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

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

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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.

Fast-paced technology changes highlighted in annual Fast Casual State of the Industry report

Restaurant operators are paying their employees more now than they were last year.

Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Firehouse CEO: Restaurant industry dealing with unprecedented headwinds

Union activism, food costs, data breaches and minimum wage debates are just part of the 'external factors' facing restaurant operators.

Domino's iPad app yields highest conversion, ticket of company's digital ordering channels

Voice ordering was also a highlight of Q3, with more than 200,000 voice orders placed despite no promotion of the platform since the June launch.

Wheat prices spike as gas falls

Wheat prices increased after weeks of decreasing prices.

Pizza Hut's digital sales mix up 5 percent in the last quarter

As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.

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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.

Russo’s Restaurants hitting growth goals at $1.1M AUVs

Russo's Restaurants, which includes Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced plans to continue expanding worldwide after surpassing the 40-unit mark in the US. The restaurant has also announced an 8-percent increase in systemwide revenue. This year, Russo's opened its first Hawaii location in Ewa Beach.

Midsized business owners cite government regulations as top concern

A new study by research group ADP Research Institute reveals a gap in confidence for midsized businesses when it comes to the US economy. The study found that while only 15 percent of midsized businesses are confident that the US...

Restaurant Finance Monitor’s finance and development conference headed to Vegas

The Restaurant Finance Monitor's annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference will be held Nov.

SpeedLine launches LiveMaps feature for delivery software

Profitable delivery is the focus of a new software release this week from SpeedLine Solutions. "The drive is often the biggest variable in the profitability of restaurant delivery," Marketing Manager Jennifer Wiebe said in a news release. "Until now, it's...

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