Uncle Maddio's continues Florida expansion

Uncle Maddio's Pizza is expanding operations in the Pensacola, Florida area, according to a company press release. New franchisees Jeremy and Wendy Jordan have signed a two-store agreement with the first location to open in 2017. "The create-your-own pizza movement...

Camlock Systems providing security for restaurant kiosks

Evoke Creative Ltd., a kiosk manufacturer, has teamed up with Camlock Systems Ltd. to securely lock its restaurant kiosks.

Pret a Manger hit with lawsuit

A New York City man is suing Pret a Manger after he a went into anaphylactic shock. He alleges that the restaurant staff served him food containing sesame after assuring him the food was free of the allergen. The New...

Jersey shore pizza chain adds pay-at-the-table from Ingenico

Ingenico Group and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, have announced the installation of its pay-at-the-table product at Uncle Oogie's, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico's smart terminals, Datacap's point-of-sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems, was...

Kiwis ... and lots of sheep ... witness first pizza drone delivery for Domino's today

Pizza delivered via drone has become reality, according to a news release from Domino’s Pizza. The company paired with Flirtey to create the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery, which flew earlier (New Zealand time) today in Aukland, according to the release.

1000 Degrees moves into Deer Park

Deer Park, Texas, will see the newest 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza across from San Jacinto College, a company press release reported. The location will open on Aug. 25 and the first 10 guests will receive free pizza for a year.

Technomic report says customers blame restaurants for third-party delivery service failures

Technomic Inc. found that 76 percent of consumers polled hold restaurants responsible for all errors on online portals and delivery services.

Paytronix updates platform

Paytronix Systems has implemented upgrades to its Paytronix Platform. Capabilities include pay at the table, account filters UI, scoring and surveys. "Pay at Table, survey, scoring and all of the new analytics capabilities introduced to the Paytronix Campaign Center were...

PizzaRevs up in the Lone Star State

PizzaRev is gearing up to develop franchise and corporate stores in the Austin and San Antonio regions in Texas. "We’re seeking experienced restaurateurs who are eager to seize the opportunity to bring a revolutionary pizza experience to the Austin and...

RSR reveals digital gift card winners

Retail Systems Research has published the report, "Digital Gift Cards In 2016: Where Omni-Channel Strategy Meets Customer Expectations." "Consumers are increasingly engaging with retailers through digital channels first, creating a demand for the retailer to be where the customer is,"...

Pieology moves into Tennessee with gift in hand

Pieology is breaking into the Volunteer State, opening its first Tennessee location in Franklin by first doing a very good deed. The chain is donating $5,000 raised at a pre-opening event to the local nonprofit, Show Hope, whose mission is to care for orphaned children around the world and reduce barriers to adoption.

New Papa John's campaign has Peyton 'manning' the kitchen

Papa John’s is premiering an ad campaign tonight featuring legendary quarterback Peyton Manning in his new role as an NFL spectator hosting his own game-day party. The integrated campaign also features the reigning NFL defensive player of the year, J.J.

QikServe partners with Van Hessen on mobile ordering and payment

QikServe, a mobile order and payment company, announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Van Hessen, a provider of automation systems for the hospitality sector in the Netherlands, according to a press release. The distribution agreement will see Van...

Pizza Hut makes major deal for 300 new European restaurants

Pizza Hut is beefing up its presence in central and eastern Europe with a deal to open more than 300 restaurants in the region over the next five years, according to a news release. The deal was made with AmRest...

Louisville restaurant says you can have your pizza and diet, too

A Louisville pizza restaurant has a new way for high-protein dieters to stay on their regimens without giving up pizza. Loui Loui's Authentic Detroit Style Pizza's new low-carbohydrate crust is the result of lots of research and customer taste-testing, according to a news release.

We like you! We really like you, restaurants!

Isn't it nice to be loved? If you're in the restaurant business, you probably are loved by your community much more than most other businesses. That's the insight gleamed from a new Gallup Work and Education Poll that found the...

ChowNow/Google partnership may be match made in heaven for restaurants

The ordering and marketing restaurant platform ChowNow is partnering with Google to allow customers to order straight from a restaurant's online business profile. This translates to more than 5,000 restaurant clients who will now be able to tap into mobile...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan gets set to heat up Orlando

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza will open two new units in Orlando beginning this fall, thanks to a franchise agreement announced today. The brand is in the midst of a rapid Florida expansion with new sites opening in Boca Raton, Delray...

'Littler' Little Caesars opens in North Carolina

Little Caesars has partnered with Campbell Oil Company to open the nation's first Little Caesars Express site earlier this summer at in a convenience store in Supply, North Carolina. In July, another location opened in one of the company's Ocean...

Paytronix announces winner of loyaltees award

Paytronix Systems announced the first winner of its 2016 Paytronix Loyaltees Awards — Pizza Ranch. The award is an annual program designed to spotlight Paytronix customers who use Paytronix technology with outstanding results, according to a news release. A 194-unit...

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