Study: Americans love meal kits

Technomic today released research showing that the U.S. is the largest market for the global meal kit industry, which has grown to a multi-billion dollar sector in just the last few years.

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...

Domino's adds one more way to order online

Domino’s Pizza took another digital jump in delivery technology this week, announcing that it will use bot technology to let U.S. customers with a pizza profile order via Facebook Messenger, beginning today. Domino's new ordering bot allows customers to place...

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...

Louisville restaurant says you can have your pizza and diet, too

A Louisville pizza restaurant has a new way for high-protein dieters to stay on their regimens without giving up pizza. Loui Loui's Authentic Detroit Style Pizza's new low-carbohydrate crust is the result of lots of research and customer taste-testing, according to a news release.

'Bam!' Emeril gets into 'shoe biz'

There's nothing funny about slipping in the kitchen, but the thought of Chef Emiril Lagasse — known for his trademark expression, "Bam!" — is going from show business to shoe business to address the issue does have some humor in...

New food allergy app seeks restaurants' participation

A new app introduced this week called DineSafe claims to take the risk out of eating out for people who have allergies or who are on special diets. About 15 million Americans have food allergies, while 60 percent have dietary restrictions, according to a news release from DineSafe.

Little Caesars thinks inside the box

Little Caesars is bringing back an old favorite in its Box Set, according to a news release.

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...

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