RedBrick Pizza plans expansion throughout Kentucky

RedBrick Pizza is launching a campaign to add more than a dozen restaurants in Kentucky throughout the next three years. The company will host a VIP Taste & Tour franchise event from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Louisville on Jan.

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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.

How to get millennials to stay committed to your brand

If you can provide an affordable, healthy, flavorful solution on a consistent basis, millennials are going to prefer your brand.

Having a loyalty app will help increase your bottom line

Membership in loyalty programs is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent and loyalty programs can increase a brand’s market share by 20 percent.

How Papa Murphy's controlled record-high cheese prices in Q3

The company's CEO believes the company has the potential to triple its domestic footprint.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

Mobile payments: Where the consumers are going

To approach mobile payments, make sure your guests want it, that you have the right infrastructure in place and that you have a plan for the data you can collect.

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Papa John's co-op names new media agency

The Louisville (Kentucky) Co-Op of Papa John’s International Inc., has selected Current360 as its media agency. The scope of work will include competitive research to identify opportunities, consulting services to leverage sponsorships and partnerships, and media planning, placement and tracking...

bogopogo launches restaurant mobile coupon plan

bogopogo has launched its FRAMPLE (Free + Sample) plan, providing free mobile coupon access to all restaurants across the US and allowing them to promote their best restaurant deal. "This changes everything. Now every restaurant in America can communicate their...

Pie Five marks second DC area location

Pie Five Pizza will open its newest restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday. This will be the brand's second location in the Virginia/Washington, DC, market. Its first opened in Richmond, Virginia, in May. The Sterling restaurant is located in the Sugarland Plaza Shopping Center.

Pizza Studio continues SoCal expansion

Pizza Studio is opening its 26th store today, located in Compton, California's Gateway Towne Center. Compton city officials will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening marks the third Pizza Studio for franchisee Neal Perlmutter, who...

RedBrick Pizza plans Taste & Tour event for franchise prospects

RedBrick Pizza is launching an expansion campaign to add more than a dozen restaurants in Nebraska over the next three years. The company will host a VIP Taste & Tour franchise event from 6-9:30 p.m.

Pie Five continues food pantry campaign for newest Wichita opening

Pie Five Pizza Co. has opened its newest Wichita, Kansas, restaurant on Rock Road, across from Bradley Fair.

Millennial marketing conference registration now open

FutureCast's ShareLikeBuy millennial marketing conference is set for Feb. 4 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Old Chicago opens two new locations

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has announced the opening of two new restaurants this week, one in Hixson, Tennessee, and the other in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  The Hixson location is the company's first in the Chattanooga market. To celebrate the opening, $1 from every Chicago 7 and Meat Me sale after 3 p.m.

Researchers use text-mining software to predict success, failure of DC restaurants

The computer-assisted text analysis was more accurate at predicting restaurants' demise than ratings alone (although it is most powerful when used in combination with numerical ratings).

Consumer demand for convenience shifting restaurant priorities

As restaurant brands increasingly jockey for more consumer visits, it's more important than ever for operators to keep a strong pulse on what their customers are looking for when they dine out. According to new research from The NPD Group,...

Blaze Pizza debuts in North Carolina

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open its first North Carolina location Thursday in Morrisville's Park West Village. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering free pizzas Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

zpizza woos meat lovers with new menu launch

zpizza has added the zCarnivore to its menu, featuring four types of meat - all-natural pepperoni, fennel sausage, smoked ham and bacon – and topped with hand-torn oregano. The zCarnivore pizza is available through February. "The zCarnivore is a craveable taste that's a meat lover's dream," Founder Sid Fanarof said in a news release.

Demand for food transparency growing

New research from Technomic finds that most consumers want transparency from restaurant brands about their menu choices. Additionally, two in five consumers cite a rising concern over food additives.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Pizza Hut's Oman system honored for Big Data actions

Pizza Hut Oman has been awarded the "Most Innovative Industry Application of Big Data" at The Customer Festival Awards, held recently in Dubai. According to a news release, the winners were selected by an independent panel of judges from brands...

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