Marketing departments going for the jugular

Ads, menu items are outwardly trying to ‘one-up’ the competition.

The Sustainability playground: consumer drivers

Does your company have the ability to make the consumer feel safe?

The great bacon shortage

Meat prices will rise next year; keep your customers aware, manage your menu prices and promote items that use less animal protein.

Pizza concepts broaden menus in September

Coffee platforms, breakfast and desserts also highlighted.

Restaurants leverage football season for new promotions

Television campaigns pick up and new themed products roll out.

The sustainability playground: sustainability defined

Sustainability can be broken into the branches of organic, local, seasonal, green and ethical.

PizzaMarketplace State of the Industry 2012 now available

About 150 operators were surveyed on topics such as menu trends, marketing initiatives, technology upgrades, franchising, capital spending and general operations.

Pass the baked potatoes

Will NYC's ban on large sodas lead to more regulations against the restaurant industry?

NYC approves soda ban; restaurant association responds

Big-margin soft drinks are good for operators' bottom lines.

Pizza operators leverage growing demand for craft beer

Pizzerias are experiencing boost in beverage sales from localized brews.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

College-aged Millennials shaping foodservice trends

Trends such as ethnic cuisine, late-night ordering and meatless options expected to grow.

Top 5 benchmarks for new restaurant chain start ups

Always keep in mind that you are looking for 'best practices' within your concept category.

Tapping into the college Millennial foodservice consumer

Younger consumers prefer snacks, late-night options.

Game changers and shapers inspiring product development and innovation – Part 2

Settings in demand during economic recovery include approachable, family friendly dining, vibrant, inspired, authentic and rustic.

The Loop Pizza Grill ready to 'reintroduce' brand to marketplace

CEO discusses expansion plans, new prototype and successful menu launches.

Gatti's Pizza's gluten-free promotion sets record

Gatti's restaurants in Austin answered more than 28,000 phone calls, and gave away more than $50,000 worth of gluten-free pizza to customers in one day.

Papa John's Obamacare comments create social media firestorm

During Q2 earnings call, CEO claimed Affordable Care Act would cause rise in pizza prices in order to protect shareholders.

Sbarro's fast casual prototypes yield 10 percent sales bump

Italian chain rolling out new recipes, restaurant designs in turnaround bid.

Vending innovations pose threat to restaurant market share

Advances in technology help machines evolve from pretzel-filled office staples to fresh, quick pizza providers.

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