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,...

Papa Murphy's plans $70M IPO

Papa Murphy's laid out terms for its initial public offering this week and plans to raise $70 million through about 5.8 million shares valued at $11 to $13 each.

Restaurant Assoc. conference to feature House Majority Leader Cantor

Eric Cantor, the U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader, and Senator Joe Donnelly, will be the featured speakers during the National Restaurant Association's 28th annual Public Affairs Conference, April 29-30 in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, the conference...

Toolkit published to help operators reduce food waste

The Food Waste Reduction Alliance has published the Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit to help foodservice businesses reduce food waste. The FWRA is a cross-sector industry initiative led by the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the...

Restaurant industry posts solid sales gain in March

The National Restaurant Association announced that industry sales figures were up solidly in March, after a soft winter. Chief Economist Bruce Grindy said in a news release that eating and drinking sales totaled $47.3 billion on a seasonally-adjusted basis in...

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