Pie Five weekly sales per store up 17% year over year

Pizza Inn Holdings this week announced results for 3Q, which included a weekly sales-per-store increase of 16.9 percent at company-owned Pie Five restaurants. "The performance of the Pie Five concept was very strong in the third quarter," president and CEO...

Red Mango parent company acquires pizza and smoothie concepts

Brix Holdings LLC, a newly-formed multi-brand franchising company, has announced the addition of Smoothie Factory and RedBrick Pizza to its roster of national franchise chains, as well as plans to expand both concepts. Brix Holdings is also the parent company...

Krispy Kreme selects Papa John’s president as new CEO

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has appointed Tony Thompson, 47, as its new president and CEO, effective June 1, replacing James Morgan, 66, who will continue to serve the company full-time as executive chairman. Thompson joins the company from Papa John’s International...

Spin! Neapolitan Pizza adding two company-owned locations

Spin! Neapolitan Pizza plans to add two company-owned locations in its hometown market of Kansas City, Mo. According to a news release, the two restaurants will be located in high-traffic, fast-growth areas: Downtown in Crown Center — a complex that...

Restaurant worker wage strikes spread beyond the US

Quick-service employees and supporting organizations in New York City announced today that more strikes are expected next week in as many as 150 cities. In a press conference, they also announced the strikes — which have been held in various...

NoshList updates wait list app, adds analytics

NoshList has announced the release of its free iOS 7 wait list app, which includes several new features. The company also added a new analytics section on the NoshList website with downloadable reports that measure visitor activity and trends in...

Papa John's Schnatter to lead SBA panel

John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, will lead a panel on May 15 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Washington, D.C., leg of National Small Business Week hosted by the U.S.

Papa Murphy's IPO priced at $11 per share

Papa Murphy's Holdings has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of common stock at $11.00 per share. According to a news release, all of the shares in the offering are being offered by Papa Murphy's,...

Yum! Brands issues 37-cent dividend

Yum! Brands Inc. has declared a dividend of 37 cents per share of common stock.

Energy Edge Technologies to acquire stake in Power Pizzeria

Energy Edge Technologies Corporation has entered into an agreement with Power Pizzeria to acquire a 49-percent stake in the pizza company. While specific terms are being negotiated, Power Pizzeria management said the transaction is anticipated to close in the second...

Senate Republicans block minimum wage bill

The Obama Administration's objective to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, from its current $7.25, hit a major road bump Wednesday as Senate Republicans voted to block the bill. The measure needed 60 votes to pass, but received a vote...

Taco Bell CEO selected to move into Yum! Brands' top role

Yum! Brands Inc. announced today that its chairman and CEO David C.

Restaurant industry metrics reach 10-month high

Driven by stronger same-store sales and customer traffic and a more optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index rose to a 10-month high in March. The RPI — a monthly composite index that tracks the...

NRAEF honors KFC franchisee with Hospitality Award

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation honored its 2014 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream award winners, and announced the 2014 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality Award, at a gala Tuesday during the NRA's Public Affairs...

Pizza Inn taps former Smashburger exec as CFO

Pizza Inn Holdings announced today that it has named Timothy Mullany as chief financial officer, effective May 5. According to a news release, Mullany comes to Pizza Inn Holdings after serving as the CFO of Restaurants Unlimited Inc., a Seattle-based...

Papa John's issues quarterly dividend

Papa John's has declared a quarterly dividend of 0.125 cents per common share, payable May 23 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12.

Domino's UK appoints new CEO

Domino's Pizza Group PLC has named David Wild as its new CEO, effective immediately. "Since taking on the CEO role on an interim basis it has been clear to me that Domino's is a fantastic company with a strong brand, quality products and excellent people.

Florida's Red Zone Pizza plans Jet Ski delivery during event

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Red Zone Pizza plans to deliver pizzas via Jet Ski to those attending Boca Bash April 27 starting at 10 a.m. According to a news release, this is the first time Red Zone has used this method...

Facial detection time clock app launched

Timesly has launched a facial detection time clock app for iPad, allowing employees to clock in or out of work by snapping their photo using Timesly's proprietary FaceCheck technology. According to a news release, the app is now available for...

WhenToManage software adds social networking app for restaurants

WhenToManage, a provider of cloud-based software for the restaurant industry, has introduced Flow, a social networking tool that allows employees to share ideas, comments and files in real-time, from their desktop, tablet or smartphone. According to a company news release,...

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