Papa Murphy's tests the delivery waters via Amazon Prime

Seven Papa Murphy outlets in Oregon are testing delivery of the chain's take-and-bake products with Amazon Prime members in Portland and Seattle, according to a news release. "Our product is uniquely suited for delivery because, unlike a cooked pizza, it...

Restaurant AI study gathers guest experience data

SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions recently announced the results of a test of AI automated speech recognition technology, VIA Analytics. The test monitored restaurant calls to P.F.

Monday restaurant worker strike talk grows

Strike rumblings are getting louder around a potential restaurant worker job action planned to take place Monday, May 1, including a planned massive labor march in the nation's capitol. However, a run-up event scheduled for today at noon featuring food...

Domino's racks up 93 quarters global sales growth; 24 in the US

Domino's reported today that its domestic same-store sales grew a healthy 10.2 percent in Q1 2017. the global store count and earnings per share also increased.

Meal kit chain expands in the Gulf Coast

Meal assembly kit company, Dream Dinners, is expanding in Alabama after signing a franchise deal to open a store in Daphne. The deal is the start of what the company said is its long-term goal of continued growth in the...

California Pizza Kitchen delivers all the hits on its summer discs

California Pizza Kitchen has created a slew of warm weathers offerings in line with current cultural trends to eat for a longer, healthier life. "Our new menu additions feature summer-fresh ingredients like strawberries and watermelon that we're using in playful...

Pinkberry/Paytronix promotion reveals open rates' 'dirty little secret'

Last Independence Day, Pinkberry generated a few of its own fireworks when it launched a wildly successful double points ice cream promotion using the brand's Patronix-powered Pinkcard Loyalty program. The campaign ultimately not only netted the brand a Paytronix Loyaltees...

Yum China names interim CFO

Yum China Holdings Inc. has appointed Jacky Lo as its interim CFO, effective June 1.

Restaurant industry upbeat for 2017; big year for digital marketing

This year promises to be a lucrative one for the restaurant industry, according to the Toast Restaurant POS "Restaurant Success in 2017 Industry Report," which takes an inside look at restaurant owners' strategies for this year. Toast compiled data from...

Restaurant worker org joins suit against Trump

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United has joined a lawsuit filed by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington against the Trump Administration in Washington, D.C. a news release said.  The organizations allege that the administration has violated a stipulation in the U.S. Constitution called the foreign emoluments clause.

Millennials dictate Harris Poll brand winners

The Harris Poll EquiTrend Brand Equity results are in and the winners in the five restaurant categories are: Burgers: Five Guys QSR and coffee: Starbucks Casual dining: Cheesecake Factory Ice cream and frozen yogurt: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Shop...

Papa John's turns to antiquity to meet latest pizza trend

Sorghum, teff, amaranth and quinoa are all grains used in antiquity. But the food service industry is embracing them as among the trendiest edibles going — one reason that Papa John's is using those four grains in its new gluten-free pizza crust now testing in five large U.S.

Yelp's restaurant review data gets much easier to use

Restaurant social media managers at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month clearly identified Yelp as the go-to source of customer opinion. And the good news this week is that Yelp has now made its data more...

Study: Many consumers lukewarm on restaurant tech, loyalty programs

The new trends survey from AlixPartners provides some significant surprises concerning consumers' views of restaurant technology, loyalty programs, third-party delivery services and menu prices.

Operators and vendors join forces to set supply chain best practices

Foodservice supply chain company, HAVI, has joined with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, food industry consultants at Kinetic12 and research company, Datassential to help develop what a news release said will be the first set of supply chain best practices...

Study: Wanderlust is stealing restaurant dollars

Consumers' love of travel is slicing into the food service sector's pie, potentially creating a defining moment for the restaurant industry.

Mergin' and movin' out in the pizza universe

Four pizza brands are planning additions to their worldwide restaurant system pies this spring, along with two other brands who are set to merge.

New tech finds, funnels real-time restaurants digital sign content

Allure is debuting an advanced content automation technology for digital signs and other devices used in the fast food and fast casual sectors.

2 techs combine forces to reduce labor costs

7shifts and Toast are combining forces to create an integration that helps chains lower labor costs by streamlining employee clock-ins and schedule enforcement, according to a news release. Toast's POS system works with 7shifts' scheduling and employee management application to...

Gluten-free market slows

The glow is fading from the gluten-free foods market, where growth is expected to slow significantly from the high double-digit levels of 10 years ago to single digit rates in coming years, according to a study from Research and Markets....

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