Service, menu variety drive late-night dining occasions

New research from Technomic examines the drivers of late-night dining occasions. While most dinners are prepared at home, 53 percent of consumers use foodservice for these occasions at least once a week, the market research firm said in a news...

Pizza Hut debuts mobile reading app for Book It! Program

Pizza Hut's Book It! Program is marking its 30th anniversary this year by introducing a $30,000 College Plan, releasing its first reading app (available in the App Store) and giving away free personal pan pizzas to the program's alums. According...

Webinar to address pitfalls and perils of I-9 compliance

Webinar will help restaurant operators understand the importance of I-9 paperwork.

Zpizza expands SoCal presence

zpizza will open its newest Southern California location at 2664 Griffith Park Blvd. in Silver Lake on Oct.

Wixon Foodservice Group adds new beverage mixes

The Wixon Foodservice Group has introduced new beverage mixes that can be used for hot, cold, alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks and can be customized across all dayparts, according to a news release. The new offerings include: Café Olé Cappuccino: plain,...

Tyson Food Service rolls out new burger line

Tyson Food Service has announced two additions to its new line of flame broiled burgers and patties. They include: The fully cooked, 2.7-ounce Tyson Burger (81127-928), which cooks down to about the same size as a 4-ounce raw burger after cooking.

Blaze Pizza plans to take on The Big Easy

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced it will open its first New Orleans location in January in The Paramount at South Market District, 611 O'Keefe Avenue. "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take the years I've spent developing my dough...

Pizza Pizza kicks off Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza is hosting its Slices for Smiles campaign throughout October, raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. The company’s goal this year is to raise more than $350,000 for the 14 Children's Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada....

Little Caesars pretzel crust pizza receives favorable consumer response

Little Caesars Pizza's new soft pretzel crust pepperoni pizza promotion has been extended through Nov. 23, due to positive consumer demand. "We're thrilled with the way this pizza has been embraced by our customers, and it's the perfect way to...

TouchSuite launching EMV-compliant terminals

Starting in October of 2015, merchants who do not have the equipment to support EMV-chip technology will be financially liable for card-present counterfeit fraud loss.

LevelUp CEO to outline mobile payments at Restaurant Innovation event

Seth Priebatsch, founder and CEO of LevelUp, will be a featured speaker at the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Innovation Summit Oct. 28-29 in Atlanta. "This year's Restaurant Innovation Summit will challenge our industry's norms and incite some creative thinking.

Hunt Brothers brings back hunting promotion

Hunt Brothers Pizza is bringing back its "Hunt to Win" sweepstakes for the third year. From now through Dec.

Papa John's launches Ultimate Meats Pizza

Papa John's has launched its new Ultimate Meats Pizza. It is available for a limited time now through Oct.

Pizza Studio names former Panera exec as COO

Pizza Studio announced that William "Hank" Simpson has been named as its chief operating officer. He will be tasked with increasing the number of Pizza Studio locations across the US. Simpson formerly served as SVP and chief franchise officer of Panera. He began at Panera in 2002 as director of Retail Operations and Joint Venture Partner.

Papa John's goes on Texas hiring spree

Papa John's plans to add hundreds of new team members throughout its stores in Texas.

California Pizza Kitchen part of TNT's experiential cooking series

California Pizza Kitchen will be featured on the Oct. 17 episode of TNT's new series On the Menu, a cooking competition show that offers viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen. California Pizza Kitchen CEO G.J.

Restaurant traffic, sales post solid gains in August

Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Chuck E. Cheese's selects new CFO

CEC Entertainment, which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheese's stores, has appointed Temple Weiss as chief financial officer, effective immediately. The announcement follows a search process conducted by the board of directors to identify a CFO, which included a review of both internal and external candidates.

Old Chicago issuing pizza punch cards to incentivize specialty pizza trial

To celebration National Pizza Month in October, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is providing guests with a pizza punch card throughout the month. Those who try three specialty pizzas will get the fourth specialty pizza free. The promotion has no limit on how many times guests try the 15 specialty pizzas Old Chicago offers.

Franchisee acquires two California Papa John’s locations

Dixie Foods International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire two existing Papa John's franchise locations in the Fresno, California, area.

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