CEC Entertainment appoints new CFO

CEC Entertainment Inc., which operates Chuck E. Cheese's and Peter Piper Pizza restaurants, announced the appointment of Dale Black as chief financial officer.


Is bigger better? Footprint vs. sales

Restaurant tenants often find that a larger commercial space results in a bigger problem than not profiting.

Commodities: Up and down

The price for cheese was down, wheat increased, gasoline decreased, and natural gas prices and pizza stocks were mixed. Details are below.

Commodities: A week of decreases

The price for cheese, wheat and gasoline decreased, natural gas prices were mixed, and pizza stocks were down.

Tips, advice on preparing the brand for unit expansion

Brand unit and location growth requires capital and resources, but there are some other critical aspects as well, according to several successful franchise and restaurant leaders.

3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

Commodities: A week of fluctuation

The price for cheese increased, wheat decreased, gasoline increased, natural gas continued to decrease, and pizza stocks fluctuated. Details are below.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Building the brand culture: It’s all about empowering employees

Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

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Waitlist Me adds table management to app

Waitlist Me announced that it is rolling out a new approach to table management designed to help restaurant operators provide faster and better service to their customers.

Urban Outfitters moves into food service with Pizzeria Vetri acquisition

Consumer demand for casual dining a big reason for retailer's move into pizza market.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Revention releases self-service ordering kiosk

Revention announced the release of its self-service ordering kiosk application.

MOD Pizza introduces new non-GMO pizza dough flour

MOD Pizza announced it is building on its commitment to high quality ingredients through a partnership with King Arthur Flour Company, the nation's oldest flour company.

Amazon Prime delivering food from LA restaurants

LA-based restaurants either have a new partner or new competitor now that Amazon.com has expanded Prime Now, the company's one-hour delivery service, to include delivery from local restaurants, including Umami Burger, Baby Blues BBQ, Wokcano, Hurry Curry of Tokyo, Feast from the East, John O'Groats Restaurant and more.

Fast food strikers sending message to presidential candidates

Fast-food workers across 270 U.S cities are striking today in a protest for higher wages and union rights, according to Fight for $15, the organization that represents the workers and is backed by the Service Employees International Union.

Pieology Pizzeria names VP of real estate

Pieology Pizzeria announced it has named Randy Carucci as its new vice president of real estate.

E-learning collaboration helps restaurants boost business with multicultural guests

DiscoverLink and the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance are teaming up to deliver online cultural intelligence training via a restaurant-optimized learning management system.

Research reveals key competencies dictate success, not a person’s age

The generational age of an employee is not a critical as the skill set competency in making a good hire.

Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit kicking off in March

The event is targeted to corporate executives and will focus on powering franchise growth through technology and leadership.

Danny Meyer's restaurant brands eliminate tipping

Union Square Hospitality Group announced today that starting in November, it will eliminate tipping at all of its13 full-service venues, while also increasing menu item prices

Report: Small business owners not concerned with competing with national brands

The top concerns for merchants are competing small businesses, changing EMV requirements as well as the overall state of the economy and how it will impact business during Q4 and into 2016.

Grandfather invents 'safe' cleaning agent to disinfect restaurants' indoor playgrounds

After taking his grandchild to a dirty indoor playground at a restaurant, a grandfather created a three-step system to help restaurant and other facility owners safely disinfect play areas.

Extreme Pizza rolls out new POS

Extreme Pizza has partnered with Revention for its POS system.

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