Pomona welcomes Pieology

Pieology Pizzeria is opening a new store in the competitive Southern California market, according to a news release.

Kahala Brands merges with major Canadian quick-service franchisor

Kahala Brands Ltd, parent company of 18 brands, including Blimpie, Cold Stone Creamery and Johnnie's New York Pizzeria, announced it has signed an agreement to merge with MTY Food Group, a franchisor and operator of 40 concept restaurant brands headquartered...

Pizza Hut's new dessert is an ooey-gooey treat

Pizza Hut is clearly sweet on its latest dessert offering, an ooey-gooey creation based on the scouting trip favorite, the s'more. The dessert is available for dine-in, carry-out and delivery and is a limited-time offering. Boasting Hershey chocolate, the eight-inch...

MasterPass-enabled robot to invade Pizza Hut Asia

MasterCard today unveiled the first commerce application for SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot, Pepper. MasterPass, which is MasterCard's digital wallet service, will power the application, according to a press release. Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia P/L will be the inaugural launch partner...

Grubhub's new platform enhances management options

Online and mobile food ordering and delivery provider, Grubhub, launched a new in-restaurant platform called GrubCentral. It's accessible from any device and allows restaurant supervisors to manage menus, review Grubhub financial statements and process orders. "Efficiencies driven by this new...

Online job matching platform pops up in Texas

Workpop, an online matching platform for job seekers and employers, has launched this week in Dallas and Houston. The platform, which helps small and mid-sized businesses hire and manage employees, is also available in Los Angeles and San Diego, according...

New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen

Got a great idea for redesigning or reworking your restaurant space? No need to call in the architect or interior design team just to test it out. A new augmented reality app called Mogogo now makes it possible to move...

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.

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