Fish and pizza? Yes, please at Rapid Fired

Fish-focused events, including the Lenten season being celebrated by many Christians, can be real puzzlers for pizza chains. Rapid Fired Pizza, however, thinks it has a solution for fish eaters in Southern Ohio: Shrimp Alfredo pizza.

Marco's blazes new trails across Big Sky country

Big Sky country is the setting for a new stage off growth for Marco's pizza, which is staging a town hall meeting to kick things off. The brand said in a news release that on the evening of March 30,...

Blaze lights up Coachella Valley

Palm Springs, California, is getting a Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza this Friday in Coachella Valley on North Palm Canyon Drive, according to a news release.  To celebrate, the restaurant is offering free pizzas from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Company launches platform to lower costs of mobile-ordering deployments

Avanti, the company that provided Subway with its mobile-ordering platform, has made it possible for smaller chains to use the same type of system since it launched it as a cloud-based platform, according to a news release. Avanti's system at...

Free download: 5 Essential Strategies for Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-Based POS

Implementing crucial technology, such as a new cloud-based POS, can be a challenge if you don't know what you are up against. To help operators avoid any pitfalls when it comes to switching to a cloud-based POS, FastCasual teamed with Par to create a free webinar — Strategies for Selecting and Implementing a Cloud-Based POS.

Domino's Tracker commercial takes TV viewers on a 'day off'

After Domino's said its "tracker" has monitored the progress of more than 100 million orders over the last eight years of its existence, it's finally getting its day in the sun as the star of the brand's new TV spots....

U.S. CEO reputations? Half of nation not high on head honcho

A new Harris Poll indicates that half of this nation's population sees the reputation of the nation's corporate leaders as "bad." In fact, only 25 percent of Americans view corporate leaders in all industries as having good reputations, and 26...

PizzaRev revs up support for the needy

PizzaRev's Pizzas for a Purpose fundraiser is coinciding with the the chain's latest opening in Coral Gables, Florida. The location, opening March 30 on Miracle Mile, asks guests to "pay-what-you-want" for their first custom-built, personal-sized pizza, with all proceeds going...

Yum China CEO shares rare inside look at company

Yum China CEO Micky Pant provided a rare glimpse inside the business of running a major fast food restaurant chain in China this week when he spoke at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management in Beijing, a news release said....

Convenience chain uses POS to boost pizza sales

To help streamline its pizza delivery business, Casey’s General Store has added SpeedLine's POS and enterprise restaurant management, according to a news release. The chain, which has installed the systems at more than 200 of its 1,900 locations, will roll...

Pizza Ranch rounds up restaurant No. 200

Pizza Ranch has opened the barn doors on restaurant No. 200, this one in Sterling, Illinois, a news release said.

Papa John's opens 100th Russian store

Papa John's said in a news release that it now has 100 restaurants open in Russia, including 32 locations that opened last year, according to a news release. Store No.

Rapid Fired opens another Dayton-area restaurant

Ohio-based Rapid Fired Pizza is opening a location Monday in Englewood, Ohio, northwest of the Dayton area. The South Main Street location will kick things off with a 500-pizza giveaway on Tuesday, according to a news release. The fast casual...

Uncle Maddio's celebrating Virginia opening

Uncle Maddio's is opening its first Virginia location in Charlottesville by giving away free pizza on Saturday, according to a news release. The Lenox Avenue location will serve free 9-inch, three-topping pies from 11 a.m.

The Round Table adds seat in Pacific Northwest

Round Table Pizza is pulling out all the table leaves to expand the chain, adding three locations in the Pacific Northwest, according to a news release. The locations are in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon — Camas, Newberg and Bend....

Marco's attracts 2 industry franchise veterans for aggressive growth plan

Marco's Pizza has hired a couple industry vets to help grow its footprint. John Ramsay is now vice president of franchise development services, and Travis Edmonson has joined the team as vice president of franchise sales and development, according to a news release.

ICX Association extends entry deadline for annual Elevate Awards

Nomination deadline for the Association's annual awards has been extended to April 3.

Gatti's gets back to business in a big way

Nearly 50 years after it last sold franchises, Gatti's is opening the chain up for entrepreneurs, who want a piece of its pie, according to a news release. The fast casual brand said the goal is to expand its presence...

Shopkeep acquires ChowBOT

Thousands of limited-service restaurants will have access next year to new technology thanks to ShopKeep's acquisition this week of online ordering software, ChowBOT, according to a news release. ShopKeep's current 8,500-location customer base includes full-service restaurants and bars, in addition to QSR and fast casual brands.

PizzaRev continues international expansion 'south of the border'

PizzaRev has opened its third international franchise location in Mexico in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon. The development is led by Grupo Galeria, franchise partners who will open up to 20 PizzaRev locations throughout Mexico City and the states...

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