CDC expands warnings on e. coli, Yuma-sourced romaine lettuce

After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded warnings around the use of Yuma, Arizona-originated romaine lettuce due to e.

Domino's puts AI on the phone

Domino's puts AI on the phone

Phone orders and breaking-edge technology aren't often used in the same sentence these days, but that is exactly where Domino's is putting its latest initiative using artificial intelligence. The mega-pizza brand said this morning that is using AI for its...

Pizza Hut pulls out all stops for NFL draft

New NFL sponsor, Pizza Hut, is coming on strong in its initial campaign with the Plano-based Pizza Hut enlisting NFL superstar wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster as ambassador of the Pizza Hut "Doorbell Dance," according to a news release. The brand’s...

Study: Why hourly workers forced to work multiple jobs

Study: Why hourly workers forced to work multiple jobs

About 38 percent of American workers earn $20 or less an hour through hourly jobs or gig work and need more hours to make ends meet, according to Snag's State of the Hourly Worker Report. Additionally, nearly half of restaurant...

Papa Murphy's refranchises all Colorado stores

Papa Murphy's is refranchising its 28 Colorado company-owned stores to Fresh Take LLC — owned by Ryan McCallister, Tyler Ross and Brad Seymore — as part of its push to refranchise most of its company-owned properties, a news release said....

Large-scale corporate catering comes to Caviar with Zesty acquisition

Large-scale corporate catering comes to Caviar with Zesty acquisition

Caviar food ordering platform's parent company, Square Inc., has acquired certain assets of another company-centered catering platform called Zesty. The acquisition will help Caviar strengthen and scale its growing corporate ordering business, called Caviar for Teams, to serve meals from the leading restaurants in the U.S.

Pizza Hut Museum opens at Wichita State

Wichita State University is hosting a grand opening April 25 at its Pizza Hut Museum on the Innovation Campus, according to a press release. The chain's initial founders, Dan and Frank Carney, will speak at the ribbon-cutting and reception, and...

Blaze opens in Azusa, California

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza has moved into a 2,700-square-foot location in Azusa, California, on Alosta Avenue, a news release said. The Citrus Crossing store has seating for 63 and an outside patio.  Next Thursday, April 26, the location will celebrate its entrance into the neighborhood by giving free build-your-own pies to social media followers.

Your Pie expects to be open in 10 new markets 1st half of 2018

After breaking into three new markets in Q1 this year, Your Pie leadership said the10-year-old chain expects to add another five cities in Q2, which ends June 30. "We have a vision to see Your Pie expand its reach and...

Domino's now delivering to a dog park near you

Domino's will now deliver to some 150,000 outdoor locations, or "Domino's Hotspots" as they are referred to in the company's app or website, following a successful test in outdoor-centric Miami, Florida, last fall. U.S. parks and landmarks are among the...

Bertucci's files for bankruptcy, asset purchase pact in place

Bertucci's, which offers pizza and other Italian specialties, has filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, according to a company press release. Under the asset purchase agreement, Right...

Mod Pizza promotes 3 executives

Mod Pizza has promoted COO Paul Twohig to president and COO, Megan Hansen to senior vice president of people and Lisa Luebeck to senior vice president of legal and general counsel, a news release said. "Each of them has been...

[LIVE WEBINAR] How Self-Order Kiosks Improve Restaurant Operations & Bottom Line

[LIVE WEBINAR] How Self-Order Kiosks Improve Restaurant Operations & Bottom Line

McDonald's found that average check sizes grow $1 when customers order through kiosks, and 20 percent more customers order drinks. These are just two of the impressive pieces of data you'll hear about in a free, hour-long webinar on April 24 at 11 a.m.

Kotipizza sees record-breaking sales in March

Total sales for restaurants in the Kotipizza chain, part of Kotipizza Group Oyj, grew 19.4 percent in March 2018 compared with the year before. Same-store sales, based on figures from 237 restaurants, rose 13.6 percent. In 2018, March sales came to more than $12.5 million, compared with $10.4 million in the previous year.

SkinnyPizza squeezes into Connecticut

SkinnyPizza, a New York City-based chain that specializes in serving a healthier version of traditional New York-style pizza, is opening its first Connecticut location this week at 30 Greenwich Ave., in Greenwich, according to a press release. Joseph Vetrano, who...

Villa Italian gives customers catering with a click

Morristown, New Jersey-based multibrand restaurant operator and franchisor, Villa Restaurant Group, has gotten into online ordering for catering at its Villa Italian Kitchen and Green Leaf's Beyond Great Salads holdings. As of last month, both brands can now take orders...

Free webinar: Sonny's BBQ CIO will give inside look behind brand's switch to cloud-based POS

Switching to a cloud-based POS system helped Sonny's BBQ streamline operations and boost customer engagement, a story that Sonny's CIO Joe Tenczar will share during a free webinar, "Cloud POS: The Solution That Drives Your Innovation," at 2 pm. Eastern, April 19.

What pizza restaurateurs should know about frozen pie market

The popularity of retail pizza chains is helping frozen pizza sales, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. The study, which investigated the growth of the frozen pizza market growth, found that global rises in disposable income and...

Blaze opens in Fountain Valley, California

Blaze is opening a locally owned and operated Fountain Valley, California, store today on Brookhurst Street in the Shoppes at Fountain Valley. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant seats 36 and has an exterior patio, a news release said.  To celebrate the opening customers at the store today between 10:30 a.m.

Delivery sales soar: It's 'what's for dinner' ... also lunch, breakfast, snacks

Delivery is living up to its name for the restaurant industry, 'delivering' sizable gains in both visits and sales over the last five years for restaurant operators, according to a new NPD Group study on the subject. The research company...

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