CEO working to make Sbarro 'preeminent fast casual brand'

During a Q&A, Sbarro CEO Jim Greco outlined four initiatives for the company: people, place, product and positioning.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

Experts weigh in on cost effective menu improvements

Innovation can be achieved with items that already exist in the kitchen.

NRA 2012: Culinary Concepts Group

Eric Justice with Culinary Concepts Group discusses culinary trends in the restaurant space. Operators are focusing on authentic ethnic flavors that span from big, bold flavors to those of a more subtle variety.

Commentary: Domino's Pizza's gluten-free Amber Alert

By Betsy Craig Even little kids know that green means go and red means stop. Drivers in a hurry know that the yellow light can be open to interpretation. In a rush to extend its message within the restaurant industry,...

Dude, where's my regs?

Last July, the NRA and many other organizations suggested the FDA use flexibility for menu labeling stipulations as they apply to both chains and smaller operations. We're still waiting to hear the final verdict.

NRA 2012: US Foods

US Foods' top chef Mark Eggerding discusses culinary trends in foodservice and what the company is going to help restaurants stay relevant.

NRA Show 2012: A display of industry growth

Social media, mobile and point-of-sale trends have evolved.

Chuck E. Cheese's tests gluten-free options

Company will gauge results from Minnesota rollout before making a decision to go national.

Rosati's rolling out Chicago Style Chili Cheese Dog Pizza

Chain partners with Vienna Beef to combine two Chicago classics.

NRA 2012: Brewed tea beverage trends

Fastcasual.com speaks with Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman about the company's 2011 acquisition and trends in brewed tea.

Papa John's finds success in local store marketing efforts

During its Q1 earnings call, the company reiterated its premium positioning amidst a highly competitive, deep discounting segment.

Top 5 things we didn't know we should be afraid of - Part II

Researchers have found no consistent relationship between participants' driving distance to QSR joints and their weight over a 30-year span

Domino's international division surpasses domestic footprint

Company's Q1 promotional focus was on side items, driving tickets and store profits.

Boulder, Colo.: Epicenter of food innovation

One of the ways Naturally Boulder Products contributes to the food innovation culture is by forcing participants to pitch new ideas every other year to proven industry execs.

The concept of 'Reverse Innovation' in the food industry

Multinational corporations have forecasted that developing countries will account for 70 percent of their growth a decade from now.

Healthy beverage trend comes full circle

Frugality and a return to real, natural ingredients are leading consumers back to high-quality tea, coffee, sodas and lemonade offerings that deliver the authentic flavor.

Report: Pizza segment positioned to double revenue in five years

Operators have successfully weathered changes in spending and eating habits.

Green spotlight on... Pizza by Certe

NYC pizzeria has embraced "green" from the toppings to the restaurant to the box.

Top 5 things we didn't know we should be afraid of - part I

A study found that only 8 to 12 percent of gluten-free consumers said they bought gluten-free products because they or a member of their household has celiac disease or an intolerance to gluten, wheat or other ingredients.

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