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....

Gatti's Pizza introduces gluten-free offerings

On July 31, Gatti's Pizza will offer guests one free 12-inch medium three-topping gluten-free pizza. This one day event kicks off the launch of gluten-free pizzas now available at all 16 Gatti's Pizza restaurants in Austin, Texas. The free gluten-free...

Pizza Hut franchisee offers payroll debit cards for staff

TFG Card Solutions has provided the employees at JGJ Management's nine Pizza Hut franchises with payroll debit cards. The cards allow unbanked employees to have immediate access to their paycheck without check cashing fees. "The TFG Visa Paycard allows every...

Nat'l Restaurant Association creates new Military Foundation

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is enhancing efforts to build career opportunities and support for military personnel and veterans with the launch of its Military Foundation. The NRA's Military Foundation will focus on providing training and industry support to military...

Restaurant associations file lawsuit against U.S. Dept. of Labor over tipping

Restaurant industry trade associations have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and restaurant employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools. The lawsuit was brought by the Oregon Restaurant and...

National Restaurant Association reports continued restaurant job growth

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association shows that the restaurant industry continues to serve as a leading creator of jobs, outpacing overall U.S. employment growth.

Restaurant industry reports continued positive sales

The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive for the months ahead, as the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained above 100 in May. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook...

Yum! Restaurants International names new general manager of Brazil

Yum! Restaurants International has appointed Andréa Rolim to the position of general manager, Brazil, overseeing the operations, marketing, training and overall leadership of the KFC and Pizza Hut business in the Brazilian market. "Brazil is one of our biggest opportunities...

Health Care Law upheld, restaurant industry players respond

The United States Supreme Court today upheld a majority of the provisions within the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), with a 5-4 decision. The act was introduced and signed by President Barack Obama in 2010. The majority opinion...

Yum! Brands' David Novak named CEO of the Year

Chief Executive magazine has named David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands, as its "2012 CEO of the Year," an award nominated and selected by a group of his peers. Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands includes 37,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco...

Poll: Hourly employers optimistic about hiring outlook

While private employers added a disappointing 82,000 jobs in May, employers that are part of hourly employment network Snagajob, are "optimistic" when asked about their general hourly hiring outlook. Almost two-thirds (64 percent) labeled themselves "optimistic" about hourly hiring in...

Webinar to discuss efficiencies in hiring practices

FastCasual.com and Hot Schedules are hosting a joint webinar June 28 to discuss efficiencies in restaurant operators' hiring practices. The webinar will be held at 2 p.m. June 28.

Webinar to focus on hourly workforce management

FastCasual.com, in partnership with Charleson, S.C.-based PeopleMatter, is hosting the June 19 webinar, "Top 5 Ways Multiple Systems are Killing Your ROI," at 2 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will cover the pitfalls restaurant operators face when using multiple HR...

Cottage Inn modifies NASCAR delivery plan

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Cottage Inn has scaled back its plans to deliver pizzas to campers at the Michigan International Speedway during NASCAR race weekends. According to AnnArbor.com, the service won't be available until June, and delivery will only be available...

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