NPD: Bird flu outbreaks concerning consumers

More than half of U.S. consumers are concerned about bird flu outbreaks and the dangers they pose to their food safety.

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How to lead your brand into menu labeling

Now that menu labeling has passed and everyone knows the rules and expectations, it is important to address the best way restaurant leadership should handle nutritional analysis.

How Crushed Red is making waves in the sea of fast casual pizza

A few simple factors brought together, such as price, environment, and quality can help a fast casual pizza platform keep its head above water.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Pizza operators get their wish with FDA's final menu labeling regulations

The FDA's ruling mandates menu labeling by the slice, not the whole pie. Pizza restaurants do have to say how many slices are in a pizza.

Healthy Dining VP offers tips for restaurants wanting to improve menu options

There are differences between stealth health and promotional health, according to Erica Bohm, VP and director of Strategic Partnerships at Healthy Dining.

Customization, versatility driving the Asian food segment

Highly versatile and easily customizable, the Asian food segment is a perfect segue for East-meets-West flavor mashups that consumers of all ages will love.

In times of doubt, think outside the nutritional box

If you are still on the fence about whether you should provide menu items that are allergen- and/or gluten-free, provide a dish as a limited-time-offer to see how well it sells.

Is grass-fed milk better for you than organic milk?

One industry insider claims grass-fed labels are bringing in customers, more than non-GMO labels.

Capitalizing on new school nutrition policies

New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.

Consumers say one thing, do another when it comes to healthy choices

Consumers sometimes say one thing, but do another when it comes to healthful choices. This conflict affects their food choices and translates into complex flavor trends which can be difficult to unravel.

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YUM! wins awards, breaks fundraising record for hunger relief campaign

Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief effort is a private sector hunger relief initiative, spanning more than 125 countries, over 41,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and 1.5 million associates.

Pizza Hut giving kids a reason to read

In recognition of National Reading Month, Pizza Hut is encouraging BOOK IT! alums to spread their love of reading to children in their lives, and show it on social media by posting photos with the hashtag #BOOKITkid by March 6 for the chance to win a free Personal Pan Pizza and a retro BOOK IT! t-shirt.

Aldi's gluten-free pizza wins 2015 Product of the Year

Grocery store chain Aldi received the 2015 Product of the Year award in the Convenience Meal Category for its "liveGfree" Gluten Free Pizza.

Bake-at-home pizzeria sources local, organic ingredients

New bake-at-home pizzeria Bake425˚ has set up shop at 345 Park Avenue, Glencoe, Illinois with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Feb. 21.

Sub and sandwich franchise revenue expected to grow, study says

IBISWorld has released a market report, the Sandwich and Sub Store Franchises, which according to a company announcement, shows that the industry has experienced consistent growth in line with economic recovery.

Canada's Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 donate $375,000 to Children's Miracle Network.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Pizza Pizza Limited, parent company to Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, announced a milestone donation of $375,000 to Children's Miracle Network.

PETA names top 10 vegan pizzas

Animal rights organization PETA has named the Top 10 Vegan Pizzas in time for National Pizza Pie Day on February 9, the company announced in a press release. Pies from pizzerias in Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; Kansas City, Mo.; Providence, R.I.; and Flagstaff, Ariz., filled out the top 10. Here's the top 5 lineup: 5.

A rundown of Southern California's fast casual pizza landscape

The fast casual pizza competition is heating up in Los Angeles.

New Illinois pizzeria features gluten-free options

Lou’s Pizza Factory, a new Arlington Heights, Illinois restaurant announced its opening in the location that previously housed 30's Pizza Factory.

Super Bowl viewers say they want healthier food options

More than half of survey respondents said they wanted healthier food served at their Super Bowl party.

Philadelphia pizzeria feeds homeless

Mason Wartman left his Wall Street career behind just over a year ago to sell pizza for $1 a slice.

Old Chicago Pizza expands to Sioux City, partners with local food bank

The restaurant will create nearly 120 jobs for the area.

Sbarro rolls out veggie pizza combo under 500 calories

Sbarro has introduced the Garden Harvest Veggie Pizza in Columbus, Ohio.

Pizza Hut launches gluten-free pizza

Pizza Hut announced the launch of its gluten-free pizzas through a partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free and the Gluten Intolerance Group.

NRA expands Healthy Dining partnership

Healthy Dining provides nutritional knowledge to NRA members and their customers.

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Get the facts on restaurant nutrition. Consumers are increasingly concerned about healthy lifestyles and you need to know the difference between what they say they want and what they'll actually order.