How Pie Five expanded using local marketing strategies

The brand examines sales and coupons to find out what works, and also leverages word-of-mouth messaging from loyal customers.

A look at Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

Blaze Pizza opened this week in Louisville, Ky., and hopes to be a national contender in the top-your-own pizza segment by appealing to Millennials and busy lunch patrons.

Blaze Pizza plans to become a national player by targeting Millennials

The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’

Patxi's takes a cue from customers to mark 10 years

Pizza concepts have added variety and have stepped up their quality of ingredients, CEO says.

Domino's digital sales flirt with 50 percent

Unlike other concepts, weather positively influenced the chain's business during Q1.

Fast casual heats up restaurant industry with 11 percent growth

More QSRs and full-service restaurants are expected to realign their formats to compete more aggressively.

Pizza Hut approaching digital with 'high sense of urgency'

Despite a new product launch, U.S. sales were down 5 percent in Q1.

Rosati's reflects on restaurant industry changes as it marks 50th anniversary

The brand has endured a major shift toward convenience and speed, but has maintained its values and recipes.

Why the restaurant and retail industries should consider modular construction

The construction method makes sense for hotels, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, dorms and more.

Kono Pizza founders: 'Unique experience will set us apart in the industry'

About 60 percent of customers at Kono's first U.S. location are reoccurring, and the brand has big expansion plans.

Domino's sales now equal from phone and digital orders

CEO: It took 38 years to hit $3B in global retail sales, but just over 5 years to hit this number in digital sales.

A road map to opening a new restaurant

Bruno DiFabio says negotiating the lease while keeping a low profile is an important step when opening a concept.

Restaurateur: The answer to a customer is always yes

Cameron Mitchell says if associates are valued, they will take better care of the customers.

4 things to consider when financing your restaurant

Small business financing is a relatively new industry and not everyone you speak to is reputable.

Pizza Hut 'not competitive enough on value'

Pizza Hut's China business is reaping the benefits of an expanded breakfast daypart, and plans to test liquor sales.

Schlotzsky’s Kelly Roddy on building restaurant brands

In episode #025 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Kelly Roddy, CEO of Schlotzsky's Deli, an international franchise of more than 3,500 locations owned and operated by FOCUS Brands, Inc. Kelly brings an interesting and comprehensive paradigm on...

Domino's mandates store remodels by 2017

Many of the company's units are 17 years old and are inconsistent with the branding efforts in the past five years.

Pizza Hut unveils new 'fast casual' store prototypes

The new formats include pizza by the slice, digital menu boards, deck ovens and open seating.

How to grow restaurant-catering sales from a franchisee’s perspective

If employees at the restaurant level are not trained around your designed catering culture, that culture will cease to exist and your catering program will fail.

Off the menu: 10 pizza stories in 2013 that had nothing to do with food

The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.

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