Uncle Maddio's plans Nebraska debut

Mike Simmonds and Shawn Simmonds will open Nebraska's first Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint in Omaha, Neb., this fall, marking the chain's debut in that state. According to a news release, the Omaha unit will be the first of six as...

Red Book Connect launches restaurant management mobile app

Fatburger is one restaurant chain that has already implemented Red Book Connect's new mobile app, Digital Red Book, to help managers communicate with employees, according to a company press release. From the corporate office to location managers, Digital Red Book...

Webinar to explore hiring, employee theft

On Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund sets sales records

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. reportetd financial results for the fourth quarter period and for the fiscal year, which included record systemwide sales of $241M for the quarter and $974.8M for the year. Additionally, according...

NRA and Fintech partner for alcoholic beverage purchasing efficiency

The National Restaurant Association and Fintech announced an alliance to build awareness and improve purchasing and payment efficiency of beverage alcohol. Through the alliance, NRA and Fintech will be implementing a system of electronic funds transfer payment for purchasing. Fintech...

Bizzare Foods' Andrew Zimmern to host event at NRA show

Andrew Zimmern, the host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World on the Travel Channel, will serve as host and emcee for the fourth annual Restaurant Rock industry celebration during the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant,...

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza to debut west of the Mississippi

Charlotte, N.C.-based Brixx Wood Fired Pizza has sold its first franchise west of the Mississippi River. Denver restaurateurs, Trey and Angela Woessner, have purchased the rights to open a new Brixx in Denver. According to a news release, the Woessners...

Multicultural alliance recognizes restaurant industry's Black CEOs

According to the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, this year's Black History Month is more significant thanks to a milestone achievement in the foodservice community — six Black CEOs at the helm of major companies: Clarence Otis Jr., Darden Restaurants; Steven A. Davis, Bob Evans; Don Thompson, McDonald's; Aylwin B.

North Carolina Domino's franchisees offer medication delivery for residents

Domino's franchisees in Wilmington, N.C., are offering prescription medication delivery along with pizza delivery. According to KPHO, the added service is for residents who are stuck at home from the winter weather. Gene Galindo, director of Operations for Wilmington Domino's...

NRA chief lands spot on 'Most Powerful People in Food' list

The National Restaurant Association's President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named one of 2014's "Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal. Sweeney was recognized for her leadership in directing NRA's food safety, environmental sustainability, foodservice education and...

Restaurant operators report slightly softer sales, traffic in December

As a result of softer same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index registered a moderate decline in December. The RPI — a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Papa John's issues quarterly dividend

Papa John's International Inc. announced that the board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share, payable Feb.

Domino's UK names interim CEO

David Wild has been elevated to interim CEO of Domino's UK from his current position of senior non-executive director. The appointment is effective immediately. According to RTT News, the current CEO, Lance Batchelor, will help with the transition until he...

Mill Hardware acquired by foodservice supply company

Diversified Foodservice Supply Inc. has acquired Mill Hardware & Food Service Inc.

Survey finds food cost increases will beef up menu prices

A recent survey from SpenDifference found that American chain restaurants plan to increase menu prices as part of a move to offset higher food costs. Last year, 83 percent of the chains surveyed increased prices somewhat, while this year 92...

NRA names new officers, board members

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced today the election of officers to its board of directors and board of trustees, respectively. The officers began their 1-year terms Jan.

Venga, Ctuit partner for operational IT

Venga, a data-driven guest management software provider for restaurants, and Ctuit, a provider of business intelligence software, announced a partnership that the companies said will offer clients a holistic view of their businesses. Ctuit's RADAR system integrates with clients' point-of-sale...

Getlowfees.com launches online credit card processing marketplace for merchants

Get Low Fees LLC this week announced the launch of its new website, getlowfees.com. Intended to help business owners lower their credit card processing rates and fees, getlowfees.com delivers a bidding portal that brings together a pool of the biggest...

Papa Murphy's appoints Outback Steakhouse exec as CFO

Papa Murphy's International has named Mark Hutchens as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately. According to a news release, Hutchens brings nearly 25 years of financial leadership experience, with an extensive history in the restaurant and retail sector. Most...

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza brings in new director of training

Doug Sanderson has joined Charlotte, N.C.-based Brixx Wood Fired Pizza as director of training. Sanderson previously worked with Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, a chain of 17 locations, as vice president of training and HR/operations.

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