Calgary preps for weeklong pizza competitions

The creators of YYC Burger Week have announced a new Calgary, Alberta-wide YYC Pizza Week. From Sept.

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Why you’ll abandon your new mobile app in 12 to 24 months

Apple Pay just demolished the payment value of a branded app, making it possible for consumers to pay without downloading your app by offering the ability to store a credit card and use it with any NFC-enabled device.

What did you miss at #CONNECTsummit14? Check out the highlights

#CONNECTsummit14 included mobile innovation leaders from across the spectrum: tech, restaurant, retail.

Three ways restaurants can be smarter with local schools

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.

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.

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NEWS


Pizza 73 teams up with Edmonton Oilers

Western Canada’s Pizza 73 has announced a new partnership with the Edmonton Oilers. The multi-year deal, a first between the organizations, makes Pizza 73 the official pizza of the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Oil Kings. According to a news release,...

Pizza concepts join in on Mac & Cheese competition

The inaugural Mac & Cheese Fest will be held Oct. 4 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Forum from noon to 3 p.m.

Pie Five opening new Tennessee, Florida locations

Pie Five Pizza Co. will open a new location in Daytona Beach, Florida, and another new location in Franklin, Tennessee, on Friday. The Daytona Beach location is the second for the company in Florida and is located near the Daytona International Speedway at 1388 W.

Papa Murphy’s adds gluten-free option

Papa Murphy's and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products, today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. Papa Murphy’s stores will begin offering the gluten-free option this month and...

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.'

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