Yum! Brands okays separation, increases dividend and appoints board member

There is lots of high-level action occurring this week at Yum Brands with its board of directors giving the go-ahead to the previously announced separation of the company from its China business at the close of business Oct. 31, according to a news release.

Pieology 'toasts' all-in-one POS

Pieology Pizzeria has deployed Toast Restaurant's POS system throughout its 130 current locations, according to a company press release. "Pieology was in need of a technology platform that served as the basis for everything happening in our restaurants," said Rich...

Changing of the guard at Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc appointed its current director, Jean M. Birch, to board chair as of the end of this month.

Troubles at Pie Five lead to negative fiscal 2016 for Rave Restaurant Group

Rave Restaurant Group today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, ending June 26. A news release about the results explains that the company's net loss of $2.3 million in the fourth quarter was $1.7 million greater...

Pieology opens 5th Alabama location

Pieology Pizzeria has opened its fifth Alabama location, this one in Montgomery, according to a news release.

Pizza Hut hires former Wal-Mart tech officer for e-commerce post

Pizza Hut has created a chief customer officer position and appointed Helen Vaid as the first person to fill the role, according to a news release.

Study: Twice as many chains now banning antibiotic-fed meats

Consumers have demanded that chains stop using antibiotic-fed meat, and it appears that the fast food industry is listening. Nearly twice as many fast-food chains have banned antibiotic-fed meats this year, compared to last year, according to a report from five U.S.

Your Pie will open 11 new restaurants by year's end

Your Pie has just opened its first northern Texas location in Frisco, and plans to open 11 more restaurants nationwide by the end of this year, according to a news release. A Your Pie franchisee in the northern Texas area...

Bone marrow, server training among US Foods offerings

US Foods is taking a pro-active approach to gaining restaurant buy-in for its fall line-up of food service products, not only offering a server training program to clients, but also some pretty on-trend foods, including everything from bone marrow and...

Pizza Hut's new offering plays up to America's cheese obsession

In a salute to all those people who simply cannot get enough of a good thing, Pizza Hut announced today it is introducing grilled cheese, stuffed-crust pizza that is quite literally oozing with a combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheese...

Study: Independent restaurants struggling to survive in flat food service economy

While the total number of restaurants nationally has dropped slightly, the losses in numbers are mostly among independent eateries, particularly those which revolve around "slower" dining options like casual, fine and family dining, according to NPD Group's 2016 Spring ReCount...

World's largest food service provider goes totally cage-free

The world’s largest food service provider, Compass Group, said today it is replacing all of its eggs — liquid and shelled — with cage-free varieties in 50 countries worldwide. According to the company's website, globally they and their partners provide 4 billion meals annually in 50,000 locations.

Domino's adds one more way to order online

Domino’s Pizza took another digital jump in delivery technology this week, announcing that it will use bot technology to let U.S. customers with a pizza profile order via Facebook Messenger, beginning today. Domino's new ordering bot allows customers to place...

The rise of the grocerant triggers rising food-safety concerns

For proof that an increasing number of Americans are purchasing "restaurant-style food" at their groceries, you need look no further than the fact that this business even has a newly coined name: The grocerant. In fact, supermarket-provided restaurant-style meals are...

Olo Dispatch covers nation, half of US population

Digital ordering service provider Olo has announced that its year-old Dispatch delivery service now covers all of the U.S. and half of the nation's population, according to a press release. The service allows customers to visit restaurants’ existing digital ordering...

Marco's preapres for major growth in Iowa

Marco’s Pizza said its ready to plant a growing crop of 31 new restaurants in Iowa, which will create more than 750 new jobs in the Hawkeye State. The pizza chain said in a news release that it will start...

Investors pump $4.5M into New England pizza chain

New England-based Oath Craft Pizza closed on a $4.5 million Series A investment this week led by Boston-based venture capital firm, Breakaway Ventures. This latest infusion of cash brings the total raised by the four-location chain thus far to about $9 million, according to a news release.

New research shows steep decline in lunch traffic

More harrowing news today on the possible decline in business across food service, but this time the research revolves specifically around the lunch day-part and it's not good. According to global information firm, NPD Group, the sales of lunch across...

California Pizza Kitchen kicks some life into cauliflower this fall

Spicy cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bacon and wild mushrooms are warming up the fall menu at California Pizza Kitchen. The restaurant is adding three new seasonal specials and two new permanent menu items that will make vegetarians everywhere sprout a big...

(Not-so) Little Caesars upsized headquarters under construction;

Little Caesars this week broke ground on what will be its $150 million world headquarters in downtown Detroit. This is the first new headquarters construction in Detroit in more than 10 years, according to a news release about the building, which will double the size of the chain's current headquarters.

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