Henny Penny announces leadership and structural changes

Henny Penny has announced several leadership changes and an organizational restructuring.

Expert urges operators to plan 2015 purchasing now

A purchasing forecast should clearly define the components that drive commodity prices, including geopolitical events, weather, planted acres of farmland, crop yields and changes in the import/export market, among other factors.

Pizza Studio names former Panera exec as COO

Pizza Studio announced that William "Hank" Simpson has been named as its chief operating officer. He will be tasked with increasing the number of Pizza Studio locations across the US. Simpson formerly served as SVP and chief franchise officer of Panera. He began at Panera in 2002 as director of Retail Operations and Joint Venture Partner.

Restaurant traffic, sales post solid gains in August

Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic levels and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index posted a solid gain in August. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Chuck E. Cheese's selects new CFO

CEC Entertainment, which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheese's stores, has appointed Temple Weiss as chief financial officer, effective immediately. The announcement follows a search process conducted by the board of directors to identify a CFO, which included a review of both internal and external candidates.

Data breach extends beyond Jimmy John's to other restaurants

Data breach extended beyond 216 Jimmy John's restaurants to include 108 other restaurants.

Agilysys adds table management solution

Agilysys Inc., a provider of IT and hospitality software and services, today announced an expansion of the rGuest product offering to include rGuest Seat, a table, reservation and wait list management solution. According to a news release, the application streamlines...

Food truck revenue expected to increase by 76% in next five years

The food truck segment began picking up steam around 2008, with many concepts abandoning more expensive brick-and-mortar bills during the Great Recession. According to the National League of Cities, there are no signs of this marketing slowing down – food...

Pie Five’s weekly sales up 25% year-over-year

Pizza Inn Holdings reported its Q4 and FY financial results earlier this week. On the quarter, the company’s Pizza Inn concept experienced a 1.5-percent increase in sales from the previous year. Its sister brand, Pie Five, turned in a comp-store sales increase of 12.9 percent over the prior year.

Washington State Domino's plans hiring day with 500 openings

Domino's Pizza locations in Western Washington are planning to host a Regional Hiring Day on Oct. 8, with 500 openings to fill across 80 stores.

Calgary preps for weeklong pizza competitions

The creators of YYC Burger Week have announced a new Calgary, Alberta-wide YYC Pizza Week. From Sept.

Pizza Hut announces African expansion plans

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...

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.

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