Consumer demand increasing for proteins

Consumers are saying they want more protein in their diets, however a majority — 71 percent — don't know the recommended daily amount they should be eating. According to the NPD Group, this discrepancy provides an opportunity for marketers. NPD's...

Integrated marketing expert to keynote Fast Casual Executive Summit

Marketing guru Jeff Fromm, executive vice president of Barkley advertising agency and co-author of "Marketing to Millennials," will keynote the ninth annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 12-14 in Denver. In his presentation, "How to Supercharge Your Brand with Integrated...

Carmela's Pizzeria intros cobranded prototype with Hershey's Ice Cream

Greenfield Farms Food Inc., parent company of Carmela's Pizzeria, has entered into an agreement with Hershey's Creamery Inc. to sell Hershey's Ice Cream within its stores. According to a news release, Carmela's will offer Hershey products including toppings under the "Carmela's Treats" category.

Flippers Pizzeria kicks off philanthropy campaigns

Flippers Pizzeria has planned a variety of philanthropic events this spring throughout its Central Florida communities. According to a news release, these efforts include food and supply donations and volunteer hours at schools, medical centers and nonprofit organizations. "We are...

Registration now open for free webinar: 'Integrating mobile apps with traditional marketing'

For many restaurants, having a branded mobile app is fairly new and is often underutilized or forgotten when planning traditional marketing campaigns. This lack of integration can lead to frustration for customers who expect mobile and online ordering, payment, loyalty...

Social Integration launches reputation management platform for businesses

Social Integration has launched a single-point solution to help brands create, manage and monitor social activities. The centralized web platform caters to corporate-to-retail brands, or companies with a corporate entity as well as multiple brick-and-mortar locations, according to a news...

B2C mobile messaging company adds Apple Passbook platform

Outspoken, a B2C mobile messaging company, announced the expansion of its mobile marketing platform to support Apple's Passbook application. According to a news release, Outspoken's clients will now be able to send passes, including coupons, gift cards, boarding passes and...

NRA's Marketing Executive Group conference to focus on better branding

The National Restaurant Association's Marketing Executives Group will host its annual spring conference, May 14-16, at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago just prior to the start of the annual Restaurant Show. The cost to attend MEG, which includes all...

Boston Pizza unveils Pizza Taco, Pizzaburger sliders

Boston Pizza has introduced new menu items, including the Pizza Taco, the Calzono and the Pizzaburger sliders. These offerings join the brand's original Pizzaburger, chicken club with a pizza dough bun, pizza bread and calzones. According to a news release,...

Pizza Hut hosting $10.99 Tax Day deal

To mark Tax Day, Pizza Hut is hosting an online deal April 15 in which guests can order a large pizza and one of three signature sides (breadsticks, Chocolate Dunkers or Cinnamon Sticks) for $10.99. Customers must enter the promo...

Domino's 'steps outside of comfort zone' with new specialty chicken

After a year of no new menu news, Domino's Pizza today introduced a specialty chicken line, featuring boneless chicken bites that are lightly breaded. The bites are available in four flavors: Crispy Bacon & Tomato; Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple; Classic Hot Buffalo;...

Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity award winners named

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced its 2014 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream award winners, who will be recognized at a gala on April 29 during the NRA's Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. According to...

Pizza Patrón bucks debate over La Chingona with customer promo

In honor of Pizza Pizza Patrón's new (and controversial) LTO product launch, the La Chingona pizza, the brand is promoting a one-day inaugural event April 5 from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Washington Pizza Huts host fundraiser for mudslide victims

Following the mudslide and ongoing recovery efforts in Oso, Wash., Pizza Hut restaurants and other pizzerias from Western Washington have donated 50-percent of all sales from two days earlier this week to the victims. According to KBKW.com, one restaurant in...

ZinMobi brings pizza-focused mobile marketing software to North America

Ireland-based ZinMobi, a provider of mobile marketing software for pizza chains, has expanded its operations to North America. ZinMobi's technology requires no upfront investment and minimum continuing administration. The platform targets customers according to their purchase behavior, enabling pizza chains...

Uncle Maddio's introduces money-back guarantee program

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has introduced a new "Served with Love Guarantee." As part of this new initiative, if a customer isn't completely satisfied with an Uncle Maddio's experience, the brand will build a new pizza or offer a refund,...

KC Pie Fives launch campaign for children's hospital

Kansas City, Mo.-based Pie Five Pizza restaurants have launched a campaign to raise money for Children's Mercy, an area hospital. Last year, the company donated $10,000 to the hospital from its grand opening fundraisers at two locations. This year's campaign...

Easy Ice now sponsoring Share our Strength

Easy Ice announced today that it is a local sponsor of Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation events in Washington, D.C., New York City, Miami and Baltimore. All proceeds from the events benefit Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry...

Chuck E. Cheese's kicks off autism awareness campaign

Chuck E. Cheese's participated in Autism Speaks' Light It Up Blue global campaign this week, kicks off April, Autism Awareness Month. According to a news release, Light It Up Blue is a global initiative that kicks off Autism Awareness Month...

Hungry Howie's launches $5 lunch menu

Hungry Howie's Pizza has launched a new Ready to Go Lunch menu, with all items priced at $5. According to a news release, the menu includes: The new Pepperoni and Cheese Howie Roll Chicken Howie Roll Steak Howie Roll Two slices of Deep Dish Pizza and a 20-oz. Pepsi.

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