Denver pizza chain gets a slice of the Shark Week pie

The longest-running cable TV event in history, Shark Week, is upon us and one pizza restaurateur isn't going to miss out on this now 29-year-old event, originally begun to correct some of the more terrifying misconceptions about our toothy underwater...

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3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building,

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

Webinar: The Halal Guys shares 3 loyalty lessons with big pay-offs

The Halal Guys Marketing Director Andrew Eck related valuable information in the hour-long session, including three principles that he said brands must keep in mind in their loyalty program creation.

The kiosk game: What restaurants must be prepared to pay to play

While self-service initiatives provide significant ROI opportunities, businesses should understand all of the necessary costs and how they plan to fit those costs in their current budget before moving forward.

It’s a jungle out there, all right, and its name is Amazon

There may never be a more fitting name than that of Amazon, the mega online retailer that has come to demonstrate what the term “It’s a jungle out there” really means when referring to the ruthlessness of the business world. And now the food service industry is seeing firsthand how Amazon institutes the "law of the jungle."

Commodities: Last week was 'all mixed up'

For pizza operators, last week was a grab-bag of results on the commodities and stock markets, where prices paid for public brands and essential operational ingredients experienced ups and downs relative to their individual markets.

Infographic: Great ways restaurants can lighten the load on that online carbon footprint

From eco-friendly web hosting and printer-friendly content to streamlined fulfillment processes and "green" shipping, there are a variety of ways restaurant brands can operate with a clean conscience.

Domino's moo-ves in to milk some action from 'Cow Appreciation' events

What do you do when a competitor has a really good annual promotion that they thought of first? If you're Domino's, you apparently tell the competition to "moo-ve" over. Such is the case today, as Domino's QSR competitor Chick-fil-A celebrates...

Commodities: Holiday makes for a mild mid-summer trading week

It was a relatively uneventful week in commodity and pizza stock trading with only moderate gains or losses on either front, suggesting that a lot of traders like to build summer vacations around the long Independence Day holiday, too.

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

Brands with the most loyal and committed customers know you only earn super-loyalty when you participate in customers' lives, says veteran marketing guru, Norty Cohen.

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Evaluate & Improve Your Franchise Recruitment Site

This worksheet takes you through a step-by-step process of evaluating your current franchise recruitment website and turning your findings into actionable steps for improvement.

Type: Mini-Guide

Sponsor: FranConnect




Avoid Mobile Order Pick-Up Mayhem

The ideal mobile order pick-up program gives customers fast, convenient service and delivers higher throughput for restaurants and food-service venues. 

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Apex Supply Chain Technologies




Driving Delivery Performance

Does your delivery service need a tune-up? Explore proven techniques to manage driver performance and delivery efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS




Locking Down Security

The National Restaurant Association estimates that US restaurants lose $2 billion each year to employee theft. Is it happening to you?

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS




Restaurant PCI Basics

Restaurants are at high risk of credit card fraud. It's a risk that many restaurant operators underestimate -- and many are too confused by the technical requirements to protect their businesses effectively. In fact, while the risk is real, you can take action to protect your customers' cardholder data and to safeguard your business.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS




Controlling Food Costs with Inventory Software: Top Tips for Success

With food costs on the rise, the most successful restaurant operators take great care to manage inventory and limit waste. Inventory is cash on the shelves, and waste, over-stocking, theft, and spoilage immediately impact a restaurant's bottom line -- often to the tune of thousands of dollars per year.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: SpeedLine POS


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