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Best practices for developing, deploying a mobile app for your brand

Your app is an extension of your brand, and an app with sub-par design or functionality can do serious damage to that brand.

How restaurants are using gamification to increase engagement in loyalty apps

Restaurants are discovering the power of leveraging apps, loyalty programs and games to engage customers and drive traffic.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

Independent pizzerias leverage local ingredients, marketing to compete with big chains

For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.

How to choose the best rewards for your loyalty program

It's important to set the minimum purchase amount at a reasonable level so customers don’t get frustrated that they are never earning punches and thus feel like it’s not worth trying.

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

Pizza Hut wasn't the only concept to undergo a massive makeover this year; Sbarro, CiCi's, California Pizza Kitchen and Chuck E. Cheese's also all took a page from the 'Domino's playbook.'

Online cultural inclusiveness: Something for restaurant brands to think about

Focusing on how diversity is presented on a company website provides an opportunity to reaffirm our industry’s commitment to reaching a multicultural workforce and customer base.

Bringing millennials to your table

Millennials believe they simply don't have time to commit to a sit down 90-minute meal, so brands should deliver succinct experiences to help customers do more with limited time.

'Black Friday' a boon to restaurants, too

Mall-based restaurants can see a significant spike in sales around the holiday season, bolstered by high traffic volumes and consumers' desire for indulgence.

Social media expert: Restaurants need to get better at brand storytelling

The challenge is no longer having the biggest presence or most followers; now quality matters before activity.

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NEWS


DiGiorno's ad with Terry Bradshaw ranks among top 5 Super Bowl campaigns

Corporate consulting firm CelebExperts revealed its Top 5 Celebrity Marketing Campaigns for Super Bowl XLIX.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Domino's ad will haunt your dreams

It's the latest ad from Domino's Israel for its Sriracha pizza, taken right out of the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey novel and film.

Papa John's offering free pizza in honor of Super Bowl Sunday

Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John's Pizza is offering free pizza in celebration of Super Bowl Sunday.

Old Chicago Pizza 'Explorer Series' unveils coffee ale

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant, is partnering with Left Hand Brewing Company and Allegro Coffee Company on February 4 as part of its Explorer Series, a program bringing various flavors of beer to its guests.

Fishbowl launches guest data analysis solution

Fishbowl's Guest Analytics solution analyzes POS, loyalty, email, social, online ordering, reservations and guest satisfaction data.

Canada-based Pizza 73 launches jalapeno poppers for Super Bowl

Pizza 73, a Western Canada pizzeria, has launched Jalapeno Poppers across its 74 locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

California Pizza Kitchen unveils Valentine's Day deals

California Pizza Kitchen unveiled its love-sick deals for Valentine's Day, the Sweet Deal for Two and the "What We Do For Love" sweepstakes.

San Fran meal delivery service now takes Bitcoin

San Francisco-based SpoonRocket, an on-demand meal delivery startup, has announced that it now accepts Bitcoin as a form of payment.

Pizza Hut promo features NFL's Rex Ryan and Tony Romo

Pizza Hut, expecting to serve 2 million pizzas for Super Bowl, recruited head football coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Tony Romo for a new campaign challenging fans to embrace the company’s new Flavor of Now menu.

SPIN! adds new shrimp dishes, more sizes of beer, wine

Kansas City, Missouri-based SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has introduced small plates, shrimp dishes, appetizers, a new dip, and more sizes of wine and beer to its newly expanded menu in its hometown market.

A romantic pizza from Giordano's is available even for single cat lovers on Valentine's Day

The pizza of love is available from Feb. 9 - 15.

Mazzio's, Wing Run Wings cobranding 11 flavors of wings

Mazzio’s Italian Eatery is cobranding with Wing Run Wings to offer a choice of new boneless or traditional wings in a in 11 different flavors.

Villa Italian Kitchen announces winner of $3,000 sweepstakes

Morristown, New Jersey-based Villa Italian Kitchen today announced the winner of its Holiday Wish & Win Sweepstakes and the grand prize of $3,000.

Chuck E. Cheese promo offering Amazon gift card, free tickets

Chuck E. Cheese's is giving kids free tickets and a chance to "Do the Chuck E." dance with the store's own mascot. Kids can perform the dance every hour during Ticket Splash throughout January and February.

Stevi B's adds game day, family-friendly offers

Atlanta-based Stevi B's has introduced a number of customer promotions starting this month.

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