Former Arby's VP joins CiCi's

CiCi's Pizza, a pizza buffet concept, announced the promotion of Steven Jones to chief operating officer.

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Top 3 things to know about hourly hiring in 2015

The upcoming year will be filled with changes and trends that affect how you interact with both job seekers and current employees.

State of the Union puts minimum wage, 30-hour work week, joint employer issues in the spotlight

It's been a busy week in Washington. From the State of the Union address to the Supreme Court to more on the minimum wage, here's a round-up of hot public policy topics for restaurants.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

Competition for talent among hot trends for employers in 2015

The upswing in the economy means competition for talent will heat up in 2015. That means employers need to up their game when it comes to attracting and retaining the best team members.

Restaurant industry hurdles expected to continue in 2015

On top of record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling logistics, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.

Going back to the basics always works

Refer to the failures of your company's ancestors because there is a lot to learn there.

Temporary hires can have a lasting effect

Keep an eye out for a team member who takes new peers under their wing; you just might have had an excellent trainer under your nose.

8 tips for heading off holiday scheduling stress

Increased traffic coupled with more requests for time off can add up to scheduling stress. Check out these tips for reducing the stress.

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NRF: Obama’s overtime rules will 'hollow out' management jobs

The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and trigger a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to the National Retail Federation.

PizzaRev CEO joins California Restaurant Association

PizzaRev CEO and co-founder, Rodney Eckerman, joined the Board of Directors of the California Restaurant Association, the state's restaurant and hospitality industry association.

Former Pizza Hut chief of marketing joins Wendy's

The Wendy's Company announced the appointment of Kurt Kane, 43, to the newly created position of Chief Concept Officer, responsible for all North American marketing and innovation efforts.

Rosati's deploys hiring tech to ensure 'great customer service'

Hireology, provider of employee hiring and selection management technology for franchise systems, announced a partnership with Rosati's Pizza to provide a hiring process across more than 100 Rosati's franchises.

Dunkin' Brands' Government Affairs VP joins NRA as VP of Government Affairs & Policy

Simpson will be a member of the association's executive leadership, reporting to President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

Persona cofounder appointed to CEO

Glenn Cybulski will lead the brand's long-term growth strategy and oversee daily operations for the restaurant.

Pieology selects former California Pizza Kitchen exec as VP

Richard Pineda is now vice president of supply chain, and Hans Milberger is director of construction.

Phoenix Marketing Associates selected by Sanfratello's Pizza for PR and Marketing

Chicago’s South Side pizzeria, Sanfratello’s Pizza, retains Phoenix Marketing Associates as agency of record in Arizona.

Pizza Patrón brand director promoted to executive VP

Pizza Patrón announced that it has promoted Andrew Gamm to executive vice president.

Nevada, Hawaii, Florida boast highest percentage of restaurant workers

States whose restaurant workforces represent the largest proportions of their overall employment include Nevada, with 16 percent; Hawaii, with 14 percent and Florida, with 12 percent. Nationally, the percentage is at about 10 percent.

Domino's to hire 200 people in Detroit

Domino's Pizza is seeking 200 new employees in the Detroit metro area for both full and part-time delivery driver positions.

Marco's appoints former command sergeant to head up training initiatives

Marco’s Pizza has appointed former Command Sergeant Roderick Sanders to Senior Director of Learning and Development.

NRA renews CEO's contract

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement on its decision to renew the contract for Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney.

Infographic: Restaurant workers express optimism about the industry

Nine out of 10 workers surveyed say the restaurant industry is a good place to land a first job.

Restaurant Loss Prevention and Security Association's president resigns

President Vince Vittatoe, Bob Evans Farms Inc., resigned to take a position outside the restaurant industry.

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