CEC Entertainment appoints new CFO

CEC Entertainment Inc., which operates Chuck E. Cheese's and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, announced the appointment of Dale Black as chief financial officer.


Craft beer: Does it belong on pizza menus?

Two fast casual pizza executives discuss why craft beer is a staple on their menus.

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

Ask the experts: Finding the ideal franchisee – and the right franchisor

Pizzamarketplace.com asked two experts about their franchising experience and to share tips and insight.

3 tips for boosting the upsell effort

A family has just called and ordered two large, two-topping pizzas for dinner. Here are some tips to increase that order by upselling additional items ranging from extra cheese to dessert.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

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Gatti's Pizza selects Revention as point-of-sale provider

Gatti's Pizza's corporate management announced it has selected Revention as its point-of-sale provider.

Villa Italian Kitchen launches 'Peace, Joy & Pizza' sweepstakes

Villa Restaurant Group's Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants are kicking off the first-ever "Pizza with Purpose" campaign with a "Peace, Joy & Pizza" Sweepstakes.

Toppers Pizza reports healthy sales growth

Toppers Pizza closed out the tenth period of 2015 with a healthy spike in sales.

Papa Murphy's roles out new mobile ordering app

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. announced the launch of the company's first mobile app.

New dining app to launch in DC

A Washington, D.C., startup company will soon launch a mobile dining app designed to give customers and restaurants more control, choice and convenience.

Waitlist Me adds table management to app

Waitlist Me announced that it is rolling out a new approach to table management designed to help restaurant operators provide faster and better service to their customers.

MOD Pizza celebrates 7th birthday with 'Spreading MODness' 2015

MOD Pizza is celebrating its seventh birthday and the Thanksgiving holiday with its "Spreading MODness" 2015 campaign.

Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza expands plans for Orlando

Uncle Maddio's Pizza announced it has signed an agreement to open an additional restaurant in Orlando.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria to open first Tennessee location

Grimaldi's Pizzeria announced it will open its first restaurant in Tennessee.

Papa John's introduces LTO Epic Meatz Pizza

Papa John's announced the debut of its new specialty pizza, The Epic Meatz Pizza.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Pizza Hut introduces LTO Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie

Pizza Hut has introduced its new Hershey's Hot Chocolate Brownie available for a limited-time.

Pie Five Pizza to add up to 20 more Florida locations

Pie Five Pizza announced another Florida development deal with up to 20 new locations in the Tampa market.

PizzaRevs signs agreement to open stores in Arizona

PizzaRev announced that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with Fire Em Up LLC to develop the brand across Arizona.

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