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.

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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


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.

Zomato acquires Urbanspoon

The deal marks restaurant search app Zomato's entrance into North America. Zomato is now active in 22 countries.

RedBrick Pizza announces expansion campaign for Nebraska

RedBrick Pizza is launching an expansion campaign aimed at adding more than a dozen restaurants in Nebraska over the next three years.

Pie Five adding chicken and veggie option to lineup

Pie Five is adding Chicken & Veggie Pie -- which weighs in at just 100 calories per slice -- to its menu through February 15.

Smithfield: vast majority of our sows out of gestation crates

The Humane Society is praising Smithfield's progress, and urging Hormel and Seaboard to step up their efforts.

Papa John's rolls out New Years' BOGO

Papa John's customers who order any large pizza at regular menu price will receive another large one-topping pizza free now through January 28.

Domino's Pizza sponsors small business podcast

Domino's Pizza will continue to sponsor "Small Talk with Mark S. Lee," which focuses on small-business development.

Hungry Howie's Pizza introduces Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Crust LTO

Hungry Howie's Pizza has unveiled its latest limited-time offer, the Loaded Baked Potato flavored pizza crust, available through March.

NRA announces BAR event

The National Restaurant Association is expanding its beverage and alcohol program at the spring NRA show.

Mobivity adds former Papa John's exec to management team

Mobivity Holdings Corp., a provider of smart receipt marketing solutions and mobile marketing technologies, has appointed Donna Mitchell as its SVP of Strategic Accounts. According to a news release, Mitchell will help lead revenue creation for Mobivity with a focus...

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