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Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.
A novel pizza brand that started in Provo, Utah, is making a huge difference for children in one very tiny, very impoverished African nation.
Two Yum! Brands shareholder groups step up the pressure on Yum! Brands to rapidly ban the use of the antibiotic-raised meats at all its brands' locations.
All too often businesses, including restaurants, take an incomplete view of what sustainability entails and the investment necessary to generate a strong ROI. Restaurant owners and operators are increasingly looking at sustainability as a value proposition – and rightfully so.
The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.
Countries and companies across the globe are making climate change high on their agenda.
Does anybody talk anymore? As we start 2016, we consistently see the introduction of new changes to our industry that prove that the pizza marketplace, like any other industry in the 21st century, is driven largely by technology, social media and digital advertising.
There's a new food sheriff in town in the form of the federal government's new dietary guidelines, but many restaurants aren't going to find it difficult to offer menu items that meet those guidelines.
Hormone-free, GMO-free and all-natural have become commonplace terms — simply because customers demand it.
Here's a look back at some of 2015's trending topics and stories.
&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.
Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.
Establishing a 'cult' philosophy in building a robust brand culture isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's one of several valuable and viable approaches.
The pizza industry is taking heat regarding calorie counts. Here are four actions that can help calm the crisis.
There can be confusion among restaurant operators about how to provide quality and fair service to customers with service dogs.
There are "dos" and "don’ts" to most any effort, including charitable giving or involvement by restaurants.
One in five children in America lives in a household without adequate access to food, according to the USDA, and this September several restaurants are supporting the No Kid Hungry national campaign to help end childhood hunger.
Melody and Russell Stein, owners of a pizzeria with an all-deaf staff, are now able to share their story with the world thanks to a new project created by Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution, a national campaign spotlighting the country's "most compelling small businesses."
The biggest opportunities to save come with packaging and waste initiatives.
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.