eTab launches food-ordering kiosk with payment capability

A self-service solution that allows restaurant and bar patrons to order and pay at their tables is now available from eTab. It uses a digital-menu interface on a portable touch-screen computer to wirelessly connect table to the restaurant's wait staff...

Naked Pizza picks Phoenix for training facility

New Orleans-based Naked Pizza has chosen Phoenix as the site for its new corporate development hub. The company will use this location to build on its expansion plans, which include developing and operating at least 12 corporate-owned store locations, with...

Hay Group & CRCA: Restaurant salary freezes thawing

According to a recent survey released by management consulting firm Hay Group and the Chain Restaurant Compensation Association (CRCA), the restaurant industry is lifting the salary increase freeze that took hold for the last two years. According to the survey...

Eagle Boys anticipates high Easter weekend sales

Australia's Eagle Boys Pizza is gearing up for a busy Easter weekend, with an anticipated sales increase of 30 percent between April 22 and April 26. Helping drive the sales increase is the country's State of Origin nights (often considered...

NRA honors four with Diversity Awards

The National Restaurant Association honored restaurant entrepreneurs and a culinary college with its 2011 Faces of Diversity. Among the honorees were Richard Castro, a McDonald's franchisee in El Paso, Texas, and Amporn Vasquez, executive chef of Pizza by Elizabeths in...

N.Y. pizzeria ordered to pay $800K in back wages

Martino's Pizzeria Inc., which runs Mama's Pizzeria and Restaurant in Copiague, N.Y., has been ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in back wages to 40 employees via a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The fine includes immediate payment of $390,000 for minimum wage and overtime back wages, and $390,000 in liquidated damages.

Pizzeria owner encourages employees to arm themselves

After Mark Miller's Double-M Pizza was robbed in the Pittsburgh suburb of Charleroi, he decided to take action. According to CBS Pittsburgh, Miller is encouraging his employees to get a weapon permit, train how to use it and carry it...

Class action suit against Pizza Hut grows

More than 20,000 delivery drivers for Pizza Hut's largest franchisee, NPC International Inc., are now considered eligible plaintiffs in a national class action suit stemming from mileage reimbursement. According to the Kansas City Star, a U.S. District Judge granted conditional certification for the drivers based on minimum wage violations.

Study: Managers to hire, pay more in Summer '11

A newly released summer job survey commissioned by SnagAJob.com predicts that hiring managers with available jobs expect to be paying an average of $10.90 this year, a nearly 7 percent increase over last summer’s $10.20. Additionally, those managers are also...

Papa Gino’s Pizzeria deploys PeopleMatter's hiring software

Papa Gino’s Pizzeria, headquartered in Dedham, Mass., has deployed PeopleMatter's HIRE to its more than 280 restaurants throughout New England. The software manages the company’s hiring processes for all units. It is designed to track and pre-qualify dependable applicants, automating...

Goodfella’s opens brick oven pizza school

Goodfella’s of Staten Island has officially opened its wood fired pizza school of New York. The establishment will be one of the most comprehensive pizza schools in the country, focusing on the art of wood fired pizza, as well as...

Eagle Boys taps HR manager

Eagle Boys Pizza, Australia’s second largest pizza company, has named Annette Sibley as its new human resources manager. Sibley’s appointment will enhance Eagle Boys’ employee initiatives and will lead a growing HR team to help drive the company’s strategic direction....

Ireland’s Four Star Pizza rescued by hotelier

Four Star Pizza, which is owned by Zowington and has locations throughout Ireland, has been bought by Gonville Ltd. after struggling with creditors since last year. Gonville is owned by hotelier Michael Holland. According to the Irish Times, the company...

CiCi’s employee throws it down

A Kansas-based CiCi’s Pizza employee has won the company’s inaugural Pizza Throwdown, held last week in Frisco, Texas. Elizabeth Cruz, of Roeland Park, Kan., earned the grand prize of $2,500, a 47-inch Samsung LED TV and the Crystal Pizza Cutter...

NRA launches 'America Works Here' campaign

The National Restaurant Association has launched its "America Works Here" campaign that will help educate opinion leaders, policymakers, and their staff members about the breadth, depth, scope and influence of the restaurant industry on the American economy. Each installment of...

Massachusetts restaurants prep for food allergy law

As of Feb. 1, all Massachusetts restaurants will be required to have a certified food protection manager on staff. The National Restaurant Association and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association jointly unveiled an approved program to help restaurants comply with the state's...

Domino’s UK focuses on jobs

Piggybacking on recent sales success, Domino’s Pizza U.K. announced that it anticipates the creation of 1,700 new jobs in 2011. According to The Grapevine Magazine, these jobs will come with the planned opening of 55 new stores throughout the country...

Pizza Hut makes huge NOLA investment

Pizza Hut Inc. will invest $10 million in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., within the next 18 months.

Popeyes commits to NRA ProStart program

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) fundraising initiative has officially kicked off, benefiting its ProStart program, a 2-year, industry-driven culinary arts and restaurant management education course for high school students. The goal is to raise $3 million in 2011....

CiCi’s employees ready to throw it down

CiCi’s Pizza is gearing up for the finals of its inter-company Pizza Throwdown competition to find the top pizza cook while also benefitting the Salvation Army. CiCi’s team members from around the country will compete for the title of “Ultimate...

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