Goodfella's launches Pizza School of New York

Goodfella's of Staten Island has announced the launch of its new website and the Pizza School of New York. The Pizza School of New York is a comprehensive pizza school that focuses on wood-fired pizza, gourmet breads, custom brick ovens...

Papa John's fires employee for racially insensitive receipt

A Papa John's employee based in New York City was fired over the weekend after a customer tweeted a photo of her receipt that identified her as "lady chinky eyes." According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, customer Minhee Cho shared a...

Nine California Chuck E. Cheese's fined for child labor violations

Nine Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants have been fined a combined $28,000 by the U.S.

FastCasual.com publishes Restaurant State of the Industry Report 2012: Workforce Management

FastCasual.com has published its Restaurant State of the Industry Report 2012: Workforce Management, which provides a comprehensive view of hiring, retention and compensation trends across the fine dining, fast casual, quick service and casual dining segments. The report includes 55...

Pizza Inn adds winning culinary challenge recipes to menu

The winning recipes from Pizza Inn Inc.'s 2011 National Culinary Contest – the Grilled Cheese Pizza and the Buttered Cinnasugar Pizzert – are now featured on the chain's menu. The annual contest invites franchise owners and employees across the system...

Eagle Boys predicts 20 percent spike from Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, Australia's major thoroughbred horse race, is Nov. 1 and Eagle Boys Pizza is expecting a 20-percent sales lift from the event. Eagle Boys Pizza CEO Todd Clayton said this year's Melbourne Cup should challenge other big pizza-eating...

Pizza wars heat up: Domino's managers charged with setting Papa John's fire

Two managers of a Lake City, Fla., Domino's Pizza unit have been charged with arson in connection to a fire that destroyed a Papa John's Pizza location across town. According to Ocala.com, the fire was reported before 3 a.m. Oct.

Snagajob is No. 1 'Best Small Company to Work For in America'

Snagajob, a provider of workforce solutions for employers, many within the restaurant industry, took the No. 1 position on Entrepreneur.com and the Great Place to Work Institute's Top 10 Best Small Companies to Work for in America.

People Report names Best Practices finalists

People Report and sister company Black Box Intelligence have announced the finalists for the 2011 Best Practices awards to be presented Nov. 3 at the annual "People, Profits, Planet" summit. Companies that are being recognized for their achievements in creating...

Papa John's franchisee files for bankruptcy, paychecks on hold

An 84-unit Papa John's Pizza franchisee filed for bankruptcy earlier this week, a move that has held up paychecks for employees at its Colorado and Minnesota stores, despite those stores' continued operation. The Denver Post reports that PJCOMN Acquisition Corp. requested Chapter 11 protection on Sept.

WyckWyre.com integrates E-Verify hiring tools

WyckWyre.com, an online talent management solution provider, has integrated new recruitment systems that help restaurant employers manage I-9 verifications, receive Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC), conduct background checks and more. "WyckWyre.com now makes focusing on the right person for the...

Eagle Boys goes on a hiring spree

Eagle Boys Pizza, Australia's second largest pizza chain, is going on a hiring spree ahead of the biggest-selling time of the year in the country. Eagle Boys is hoping to fill 1,000 job vacancies in time for soccer finals, school...

People Report, Black Box Intelligence form foodservice joint venture

Black Box Intelligence LLC, Consumer Edge Research LLC, GuestMetrics LLC and People Report have announced the formation of a joint venture that will capture the combined product offerings of the four companies to provide foodservice industry data and analytics. Together,...

Restaurant Management Recruiters launches mobile app for job seekers

Restaurant Management Recruiters (RMR), a specialized recruiting firm created to serve the executive and management recruiting needs of the restaurant industry, has launched RMR Mobile, a free mobile phone application delivering unprecedented access to confidential and rarely-advertised jobs available in...

Upper Crust Pizzeria fined again for labor violations

Upper Crust Pizzeria, in Salem, Mass., has been fined more than $80,000 by the Department of Labor for a violation of federal overtime and record-keeping laws. According to Boston.com, the restaurant failed to pay 11 employees for overtime work. The...

Domino’s growth speeds through UK

Who needs fish and chips when you can order pizza? That's a question many Brits must be asking as Domino's Pizza enjoys sales increases due to online, iPhone and Android ordering. In fact, the company's 2010 sales were up almost...

Pizza Hut plans to expand UK delivery outlets

Pizza Hut plans to open 300 delivery outlets throughout the United Kingdom, a move that would bring as many as 5,000 new jobs to the country. According to The Grapevine Magazine, there are currently 318 such units in the U.K. and Ireland.

Papa Gino’s taps IBM for data analytics

Papa Gino's has implemented IBM business analytics software to closely measure data pulled from the chain's online customer loyalty program. The customer loyalty program has recently boasted a 50 percent increase in the total of an average order at the...

People Report Summer Camp: 'Female Jerry Maguire' discusses building relationships

Molly Fletcher, sports agent, author and president and CEO of Fletcher Digital, spoke to a large audience at People Report Summer Camp Workforce Symposium in Dallas on June 8. Her speech focused on connecting and building relationships, and how her...

NRA: Restaurants to boost summer employment numbers

Restaurants are expected to add 425,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2011 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. This year shows the strongest summer employment projections since 2007, underscoring that...

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