Papa John's partners with Taylor Swift for new CD launch

Papa John's is partnering with six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift to promote the release of her latest album, Red. Papa John's is offering customers the opportunity to engage with the brand and Taylor's new album through a variety of...

Casey's names grand prize winner of pizza party

After a three-month search for the best local celebrities, Casey's General Stores Inc. has named Ray Sorensen II, of Greenfield, Iowa, as the winner of its Casey's Famous People Contest. Known as "The Freedom Rock Artist," Sorensen hosts an annual...

Consumers choose CiCi's as favorite pizza chain

CiCi's Pizza is America's favorite pizza chain, according to a national study of more than 7,600 consumers conducted by Market Force, a customer intelligence solutions agency. Papa John's and Papa Murphy's ranked No. 2 and No.

NCR unveils c-store mobile payment app

NCR Corporation has introduced ConvenienceGo (C-Go), a mobile payment application for smartphones that can be store branded. The app allows convenience store shoppers to make purchases directly from their phones, including food and fuel. The app was unveiled at this... debuts verified diner reviews has added "Verified Diner Reviews" to help consumers find local establishments and share their opinions. The Verified Diner Reviews add authenticity as they are posted by verified diners, the site said. also has simplified the search process...

Little Caesar's franchisee recognized for extraordinary customer service

Rarely does an act of customer service go so far above and beyond the basics that it generates a specific shout out on a popular advocacy site such as The Consumerist. That's exactly what happened with a Little Caesar's restaurant...

Spin! marks National Pizza Month with free gelato

Spin! Neapolitan Pizza is celebrating National Pizza Month with an online survey, free gelato and the chance to win a pizza every month for a year. Guests who fill out the online survey – which includes questions such as "do...

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen offering free pizza slices for Facebook fans

On Oct. 16, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations will celebrate National Pizza Month by offering new and existing Facebook fans a free slice of pizza for its third annual "Have a Slice Day." From now through Oct.

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 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.

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