Dining habits shifting toward snacks

In 2004, one-third of survey respondents reported they ate several small meals throughout the day, while 10 years later, 39 percent of respondents indicate they do the same.

Boston Pizza launches Athlete's Choice menu

Boston Pizza has teamed up with Hockey Canada and Dietitian Kelly Anne Erdman to launch a new Athlete's Choice menu. According to a company announcement, the menu is designed to provide energy, as well as the right amount of sodium...

Crust becoming major differentiator for pizza consumers

Americans continue to choose pepperoni as their favorite pizza topping, but what may be surprising to some is that more consumers are basing their decisions on the crust. According to a new report from Dataessential, the crust has become a...

zpizza woos meat lovers with new menu launch

zpizza has added the zCarnivore to its menu, featuring four types of meat - all-natural pepperoni, fennel sausage, smoked ham and bacon – and topped with hand-torn oregano. The zCarnivore pizza is available through February. "The zCarnivore is a craveable taste that's a meat lover's dream," Founder Sid Fanarof said in a news release.

NRA: Better kids' meals top trends list

Some of the restaurant industry's hottest trends involve children's items, according to the NRA's 2015 What's Hot culinary forecast.

California Pizza Kitchen unveils new design, menu in Florida

California Pizza Kitchen's newly reimagined menu is now available at its Wellington and Naples, Florida, locations. Both locations also feature the brand's updated restaurant design, featuring open kitchens that allow customers to watch chefs prep and toss pizzas. Restaurant redesign...

2015 beverage trends survey now open

QSRweb, sister website of FastCasual and PizzaMarketplace, is preparing a new report about beverage trends for 2015 and is currently looking for restaurant operator perspectives on the topic. The report will assess current beverage trends in the restaurant industry, from...

Consumption of fresh food up 20% in past decade

A new report from The NPD Group, called "The Future of Eating: Who's Eating What in 2018?" shows that the consumption of fresh foods – fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and eggs – grew by 20 percent from 2003 to...

Chuck E. Cheese's testing menu for parents

Chuck E. Cheese’s is testing a new menu in its San Antonio and Irving, Texas, restaurants that is geared toward parents. "Kids are at the heart of everything we do at Chuck E.

Beef Checkoff Program teams with NRA to sponsor Kids LiveWell

As part of the partnership, Beef Checkoff is offering to restaurants its collection of kid-friendly recipes that meet the Kids LiveWell criteria.

Belly up to the bar: Alcohol sales expected to improve modestly in 2015

Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to new research from Technomic. The market research firm says conditions at major chain restaurants that serve alcohol are slowly improving, and greater consumer confidence will...

Pizza Hut Australia creates crunchy Doritos crust

Pizza Hut Australia has partnered with Doritos to introduce the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza to the brand's Stuffed Crust lineup. According to a news release, Pizza Hut spent months developing the new crust, which is made with mozzarella cheese layered...

Pie Five offering Andes Mint Brownie Pie for the season

Pie Five Pizza has introduced the new Andes Mint Brownie Pie, featuring chocolate brownie batter and dark chocolate chips in a deep dish pizza pan, then topped with chunks of Andes mints. According to a news release, every pie is...

Sbarro's new pizza recipe features 20% more cheese

Sbarro introduced an enhanced pizza recipe this week, featuring 20-percent more cheese. "We're going back to the basics," CEO David Karam said in a news release. "We have the best cheese in the business – 100-percent whole milk mozzarella that we shred fresh daily to assure the best taste.

Mazzio's Pepperollies return to the menu

Mazzio’s is bringing back its Pepperollies for a limited time. The offering features layers of cheese and pepperoni baked into rolls and served with marinara sauce for dipping. The Pepperollies are available by the half dozen for $4.99 or a...

Papa John's new Red Kettle Cookie raises funds for Salvation Army campaign

Papa John's has introduced a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza and The Salvation Army Red Kettle Cookie. A portion of the proceeds from each cookie sold during its limited-time availability will go to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza will be available through Dec.

Blast 825° crowdsources pizza recipes from local charities

Blast 825° has announced the winner of its "People's Choice" award from the brand's recent Roseville, California, grand opening event. The Placer SPCA, one of four local charities that participated in Roseville Blast 825°'s charity build contest, had the winning...

Crushed Red intros 'Chop Top' pizzas

Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop has added Chop Top pizzas to the menu, featuring the same preparation technique as its chopped salads, using mezzaluna knives. “The Chop Top Pizzas have better topping distribution for a better flavor profile...

Domestic tea sales jump 6%

According to new research from the American Botanical Council, sales of loose, bagged, concentrated and herbal tea in the US increased by 5.9 percent in 2013, totally $1.7B. Ready-to-drink tea sales in the US remained relatively flat at $2.3B. According...

Sbarro adds heat with new 3 Pepper Chicken Pizza

Sbarro is spicing things up with its new limited-time offering – the 3 Pepper Chicken Pizza. The offering includes Poblano pesto, grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and mozzarella cheese. It is available now through Dec.

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