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...

Domino’s stocks up for busy weekend

Domino’s has stocked up on ingredients and staffing at its stores throughout the country, as the pizza chain expects to sell about 19.2 million slices on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The company said these are two of...

Upper Crust under investigation again

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office is investigating the Upper Crust pizza chain for potentially violating the state’s minimum wage laws. According to the Boston Globe, allegations were brought forth from former Upper Crust employees claiming the chain exploited Brazilian immigrant...

Pizza.com adds to sales team

California-based Pizza.com, a pizza search engine, has added Shay Traynor to its sales team. Traynor most recently worked for Restaurant.com, where she was a top 10 representative and worked to expand the online company’s territory. She has more than 15...

Papa John’s names new SVP of human resources

Papa John's International has announced the appointment of Annette Calhoun to senior vice president of human resources. In this position, Calhoun is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s global human resources function, including benefits, compensation, organizational and leadership...

Bosco's Pizza creates innovative wellness program

Bosco's Pizza Co. has deployed a holistic, trackable wellness program for its employees.

Philadelphia restaurant workers get insurance break

More than 500,000 Pennsylvania restaurant workers will soon have access to health insurance and related products and services through a new private health alliance unveiled by business, industry and political leaders, including Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, in Philadelphia. The...

NRA supports repeal of 1099 reporting requirements

The National Restaurant Association has issued a statement from Scott DeFife, executive vice-president for Policy and Government Affairs, regarding the September 14 U.S. Senate votes on repealing the expanded 1099 reporting requirement: "Although the Senate could not reach an agreement...

CiCi’s gets new CMO, CDO

CiCi's Pizza has announced the addition of Bill Spae as chief development officer. As CDO, Spae will focus on brand re-imaging, development strategy and execution, expansion in underserved and target markets and nontraditional locations, franchisee recruitment, and international development. Before...

Domino’s promotes Lawton to CFO

Domino's Pizza has named Michael Lawton as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Lawton, 51, is an 11-year veteran of Domino's Pizza, and has a proven track record as the head of its highly successful international business.

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