Free webinar: How to Create Loyal Guest Behavior

Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide immediate and sustainable results. Loyal customers have the power to revive stagnant brands and help industry leaders remain competitive, which is particularly important in an uncertain economic climate.

RSR reveals digital gift card winners

Retail Systems Research has published the report, "Digital Gift Cards In 2016: Where Omni-Channel Strategy Meets Customer Expectations." "Consumers are increasingly engaging with retailers through digital channels first, creating a demand for the retailer to be where the customer is,"...

Can coasters address consumer disengagement in restaurants?

In hopes of counteracting phone distractions in restaurants, Heckler Design has created coasters made to hold customer phones, according to a company press release. "Restaurateurs and chefs have a love/hate relationship with phone use in the restaurant," Dean Heckler, founder...

Firenza begins targeted expansion

Firenza Pizza signed a development agreement for five new units in North Carolina, according to a company press release. The locations will be developed over the next four years and the first will open this year in Charlotte.

Uno's pizza loses some girth

Uno Pizzeria & Grill calls its new Chicago thin-crust pizza its biggest new product launch since Deep Dish Pizza was brought on to the scene in 1943, according to a news release. "Chicago thin crust is a game-changer for Uno's...

Hot Italian hosts annual design, film, and food festival

Hot Italian pizza bar, a Californian concept, is partnering with Niello Fiat in hosting the seventh annual Moderno Italiano Festival being held Aug. 12 -14. Events will be held at all three locations: Midtown Sacramento, Davis and Public Market Emeryville,...

Papa John chickens out

Papa John's said its has, as promised in December, transitioned to the use of vegetarian-raised, antibiotic-free poultry as of July 1, "We've taken a lot of steps to bring our customers transparency around our ingredients," said Papa John's Chief Ingredient...

Domino's extends delivery deal to weekends

Domino's Pizza announced an extension of its weekday three-topping deal to include the weekend, according to a press release. Domino's customers can now carry out a large three-topping pizza for $7.99 every day of the week. "Some people may have paid a little more for their carry-out pizza in the past, and that's not right.

Patriotism comes in many forms — even fried and freshly brewed

As we rumble up on another Independence Day, it seems many in our country associate strong patriotic sentiment with something edible or sippable. In fact, a Brand Keys survey, which polled nearly 5,000 consumers, found that Americans revered a few...

Mom, baseball and ... pizza? Papa John's hopes so

It used to be mom and apple pie that got the tie-in to baseball in the U.S. But as of today, Papa John’s hopes a lot of people will start connecting the "boys of summer" with pizza.

Uncle Maddio's partners with George Peach Council for 'peachy' pizza campaign

Peachy Keen pizza and Summer Grilled Peach salad are back again at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza this summer, which is co-marketing the LTOs with the Georgia Peach Council. The seasonal menu items feature local fruit, including the famed Georgia peaches, at...

Free webinar: 'Learn How to Turn Social Followers into Brand Advocates'

Today, almost every reputable brand is on social media. But in this competitive market, it's about more than simply having a social presence.

McDonald's remains No. 1 in brand value study

The latest brand value ratings are in from the BrandZ annual study and the top three spots are McDonald’s, followed by Starbucks and then, Subway in the No. 3 spot.

Mellow Mushroom partners with bank to promote environmentalism, pizza

Central Florida's Mellow Musroom locations have partnered with Orlando's First Green Bank to give customers freebies when they open a checking account before the end of the year with the environmentally missioned bank, according to a company press release. "As...

Pizza Hut pledges to halt use of BHA/BHT, some preservatives and antibiotics

Pizza Hut is getting on board with an industry-wide movement to cut the less healthful ingredients out of its menu, according to a company press release. This week the Yum! Brand said in a news release that it is committed...

Jack in the Box exec to share social media strategies during free webinar

Nearly every reputable brand is on social media, and in this competitive market, it's about more than simply having a social presence. If you want to be distinct from your competition, you need to focus on building an online community centered around your brand.

Pizza Hut gives free pizza in exchange for emoji-emblazoned Pepsi bottles

Pizza Hut and Pepsi are partnering to boost sales of both products this summer through a co-promotion that gives customers free pizza in exchange for pizza emoji-emblazoned Pepsi bottles. From June 1 to Aug.

Marketing firm offers DIY marketing tools for restaurants

Restaurants are opening daily across the country, and Take Out PR has opened its own doors to sell them guides and how-tos on how to market their businesses, according to a company press release. "We love working with small businesses...

Rebranding bringing in dough for Hungry Howie's Pizza

A rebrand and an online ordering system are paying off for Hungry Howie's Pizza, according to a company press release, which reported that the chain has posted continued same-store sales growth for 24 consecutive quarters. It also achieved more than...

Uncle Maddio's Pizza celebrates National Salad Month

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza will offer a ThaiTastic salad for a limited time in May, in honor of National Salad Month. The salad includes leafy field greens, red bell peppers, purple cabbage, red onions, carrots, cilantro and topped with grilled chicken,...

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