Restaurant transactions increased last year because of an uptick in the economic recovery and improved lending options.
To ensure your passion won't diminish for your business, it's important to stay innovative and keep things fresh.
Every restaurant operator today has customers asking for catering services; saying no to customers is never an option for any growing venture.
We are conditioned to keep going forward, but a careful retreat or horizontal strategy sometimes is the best way to make faster uphill progress.
Jack Butorac wants the Toledo, Ohio-based chain to be the fourth largest pizza brand in the U.S.
Many of the reasons restaurant costs can flair are by overlooking simple procedures and tests.
Including loss prevention in your strategies to counter higher costs may give you a competitive advantage, and add 3 to 5 percent to the top line.
A business plan will force you to plan ahead, think about the competition, formulate a marketing strategy, define your management structure and plan your financing.
It's time to think of the off-premise sales opportunity as the fastest growing opportunity our restaurants have.
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How one small chain changed the anonymous Twitterverse into a ripe platform from which to harvest one-to-one digital customer relationships.
After a tumultuous few years that included bankruptcy and a dwindling mall crowd, Sbarro has decided to close 155 of its North American locations.
According to Bloomberg, the closures are an effort to "improve the company's profitability."
Only underperforming company-owned stores will be affected by the decision.
Yum! Brands Inc. has declared a dividend of $0.335 per share of common stock.
PizzaRev, an artisan pizza concept based in Los Angeles, today announced that Buffalo Wild Wings has taken a minority position in its new concept. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "The PizzaRev team is thrilled to have Buffalo Wild...
Papa Murphy's reported its sales and growth milestones from 2012. In addition to expanding its national footprint to more than 1,325 locations, the chain achieved 25 record sales weeks during the year.
Franchise industry veteran Lynette McKee, CFE, announced today the launch of McKeeCo Services LLC, a franchising and development strategic advisory firm. McKeeCo Services will provide franchise consulting to foodservice, hospitality, retail and service brands seeking to grow or improve their...
Carryout has grown steadily in the past few years and now makes up about one-third of all U.S. orders.
Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies, today announced the sale of Southern California Pizza Company, the largest Pizza Hut franchisee in Southern California with 224 locations. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed....
Seven out of 10 consumers (71 percent) now purchase beverages away from home twice a week or more often, up from 66 percent in 2010. According to market research firm Techmomic, as the economy continues to stabilize from the recession,...
Kum & Go and Casey's General Stores Inc. announced today they have signed an Asset Purchase Agreement for Casey's to acquire 22 convenience stores from Kum & Go.
California-based Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced that it has begun to accept franchise applications in key markets across the U.S. The company plans to build stores across California and select U.S.
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls' MVP point guard, has signed with Chicago-based Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza as an equity owner and as the brand's new national spokesperson. Beginning later this month, the pro basketball star known as "D-Rose" will begin appearing...
Toledo-based Marco's Pizza recently celebrated its 300th store opening. The Wheeling, Ill., unit is also the brand's first location in Illinois. Opening an average of one new store per week, Marco's Pizza now operates restaurants in 24 states and the...
Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Pizza Fusion Holdings, with closing expected by the end of the third calendar quarter. Pizza Fusion will become a wholly owned subsidiary...
San Francisco's Patxi's Pizza, one of the fastest growing private companies in the country, will open its first Denver locations this fall in Cherry Creek at 185 Steele St., and in Englewood at Kent Place, 3455 South University Blvd. Patxi's...
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Today, Pie Five Pizza Co. is opening its seventh restaurant and its first college location at 503 South Pecan St., on the University of Texas at Arlington campus.
The new location includes Pie Five Pizza Co.'s first breakfast menu and extended operating hours.