Sbarro announces rebranding, expansion, launch of delivery service

Known for selling pizza by the slice, Sbarro will open its first free-standing store in Columbus, Ohio, and also offer delivery and carry-out services.

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CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

CONNECT: Does your mobile experience offer 3 crucial things?

Three components are necessary for a successful mobile experience.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

From an Under Armour installation that tests athletic ability to a Warby Parker photo booth experience, interactive customer experience was the order of the day at the inaugural Interactive Customer Experience Summit, held June 28-30 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

ICXSummit: How to bring 'social proof' into your brick-and-mortar locations

Brick-and-mortar retailers and restaurants must find ways to bring “social proof” to their stores and technology may be the way to do it.

Taco Bell testing alcohol, redesign: Is it rebranding as fast casual?

Taco Bell is testing test beer, wine, and “mixed alcohol freezes” this summer in a redesigned store format.

Using mobile to create a personalized guest experience

Jared Miller, CTO for the Atlanta Falcons, discusses how mobile can be used to create personalized experiences even when the customer isn't using their device.

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

Get a Bigger Piece of the Pie [infographic]

Online ordering, and mobile ordering in particular, is no longer simply a nice add-on for consumers,it's an expectation.

Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.

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NEWS


Marco’s Pizza cooks up more than menu items in new test kitchen

As part of a new corporate training facility, the Marco's Pizza test kitchen is being utilized to improve the chain's menu and employees' skills.

NetWaiter releases new consumer site

The customer-centric site allowing visitors to view local restaurant info, find locations that deliver to them and get updates from their favorite places.

Wetzel’s Pretzels introduces Pizza Bitz

Fans decide which Wetzel’s Pretzels get Pizza Bitz first.

Pie Five Pizza opening 16th Texas location

Pie Five Pizza will host a Sweet 16 party to celebrate its newest Dallas-Forth Worth location.

Zenput plugs in new task-management features to drive consistent store experience

Streamlined project management features promise to save time and money.

Blast 825° Pizza celebrating success with free food event

Blast 825° Pizza plans to celebrate its success by matching all donations to local charities as well.

Uncle Maddio’s introduces 'Foldwich' sandwich

Pizza and sandwich lovers can now get both tastes in one special handheld meal.

NRA releases mobile payments guide for restaurateurs

The 'guide will provide a roadmap' for restaurant owners and operators interested in implementing mobile payments into their business, NRA official says.

MOD Pizza announces growth of 'MOD Squad'

The fast casual pizza restaurant has added new employees and plans to continue adding team members, while staying true to its core values.

PizzaRev opens first Colorado location

The build-your-own pizza concept opened its first location in Colorado by hosting a fundraiser for giveSPORTS.

Villa Enterprises opening 4 NJ outlets

Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and a new South Philly Cheesesteak are opening in Gloucester Township.

Supply-chain study: Consumers demand sustainable food products

Technomic and Deloitte Advisory research assesses what's next in supply-chain logistics.

Compass Group adopts Five Freedoms for animal welfare

Compass Group joins Wal-Mart and General Mills in embracing Five Freedom’s procurement practices.

Fraud beware: WAND releases credit card protection software

Ahead of the Oct. 1 liability deadline, WAND releases new EMV terminals and promises enhanced protection and security measures.

Groupon launches ‘Groupon To Go’

The Internet coupon service will expand into the takeout and delivery markets

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Consumers value great customer service. If you give customers an experience that exceeds their expectations, they'll gladly pay more for it...and recommend you to their friends! Deliver a bad customer experience, you'll be the one paying the price.