Boston's adds new wing flavors, choice of preparation

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar has added new wing flavors as part of its spring campaign. The chain began offering five new wing options this week, including Salt & Vinegar Dry Rub, Mango Habañero, Teriyaki, Dry Rub Cajun and Jalapeño...

Franchisee: Pizza Hut 'struggling to find relevant consumer proposition'

Pizza Hut's largest franchisee, NPC International, reported Q4 and fiscal results today, including a 5.2 percent drop in comp sales in Q4, and a 3.7 percent decline for fiscal 2013. In a company news release, NPC's president and CEO Jim...

Pizza Patrón's new ads banned by radio networks

Pizza Patrón has been informed that its new advertising campaign would not be permitted to air on a number of major radio networks. According to a company news release, the decision came just weeks ahead of the radio spots' planned...

Pizza Hut Australia launches cheeseburger crust

The cheeseburger crust pizza is now available at Pizza Hut locations throughout Australia. According to a news release, the pizza includes eight Australian beef patties topped with cheddar cheese baked into large pizza crusts. The specialty pizza is available for $3 more than a regular large pizza.

Fast casual pizza concepts mark Pi Day with $3.14 deals

To celebrate Pi Day, March 14, Your Pie will be offering its signature pies for $3.14. Additionally, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will also offer all pizzas for $3.14 on that day. The $3.14 promotions are for dine-in orders only at both...

Pizza concepts issue nearly $10K in grants for charity fundraiser

H.E.L.P., the Charity announced that for its latest grant period, which ended Feb. 15, it issued 32 awards of grants totaling $9,282.99. This brings the total awards of grants since H.E.L.P., the Charity began in October, 2010, to 306 awards of grants totaling $65,008.11. According to a news release, through its grant program, H.E.L.P.

Pie Five recruits NHL legend, MLB pitcher for new campaign

NHL legend Mike Modano, who will have his jersey retired by the Dallas Stars this week, and Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland, are both participating in Pie Five's new marketing campaign. As part of the campaign, Modano announces he prefers...

And the Oscar goes to Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria

It was quite a night at the Academy Awards for Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o. Host Ellen DeGeneres kept the tone lighthearted and fun, and she also managed to keep...

GrubHub files paperwork to go public

GrubHub Inc., formerly known as GrubHub Seamless Inc., announced last week that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The GrubHub Inc.

Canadian Restaurant Association gets a brand makeover

In celebration of its 70th anniversary in 2014, the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association has changed its brand identity to support its strategic plan. According to a news release, the 30,000-member organization selected Shikatani Lacroix for the rebranding efforts, which...

Domino's Pizza launches annual fire protection campaign

Domino's Pizza has launched its annual fire protection awareness campaign, coinciding with daylight savings time. The chain has teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association to remind customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks....

Pizza Patrón names new creative agency

Dallas-based ad agency Richards/Lerma has been selected as creative agency of record by Pizza Patrón. According to a news release, the agency will assist with traditional, digital, social media and public relations programs for the chain as well as some...

Research shows strong connection between restaurant ambiance and consumer appeal

New research from Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics tool outlines how restaurant ambiance can affect consumers' value perceptions. The white paper titled "Setting the Stage: Consumer Assessments of Decor, Music and Atmosphere at Leading Restaurant Chains," finds that although ambiance can...

Domino's renews agency partnership with CP+B

Domino's Pizza has finalized a renewal agreement with its national agency of record, CP+B, through 2016. According to a news release, the partnership began in 2008. Domino's credits CP+B's "Pizza Turnaround" campaign in 2010 as the beginning of a "true...

CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit announced for retail and restaurant industries

With a slogan of "Think Mobile First," Networld Media Group properties MobilePaymentsToday.com and RetailCustomerExperience.com will join forces to convene the fourth annual customer experience gathering. This year, the CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit takes place August 18-20 at the Sofitel...

La Tagliatella marks 1-year US birthday with new dishes, promotions

Throughout March, European import La Tagliatella will celebrate its first birthday in the U.S. with its "30 Days of Delizioso" promotion, including new dishes and promotions. According to a news release, the specials include: March 3-9: $5 lunch menu.

Subway introduces its take on pizza

Subway has introduced its new line of "Flatizzas," a pizza-like offering served on a crispy flatbread. The Flatizzas are available in four varieties — cheese, pepperoni, veggie and spicy Italian. The cheese offering includes mozzarella cheese marinara sauce.

Papa John's names new ad agency

Papa John's has selected Grey as its new national advertising agency of record. According to a news release, Grey is charged with "evolving and freshening" Papa John's TV creative and all campaign communication elements, and integrating digital advertising and social...

Flippers Pizzeria promotes group menus for spring break crowds

Orlando, Fla.-based Flippers Pizzeria is now promoting group, per-person, all-inclusive menus as spring break and spring tourist crowds descend upon Florida. "We make it extremely convenient for all groups — student, corporate, family reunions, and more," Flippers' Marketing Director Kelly Pfister said in a news release.

Pizza Patrón LTO stirs controversy for some franchisees

Pizza Patrón has created a new LTO pizza that is creating controversy among some of its franchise partners. According to a news release, the new pizza, called La Ch!#gona, features approximately 90 slices of proprietary jalapeno stuffed pepperonis and diced...

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