Restaurant incubator ready for new chef class

Smallman Galley, which bills itself as "the nation's first restaurant incubator," has announced that it is accepting applications through the end of the month for its second class of restaurateur-chefs. The Pittsburgh-based restaurant testing-ground and bar program opened this time...

Storm brewing: Appointment of Hardee's CEO as labor secretary spawns debate

While several labor organizations have come out against Thursday's appointment of CKE Restaurants Holdings CEO Andy Puzder as President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Labor Secretary, a number of restaurant industry groups have chimed in with their support.

Pieology takes another slice of LA market

Pieology has opened a new Los Angeles-area location in Whittier, California.

Papa John's signs expansion deal in Colombia

Papa John's International has signed a development agreement with Grupo Nutresa for expansion in Columbia. A news release said the International Trade Administration has designated the food and beverage sector as holding the best growth opportunities in the South American nation. Grupo Nutresa, which purchased PJ Col S.A.S.

Automated food safety compliance platform hits market

VeriSolutions and AT&T have created an automated system to help restaurant brands comply with food-safety guidelines. VeriSolutions' platform features a temperature-monitoring solution using AT&T IoT technology to gain insight into equipment, including: • AT&T global SIM-embedded sensors for temperature and...

PizzaRev expands in Colorado

PizzaRev is now moving into Ft. Collins, Colorado, including the Loveland and Greeley communities, according to a news release.

Fireside Pies spins off a QSR brand

Dallas-based Fireside Pies is going for two increasingly relevant trends at the same time with its new QSR brand, Fireside Pies Pronto, which is taking form inside an area food hall, Uptown Urban Market at 2600 Cedar Springs Road. Food...

Domino's promotion gives shares of stock to winners

Domino's stock is pretty hot stuff, so the fact that the chain is now making shares of that stock available through a new contest for its loyalty program members is likely to inspire more than a few entries. The chain's Piece of the Pie rewards program members can now win 10 free shares of Domino's stock for their participation.

Telepizza launches 10-year, 200-unit global expansion in Teheran

One of the world's largest non-U.S.-based pizza brands, Telepizza, is launching a 10-year growth plan that will grow the chain 200 stores in 10 years, according to a news release. The new initiative was announced in the run-up to the...

Not just Chicago anymore: Pizzeria Uno deep dish pies go nationwide

Pizzeria Uno's deep-dish pizza, made from a 1943 recipe, used to be only available in Chicago, but now the chain will ship their famous pies nationwide via online ordering at The pies are available as two-, four-, or six-pizza...

Vapiano opens 5th Hungarian location

Pizza- and pasta-focused chain Vapiano opened its fifth Hungarian location this week in Gyor. It is the first Hungarian location outside the capital city of Budapest, according to a new release, and is operated by Peter Sari and Ralf Dux...

Free pizza for Visa Checkout users at Papa John's

NFL sponsors, Papa John’s and Visa, have announced a partnership that makes Visa Checkout available for Papa John’s purchases. The brands are kicking off the partnership by offering customers a free large single-topping pizza with their next purchase when they...

Pieology opens 4th Michigan restaurant

Pieology has opened its fourth Michigan location, this one in West Bloomfield Township.

Hungry Howie's franchisee opens 11 unit in Tar Heel State

Hungry Howie's Pizza opens its newest location to the public Wednesday in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Robinwood Road. Aside from offering opening-day pizza deals, the location is donating part of sales on Wednesday and Thursday to the Gaston County Family...

Technomic downgrades restaurant growth projections

The company said its May results released for the two-year period were overly optimistic and that declining traffic across food service has prompted the company to modify its restaurant industry growth projections through 2017.

Kono spreads out to conquer PB&J's

The people who brought you pizza in a cone, Kono USA , are spreading out into that all-American spread of choice, peanut butter. In a news release, Kono said it will now offer PB&J cones starting Dec.

Papa John's and Pepsi partner for Super Bowl promo

Papa John's and Pepsi have partnered on a Halftime of a Lifetime promotion that kicks off Nov. 28 and gives fans a chance to get a front-row seat to the halftime show at the upcoming Super Bowl.

Pizza Hut LTO gives thanks for the 'season of eves'

As pizza restaurateurs well know, this Thanksgiving eve is proving to be a very busy day for the business with all those cooks struggling over turkey resorting to "dialing it in" for dinner tonight. Pizza Hut is capitalizing on that...

Study predicts 5-year restaurant industry growth, but also new competition

There is some fairly positive news this Thanksgiving week in the latest IBIS report on the chain restaurant industry nationally. The study indicated that chain restaurants have experienced steady growth over the last five years.

Study: Americans love meal kits

Technomic today released research showing that the U.S. is the largest market for the global meal kit industry, which has grown to a multi-billion dollar sector in just the last few years.

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