Aloha-Monkey integration boosts catering, delivery, takeout

NCR Corp. has integrated MonkeyMedia Software for delivery with the NCR Aloha POS system.

Caputo Cup winner grateful pizza biz is recognized as the 'art' it is

In the pie-shaped world of pizza, the Caputo Cup is the No. 1 slice, and this year a tiny restaurant in Bainbridge Island, Washington, claimed its place in this longest-running pizza competition on the planet. According to a news release,...

Pie Five to touch down at San Francisco airport

Pie Five Pizza is set to touchdown at San Francisco International Airport when its newest location opens later this fall, which is the first California-based restaurant for the chain, a news release said.  Franchisee Jae Chung and his company, Gate 74 Inc. also owns three Burger King locations, including one at the San Francisco airport.

Tough restaurant year continues, especially for Papa John's

The restaurant industry landscape continues to be challenging for leading operators, according to Technomic's compilation and analysis of third quarter earnings reports. To date, approximately 60 companies have released their third-quarter financials with more than half reporting declines in comparable...

Old Chicago Pizza to add 48 stores

Full-service brand Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is going into a growth spurt, having this week signed franchise development agreements for 48 new units in nine states: Alabama; Arizona; Georgia; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Missouri; and Nevada, a news release...

Amici Italian Cafe franchisees win top honors from Georgia Restaurant Association

Amici Italian Café franchisees Jonathan (Bob) Ewing and Jon Joiner brought home the award for Restaurateur of the Year from the Georgia Restaurant Association, giving a point of pride for pizza restaurateurs everywhere. The partners were especially lauded for really...

Malawi's Pizza moves 1 million meals to namesake nation

Malawi's Pizza has hit its goal of delivering 1 million meals to children in the impoverished nation of Malawi, a news release said. The chain is celebrating the laudable achievement with plans to expand nationally in order to deliver a...

NRA applauds, others protest House joint employer act passage

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the Save Local Business Act, a decision that the National Restaurant Association described as a win for restaurant owners, though many small business and labor advocates disagree. "We strongly applaud Congress for standing...

Pie Five loses big in Q1 2018, Pizza Inn fares better

Pie Five and Pizza Inn parent Rave Restaurant Group released Q1 financial results today for the period ending Sept. 24.

Firenza Pizza going to Kansas City

Firenza Pizza is set to open its first Kansas City, Missouri, restaurant Tuesday in the Shops At Boardwalk at 8624 N. Boardwalk Ave., according to a company press release.   The 2,400 square-foot restaurant will celebrate its grand opening Nov.

Your Pie proves 'squashed' pizza can be pretty darn tasty

Your Pie will introduce its newest seasonal Craft Series offering, the Roasted Butternut Squash Pie, on Wednesday. The item will be available through Jan.

Domino's Slack app gives new meaning to 'Cut me some Slack'

Between the chat over a deadline and the banter about the weekend’s escapades, that ubiquitous office messaging system known as Slack is now offering Domino's Pizza fans the ability to order a pie, a press release said. As of today,...

Gen Z spends most their cash on restaurants: 4 ways pizza operators can get it

Generation Z— that millennial cohort born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s — is the subject of a lot of restaurateurs' attention these days. After all, this teen-aged to young adult group makes up a large segment of that always-coveted 18-to-35 demographic.

Vapiano opens mountain-view location in Southern France

Vapiano has opened its 14th location under the ownership of Salvatore Perri, this one in the Marseille region of southern France, a news release said. The new site in La Valentine retail park sits amid hundreds of shops and restaurants as well as cinemas and bowling facilities.

Fresh Brothers brings ‘whiteout’ to Southern Cal

Southern California pizza brand Fresh Brothers is blanketing its patrons with snowy white for the holidays with the debut of a White Pizza this week. The pie features ricotta, Romano, crushed garlic and mozzarella on a crust drizzled with extra...

New tool brings third-party catering delivery to restaurateurs nationally

MonkeyMedia Software and on-demand delivery platform DoorDash have partnered to cater to restaurant catering operations. Their new cloud-based takeout, delivery and catering software platform, Monkey, offers catering delivery at a national level, a news release said. Orders placed through Monkey...

Nov.16 webinar: How to catch a (restaurant) thief

The fact that employees steal in a variety of ways from small acts of supply theft to substantial acts of fraud, is a dirty little secret shared by every player — regardless of size — in the restaurant industry. By...

Papa John's Q3 financials show healthy global growth

Papa John's International has announced Q3 financial results showing a 1 percent comparable sales increase system-wide in North America and a 5.3 percent boost in international comp sales, a news release said. "Our global operators delivered another quarter of positive...

Today’s diners want more, spend  less, like virtual restaurants

Today’s restaurateur had best be the type that literally thrives on competition because a new study shows that staying ahead in their business is increasingly about competing not only for share of plate, but also share of wallet from diners...

HotSchedules integrates workplace management platform with POS

HotSchedules has integrated its workplace management platform to NCR Aloha's restaurant point of sale solution. Restaurants will be able to use this solution to analyze sales trends and forecasting data, according to a press release. This joint solution will help...

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