California Pizza Kitchen deploys HotSchedules staffing solution

California Pizza Kitchen has added the HotSchedules solution to its 200-plus U.S. locations. The solution includes web-based products that help restaurants lower labor costs and streamline the employee-scheduling process. HotSchedules rolled out its integrated Workforce and Digital Logbook solutions at...

Flippers Pizzeria promotes catering services for Florida tourist rush

Orlando, Fla.-based Flippers Pizzeria is anticipating a busy few months with the influx of spring break visitors and fans for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament, March 19-25. Flippers is preparing for the crowds by promoting its catering and group...

Kentucky Restaurant Association training members of food safety, allergens

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is offering its members a discounted 90-minute webinar this month, produced by Kitchens with Confidence, a national food safety training organization based in Fort Collins, Colo. Members can sign up for the webinar, "AllerTrain Managing Food...

Flippin' Pizza training staff with new iPad app

Flippin' Pizza has teamed up with Clave Media to develop a branded iPad application that features 2-minute videos created to train younger, tech-savvy staff members. The app was approved by Flippin' founder Patrick Farley, who wanted to improve on his...

Domino's kicks off search for fastest pizza maker

Domino's Pizza kicks off its search for the World's Fastest Pizza Maker today, with store managers and team members from stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland battling in regional competitions throughout February. Regional heats will take place across England,...

NRA touts tourism as key to restaurant jobs growth

Mike Gibbons, former National Restaurant Association board chairman, has been named to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Board.

CiCi's Pizza crowns its 'Ultimate Pizza Artist'

Florinda Albarron of Tomball, Texas, has won the second annual CiCi's Pizza Throwdown, held in Frisco, Texas, earlier this week. Albarron, a Houston resident, will receive an all-inclusive trip for four to Universal Studios in Orlando, $2,500 in cash and...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

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