California Pizza Kitchen salutes veterans with free entree

California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée for all veterans and active military members on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

FEATURES


Panera, Chipotle set sustainability standards by starting small, thinking big

The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.

Reducing food waste can improve the bottom line and the environment

A study commissioned by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance found that approximately 80 billion pounds of food are discarded into US landfills every year, with restaurants accounting for 37 percent of that waste.

MasterCard drives dining with a purpose

Restaurants provided opportunity to join MasterCard and Stand Up to Cancer

Restaurant brands pitch in for Oklahoma tornado relief

Chains have been handing out food to victims and first responders, as well as directing their social fan base to relief organizations.

Count the restaurant industry among 'the helpers'

As Boston and Texas taught us this week, when the dust of a tragedy clears, restaurants always find a way to pitch in.

Yum! Brands social responsibility report focuses on nutrition, sustainability

The company is currently working to synchronize its animal welfare program and policies throughout all of its global markets.

Executing a charitable program at your restaurant doesn’t have to be hard

Philanthropy takes time and patience, but the benefits are tangible for a brand.

Culture trumps strategy: What I learned from Ben & Jerry's

The company's employees connect emotionally in their communities and their group understands that waking up in the morning to do important work is not just about money.

Restaurant industry steps up franchising incentives for military veterans

Chains are actively recruiting veterans with startup discounts to reintegrate them into the workforce.

Restaurants take the lead in hunger crisis aid

A new report shows that one in five Americans don't know how they'll afford their next meal.

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NEWS


Mellow Mushroom plans Movember fundraisers for men's health issues

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is planning a series of events to raise funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation, an organization devoted to men's health issues. To kick off the month, the chain invites fans to Instagram their mustaches. For...

Pizza Inn incentivizes military care package donations

Pizza Inn is adding "a Twist" to its Treats for Troops project this year. Participating restaurants are now urging guests to drop off a bag of unwrapped, individuals-sized candy to be included in care packages addressed to military personnel stationed around the world. The bags are being accepted through Nov.

Uncle Maddio's raises funds for breast cancer programs

In celebration of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Uncle Maddio's Atlanta-area restaurants donated 15 percent of sales from Sept. 7 and $1 from each pink wristband sold to local breast cancer programs in Georgia. The total amount of...

Connie's Pizza teams up with cancer foundation for disruptive awareness campaign

Connie's Pizza has teamed up with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital to launch a disruptive awareness campaign for breast cancer. As part of the campaign, Connie's aims to provide the 40,000 Chicagoland households in its...

Round Table Pizza launches its largest-ever one-day charity event

Throughout this month, Round Table Pizza’s Family Charities arm is partnering with Make-A-Wish to raise funds for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Customers who make a donation will be invited to write their name on a paper star, which will be...

Pie Five franchisee launches weekly food pantry fundraisers

On Oct. 10, Wichita, Kansas, will welcome its second Pie Five restaurant at 2755 Maize Rd, Suite 109, in New Market Square.

Pizza brands step up charitable initiatives for National Pizza Month

To celebrate National Pizza Month throughout October, a number of American Pizza Community members are hosting charitable fundraisers. "Our indU.S.try is proud of its deeply-connected ties to local communities," APC Chair Lynn M. Liddle said in a news release. "Many...

Pizza Pizza kicks off Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza is hosting its Slices for Smiles campaign throughout October, raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. The company’s goal this year is to raise more than $350,000 for the 14 Children's Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada....

Domino's annual fire safety campaign heats up in October

Domino's Pizza's is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky the Fire Dog for the seventh consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week. From Oct.

Hungry Howie's adds social media elements to breast cancer fundraiser

Hungry Howie's Pizza will feature its annual "Love, Hope & Pizza" campaign throughout October to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. As part of the campaign, pizzas will be served in a pink box featuring the NBCF logo....

NYC pizzerias’ annual food bank fundraiser set

The annual Slice Out Hunger fundraiser is scheduled for Oct. 8 starting at 6 p.m.

NRA to participate in US Food Waste Challenge webinar

The webinar, sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture, will offer information on reducing food waste through food donation.

Accusations of animal abuse arise at Papa John’s, Domino’s dairy suppliers

An animal protection organization this week released an undercover video showing animal abuse at Winchester Dairy, which provides milk to Leprino Foods.

More restaurants adopting green practices

Research reveals that the majority of restaurants surveyed by the National Restaurant Association recycle, use compact fluorescent lighting and purchase recycled materials.

Mellow Mushroom sets $100K fundraising goal for No Kid Hungry

Throughout September, Mellow Mushroom is joining Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign by raising funds to end childhood hunger. The company has introduced three ways for customers to help with the cause: For every order of Buffalo Chicken Pizza...

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