QSRs leading American employment opportunities

Despite a stagnant overall U.S. jobs environment, the restaurant industry is poised to turn in its strongest year of job growth since 2004, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Uncle Maddio's credits social media efforts for franchise growth

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint launched three years ago in Atlanta and expects to have 20 restaurants open by the end of 2012, with 125 more stores in development throughout the Southeast. The growing fast casual concept is crediting its rapid...

MICROS implements Isis SmartTap m-commerce app at restaurants

MICROS Systems Inc., a provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, has announced the integration of the Isis SmartTap mobile commerce application into the MICROS Simphony point of service (POS) platform, allowing consumers to make purchases,...

Papa Murphy's named one of Zagat's top chains for service

Papa Murphy's was once again named one of the top chains for service according to the 2012 Zagat Fast-Food Survey. The brand was No.

Tool allows operators to create custom music mixes

Restaurant operators looking for a way to provide custom music mixes at an affordable price have a new solution. ReMix, the newest service from business music service provider Custom Channels, is an economical and legal alternative for small businesses that...

Boston Pizza introduces new menu, Starbucks partnership

Canada's Boston Pizza International Inc. has introduced a renewed menu featuring 26 new dishes.

Chuck E. Cheese launching new promotion in October

Chuck E. Cheese's new fall promotion, "Chucktober 2012" will feature free tokens and prizes for guests. Guests who visit chuckecheese.com can print out a series of props to pair with their Halloween costumes.

Perka integrates social media into customer loyalty platform

Perka has added new social media promotion features to its mobile marketing and loyalty platform. The objective is to make it easier for merchants to engage customers on Facebook and Twitter, and ultimately bring them back into the restaurant more...

Groupon launches service to keep credit card transactions low

Groupon has announced the launch of Groupon Payments, a payments service backed by a guarantee to be the lowest cost option for a company’s merchants to accept credit cards. Built into the latest version of the Groupon Merchants app for...

Pie Five hosts breakfast promotion

In celebration of its first-ever breakfast menu and first college location, Pie Five Pizza Co. on the University of Texas at Arlington is hosting a PJ party.

Boston Pizza launches UFC-themed promotion

Boston Pizza, the Official Sports Bar of UFC Canada, is offering the chance to meet UFC President Dana White at UFC 154 in Montreal by participating in its Tough Enough contest. The contest, beginning today through to Oct.

Pizza Fusion hosts Dine Out For No Kid Hungry fundraiser

Pizza Fusion is hosting a Dine Out For No Kid Hungry national fundraising initiative throughout September. At all of its U.S.

Record number of restaurants join No Kid Hungry campaign

Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, a week-long fundraiser to help end childhood hunger in the U.S., will be held at participating restaurants from Sept. 16-22. In its fifth year, the annual event has garnered a record-high...

Hunt Brothers Pizza launches hunting promotion

Hunt Brothers Pizza has launched the Hunt to Win Sweepstakes. Now through Dec.

Flippers offering online ordering incentive

Throughout September, Orlando, Fla.-based Flippers Pizzeria is giving away free breadsticks for every online order exceeding $15. Until Sept.

Mazzio's introduces two specialty pizzas

Tulsa, Okla.-based Mazzio's Italian Eatery has added Garlic Knots and two new specialty MasterPizzas to its menu. Garlic Knots, twists of hand-tossed dough that are baked and brushed with herbed garlic butter, are available six for $3 or as a...

Papa John's plans 2 million pizza giveaway for NFL season

Papa John's, which was named the official pizza sponsor of the NFL in 2010, is hosting a major pizza giveaway to mark the football season. For every week in the NFL season, the company will give away 120,000 free pizzas...

Pie Five Pizza's first campus unit includes breakfast menu

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.

Pizza Fusion hosting No Kid Hungry fundraiser

Throughout September, all Pizza Fusion locations will host a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger in the U.S. To raise money, Pizza Fusion is selling T-shirts featuring both the Pizza Fusion and No Kid...

CiCi's Pizza hosting Guest Appreciation Day

To thank its loyal guests during the busy back-to-school season, CiCi's Pizza will host its first National Guest Appreciation Day on Sept. 6.

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