Memorial Day means free pizza for vets at Pie Five

Pie Five is showing its patriotic stripes this Memorial Day, by offering a free personalized pizza to veterans and retired, or active duty military, with valid military identification, at its outlets nationwide, according to a company press release. The pizza...

QSRs, Pizza restaurants get competition from Mexican chain's delivery service

In hopes of competing with fast food chains, On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina has partnered with DoorDash in several US markets to provide on-demand delivery of the restaurant's menu items. The initial launch area includes the eight major...

US Foods hits the NYSE

National food service distributor, US Foods Holding Corp, began trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "USFD," after its initial public offering. US Foods raised $1.02 billion in gross proceeds.

Blaze moves into Utah with location across from water park

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza — one of this year’s Top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers — opened its first Utah location today in Lehi. To celebrate the chain is giving away build-your-own pizzas all day Friday to anyone who...

Pie Five moves into Austin area

Dallas-based Pie Five opens its newest location next week in the Austin-area suburb of Pflugerville, which a news release said is across the street from the Hawaiian Falls water and adventure park. "Pie Five's fun, fast and fresh flavors will...

Kahala Brands merges with major Canadian quick-service franchisor

Kahala Brands Ltd, parent company of 18 brands, including Blimpie, Cold Stone Creamery and Johnnie's New York Pizzeria, announced it has signed an agreement to merge with MTY Food Group, a franchisor and operator of 40 concept restaurant brands headquartered...

Pizza Hut's new dessert is an ooey-gooey treat

Pizza Hut is clearly sweet on its latest dessert offering, an ooey-gooey creation based on the scouting trip favorite, the s'more. The dessert is available for dine-in, carry-out and delivery and is a limited-time offering. Boasting Hershey chocolate, the eight-inch...

Grubhub's new platform enhances management options

Online and mobile food ordering and delivery provider, Grubhub, launched a new in-restaurant platform called GrubCentral. It's accessible from any device and allows restaurant supervisors to manage menus, review Grubhub financial statements and process orders. "Efficiencies driven by this new...

New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen

Got a great idea for redesigning or reworking your restaurant space? No need to call in the architect or interior design team just to test it out. A new augmented reality app called Mogogo now makes it possible to move...

A new competitor for food delivery and drive-thru? The Munchery takes a big bite into new service areas

Meal delivery service, The Munchery, is expanding in a big way, extending its serviceable market area by more than 700 percent, according to a news release. In fact, this expansion moves the service into the entire West Coast, as well...

Pizza Patrón moves into Rio Grande Valley

Pizza Patrón will open a new location in Brownsville, Texas, by the end of the year under the ownership of a pair of franchisees, who plan to add a total of six stores to the chain. Francisco Chavez and Victor...

Former golf pro opens Your Pie in California

There's a new fast casual pizza franchise moving into the sizzling Coachella Valley market in California under the ownership of a former golf pro and his wife. Scott and Andrea Burr are opening the unit in Indio and plan to...

Restaurant tech partnership boosts marketing efforts through online ordering

Real-time restaurant marketing provider, Paytronix Systems, has joined hands with digital ordering provider, Olo, to provide features to help restaurateurs identify and engage with customers as they place online orders. The companies said they can help restaurants collect and use...

Pieology opening in Guam

Pieology has opened the first of three locations planned for the isle of Guam in Micronesia. Pieology Tamuning — operated by Progressive Pies LLC — is the first custom pizza concept to open in the tropical island in the western...

Marco’s Pizza puts emphasis on veterans

Marco's Pizza is going the extra mile to make franchises opportunities for the nation's veterans. Executives at the pizza restaurant said they have had great success with the military veterans who've already come into the fold as franchise operators, so they're going a step further. This month, they announced the appointment of U.S.

Restaurant, oh restaurant, how do I pay thee? Study counts the increasing number of ways

Restaurateurs who offer the most-preferred ways to pay at their establishments are getting the edge in attracting business. That's one of the primary findings of the Second Annual Blackhawk Network Shopper Study. The firm — which produces gift cards and...

Mom … apple pie … and pizza?

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Pie Five is getting patriotic by kicking off the start of summer with a limited-time offering of Granny's apple pie. Through June 19, guests can order the all-American favorite, albeit in a pizza body, with...

Upserve acquires Breadcrumb

Upserve announced today that it's acquiring mobile point-of-sale platform, Breadcrumb, from Groupon to meet growing demand for a combination of the two platforms. Together, the two businesses form the nation's largest cloud-based restaurant management tool serving more than 6,000 restaurants...

Pieology opens location in North Carolina

Pieology Pizzaria is adding another slice to its pie by opening its first North Carolina location in Raleigh this week. Owner/operator Segovia Aslan Enterprises, which has secured the franchise rights to open Pieology restaurants across the southeastern US, is behind...

Organic soda fountains now available to restaurants nationwide

Tractor Soda Co, which produces100-percent certified organic, non-GMO fountain soda, has begun national distribution thanks to its partnership with Dot Foods, according to a company press release. "We're excited that our crafted organic sodas will be available to the masses...

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