Majority of middle market execs have positive business outlook

According to CIT Group’s newly-released and third annual Voice of the Middle Market study, a majority of middle market execs have a positive outlook for their businesses, with 63 percent indicating that their companies are better off today than last...

Service remains priority for restaurant patrons even as technology usage increases

The National Restaurant Association has released new research that shows overall technology use in restaurants is increasing. More than one-third of consumers say they are more likely to use technology-related options in restaurants now, compared to two years ago. In...

PizzaRev signs franchise agreements to expand in five markets

PizzaRev announced the addition of five franchise groups to develop the brand throughout Denver, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Long Island, New York, and Columbus, Ohio. PizzaRev plans to open at least 40 franchise locations across these markets. According to a...

MOD Pizza continues expansion in Oregon

MOD Pizza will open four additional locations in the Portland, Oregon, market. The first will open on Nov.

California Pizza Kitchen salutes veterans with free entree

California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée for all veterans and active military members on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its "Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants within the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado, areas, through a...

Carmela's Pizzeria adds nationwide franchising program

Greenfield Farms Food and its wholly-owned subsidiary Carmela's Pizzeria announced a preliminary agreement with SoFran LLC. to develop a nationwide franchising program. According to a news release, terms of the agreement include retaining SoFran to develop a detailed master franchise...

Blaze Pizza plants flag in Florida

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open its first Florida location on Nov. 3, in Ft.

Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app

Casio America Inc. recently announced its partnership with MicroSale to create TabPOS, an app for its Android-based POS systems.

Wix.com acquires OpenRest

OpenRest's integration into the Wix platform will enable restaurant owners to take orders directly from their Wix websites and native mobile apps.

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing

Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.

TouchBistro, Merchant Warehouse team up for mobile payments

TouchBistro will use Merchant Warehouse's Genius Customer Engagement Platform to process payments made via the TouchBistro POS solution.

Franchise Assoc. hosting call on NLRB Joint Employer Ruling

The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...

Mellow Mushroom gets bigger in Texas

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Flower Mound, Texas, at 2450 Cross Timbers Road. This Mellow incorporates external and patio features into the interior design and is under the ownership of Monte Jensen, Martha Jensen and Luis Gonzalez....

Marco's launches Halloween costume contest to celebrate new combo deal

Marco's Pizza has a new combo deal featuring its limited-time Pepperoni Magnifico and signature Cheezybread. The brand is also hosting an online Halloween costume combo contest that will award one winner with free pizza for a year. Fans are encouraged...

RedBrick Pizza plans debut in four states

RedBrick Pizza announced plans expand by more than 50 locations in four states throughout the next three years. The first five locations showcasing the chain's signature open-flame brick oven as well as two new restaurant designs are scheduled to open...

Round Table plans Bahrain entry this quarter

Round Table Pizza has signed an exclusive agreement with Al Mahroos Foods WLL to develop restaurants in the GCC, excluding UAE. The first location will open in Manama, Bahrain, this quarter, with additional restaurants expected to open in Bahrain and...

Food+Tech Connect, ShopKeep offering support for restaurant growth boot camp

Food+Tech Connect and ShopKeep have teamed up to offer 25 full scholarships to The Power of Brand: Growing Your Restaurant boot camp, taught by former Union Square Hospitality Group CMO Felicia Stingone. "In today's increasingly competitive restaurant industry, I have...

GE Capital extends restaurant financing opportunities

GE Capital, Franchise Finance announced today that it has expanded its team of account executives to focus on the restaurant industry. Leading the initiative is Allen Johnson, who has been promoted to managing director of new relationship development in the...

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