The importance of traceability: “Fish fraud” sparks food-labeling controversy

Seafood fraud not only affects consumers' wallets, it also has the potential to take advantage of and even damage the reputation of honest vendors and restaurant owners

Pizza Ranch leverages mission, menu to differentiate itself

The company required franchisees to add its gluten-free pizza this year, a response that came directly from guest demand.

Pizza Ranch's vice president of Marketing talks menu trends

Cody Pierce, Pizza Ranch’s vice president of Marketing, took the time to discuss with PizzaMarketplace why focusing on “seasonality” is important, what menu offerings are now on trend and why the company had to take a step back and look at its “brand definition effort.”

Report: Limited-service restaurants fighting harder for customers

According to a new report from the National Restaurant Association, concepts are adding off-peak hours, off-premise business and retail options as differentiators.

Mellow Mushroom introduces Thai-inspired menu

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has introduced a new limited-time menu, "High on Thai," available through July 14. The menu features the bold, spicy and sweet flavors of Thai cuisine. "Summer is the perfect time to enjoy both the freshest of...

Cuisine Solutions discusses sous-vide technique

Chef Bruno Bertin from Cuisine Solutions discusses the sous-vide cooking technique, which is making a comeback at many restaurants. The technique uses a vacuum pouch and water heat transfer to achieve consistent flavor and temperature.  

How Boston's Pizza came out of the recession stronger

COO Mike Best says the company focused on upsell training and community branding efforts.

Using flavor to upgrade menus

On-trend flavors can entice customers to return.

Google adds nutritional data search function

Google's new nutritional-focused search function is a step toward the general public expecting to see this information everywhere.

Menu product development takes patience, collaboration

You can create a great product but without marketing, it won't budge.

Will craft beers increase limited-service occasions with Millennials?

As QSRs and fast casual concepts race to remain relevant to Millennial consumers, some restaurants are looking to beer for help. Of course, they’re not looking at just any beer, they’re looking at craft beer. Craft beers are defined as beers brewed at microbreweries across the United States and the world.

NRA Show '13: A handful of menu trends emerge

Gluten free, Greek yogurt, beverages and children's nutrition are just some of the show highlights from the food side.

Innovation at Korean Food Industry Show & Asia Food Forum

One of the major trends in South Korea is restaurant franchisee growth of U.S. branded knockoffs.

Catering treats and snacks on the boardroom table

For frozen treat brands, developing a catering and off-premise consumer experience provides an opportunity to weatherproof the concept.

CiCi's Pizza adds to-go option for its signature buffet

The brand's new Crisp Baked Wings have generated 40 percent more sales than its previous coated wings.

Innovation: The next CEO performance metric

There is one simple way to measure the success of true food product innovation — Does it significantly increase shareholder value over a sustainable time period?

Pie Five CEO: Fast casual pizza category fills a void

By finding the right equipment, the brand has combined individualized, customized and fast.

What every restaurant should know about going gluten-free [Infographic]

Gluten-free has proven to be no passing trend; operators can either watch it continue to grow or join in and truly offer something for everyone.

Consumers rate Papa Murphy's as top overall restaurant chain

The take-and-bake pizza chain ranked high for check and payment handling, cleanliness, order accuracy, value, convenience and takeout attributes and more.

Has the pizza segment responded to demand for healthier options?

Launches during Q1 feature unique veggie toppings and 'health-halo' descriptors.

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