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...

Noble Roman's plans to add thousands of take-and-bake grocery locations

Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs this week announced results from its third quarter, which included a 9-percent jump in revenue. Royalties from upfront fees, nontraditional franchises, grocery locations and standalone take-and-bake locations were up double digits in...

Pizza Hut's US boss to take over global business

David Gibbs, 51, will be promoted to Global Pizza Hut CEO on Jan. 1, 2015.

NRA: Restaurant Performance Index showed moderate decline in September

Restaurant operators are unimpressed about the direction of the economy.

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...

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...

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