Rave restaurant group taps director of franchise development

Pie Five and Pizza Inn parent, Rave restaurant, has tapped restaurant industry veteran, Brett Heinen, as director of franchise development. Heinen joins the Dallas-based group after formerly serving as founding partner and vice president of development for Golden Chick in...

Pie Five Pizza Co heats up the Windy City

Pie Five Pizza Co has announced the opening of its newest location on Sep. 29, located at 1219 W.

Study: Twice as many chains now banning antibiotic-fed meats

Consumers have demanded that chains stop using antibiotic-fed meat, and it appears that the fast food industry is listening. Nearly twice as many fast-food chains have banned antibiotic-fed meats this year, compared to last year, according to a report from five U.S.

Bone marrow, server training among US Foods offerings

US Foods is taking a pro-active approach to gaining restaurant buy-in for its fall line-up of food service products, not only offering a server training program to clients, but also some pretty on-trend foods, including everything from bone marrow and...

Pizza Hut's new offering plays up to America's cheese obsession

In a salute to all those people who simply cannot get enough of a good thing, Pizza Hut announced today it is introducing grilled cheese, stuffed-crust pizza that is quite literally oozing with a combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheese...

Study: Independent restaurants struggling to survive in flat food service economy

While the total number of restaurants nationally has dropped slightly, the losses in numbers are mostly among independent eateries, particularly those which revolve around "slower" dining options like casual, fine and family dining, according to NPD Group's 2016 Spring ReCount...

World's largest food service provider goes totally cage-free

The world’s largest food service provider, Compass Group, said today it is replacing all of its eggs — liquid and shelled — with cage-free varieties in 50 countries worldwide. According to the company's website, globally they and their partners provide 4 billion meals annually in 50,000 locations.

California Pizza Kitchen kicks some life into cauliflower this fall

Spicy cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bacon and wild mushrooms are warming up the fall menu at California Pizza Kitchen. The restaurant is adding three new seasonal specials and two new permanent menu items that will make vegetarians everywhere sprout a big...

Pieology rolls out dough at new central California location

Pieology Pizzeria is opening its newest location in central California, in Goleta, at 7000 Hollister Avenue, Suite 101. The Goleta location is the fifth owned and operated by Cotti Foods.

Something's fishy: 1 in 5 seafood samples fraudulently labeled

A new worldwide study of the global seafood supply chain finds it's rife with fraud.

Yum China sold for $460M

Yum Brands is selling the Chinese arm of its company, Yum China, for $460 million. They buyers are a China-based global private equity firm, Primavera Capital Group and Ant Financial Services Group, an online and mobile financial services provider, according...

Free webinar: How to Create Loyal Guest Behavior

Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide immediate and sustainable results. Loyal customers have the power to revive stagnant brands and help industry leaders remain competitive, which is particularly important in an uncertain economic climate.

Houston residents get one-hour Prime Restaurants delivery

Houston-area Amazon Prime members can now get food delivered in an hour from a large assortment of restaurants in the Texas city. Houston subscribers to the service can use the Prime Now website to view participating restaurants and menus, as...

Papa John's pizza ordering now available via Apple TV

Papa John's ordering app is now accessible via Apple TV. Customers ordering through Apple TV receive a 25 percent discount on their purchase. "We were attracted to Apple TV because of its commitment to innovation and customer experience, two priorities...

Jose Madrid Salsa partners with Girl Scouts

Unique Pizza and Subs Corp. has announced its subsidiary, Jose Madrid Salsa’s, “The Healthy Fundraiser,” has been approved for a licensing agreement with Girl Scouts of the USA, adding the scout official logo onto jars of salsa, according to a release. "We have developed the #1 salsa fundraiser in the U.S.

Pupatella pizzeria rolling into new territories

Pupatella pizzeria has announced growth plans. The pizza concept is looking to move into Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware and Middle Eastern markets, according to a release. Husband and wife founders, Enzo Algarme and Anastasiya Lufenberg, launched the concept as a...

Pizza Hut promotion begs fans to 'play' with their food

Pizza Hut wants its delivery customers to play with their food or, at least,the box. Yum, parent company of Pizza Hut, today announced the launch of a delivery box that features a playable flick football field with goal posts, football...

Camlock Systems providing security for restaurant kiosks

Evoke Creative Ltd., a kiosk manufacturer, has teamed up with Camlock Systems Ltd. to securely lock its restaurant kiosks.

Jersey shore pizza chain adds pay-at-the-table from Ingenico

Ingenico Group and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, have announced the installation of its pay-at-the-table product at Uncle Oogie's, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico's smart terminals, Datacap's point-of-sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems, was...

PizzaRevs up in the Lone Star State

PizzaRev is gearing up to develop franchise and corporate stores in the Austin and San Antonio regions in Texas. "We’re seeking experienced restaurateurs who are eager to seize the opportunity to bring a revolutionary pizza experience to the Austin and...

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