What's in a napkin? Maybe more than you think

Restaurant customers often take stacks of napkins when they visit with little thought to waste or cost to the business owner, and employees at the drive-thru aren't much better when they toss an equally healthy stack of paper in to-go...

OT regs? ACA compliance? New workforce company thinks it has answers

The benefits of the gig economy have been countered to some degree by ACA compliance requirements and new overtime regulations set to start in December. Now a California-based company says it has the answers to help everyone thrive.

Hot Italian is a healthful Italian

Hot Italian Pizza is not only "hot" but healthful, according to a national body that certifies restaurant products that meet benchmarks for nutritional and environmental stewardship. The chain became the nation's first and, as of now, only pizzeria to achieve...

mPOS increases faster than expected, opens market to new vendors

Restaurateurs still pondering a move to smartphone- and tablet-based POS systems might be interested in the latest Juniper Research study: It predicts that within five years, retail transactions via mPOS systems will represent 20 percent of all transactions. This is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

California Pizza Kitchen returns 2 fan favorites

California Pizza Kitchen is celebrating National Pizza Month with the return of its roasted garlic chicken pizza and shrimp scampi pizzas.

SmartAVI releases new digital menu solution

SmartAVI, a provider of audio/visual signal management solutions, introduced the DigiMenu-Pro, an all-in-one menu solution targeted at restaurants, cafes and other foodservice venues. According to a release, the plug-and-play product features a small hardware box with an HDMI output and...

RediHEAT extends warranty guarantee

RediHEAT Inc., maker of heated food-delivery bags, is now offering extended warranty support. The Cleveland-based company sells insulated bags with an integrated heating element to keep pizza and other delivered foods hot to the customer's door. President Dave Breen announced...

NRA Innovations Awards application process opens

The National Restaurant Association is now seeking applications from foodservice equipment manufacturers for its 2012 Kitchen Innovations Awards. Selected by an independent panel of experts, award recipients represent some of the most groundbreaking equipment on the market that will cut...

NRA names inaugural product innovation award recipients

The National Restaurant Association recently announced the recipients of its first Food & Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage products that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry. Award recipients were selected for their...

BOGO, Warrior capture 2011 Pizza Pizzazz awards at NAPICS

Pizza BOGO won first place and a $7,500 prize at the 2011 Pizza Pizzazz competition with its Tuscan Fiorentina pizza in the contest’s gourmet category. Warrior Pizza and Ice Cream took the crown in the traditional category with its Lasagna...

Fast Casual publishes comprehensive state-of-the-industry report

Fast Casual (www.FastCasual.com), the leading online news and information source for the burgeoning fast casual dining segment, has published the fourth edition of its benchmark research report, "Fast Casual State of the Industry Report, Fourth Edition." The 91-page report contains...

Whole Foods to Carry eco-friendly pizza boxes

ECOvention LLC announced today that as of August 2010, more than 30 Whole Foods Market locations in the Rocky Mountain region will use the multi-functional, eco-friendly GreenBox to serve take-away customers at their brick-oven pizza counters. GreenBox is a new...

NRA Show 2010: Conserve Solutions Center to debut

With so much emphasis surrounding the restaurant industry's efforts to go green, the National Restaurant Association is launching a new resource for operators at its May 22-25, 2010, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Located this year on the show floor...

NRA Show 2010: Conserve Solutions Center to debut

With so much emphasis surrounding the restaurant industry's efforts to go green, the National Restaurant Association is launching a new resource for operators at its May 22-25, 2010, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. Located this year on the show floor...

Five technology products on display at FSTEC

While restaurant operators focus on ways to get customers through their doors, foodservice technology providers continue to develop the tools needed to streamline front- and back-of-house operations. This year's FSTEC conference, presented by Nation's Restaurant News, Accuvia and Forrester Research,...

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