Women's Foodservice Forum opens event enrollment

The Executive Leadership Program, run by the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) in partnership with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, has opened enrollment for the November event. The program includes four sessions to be completed over 24 months. The recommended first session is at the Kellogg Campus in Chicago, Nov.

Sbarro abandons old recipe for Neopolitan-style pizza

As part of its turnaround initiatives, Sbarro today introduced a new Neapolitan-style pizza. The Italian-inspired pizza will replace the chain's longstanding recipe and will be available at all 500-plus U.S.

Restaurant industry adds 16K jobs in September

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) shows that the restaurant industry has continued to post solid job growth at more than double the rate of the overall economy. Since the employment recovery began in March 2010, the restaurant...

QSRs leading American employment opportunities

Despite a stagnant overall U.S. jobs environment, the restaurant industry is poised to turn in its strongest year of job growth since 2004, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Yum! Brands launches employee volunteer program

Yum! Brands, parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has launched a global initiative aimed at empowering the company's more than 1.4 million associates to volunteer in their communities. The Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge encourages employees to work...

Detroit Style Pizza Co. introduces catering

Detroit Style Pizza Co. has introduced its new catering service, which lets clients serve the chain's award-winning pizza and more at events in the greater metro Detroit area. The Detroit Style Pizza Co.

Yum! Brands awarded for leadership training program

Yum! Brands Inc.'s "Taking People With You" employee leadership training program has received a "Gold Award for Excellence" in the category of custom content from Brandon Hall Group's Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards. The training...

Pizza Ranch named one of Iowa's top workplaces

Iowa-based Pizza Ranch has been named as one of the state's Top Workforces for 2012 by the Des Moines Register. The publication recognized Pizza Ranch's commitment of ethical business management while continuing to improve the quality of its workplace and...

Sutus launches LiveCoach order taking technology

SUTUS Inc., a technology specialist for the pizza franchise industry, has announced the launch of LiveCoach, a new technology feature that gives pizza delivery locations a new way to train staff during the order taking process. SUTUS LiveCoach allows managers...

Top restaurant execs to meet in San Diego for FCES

CEOs and other leaders from the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry will gather Oct. 21-23 at San Diego's US Grant Hotel for the seventh annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, presented by FastCasual.com. Frank Paci of McAlister's Deli and Don...

Sbarro names new chief people officer

Sbarro has named Angela Hornsby as its new chief people officer. In her new role, Hornsby is responsible for leading all areas of the company's human resources strategies, practices and programs including talent acquisition and management, leadership development and training,...

AllergyEats to debut food allergy conference for restaurateurs

AllergyEats will host the inaugural "Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue," on Oct. 16 from 8 a.m.

Compeat introduces restaurant labor management solution

Compeat Restaurant Management Systems has launched Compeat Workforce, a complete labor management solution that delivers time and attendance, forecasting and labor scheduling to the restaurant; as well as a portal for the restaurant staff. Workforce is an integrated component of...

KFC, Pizza Hut managers receive death threats in Nepal

All four of the KFC and Pizza Hut units in Nepal have been closed because their branch managers have received death threats from employees. According to the Associated Press, Devyani International, a Yum! Brands' operator in Nepal and India, announced...

Connecticut pizzeria employs those with developmental disabilities

Taste of Life, a new pizzeria located in West Hartford, Conn., features vegetarian and kosher pizzas and is run out of a synagogue two nights a week by caterer Yosi Awad. According to a reader submission in the Hartford-Courant, the...

Four tips to protecting your online reputation

Whether it's from a disgruntled employee, an angry customer or a competitor, a negative online review can hurt your brand's reputation. "Unfortunately, most business owners are not even aware that these bad reviews are out there," said V. Michael Santoro,...

National Restaurant Association expands food safety education in China

National Restaurant Association representatives traveled to China last month to expand the organization's commitment to food safety education there. While the NRA is already engaged in the Chinese market through its ServSafe International program with partner Ecolab, the trip served...

Kitchens With Confidence partners with Allergy Eats

Kitchens with Confidence, an international food training organization based in Northern Colorado, has teamed up with Boston-based AllergyEats, which specializes in rating how well restaurants cater to consumers with food allergies. Kitchens with Confidence, led by CEO Betsy Craig, is...

Uncle Maddio's introduces gluten-free pizza for kids

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint launched a gluten-free kids' pizza this week. The kids' meal pizzas are available with a choice of more than 25 gluten-free toppings. For people with gluten allergies, including celiac disease, eating food containing gluten can cause varying degrees of illness and internal bodily damage.

NRA launches sixth ServSafe Manager course

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has launched its ServSafe Manager Online Course, 6th Edition – the web-based version of its ServSafe Manager Book, 6th Edition training program. The ServSafe Manager Book, 6th Edition for classroom training was introduced in April....

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