Japan-based Mister Donut intros dessert pizza

Japan-based Mister Donut brought a taste of Brooklyn to its customers with the introduction of "palm-sized" dessert pizza topped with marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauce.

FEATURES


Domino's, Papa John's share new 52-week high

While cheese and wheat prices hardly moved last week, Domino's and Papa John's both reached new 52-week highs on the same day.

QSRs, fast casuals provide table service with RFID technology

As the restaurant industry trends toward using more and more technology to enhance customer experience, age old problems like searching for a guest’s table are finally being solved.

Average gas prices up, cheese and wheat down

Gas prices went up slightly for the first time in about a month, while cheese dropped below a dollar.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Papa John's franchisee leverages remote management technology to run the business from afar

Jaime Pickett franchises Papa John's units in Boston from her home in Virginia, entrusting and empowering her team to work together when she's not there.

Pizza Hut shares up nearly $2 in 1 week

Commodity prices continue to fall, while Pizza Hut shares race above competitors.

Natural gas and pizza stocks show mixed results

Cheese, wheat and gasoline and diesel fuel prices continued to fall last week while natural gas once again saw mixed results across the country.

Gas and wheat prices continue to fall

Gas prices have fallen even further and are down more than $1 from a year ago.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

How to manage rising food costs

Look into markets that sell seconds or items that are discounted because of overruns.

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NEWS


NCCR 'applauds' efforts to repeal corn ethanol mandate

Small business restaurant owners in all segments of the chain restaurant industry, including quick-service, fast casual and table service restaurants strongly support legislative efforts to repeal the unnecessary ethanol mandate, according to a statement from the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Coca-Cola CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be keynote speakers for the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

Boston Pizza unveils documentary-style marketing campaign

Canada-based Boston Pizza unveiled a new brand positioning featuring the tagline ‘We’ll Make You A Fan’ that began Feb. 21 with a 30-second brand essence spot to introduce the campaign.

Wewalka refrigerated dough comes to Schnucks in Missouri

Four Wewalka refrigerated dough products are now available across 70 Schnucks stores in the St. Louis market area.

Hot, spicy and smoked make up half of all socially shared flavors

The National Pork Board in partnership with Crimson Hexagon analyzed more than 30 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter food posts with Crimson Hexagon's ForSight Tool to discover what makes up an American meal.

Aldi's gluten-free pizza wins 2015 Product of the Year

Grocery store chain Aldi received the 2015 Product of the Year award in the Convenience Meal Category for its "liveGfree" Gluten Free Pizza.

Freshslice Pizza intros gluten-free crust

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Freshslice Pizza is now offering gluten-free crust.

Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. to reveal Q4 and 2014 fiscal results

Toronto, Ontario-based Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. announced that its financial results for Q4 and the year end 2014 will be issued after the close of market on March 2, 2015.

Mellow Mushroom employee takes grand prize in annual Winter Acrobatic Trials

Bradley Johnson of Mellow Mushroom Pizza of Chattanooga took the grand prize at The US Pizza Team's annual Winter Acrobatic Trials at the NAPICS show in Columbus, Ohio, February 15-16.

Fast casual, pizza chains recognized as 'most allergy-friendly'

AllergyEats, a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2015 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide.

Researchers predict alternative proteins will make up one-third of market by 2054

Plant proteins, insects, algae, and synthetic biology sources may make up over 50 percent of the alternative protein market by 2054.

When Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres eat your pizza at the Oscars, you can probably try for world domination next

Since Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza from Big Mama's & Papa's for herself and Hollywood elite such as Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford at the 2014 Oscars, the company's had an exciting year.

Domino's exceeds fundraising goals for St. Jude's

Domino's Pizza raised a record amount of donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the 2014 St. Jude 'Thanks and Giving' campaign.

Pizza Hut honors Academy Awards with free pizza promo

Pizza Hut will reward select fans with free pizza for a year for sharing a photo on Twitter or Instagram of themselves dressed up while eating Pizza Hut Pizza in honor of the Academy Awards on Feb. 22.

Bake-at-home pizzeria sources local, organic ingredients

New bake-at-home pizzeria Bake425˚ has set up shop at 345 Park Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Feb. 21.

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