[WEBINAR] Food safety, human error and the digital age

It's true. The number of foodborne illnesses has grown in recent years.

Research: Worldwide political uncertainty = unpredictable economies

The wildly fluctuating and uncertain political climate in both the U.S. and Europe may cause some real problems for the economy this year for both areas, while the cumulative effects of over-indebtedness and bad loans could be leading up to a banking crisis in China.

King-Casey, Envirosell release MenuBoard Pro

King-Casey and Envirosell, two restaurant and retail consultant firms, collaborated to create MenuBoard Pro, according to a press release. "The beauty of this data-driven solution is that it is based on methodologies that our firms have proven in the field...

Marco's says new commodity price tool is 'game-changer'

Leaders at Marco's Pizza say a new tool they're using is a "game-changer" for the rapidly growing chain because it gives them solid predictive information about how much they're spending on commodities, as well as how much those products are...

Yum Brands 'change-agent' board member steps down

Corvex Management LP Managing Partner Keith A. Meister stepped down late last week after a little more than a year with the company's governing board.

Papa John's FY2016 good, though some disappointed

The last quarter of 2016 was relatively good for Papa John's, though there is some indication that investors are disappointed with the company's quarterly and FY2016 results reported yesterday. Papa John's reported that for the quarter ending Dec. 25, it...

Study: Consumers believe mobile wallet data is secure

Consumers worldwide are more concerned about protecting their financial and payments information stored on a computer than they are about protecting the same data stored in a mobile wallet, according to a new study from ACI Worldwide and Aite Group....

Research: Domino's living up to its promise to 'not suck'

Domino's might be stealing market share away from rivals in both the pizza sector and among large quick-service chains.

Pizza Hut halves pie prices for Oscars

Pizza Hut is vying for a little red carpet love this pre-Oscars week by offering half off menu-priced pies in the week before the Academy Awards celebration, according to a news release. The selections for the top productions and movie...

Workers' groups quiet about Trump's pick to replace Hardee's CEO as labor sec nominee

President Trump's latest pick for labor secretary, R. Alexander Acosta, has evoked little response from workers' rights and other organizations supporting restaurant workers' interest. That is a significant difference from the ongoing criticisms levied in the name of Trump's initial choice, CKE Restaurant Group CEO Andrew Puzder.

2 former McDonald's franchisees trade Big Macs for fast casual pizza

Pie Five is going north with its latest opening, while Uncle Maddio's heads south after signing a deal for five restaurants in the Sunshine State. Pie Five's newest restaurant and first Pennsylvania location opens today on Walker Road in Chambersburg....

Yum board member steps down

Yum! Brands said that board member and Corvex Management LP Managing Director Keith A. Meister is leaving the company's governing body, effective immediately, according to a news release. Meister said that with the spin-off of Yum China complete along with...

Marco's promotes EVP to COO

Marco's has promoted former Executive Vice President of Operations Tony Libardi to the position of COO for the chain. The move brings marketing, employee engagement, corporate and franchise operations, and learning and development under his oversight, according to a news release.   Marco's said Libardi strongly adheres to a service profit model.

Big Easy-based Blaze bites back with gator sausage offering

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is opening a New Orleans location this month and is offering free build-your-own pies on Friday, Feb. 17 with a little something local among the choices.

Speedline Solutions debuts new menu management tool

Speedline Solutions is debuting a menu management system to help chains create and release a consistent menu for all locations as well as ConnectService, which streamlines online orders and allows ordering when the POS software is not running, according to...

Fake news on McDonald's and Chipotle stopped in its tracks

Fake news is again causing problems for the foodservice industry, this time inolving McDonald's and Chipotle. The event also involved reporters at USA Today and the financial news site, Benzinga.com, both of whom received a fraudulent news releases attempting to...

Commodities: Markets show pizza some love

As we approach the annual day of love this week, traders were obviously getting in the mood last week toward pizza stocks, which got a nice bounce in value over last week with regard to the four brands monitored by this site.

Hungry Howie's launches loyalty program

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has launched its Howie Rewards loyalty program this week that integrates mobile ordering with loyalty in hopes of boosting sales and customer numbers in coming days, according to a release. The program awards points for purchases of...

New restaurant rating system focuses on economic impact

Food industry veteran Sara Brito and entrepreneur Jeff Hermanson have collaborated to create a new rating system for all restaurants based on economic impact within communities, ingredient transparency and sustainable business practices, according to a press release. The system, Good...

Marco's names COO

Marco's Pizza has promoted its EVP of operations and former Burger King executive, Tony Libardi to chief operations officer, a news release said. In the new role, both marketing and employee engagement will now be under Libardi's direction.

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