquires PeopleMatter

Snagajob has acquired PeopleMatter, in hopes of creating a market-leading human capital management platform for the hourly market that addresses every aspect of the talent lifecycle, said Peter Harrison, CEO of Snagajob. "We are incredibly excited to welcome the PeopleMatter...

Blaze pizza stakes out new locations in Ontario, Texas

Blaze pizza announced this week that it is opening two locations in North America. The chain's Inland Empire location, in Ontario, opens Tuesday, June 28. That Wednesday, customers can celebrate the opening with free build-your-own pizzas for those who first...

Infographic: What's Domino's doing so right in India?

When you enter a market as diverse, populated and even chaotic as India, it pays to do your research. At least that's what a relatively new player in that country's coupon industry found out. Coupon Hippo Social Media Outreach and...

As Pieology gobbles up Project Pie, are fast casual pizza wars set to go nuclear?

Pizza Wars might just have entered a whole new phase today when Pieology Pizzeria announced it is acquiring its competitor, Project Pie — the first fast casual pizza chain to essentially get rid of a major competitior by buying it...

Tech, information partnership create tool to target supply chain safety

FoodLogiQ, a software solutions company that measures food safety, has joined with the product information network, 1World Sync, to create a tool that allows food service managers to trace products that they use daily across the supply chain to ensure...

800 Degrees Pizza heats up with new partnership

Murfey Ventures is now investing in 800 Degrees Pizza. This new partnership is allowing 800 Degrees to expand in area and corporate development as well as international licensing. Scott Berkowitz, a real estate and hotel franchise expert is now operating...

Little Caesars doubling HQs in Detroit

Detroit-born Little Caesars is staying true to the Motor City with constsruction of what could be a game-changing world headquarters campus for the pizza chain and the troubled city. This week, the chain announced it has reached agreement with Michigan-based,...

Consolidated Concepts partners with GuestMetrics on food cost analysis tools

Consolidated Concepts, a supply chain player, and data analytics firm GuestMetrics are teaming up in a five-year partnership that will mesh Consolidated'ssavings tool within GuestMetrics' on-premise operator dashboard.

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