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Cheese prices drop well below $2 mark

Heading into the busiest travel day of the year, gas prices have fallen for 60 consecutive days.

Restaurant organizations apprehensive about Obama's executive action on immigration

It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.

Good news for cheese prices after rough year

Gas prices are down more than a quarter from a month ago.

'Hidden compliance cost:' Restaurants with 50+ full-time employees must start ACA reporting in 2015

Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

With wintry weather knocking, gas prices remain low

Natural gas spot prices respond to winter's tease with an uptick.

How some restaurant operators plan to navigate higher minimum wages

Restaurant patrons across age groups and political orientations support increasing the minimum wage and adjusting it annually for inflation.

Papa John's POS rollout to be completed by Q1

The company remains bullish on North China and is focused on shifting its marketing and menu strategies to support growth in the market.

Consumers get a boost from lowest gas prices in four years

Wheat prices jump 40 cents in a month.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

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FAQ's about the FDA's final menu regulations

The FDA will consider details throughout the next year, and will continue to solicit input on how to properly monitor these regulations.

Vitamix CEO named Entrepreneur of the Year

Jodi L. Berg, president and CEO of Vitamix, has been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 National Family Business Award winner. According to a news release, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recognizes industry leaders who "demonstrate...

Consumer confidence grows, but costs pressure profits

Despite increased consumer confidence, increased costs -- beef is up 39 percent -- are making it tough for restaurants to earn a profit.

Syrus Restaurant Information Services adds Android app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has added an Android app to its restaurant management solutions portfolio to complement its already existing iOS app. According to a news release, the app offers restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance...

Foodservice Packaging Institute's annual Trends Report shows market shifts

Packaging trends include continued interest in sustainable products.

Credit card companies agree to reduce fees 10% in Canada

Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.

Little Caesars franchisees partners with cost reduction services company

The Independent Organization of Little Caesar Franchisees has partnered with SIB Fixed Cost Reduction to provide cost reduction services to its members. Todd Messer, executive director of IOLCF, said the partnership is a "win-win" for the organization and its members....

Papa John's franchise group changes name, adds board members

Dixie Foods International Inc., a Papa John's and Capriotti's Sandwich Shops franchisee, has changed its name to Preferred Restaurant Brands. The company has also added six members to its board of directors. CEO Ken Antos said 'Preferred Restaurant Brands' better...

Pieology adds VP of operations to support growth

Pieology Pizzeria has named Stephanie Lambrecht as its new vice president of operations. In this position, Lambrecht oversees systems management and restaurant operations to further advance brand growth. According to a news release, Pieology currently has 37 restaurants in Arizona,...

Pizza Hut's largest franchisee offering online business degrees to employees

Pizza Hut's largest global franchisee, NPC International, has partnered with Martin Methodist College to offer employees online business degrees. NPC International also franchises 400 Wendy's restaurants. The company will offer incentives for its employees to pursue a college degree through...

Yum! Brands recognized for leadership development programs

Yum! Brands, parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell, has been named as one of Aon Hewitt's top companies for leaders in North America. The recognition is in response to Yum's leadership development programs. Aon Hewitt has been...

Pie Five's average weekly sales up 33%

Pizza Inn Holdings reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Sept. 28. Highlights include: Pizza Inn domestic comparable store sales increased 4.6 percent from the same period of the prior year. Pie Five comparable store sales...

Domino's selects HR, payroll vendor

Domino's Pizza has selected ADP as its preferred vendor of human resources, payroll and tax management solutions. With this partnership, Domino's franchisees can use the RUN Powered by ADP platform to: Access payroll anytime, anywhere, online or on a mobile...

Heartland acquires XPIENT Solutions

XPIENT offers integrated cloud-based human resources, staffing and scheduling, food cost control and inventory and supply management solutions.

Wendy's, Domino's top list of adoption-friendly workplaces

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announced its eighth annual list of the Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces in the food, beverage and restaurant industry. Included on the list this year were The Wendy's Company, No. 1, followed by Brinker International, First...

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