Celiac awareness foundation now offers restaurant credentialing

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, has launched a gluten-free credentialing program that will enable restaurants to manage the growing interest around gluten-free menu items....

Domino's Pizza Hero iPad game adds hiring component

Domino's launched its Pizza Hero iPad game about a year ago, allowing fans to create virtual pizzas – from rolling the dough to tapping on the toppings. But now, according to the blog Kotaku, the game (available free at the...

Restaurants add 560,000 jobs, NRA partners with CareerBuilder

The National Restaurant Association reports that restaurants have added more than 560,000 jobs since the beginning of the employment recovery, with more than 200,000 of those positions created in the last six months. "The restaurant industry strongly contributes to the...

HotSchedules forms partnership with My Recruiting Center

HotSchedules has announced that it has formed a partnership with My Recruiting Center (MRC), a provider of paperless applicant-tracking systems and employee onboarding solutions, to provide a fully integrated single sign-on suite of labor-management and hiring solutions. Features of MRC...

Restaurant operators continue to report positive sales, optimism

Bolstered by positive same-store sales and traffic results and an optimistic outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) remained above 100 for the fourth consecutive month in February. The RPI – a monthly composite index...

Survey: Summer job market improving

With more than 200,000 jobs added to U.S. payrolls in each of the last three months, hiring managers for summer jobs have more positive news for job-seeking teens this year: seasonal hiring is predicted to be at levels similar to last year and much improved from the recession.

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...

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.

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