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.

Pizza Hut launches website for prospective franchisees

Pizza Hut has launched PizzaHutFranchise.com, a new website showcasing franchising opportunities nationwide, making it easier for potential franchisees to join the Pizza Hut team. "We're excited to offer people a way to really understand, step by step, what it means...

Baskin-Robbins names Papa John's veteran to new post

While many companies continue to downsize, Baskin-Robbins has created a new positon to oversee U.S. operations.

Cicerone program aims to burnish chain beer service

In a soon-to-be-published PizzaMarketplace.com survey, a surprising 50 percent of respondents claimed drinks accounted for 11 to 30 percent of their overall profits. While much of that is certainly comprised of high-margin soft drinks, the pizza brewpub genre is on...

Pizza Ranch rewards staff with company-branded Nikes

Midwest buffet chain Pizza Ranch is giving "branding" a whole new meaning -- one that applies to the feet of their employees. The company has named the Brandon, S.D., "ranch hands" as the Crew of the Year at the company's recent convention in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

PES 2010: Restaurant executives share industry secrets

This week's Pizza Executive Summit attendees took advantage of the niche expertise of its top-level executive makeup by engaging in smaller breakout sessions. The resulting hands-on "Brain Exchange" sessions covered topics from constructing creative menu items, to coupon-free promotion strategies, to money-saving store build-outs.

Restaurants to add 428,000 summer jobs in 2010

Restaurants are expected to add 428,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2010 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections released June 14. "In these tough economic times, restaurants are playing an ever more...

Restaurants to add 428,000 summer jobs in 2010

Restaurants are expected to add 428,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2010 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association projections released June 14. "In these tough economic times, restaurants are playing an ever more...

People Report: Seven ways to engage your workforce

The first full day of the People Report Summer Camp Conference offered a lineup of experiences for attendees that addressed many of the ways restaurant brands can keep their workforce engaged. Those experiences included: Community service — The day began...

People Report: Seven ways to engage your workforce

The first full day of the People Report Summer Camp Conference offered a lineup of experiences for attendees that addressed many of the ways restaurant brands can keep their workforce engaged. Those experiences included: Community service — The day began...

People Report Summer Camp offers HR insights

People Report Summer Camp Conference opened last night in Frisco, Texas, just outside of Dallas. The conference includes sessions today and tomorrow on topics including employee motivation, recruiting and engagement as well as social media and e-learning.

People Report Summer Camp offers HR insights

People Report Summer Camp Conference opened last night in Frisco, Texas, just outside of Dallas. The conference includes sessions today and tomorrow on topics including employee motivation, recruiting and engagement as well as social media and e-learning. Last night, the...

NRA, UnitedHealthcare partner to launch Restaurant Health Care Alliance

The National Restaurant Association and UnitedHealthcare Saturday will launch the Restaurant Health Care Alliance, offering a suite of products that will help nearly 13 million restaurant employees gain easier access to health care coverage and related products and services. Today,...

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