19 chains, 475 people enrolled for 1st NRA apprenticeship

Shakey's Pizza and Firehouse Subs are among the brands that have committed to registering nearly 500 restaurant and hotel apprentices in the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship program organized by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The first-of-its-kind program was jointly...

Study: Higher pay might equal lower restaurant hygiene

In the months leading up to wage increases in places like Oregon and elsewhere, we've heard incessant cries that higher wages would lead to higher menu prices and lower overall business. While the verdict on that is still out, at...

Russo's gets 'bigger in Texas'

Russo’s New York Pizzeria opened its second Austin, Texas, location this week on Research Boulevard at the Arboretum. The new store joins an existing Pflugerville location in the Austin market. Local restaurateur Amin Esar owns the new unit and brings...

Toast, Olo bring combined service to restaurants

Toast and Olo have joined forces to offer a restaurant solution that promises to optimize not only the efficiency of ordering, payment and delivery, but also the data derived from these activities. Toast online and mobile ordering capabilities are now...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza fires up Boston

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza opened last month in Massachusetts. The unit at 45 Court St., in Boston is the state's first location but is the 28th nationwide. "There is a tremendous amount of excitement to introduce the people of Boston...

Mobile ordering powerhouses amp up restaurant visibility among potential customers

LevelUp is partnering with fellow restaurant mobile tech business, Onosys, to help restaurants grow their order-ahead sales through channels such as Chase Pay, a news release said. Onosys builds custom restaurant digital ordering solutions for large brands. LevelUp and its...

Pie Five begins global expansion in Pakistan

Pie Five Pizza Co. is going international, announcing that it's opening its first global location in Pakistan next year, followed by as many as 40 international restaurant locations over the next seven years.  A news release said that Ali Shahid Butt and his partners at AR Pizza, LLC, signed the agreement for the locations outside of the U.S.

Commodities: The cheese stands alone

At the markets last week, cheese was about the only thing making pizza restaurateurs crack a smile.

Acrelec and Glory to introduce self-ordering, cash- and credit-accepting kiosks

Acrelec, a provider of digital kiosk solutions, is partnering with Glory, a provider of cash technology solutions, to introduce a self-ordering kiosk that allows both cash and credit payments. Self-service kiosks are gaining momentum to take the pressure off QSRs...

NRA says culture is key to safer restaurant fare

During National Food Safety Month in September, the National Restaurant Association will be concentrating its considerable strength on helping brands create a culture of food safety within their operations, according to a news release. The organization's ServSafe program aims to...

Illinois food allergy training regulations to take effect Jan. 1

On Friday, the state of Illinois officially added food allergy training requirements to the state's food handling regulations, according to a news release from the Colorado-based training company, MenuTrinfo, whose leadership has been closely watching the progress of the legislation....

HotSchedules, Toast partner to provide holistic view of labor management

HotSchedules, a provider of workforce and back-office solutions for the restaurant and hospitality industries, has integrated its scheduling and labor management solution with Toast, an all-in-one restaurant technology platform. The partnership between HotSchedules' software and Toast's point-of-sale solution offers restaurateurs...

Longtime Chipotle exec named Fresh Brothers COO

Fresh Brothers has added a couple of well-known industry vets to its leadership team. Former Chipotle Mexican Grill director of operations and Darden Specialty Restaurant Group president Houman Iskandani has joined Fresh Brothers as its COO, while the former Yard...

Pizzafire ignites growth with new POS tech

HD View Technologies has signed on to install its POS system in all 19 current locations of Pizzafire nationwide. According to the brand's leadership, not only will the new system help the restaurants more efficiently staff, but it also will...

Domino's, Ford partnering to test driverless delivery

The last 50 feet of the delivery is the main focus of Domin's Pizza and Ford Motor Co. The companies have partnered to test self-driving car pizza delivery. Ford plans to roll out the first driverless business vehicles in about...

Onosys signs Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's to digital ordering deals

Onosys, a custom digital ordering provider, has announced three new restaurant chains have agreed to use its system for mobile and online ordering. Krystal, Captain D's, and Giordano's have each recently signed on to use the Onosys digital ordering platform,...

Yum China appoints CFO

Yum China announced today that the company is naming Interim CFO and Treasurer Jacky Lo to the top financial post permanently, beginning Sept. 1.  "We're delighted that Jacky Lo will take on the permanent position of Chief Financial Officer," Yum China CEO Micky Pant, said in a press release.

NYC menu-labeling law delayed

New York City's menu-labeling law is on delay thanks to the city's agreement with several trade organizations, including The Restaurant Law Center, the Food Marketing Institute, National Association of Convenience Stores and the New York Association of Convenience Stores. In...

Performance Food Group to offer NCR POS solutions to US restaurants

Performance Food Group will offer NCR Silver, a cloud-based point-of-sale solution, to more restaurants and food trucks throughout the U.S. PFG will introduce NCR Silver to its 36 Performance Foodservice distribution centers nationwide, which deliver food and food-related products to...

Papa John's signs deal for at least 40 restaurants in 3 Eastern European nations

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Poland are the latest stops on Papa John's international development trek, with agreements signed for new units in all three countries, a news release said. The first of 16 new restaurants in Kazakhstan and 23 restaurants in Poland will open in a few months, along with unknown number of sites in Kyrgystan.

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