Study: Restaurant consumers want more focus on sustainability

Sustainability and social responsibility are taking on greater importance within the foodservice industry, according to a study just completed by research firm Technomic. According to a news release, the research included input from foodservice consumers, operators and suppliers to better...

NRA chief lands spot on 'Most Powerful People in Food' list

The National Restaurant Association's President and CEO Dawn Sweeney has been named one of 2014's "Most Powerful People in Food" by The Daily Meal. Sweeney was recognized for her leadership in directing NRA's food safety, environmental sustainability, foodservice education and...

Boston Pizza Foundation launches new kid-focused cause

The Boston Pizza Foundation today announced the launch of a new signature cause for its national fundraising and charitable efforts called Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects. According to a news release, BPF Future Prospects will work with leading organizations across...

Yum! Brands' breaks fundraising record for hunger relief initiative

Yum! Brands' 2013 World Hunger Relief efforts raised a record-breaking $37 million in cash and food donations for the World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies. The annual initiative featured Grammy Award-winner Christina Aguilera as its ambassador. According to...

Patxi's nearly doubles fundraising donations

San Francisco-based Patxi's Pizza announced that it has beaten its fundraising goal by 44 percent through its 52 Weeks of Giving Community Fundraising Program. Patxi's started the program in 2010 with the goal of providing community support to organizations who...

NYPD Pizza hosts holiday toy drive

NYPD Pizza will host a toy drive to benefit Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. The toy drive will run through Dec.

NRAEF celebrates financial support from Sodexo

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced that it received a $100,000 contribution from Sodexo Inc. in support of the foundation's ProStart program.

Pizza Hut offers support for Philippines disaster relief

Pizza Hut announced that it will designate a percentage of its World Hunger Relief donations through Yum! Brands to recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The World Food Programme estimates that roughly 2.5 million survivors from the typhoon...

Boston Pizza raising funds for Philippines relief efforts

In response to Typhoon Haiyan which affected millions of people across the Philippines, Boston Pizza and the Boston Pizza Foundation have announced a national fundraising initiative to support relief efforts. On Nov.

MOD Pizza to donate percentage of pizza sales to food banks, shelters

MOD Pizza announced the start of its "Spreading MODness" campaign, which will donate $1 from every pizza sold, in every MOD location, to local food banks and shelters. The campaign will run from Nov.

Figaro's charitable arm awards 50 new grants

Figaro's Italian Pizza's H.E.L.P., the Charity, announced that for its latest grant period, which ended Oct. 15, it awarded 50 grants totaling $15,280.20. The latest numbers bring the total awarded grants since the charity began to 275, adding up to $55,721.12. Through its grant program, H.E.L.P.

Yum! Brands directs $1.5 million to Philippine hunger relief

Yum! Brands has announced that it is directing $1.5 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The funds will help the United Nations World Food Programme...

Fundraising platform lets restaurant-goers 'dine out and give back'

A new charitable giving platform has launched that gives foodies a chance to donate to their favorite causes when they purchase gift certificates to restaurants. LivnGiv.com allows users to choose particular causes they wish to support when they are purchasing...

The Loop Pizza Grill launches seasonal coupon fundraiser

The Loop Pizza Grill is offering a free $5 gift card and holiday savings book valued at $35 to customers who purchase a gift card of $25 or more. The promotion runs from Nov.

Domino's UK offers support for murdered employee's family

Domino's Pizza UK is paying for the flights of family members of an employee who was murdered. Sheffield employee Thavisha Lakindu Peiris was attacked last weekend during a pizza delivery, and died from his stab wounds. Thavisha's father, Sarath Mahinda...

Pizza Pizza promo benefits Children's Miracle Network

Pizza Pizza is wrapping up National Pizza Month by offering discounted pizzas in an effort to raise more than $150,000 for 14 children's hospitals across Canada. Customers can contribute by purchasing a medium pepperoni pizza for $4.99 from now through Nov. 10, or a 10-inch half smile pizza for $2 from now through Oct.

Yum! Brands' volunteer initiative nets $250K for nonprofit agencies

Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is awarding more than $250,000 in grants to qualifying nonprofit agencies as part of the company's inaugural Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge. Last year, Yum! launched the volunteer challenge...

NYPD Pizza adds partnership with nonprofit health care group

Arizona-based NYPD Pizza has announced a year-long corporate partnership with Banner Health Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Banner Health. Banner is the largest nonprofit health care system in Arizona, according to a news release, and relies on corporate sponsorships to...

Fox's Pizza sets fundraising record during annual event

Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, Pa., raised close to $51,000 during its annual "Pizza and Prevention" fundraiser. The event raises money for the Punxsutawney Fire Department. The amount set a record for the 12th straight year. The Fox's Pizza team, led by owner Scott Anthony, sold 5,392 Big Daddy pizzas and coupons on Oct.

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