Pizza Hut announces African expansion plans

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Pizza Hut Thursday announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa with its Johannesburg, South Africa, opening. The company said the brand's entry into this market is part of its focus on emerging markets. "Africa is an emerging continent...

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Pizza concepts capitalizing on by-the-slice demand, economics

Pizza Hut is aiming to have 15 to 20 Slice Bars open in the US by the end of this year.

Record-setting harvests push wheat to 4-year low

Wheat prices closed below the $6 mark twice last week, plunging to $5.68 on Friday.

Allergen awareness: Why American brands should be watching the EU

The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.

Average cost of wheat inches up

Gas prices have stayed steady for the past two weeks, despite a busy holiday weekend.

More part-time work? Training younger workers to expect less

A majority of younger job seekers say having a flexible work schedule is most attractive characteristic of a company.

RedBrick Pizza plans resurgence under new ownership

The brand is aiming for 25 locations in the next year, including a debut in the Midwest and New York.

Five steps to creating a successful catering platform

Having a plan is crucial to the success of catering within your organization, and it includes timelines, teams, locations, the menu and marketing.

Wait time zero: The need for speed

Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.

Why investors are eating up food delivery services

Partnering with a delivery service frees up restaurant owners to focus on food and experience while still expanding their customer base.

Uno Restaurants launch 'suburban' fast casual pizza concept

Uno fresco will leverage its brand equity to expand its footprint and harness customer loyalty.

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NRA's Educational Foundation seeks neighbor, diversity nominations

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream awards. Applications and nomination forms are available online at NRAEF.org/Awards until Nov.

Yum! Brands increases quarterly dividend by 11%

Yum! Brands Inc.'s board of directors has approved an 11 percent increase in the company's quarterly dividend. The quarterly cash dividend will increase from $0.37 to $0.41 per share and will be effective with the dividend payment to be distributed on Nov.

Delphi plans launch of mobile command center app

Delphi Display Systems Inc. plans to introduce its new Insight Mobile Command Center smart app aimed at providing restaurant operators with real-time monitoring and control of drive-thru operational metrics.

Striking QSR employees plan to bring minimum wage protests on global tour

Dozens of arrests have been made today in various cities across the country, as workers continue to walk off their jobs in demand of higher wages.

Papa Murphy's refinancing to benefit earnings

Papa Murphy's announced the closing of a $112 million senior secured loan and a $20 million revolving credit facility today.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire complete merger, announce leadership

Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed its merger with The Hillshire Brands Company.

Kentucky company launches self-service reservations widget

Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

Pizzeria delivers pizza, ocean view

Pizza lovers can enjoy their favorite pie and take in the ocean at Imperial Beach, San Diego-based Seacoast Pizza.

Former Domino's driver named Executive Vice President, Team USA

Domino's Pizza has named Stan Gage as Executive Vice President – Team USA, the company announced today. Gage, former vice president of the Domino's "Americas region for internal operations," is to replace Steve Akinboro, who is in talks of purchasing...

Webinar on beacons, geofencing now available

The free webinar Using Beacon Technology and Geofencing In Your Restaurant sponsored by Splick.it and hosted by FastCasual.com earlier this week is now available for playback.

National Restaurant Association joins fight against Seattle wage increase

The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.

Syrus introduces restaurant management mobile app

Syrus Restaurant Information Services has introduced a restaurant management mobile app, available on the iOS platform. The app provides restaurant operators with historical and real-time information on store performance, such as sales, labor, voids and LTOs. "Mobility is at the...

University of Houston to offer PhD in Hospitality Administration

The University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management plans to begin offering a Ph.D.

Franchising association seeks to halt Seattle’s minimum wage increase

The International Franchise Association has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Seattle from raising its minimum wage. The IFA says the city's recently enacted law to...

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