A new competitor for food delivery and drive-thru? The Munchery takes a big bite into new service areas

Meal delivery service, The Munchery, is expanding in a big way, extending its serviceable market area by more than 700 percent, according to a news release. In fact, this expansion moves the service into the entire West Coast, as well...

Yum! offers $4.6 billion of new debt in anticipation of split from China business

At the close of business Wednesday, Yum! Brands Inc announced that it was offering $4.6 billion of new debt to optimize its capital structure ahead of a planned separation of its China business. The financing is another milestone in the...

Pizza Patrón moves into Rio Grande Valley

Pizza Patrón will open a new location in Brownsville, Texas, by the end of the year under the ownership of a pair of franchisees, who plan to add a total of six stores to the chain. Francisco Chavez and Victor...

Former golf pro opens Your Pie in California

There's a new fast casual pizza franchise moving into the sizzling Coachella Valley market in California under the ownership of a former golf pro and his wife. Scott and Andrea Burr are opening the unit in Indio and plan to...

Survey: Consumers leveraging smartphones to make dining decisions, find deals

Consumers are continuing to use their digital devices to help make dining decisions, including searching for nearby locations and deals, according to a survey, "The Evolution of Dining in the Digital Age," published this week by RetailMeNot. It found that...

Restaurant tech partnership boosts marketing efforts through online ordering

Real-time restaurant marketing provider, Paytronix Systems, has joined hands with digital ordering provider, Olo, to provide features to help restaurateurs identify and engage with customers as they place online orders. The companies said they can help restaurants collect and use...

Domino's adds 58 DXP delivery cars to fleet

It has a built-in warming oven, can hold 80 pizzas and has compartments to hold sides and sodas. It, of course, is the DXP, the specially made delivery vehicle Domino's rolled out last year.

Deputy, Square launch digital business management platform

Deputy, a global workforce management solution, has partnered with Square to create a digital business management solution for restaurant owners and retailers. It allows customers to integrate business sales and labor costs from Square with staffing and timesheet management, creating...

Pieology opening in Guam

Pieology has opened the first of three locations planned for the isle of Guam in Micronesia. Pieology Tamuning — operated by Progressive Pies LLC — is the first custom pizza concept to open in the tropical island in the western...

Company launches mobile feedback platform

Original Review, a customer insight solutions company, has launched its OR Customer Insight Platform, to help restaurants track real-time feedback and collect external reviews, according to a company press release. The OR Customer Insight Platform uses a short survey to...

Marco’s Pizza puts emphasis on veterans

Marco's Pizza is going the extra mile to make franchises opportunities for the nation's veterans. Executives at the pizza restaurant said they have had great success with the military veterans who've already come into the fold as franchise operators, so they're going a step further. This month, they announced the appointment of U.S.

Restaurant, oh restaurant, how do I pay thee? Study counts the increasing number of ways

Restaurateurs who offer the most-preferred ways to pay at their establishments are getting the edge in attracting business. That's one of the primary findings of the Second Annual Blackhawk Network Shopper Study. The firm — which produces gift cards and...

PizzaRev loves NY this spring

PizzaRev is going great guns in New York this spring. The Buffalo Wild Wings-backed fast casual restaurant will open its second New York location at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream on May 19, followed by a third location in Deer Park on June 2.

Free guide offers insight on working capital loan options

The consumer comparison service, SmallBusinessLoanRates.com, launched a campaign this week to help restaurant owners handle business financial challenges. The service is offering a free e-book and infographic, both aimed at the specific needs of restaurant owners.

Blaze opens in Houston Intercontinental Airport

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has opened its first airport location, in Houston Intercontinental Airport in Terminal A, between Gate A1-A15, across from Starbucks, according to a company press release. "Our mission at Blaze is really simple; we're taking pizza back to...

Marketing firm offers DIY marketing tools for restaurants

Restaurants are opening daily across the country, and Take Out PR has opened its own doors to sell them guides and how-tos on how to market their businesses, according to a company press release. "We love working with small businesses...

Mom … apple pie … and pizza?

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Pie Five is getting patriotic by kicking off the start of summer with a limited-time offering of Granny's apple pie. Through June 19, guests can order the all-American favorite, albeit in a pizza body, with...

Upserve acquires Breadcrumb

Upserve announced today that it's acquiring mobile point-of-sale platform, Breadcrumb, from Groupon to meet growing demand for a combination of the two platforms. Together, the two businesses form the nation's largest cloud-based restaurant management tool serving more than 6,000 restaurants...

Pieology opens location in North Carolina

Pieology Pizzaria is adding another slice to its pie by opening its first North Carolina location in Raleigh this week. Owner/operator Segovia Aslan Enterprises, which has secured the franchise rights to open Pieology restaurants across the southeastern US, is behind...

Punchh, Olo partner to drive restaurant sales

Punchh has announced a partnership with the digital-ordering provider, Olo, over the weekend. The full integration of the two platforms allows restaurants to offer customers loyalty incentives and other special offers through online ordering, according to a news release. One...

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