Patxi's Pizza recognized as a top job creator

San Francisco-based Patxi's Pizza was ranked No. 83 on Inc.

NRA Educational Foundation awards $3MM in scholarships

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it achieved several major milestones in 2012, including awarding $3 million in scholarships and ProStart program support to help develop the future of America's restaurant industry. According to the NRA, total...

Domino's plans hiring spree for busy season

Starting today, Domino's begins a stretch of time that will feature three of its top five days of the year — including Thanksgiving Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The time period will also feature Cyber Monday, a...

Upper Crust closes 10 units amidst bankruptcy battle

Boston-based Upper Crust has closed 10 of its 17 restaurants in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., as is navigates through bankruptcy. According to the Boston Herald, the company is trying to find a buyer. Mark G.

Papa Murphy's responds to Papa John's Obamacare drama

Amidst another social media firestorm (and boycott movement) surrounding Papa John's CEO John Schnatter's controversial comments about Obamacare, another large pizza chain has not-so-subtly announced its own (seemingly opposing) views on the healthcare law. This afternoon, Papa Murphy's Pizza, the...

Pizza Hut donates 10K books through reading program

In celebration of National Young Readers Week Nov.12-16, Pizza Hut and its Book It! Program have selected the winning restaurants in the third annual Book It! Big Book Giveaway. The giveaway challenges Pizza Hut restaurants nationwide to develop creative and...

Sbarro's new pizza promo yields 100K new Facebook fans

Sbarro introduced its new Neapolitan-style pizza recipe by giving away more than 35,000 free slices throughout October. The slices were delivered nationwide via branded 1940s pizza trucks. To augment the "Slice of Italy Tour," Sbarro launched a 360-degree marketing campaign that included experiential, in-store, public relations and social media.

Menu testing services now offered for allergen-friendly meals

Food expert Lara Holland has developed a restaurant training program to help identify menu flaws as operators try to attract consumers with food allergies. Holland works directly with restaurants — from single locations to national chains — to help them...

Study: Election a non-factor in hourly employers' business decisions

While hourly employers have an eye on the presidential election and its potential effects on health care, most are not waiting until after Election Day to make business decisions, according to a poll of hourly employers by Snagajob. More than...

Canada's Pizza 73 introduces gluten-free menu

Pizza 73, with 72 locations throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, has introduced a gluten-free menu featuring four new pizzas. Available in a 10-inch crust, the line of gluten-free pizzas are made using a rice-based flour as the main ingredient...

Women's Foodservice Forum opens event enrollment

The Executive Leadership Program, run by the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) in partnership with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, has opened enrollment for the November event. The program includes four sessions to be completed over 24 months. The recommended first session is at the Kellogg Campus in Chicago, Nov.

Sbarro abandons old recipe for Neopolitan-style pizza

As part of its turnaround initiatives, Sbarro today introduced a new Neapolitan-style pizza. The Italian-inspired pizza will replace the chain's longstanding recipe and will be available at all 500-plus U.S.

Restaurant industry adds 16K jobs in September

New analysis by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) shows that the restaurant industry has continued to post solid job growth at more than double the rate of the overall economy. Since the employment recovery began in March 2010, the restaurant...

QSRs leading American employment opportunities

Despite a stagnant overall U.S. jobs environment, the restaurant industry is poised to turn in its strongest year of job growth since 2004, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Yum! Brands launches employee volunteer program

Yum! Brands, parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has launched a global initiative aimed at empowering the company's more than 1.4 million associates to volunteer in their communities. The Hunger to Hope Volunteer Challenge encourages employees to work...

Detroit Style Pizza Co. introduces catering

Detroit Style Pizza Co. has introduced its new catering service, which lets clients serve the chain's award-winning pizza and more at events in the greater metro Detroit area. The Detroit Style Pizza Co.

Yum! Brands awarded for leadership training program

Yum! Brands Inc.'s "Taking People With You" employee leadership training program has received a "Gold Award for Excellence" in the category of custom content from Brandon Hall Group's Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards. The training...

Pizza Ranch named one of Iowa's top workplaces

Iowa-based Pizza Ranch has been named as one of the state's Top Workforces for 2012 by the Des Moines Register. The publication recognized Pizza Ranch's commitment of ethical business management while continuing to improve the quality of its workplace and...

Sutus launches LiveCoach order taking technology

SUTUS Inc., a technology specialist for the pizza franchise industry, has announced the launch of LiveCoach, a new technology feature that gives pizza delivery locations a new way to train staff during the order taking process. SUTUS LiveCoach allows managers...

Top restaurant execs to meet in San Diego for FCES

CEOs and other leaders from the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry will gather Oct. 21-23 at San Diego's US Grant Hotel for the seventh annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, presented by FastCasual.com. Frank Paci of McAlister's Deli and Don...

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