Webinar will take marketers beyond mobile payment

For restaurants and retailers, the possibilities opened by the mobile wallet revolution extend far beyond payments.

Vast majority of millennials' restaurant visits are to traditional QSRs

Despite cutbacks in restaurant visits throughout the past several years, millennials, ages 18 to 34, continue to be heavy users of restaurants, according to new research from The NPD Group. Millennials made more than 14 billion visits to foodservice establishments...

Pie Five brings back Great Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pie Five Pizza has brought back its seasonal Great Pumpkin Spice Cake for a limited time. According to a news release, Chef Andy Wittman created the offering (which he describes as a combination of cake and cookie) with Libby’s pumpkin...

Chuck E. Cheese's tests game-based learning program

Chuck E. Cheese's is currently testing an adaptive learning program, called Brainrush Academy, in its Los Angeles locations.

Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors

The International Franchise Association has added four new members to its board of directors, including Popeyes' CEO Cheryl A. Bachelder.

The Pizza Press launches national franchise program

The Pizza Press, a build-your-own concept, has announced the launch of its national franchise program in partnership with Franchise Dynamics.   The concept currently has a company-owned location open in Orange County, California, and another planned to open this fall.

Boston's targets Upstate New York for expansion

Following the re-launch of its franchise development initiatives, Dallas-based Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar is targeting Upstate New York as one of its expansion areas. Boston's unveiled its plans to bring eight to 10 units to this market within the...

Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman signs Pieology franchise agreement

Pieology Pizzeria has announced its plan to expand throughout Minnesota under the operational management of Vikings offensive lineman and franchisee, Matt Kalil. Along with the recent opening of its Mankato location, Pieology is celebrating grand openings in the coming weeks in St.

HMSHost deploys WatchGuard firewall system

HMSHost has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to secure its global networks. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management firewall appliances as well as the WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to distill network security threats, issues and trends....

Kono Pizza to plant flag in Iowa

The Original Kono Pizza has signed a multiunit franchise development deal that will bring five Kono Pizza locations to Iowa, the first of which will open in Le Mars in early 2015. The new Kono Pizza locations will be owned...

Papa John's adds Fritos and chili to pizzas

Papa John's has partnered with PepsiCo's Fritos corn chips to create the new Fritos Chili Pizza. The limited time product is available through Nov. 23.

HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

Mellow Mushroom plans Movember fundraisers for men's health issues

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is planning a series of events to raise funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men's health issues. To kick off the month, the chain invites fans to Instagram their mustaches. For...

Restaurant Association’s EVP named a 'Top Lobbyist'

Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...

Pizza Ranch expands presence in Michigan

Pizza Ranch has announced plans to open in Kentwood, Michigan, this winter. "My wife grew up in Michigan and graduated from Grand Valley State University. A very close family friend is the owner of Sioux Falls South Dakota Pizza Ranch, and impressed us with his restaurant's focus on community outreach.

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Blaze Pizza plans entry into Florida

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it will soon be coming to Florida with plans to open eight locations in the state by the end of 2015. The concept is scheduled to open its first Florida location in Ft. Lauderdale's Uptown...

Hunt Brothers Pizza revs up for another season as Harvick sponsor

This is Hunt Brothers Pizza's eighth consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor and fifth partnered with Harvick.

Stevi B's Pizza announces holiday charity initiatives, contests, cheesecake

Pizza buffet restaurant Stevi B's Pizza of Atlanta introduced an assortment of charity initiatives products and deals starting this month for customers, according to a company announcement.

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