Majority of middle market execs have positive business outlook

According to CIT Group’s newly-released and third annual Voice of the Middle Market study, a majority of middle market execs have a positive outlook for their businesses, with 63 percent indicating that their companies are better off today than last...

FEATURES


Proteins take menu, marketing spotlight despite historically high costs

The trend is largely driven by millennials, who look at price value differently; they want it to be worth what they pay and they’re not willing to compromise on taste.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

People don’t just leave bad managers...They also leave bad schedules

Mobile tools help your team plan ahead, and when the schedule finds its way to mobile phones, you can kiss the 'I didn’t know' excuse goodbye.

Domino's riding strong Q3 momentum

Gas prices tumble 30 cents in one month.

Pizza concept preps for 120%-plus sales boost on Halloween

Topper’s Pizza CEO says Canadian consumers are becoming more adventurous with their orders.

Will Apple Pay be good, bad or neutral for the restaurant industry?

Seth Priebatsch, LevelUp's Chief Ninja, prognosticates about the future of Apple's mobile payments platform as it applies to restaurant chains.

Keys to success: Hard work, excellence, flexibility

The best-selling author believes we've lost touch with too many old school ideas and that work has become a four-letter word.

Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise

People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.

Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

National gas prices hovering near 4-year lows

Domino’s Pizza shares hit a lifetime high after a positive Q3 earnings report.

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NEWS


Casio teams up with MicroSale for Android POS app

Casio America Inc. recently announced its partnership with MicroSale to create TabPOS, an app for its Android-based POS systems.

National Restaurant Association adds of SVP of Strategic Alliances

The National Restaurant Association today announced the hiring of Jeffrey Calore as senior vice president of Strategic Alliances.

Restaurant Canada feathers ruffled by government's lack of transparency on chicken pricing

Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.

Chuck E. Cheese's tests game-based learning program

Chuck E. Cheese's is currently testing an adaptive learning program, called Brainrush Academy, in its Los Angeles locations.

HMSHost adds two execs to support development efforts

HMSHost has appointed Stephanie Havard as EVP of Restaurant Development, overseeing strategic investment, concept development and design and construction; and Derryl Benton has been named as EVP of Business Development, overseeing and extending industry contracts. Both roles will report to...

Consolidated Concepts adds two senior supply chain executives

Wade Winters is joining Consolidated Concepts as vice president of Supply Chain, and Joni Miller is joining as director of Supply Chain.

Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

Hunt Brothers Pizza revs up for another season as Harvick sponsor

This is Hunt Brothers Pizza's eighth consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor and fifth partnered with Harvick.

HR director provides tips for discrimination claims

Director of Human Resources David Peasall at FrankCrum, a professional employer organization, spoke out about why companies should prepare for the possibility of discrimination suits

Grimaldi's Pizzeria slaps trademark infringement suit against former employee

New York staple Grimaldi's Pizzeria has issued a trademark infringement lawsuit against a Chinese business. According to the New York Daily News, Grimaldi's JMC Restaurant Holdings, which owns the Grimaldi Pizzeria trademark, is accusing a former employee of planning to...

C-stores continue to elevate foodservice offerings in market share fight

The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...

Papa John’s franchisee sued for $2M by alleged wage theft

A five-unit Papa John’s franchisee has been sued by the New York State attorney general for $2 million. According to Reuters, the AG has accused the franchisee, New Majority Holdings LLG, and owner Ronald Johnson, of wage theft practices, claiming...

Chuck E. Cheese's acquires 147-unit Peter Piper Pizza

Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company CEC Entertainment Inc.

Project Pie heads to the United Kingdom

California-based Project Pie will add 60 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland following a new master agreement with The Canavan Co. UK Ltd., in partnership with former Hakkasan CEO Niall Howard. According to a news release, the group will...

Boston Pizza unveils new urban store design in Vancouver

Boston Pizza International Inc. has opened its 61st location in British Columbia at 808 Beatty St.

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