Toppers returns to its 'rebel' roots with items 'outside the (pizza) box'

Toppers returns to its 'rebel' roots with items 'outside the (pizza) box'

Toppers is going back to its quirky beginnings by thinking "outside the (pizza) box" when it comes to the brand's menu.

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Papa John's kicks Schnatter out of HQ, acts to fix brand, company culture

Papa John's kicks Schnatter out of HQ, acts to fix brand, company culture

Investors are showing their approval in the actions taken thus far by Papa John's to act on the problems inflicted by its founder's words. Stocks were up decisively at the close of markets last week, so Papa John's leadership is pressing full-steam ahead to distance itself from its controversial founder.

Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Despite the global news swirling around Papa John's brand and its controversial founder, John Schnatter, it was a pretty profitable week for pizza restaurateurs in the U.S., with all the brands monitored by this site showing gains last week.

Papa John's, University of Louisville put distance between brands and Schnatter

Papa John's, University of Louisville put distance between brands and Schnatter

As Papa John's sets about the process of removing embattled founder John Schnatter from its branding, the University of Louisville stadium bearing the brand's moniker will drop that identifier, moving back to Cardinal Stadium rather than Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Study: Pizza brands have big opportunity in Gen Z travelers

Study: Pizza brands have big opportunity in Gen Z travelers

College-age consumers are not that wild about partying when they are traveling, but they DO love traveling itself more than any other single activity. And therein lies the opportunity for pizza brands because when Gen Z travels their No. 1 thing to do is dine out, beating out even partying, which came in at a paltry No. 6 in a new Gen Z survey.

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

Survey finds Gen Zers, families lead the restaurant spend race

A study reveals three ways for restaurant brands to increase sales.

Little Caesars among brands queried by AGs on anti-poach pacts

Little Caesars among brands queried by AGs on anti-poach pacts

Did Little Caesars or any of seven other limited-service brands cut anti-poaching deals to prevent competitors from hiring away employees? That's the question a number of U.S. state attorneys general are probing.

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodity and pizza stock prices were a true blend of good and bad news last week with the bright spots in this week's report revolving around a plentiful cheese supply and healthy crude oil inventories.

A smart new source for pizza payment, financial info

A smart new source for pizza payment, financial info

Contemplating going cashless, accepting Bitcoin and adding online and mobile payment options are just a few decisions restaurateurs and retailers are facing these days, but making those decisions just got easier.

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

An inside look at Taco Bell’s digital transformation to deliver an enhanced customer experience

Rafik Hanna, senior director of Taco Bell’s All Access, shared insight on how the QSR is transforming to drive a best-in-class customer experience and why technology is always at the forefront in a keynote address at the recent ICX Summit

Kotipizza's sizzling summer starts with record-breaking sales

Kotipizza's sizzling summer starts with record-breaking sales

June was a sizzler for Northern European brand, Kotipizza, which reported record-breaking sales for the month and a 14.7 percent same-store sales increase in June.

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E-Commerce Tax Decision Can Hurt Retailers

E-Commerce Tax Decision Can Hurt Retailers

Small businesses and retailers around the country will undoubtedly face new challenges as they are tasked with collecting online sales tax.

Type: General

Sponsor: Scott and Company LLC


The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

The Evolution of Nontraditional Dining

Supermarkets, convenience stores, retail centers and food halls are starting to take a bite out of the restaurant industry. Here’s what operators need to know to succeed in this environment.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Visual Graphic Systems, Inc. / Studio D Creative


5 Key Techniques for Boosting Restaurant Check Averages

5 Key Techniques for Boosting Restaurant Check Averages

Determining when you are losing valuable income from existing guests and taking proactive measures to recoup that revenue is essential to surviving in today’s challenging marketplace.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Custom Culinary


Survey Helps Industry Understand Consumer Desire for Biometric Payments | POS | Retail | Quick Service | Mobile

Survey Helps Industry Understand Consumer Desire for Biometric Payments | POS | Retail | Quick Service | Mobile

An easy-to-read, quick and informative infographic which shares the interesting findings of a survey into customer attitudes to biometric payments. Learn how adoption varies between different age groups and genders, which countries are most keen and whether customers prefer payment by fingerprint, iris scanning or facial recognition.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: TNS, Inc.


Vital Data Breach Insights Reveal Latest Trends | Security | POS | Mobile | ATMs | Kiosk | Loss | Retail

Vital Data Breach Insights Reveal Latest Trends | Security | POS | Mobile | ATMs | Kiosk | Loss | Retail

As data breaches continue to occur, are criminals keeping to tried and tested means or adapting to new opportunities? This new infographic from TNS looks at the latest trends in data breaches. Download your copy now.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: TNS, Inc.


Time to think about your mobile site as the ‘new front door’

Time to think about your mobile site as the ‘new front door’

The growth of mobile ordering in the restaurant space is facilitating new convenience, speed and simplicity. Consumers not only prefer these experiences from their favorite brands, they expect them.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS


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Toppers returns to its 'rebel' roots with items 'outside the (pizza) box'