Cinnabon's Kat Cole headlining Snagajob's hiring event

Snagajob's fifth annual Hire Minds Summit, May 4-6 at the Wyndham, Va., Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Richmond, Va., will feature Cinnabon President Kat Cole as the keynote speaker. "I'm looking forward to speaking at this year's Hire Minds...

Perino to discuss policy issues at the NRA Public Affairs Conference

Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News Host Dana Perino will address the National Restaurant Association's 28th annual Public Affairs Conference, April 29-30 in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, Perino will address 600 restaurateurs from across the...

Roark Capital's managing director among Silver Plate winners

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association announced the winners of the 2014 Silver Plate Awards, which are operator awards for the foodservice industry. Among this year's winners, in the "Chain Limited Service" category, is Steve Romaniello, managing director, Roark Capital Group. He was nominated by Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Weather dampened restaurant traffic in January

One theme touched upon during most recent earnings calls has been the severe winter weather's impact on restaurant traffic. According to the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index, that impact in January was very real. "Current situation indicators such as...

NRA names new SVP of ServSafe

The National Restaurant Association announced the appointment of Sherman Brown as senior vice president of business and financial strategy for its ServSafe Food Safety Program. Previously, Brown served as the NRA's vice president of finance and strategy where he was...

Easy Ice enters strategic sales and service partnership

Easy Ice LLC announced an expanded sales and service partnership with Ecolab's Equipment Care Division. Under the terms of the partnership, Ecolab will offer the Easy Ice Commercial Ice Machine Subscription Program to its customers throughout all major markets in...

PizzaRev adds three to executive team

PizzaRev has announced three new hires as the company prepares for nationwide expansion. Monica Rutkowski has been named director of Marketing & Public Relations. She has nearly eight years of experience.

NRA soliciting operator information about food waste

The National Restaurant Association is calling on restaurant operators to participate in an online survey regarding how much unused food is donated, composted, or sent to landfills and other waste disposal facilities. The information gathered will be used to help...

Technomic, IFDA set to host webinar series

The International Foodservice Distributors Association and market research firm Technomic Inc. have teamed up to create a new webinar series for foodservice industry professionals. According to a news release, the "Technomic Talks" series will offer intelligence briefings on foodservice industry topics.

Sbarro betting on closures for turnaround effort

After a tumultuous few years that included bankruptcy and a dwindling mall crowd, Sbarro has decided to close 155 of its North American locations. According to Bloomberg, the closures are an effort to "improve the company's profitability." Only underperforming company-owned stores will be affected by the decision.

NRA names new VP of member strategy

The National Restaurant Association has named Thomas Wojno as its new vice president of member value and strategy. In his new role, Wojno will focus on growing and improving the NRA's national membership outreach, supporting state restaurant associations in their...

US Foods, Sysco merger hits FTC speed bump

US Foods announced that it received a request from the Federal Trade Commission for additional information and documentary materials in connection with its pending merger with Sysco Corporation. The request was issued under notification requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements...

Position-specific assessments added to WykeWyre hiring tool

WyckWyre and Criteria Corp have announced the integration of Criteria Corp's HireSelect assessments into WyckWyre's food and hospitality online hiring systems. The implementation will seamlessly integrate personality, aptitude and skill assessment test screening into WyckWyre's application process, according to a...

Dubai pizzeria pushes UAE into the Bitcoin space

A pizza concept in Dubai claims to be the first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates to accept bitcoins as a payment option. According to The National, The Pizza Guys started accepting the virtual currency earlier this month. Owners Rami...

Chuck E. Cheese's sale to private firm finalized

An affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC and Chuck E. Cheese's parent company, CEC Entertainment Inc., announced on Friday the completion of the investment company's acquisition of the 577-unit pizza and entertainment chain. According to a news release, the acquisition was effected through a tender offer followed by a merger.

Technomic, IRI create joint data analysis venture

Information Resources Inc. and Technomic announced a joint service offering aimed at providing a holistic view of the food industry. The new venture, Restaurant to Retail Insights, will offer customizable, cross-channel analysis, enable collaboration between manufacturers, retailers and restaurant operators,...

Marco's named a top franchisee, announces further expansion

Toledo, Ohio-based Marco's Pizza has been listed on the Franchise Business Review's ninth annual Top 200 Franchises list. To compile the list, Franchise Business Review, a nationwide market research firm, surveyed 26,000 franchisees with 350 brands, asking them to rank...

Getting customers to fall in love with your business

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Cintas Corporation, has compiled a list of the top techniques to make your customers love your business. Make a positive first impression. The minute a customer walks into your business, make sure someone is there to welcome them.

Casey's purchases Stop-n-Go locations

Casey's General Stores Inc. announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire 24 Stop-n-Go locations.

American Pizza Community welcomes new members

The American Pizza Community announced that The Streets of New York and Pieology have joined the coalition as new members. Members of the APC include large and small pizza brands and franchisees from around the country as well as vendors...

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