Three ways restaurants can be smarter with local schools

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Online ordering is the perfect way to remind students, parents and school administrators that you care about their needs by offering them a quick and value-oriented way to order their meals.

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Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.

How to survive the protein craze

Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.

iPhone mobile payment option opens up opportunity for marketers

With Apple's rollout of Apple Pay, now might be a good time for marketers to get to know Passbook.

What are Any’tizers, Tanglers, Frisnacks or Wrappetizers?

Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.

Using big data to get a big mobile strategy in place

Operators can now collect valuable information about their customers, find micro segments, create predictive analytics, and pass that value on.

RedBrick Pizza plans resurgence under new ownership

The brand is aiming for 25 locations in the next year, including a debut in the Midwest and New York.

Restaurants jump on selfie bandwagon to engage Millennial consumers

A selfie that includes your restaurant, food or drink is a perfect form of implied testimonial.

#CONNECTsummit14: Consumers waiting for marketers to catch up

Thinking about plunging in to mobile marketing? Now is a great time, according to Jack Philbin, co-founder, president and CEO of Vibes and chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association.

5 reasons restaurants should offer gift cards

Gift cards are a low-cost marketing tool that can help any size restaurant boost sales, order values and profit margins, and can deepen customer relationships.

Uno Restaurants launch 'suburban' fast casual pizza concept

Uno fresco will leverage its brand equity to expand its footprint and harness customer loyalty.

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Stevi B’s launches fall menu, promotions

Stevi B's Pizza Buffet is expanding its buffet options with a new dessert – the Caramel Apple Pizza. Available now through November, the Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza is filled with caramel, apple filling and cobbler crumbs. Additionally, the brand has...

Gatti’s Pizza offers $4.50 pricing to mark milestone anniversary

Gatti's Pizza is celebrating its 45th anniversary on Sept. 25 with a special one-day only promotion.

Pie Five Pizza hooks up with Uber, Texas State Fair for promotion

Pie Five Pizza has partnered with the State Fair of Texas, Coca-Cola and Uber to offer two VIP prize packages, each consisting of four general admission tickets to the fair. Winners will also receive food and ride coupons totaling $200...

Blaze Pizza announces a handful of new locations

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, today announced that it will soon be opening three new locations in the greater New York/New Jersey area. The company also announced it will open its 18th SoCal location Sept.

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with Olo

The partnership brings together Beanstalk's SaaS platform and Olo's digital ordering.

Mood Media integrating location-based marketing capabilities

Mood Media is integrating a digital signal into its media players that will allow its customers to deliver location-based marketing content.

Mellow Mushroom sets $100K fundraising goal for No Kid Hungry

Throughout September, Mellow Mushroom is joining Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds to end childhood hunger. The company has introduced three ways for customers to help with the cause: For every order of Buffalo Chicken Pizza...

Pieology selects PR agency to support growth

Pieology has named Morgan Marketing & Public Relations as its PR agency of record. The Irvine, California-based, full-service marketing and public relations firm will provide a communications strategy and media relations services for the 31-unit brand. "We selected Morgan Marketing...

Pizza Patrón's plan to drive traffic includes $3.99 large pizza offer

Pizza Patrón is taking the deep discounting environment to a new level with its latest promotion – running through Oct. 1 – in which customers can purchase a large pepperoni pizza for $3.99 every Monday through Wednesday. The company said the promotion was created to grab attention and drive new traffic during the typically slow summer months.

Pizza Hut launches hunger relief campaign

For the eighth consecutive year, Pizza Hut is asking its customers to donate online and in-store to raise funds for the World Hunger Relief campaign to benefit the World Food Programme. From now through Oct.

Millennials willing to pay more for better, more customizable food

The younger generation considers QSRs to be 'dollar food.'

Cardinal International launches fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Cardinal International, a provider of dinnerware, glassware and flatware, is hosting a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation from now through Nov. 30.

Operators donate pizzas to children’s hospitals

To mark National Cheese Pizza Day last week, operators from a variety of chains and all members of the American Pizza Community donated free pizzas to children’s hospitals across the US.

US Foods honors pizzerias for family-friendly attributes

US Foods has named its top five restaurants for family-friendly dining. The restaurants were chosen from US Foods’ customer rosters based on their unique offerings that appeal to entire families.

Papa John's launches most extensive social media campaign for NFL season

Papa John's has introduced a new integrated advertising and social media campaign to kick off the NFL season this week. Platforms include television, radio, digital, activation and promotional marketing, according to a news release. The TV campaign features the brand's...

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