Pizza Ranch named a Top Workplace in Iowa

Pizza Ranch has been selected by the Des Moines Register as one of Iowa's Top Workplaces in 2013. This is the third year in a row the company has appeared on this list. The Top Workplaces list identifies the leading...

Pizza Hut HR Department recognized for training program

The Pizza Hut Human Resources Department and its LEAD (Leading Excellence And Development) Team, in partnership with Infinitude Creative Group, was awarded the Brandon Hall Group Silver Award for Excellence in the Best Use of Blended Learning category this week....

MenuTrinfo partners with Food Services of America for allergy training

MenuTrinfo has announced a new partnership with Food Services of America, a broadline foodservice distributor. MenuTrinfo will supply nutritional analysis and allergy training for customers participating in FSA's At Your Service program, which provides restaurant operators with services that assist...

Donatos Pizza chairman to appear on Undercover Boss

Donatos Pizza Chairman Jane Grote Abell will be featured on CBS's reality series "Undercover Boss" 8 p.m. on Oct.

California commits to $10 minimum wage

On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law increasing the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour, the highest in the country. The increase will be gradual until January 2016, when it will be fully in place. According to Reuters, the law passed the state Senate by a vote of 26 to 11, and the Assembly 51-25.

Franchise Association releases new Obamacare guide

The International Franchise Association has released an informational pamphlet to help employers educate their workers on their obligations and options with the Affordable Care Act ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. On Oct.

Eight California Papa John's units close abruptly

Eight Sacramento, Calif., area Papa John's units closed abruptly last week, surprising employees and corporate. According to News 10, a note was found on the door of one of the locations, blaming "circumstances beyond our control" for the closings. Employees...

Forecast calls for big jump in seasonal hiring

According to the sixth-annual survey commissioned by Snagajob, more holiday seasonal jobs should be available this year compared to last year. The survey included 1,000 hourly hiring managers, and was conducted by IPSOS Public Affairs for Snagajob. Results highlights include:...

E-learning platform, Schoox, delivers 500,000 video lectures to restaurant employees

Red Book Connect's Schoox, a social e-learning platform for the service industry, announced today that it has delivered more than 500,000 video lectures to restaurant employees. "In just seven months since Schoox became part of Red Book Connect, an incredible...

Free webinar on employee training available for download

Training teams is an essential part of any restaurant's operations, but how that training is accomplished is changing in positive ways that help learners be more engaged, both initially and in the long term. Restaurant operators learned why social learning...

National Food Safety Month campaign kicks off

The National Restaurant Association is hosting its annual National Food Safety Month throughout September. This year's campaign spotlights the increasing importance of food allergen awareness and builds public knowledge for the restaurant and foodservice industry's commitment to all aspects of...

Starbucks not cutting health insurance, hours for Obamacare

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters Monday that the company will not cut health insurance benefits or reduce employee hours to prepare for costs associated with Obamacare. Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, is expected to be implemented in 2014....

QSR employees call for national day of strikes over wages

The minimum-wage protests that have been bubbling under the surface throughout the quick-service restaurant industry for nearly a year now may soon come to a boil. QSR and retail workers from eight cities have called on minimum-wage employees from around...

Mazzio's, Hungry Howie's deploy management software suite

Mazzio's Italian Eatery and Hungry Howie's Pizza have begun using ShiftNote's web-based management software suite to improve shift management at the store level. These two join a growing list of national restaurant and hospitality clients, which include Landry's Inc., California...

Registration open for free webinar: Training 2.0 - When Learning Goes Social

Training teams is an essential part of any restaurant's operations, but how that training is accomplished is changing in positive ways that help learners be more engaged, both initially and long-term. Restaurant operators will learn why social learning must be...

Report: Restaurant salaries, benefits looking brighter

People Report has released the 2013 Corporate Compensation and Benefits Survey, which answered these questions: Are restaurant employees' compensation and benefits package competitive? Do restaurants offer hourly restaurant workers as well as corporate employees fair wages? More than 140 brands...

Proven streamlines hiring with new employer app

Proven, a mobile employment app, has launched its new Employer App, a mobile job-listing solution that creates a more efficient hiring process, according to a company press release. The free service gives companies of all sizes the ability to post jobs to Craigslist and then search, sort and contact candidates directly from a smartphone or tablet.

MenuTrinfo offering gluten-free training at foodservice expo

MenuTrinfo, a provider of nutritional analysis and allergen identification for foodservice operators, will be the official provider of allergy and gluten-free training during the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Aug. 18-20 in Los Angeles, and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Sept.

Snagajob report shows 114 percent jump in mobile job searches

Snagajob released its quarterly report of job seeker activity based on data captured from its website. The report notes that adults under 25 are more active in their job search efforts than older Americans. Report highlights include: Younger job seekers have been more likely to get back in the hunt compared to the older working population.

Restaurant industry supports redefinition of full-time employee under Obamacare

On Friday, the National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski's (D-Ill.) efforts to change the 2010 Affordable Care Act law's definition of "full-time" to 40 hours per week. The legislation, known as the "Forty Hours is Full-time Act," would change...

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