NYC religious leaders rally for higher QSR wages

A 200-person interfaith rally, facilitated by a clergy coalition, will be held in New York City today to support the city's 50,000 quick-service workers who are protesting for higher wages. The workers are part of the Fast Food Forward campaign,...

Flippers Pizzeria preps for spring break rush

Flippers Pizzeria, which has 13 locations throughout Florida, is preparing for the busy spring break season. The company offers delivery service to hotels and resorts during this time, according to Kelly Pfister, marketing director. It also features a new group...

MonkeyMedia Software launches Catering Institute for restaurant operators

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of turnkey catering solutions for restaurant operators, has announced the launch of its MMS Catering Institute — an education and certification institute for restaurants implementing or improving catering and off-premise operations. The MMS Catering Institute is...

General Mills to host Pizza Crust Boot Camp

Pizza makers will once again have the opportunity to attend Pizza Crust Boot Camp and learn how to make a signature crust from General Mills' team of experts at the 2013 International Pizza Expo March 19-21 in Las Vegas. The...

Pizza Hut searches for new digital manager at SXSW festival

Pizza Hut is conducting 140-second job interviews this week in its search for a new "manager of digital greatness." The interviews will take place in Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals (SXSW), an event featuring music,...

Snagajob hourly employment network names new CEO

Snagajob, an hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, has named Peter Harrison as its new CEO, succeeding founder Shawn Boyer. Harrison is the former CEO at McLean, Va.-based GlobalLogic, a 6,000-employee global services company. Boyer, who founded Snagajob...

Minimum wage legislation introduced, franchise association responds

The debate over the minimum wage has heated up significantly this week. On Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin and Rep.

PeopleMatter receives $19M in capital funding

PeopleMatter announced it has closed a $19-million growth round of capital led by Scale Venture Partners, based in California. According to PeopleMatter CEO and president Nate DaPore, this additional capital will be used to accelerate the company's growth in sales,...

Yum! Brands named diversity award winner at IFA convention

Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands Inc. has received the International Franchise Association's Ronald E.

Annual CiCi's Pizza Throwdown showcases employees' skills

Angel Roldan of the Garland, Texas, CiCi's Pizza restaurant on North Jupiter Road, has been named the winner of CiCi's third annual Pizza Throwdown event. Roldan baked a full buffet of pizzas, desserts and garlic parmesan knots in 24 minutes and 9 seconds to earn the national title.

Domino's Pizza adds bike delivery in Seattle

Domino's Pizza announced it will hire 800 employees across 74 stores in the Seattle market. The positions include delivery drivers, assistant managers and general managers. Additionally, the market has added bike delivery, so cyclists are encouraged to apply.

NRA: Restaurant job growth hit 17-year high in 2012

The restaurant industry added jobs at double the rate of the overall economy in 2012, and the National Restaurant Association expects this trend to continue in 2013. Restaurants added jobs at a rate of 3.4 percent last year, the strongest...

Domino's pushing carryout business to add to store-level profits

Carryout has grown steadily in the past few years and now makes up about one-third of all U.S. orders.

Restaurants with engaged employees rank high in customer satisfaction

Restaurants with the most engaged employees experience exponentially righer customer satisfaction ratings, according to research from management consulting firm DecisionWise. While working with U.S. restaurant chains to measure and improve levels of company-wide employee engagement, DecisionWise quantified the impact on guest perceptions.

Minimum wage set to rise in 10 states in 2013

Although it's far short of the $15 hourly pay many employees in New York and other cities have been protesting for lately, the minimum wage will rise in 2013 in 10 states. Most estimates have the increase between 10 and...

Restaurant workers' wage protests spread to Chicago

After hundreds of New York City quick-service workers walked out of their jobs two weeks ago in protest of low wages, a large crowd is expected to do the same today in Chicago. Leaders from community, labor and faith groups...

Restaurant industry expected to outpace national job growth in 2013

While the operating environment will remain challenging, America's 980,000 restaurants are expected to post record sales and continue to be a leading job creator in 2013, according to the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) 2013 Restaurant Industry Forecast released today. Total...

Franchisees mull hiring freezes if tax rates aren't extended

According to a new survey of franchisees and franchisors, franchise business growth could grind to a halt if the current tax rates aren't extended beyond their Dec. 31 expiration date. The results of IFA's annual Franchise Business Leader Survey, conducted Nov.

Patxi's Pizza recognized as a top job creator

San Francisco-based Patxi's Pizza was ranked No. 83 on Inc.

NRA Educational Foundation awards $3MM in scholarships

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it achieved several major milestones in 2012, including awarding $3 million in scholarships and ProStart program support to help develop the future of America's restaurant industry. According to the NRA, total...

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