Papa is pleased: Papa John's digital sales hit 60%

Papa John's International reported Q1 2017 financials today that pleased the leadership team. About 60 percent of the brand's sales are now digitally based, a news release said. "We're pleased with our solid start to 2017, with good comparable sales...

Pizza Hut US drags down Yum Brands Q1

Yum Brands said today that despite a drag on growth and sales from its U.S. Pizza Hut arm, the Louisville-based restaurant company is performing very well, thanks to Taco Bell's same-store sales growth and operating profit success at KFC, according...

Modern Market loyalty app lets customers order, pay and earn rewards

Modern Market, a fast casual restaurant, has introduced a new loyalty app that lets customers order, pay and earn rewards. The app is available in the App Store and Google Play, according to a press release. "This app is another...

Hungry Howies has an appetite for Myrtle Beach

East Coast party-by-the-beach mecca, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is home to a new Hungry Howie’s Pizza as of May 3. The chain will kick off the opening with a $6.99 deal for a large one-topping pizza, as well as donating...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan grows stores and crust options

From new locations to kinds of crust options, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is turning it up a notch on growth and innovation. The chain plans to open 20 more locations by year's end, representing an 85 percent increase in unit...

Boston's rebrand all about sports and pizza

In a move that's intended to reposition Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar more firmly in the pizza, pasta, burgers and wings category, the chain is rebranding. A new logo and tagline emphasizes the in-restaurant sports experience and aligns the brand...

The incredible 'multi-cultural' egg

Millennials are squarely in the cross hairs of a new American Egg Board push to instill a little Eastern ethnic cuisine into the organization's namesake product for America's first meal of the day. In fact, a news release stated U.S.

FDA delays: 1 more year to menu labeling enforcement

It's official: Menu labeling enforcement waits another year.

Webinar: Are you getting the biggest bang for your franchise marketing buck?

As restaurateurs, you not only sell to diners every day, but also simultaneously to future franchisees who may either be among those diners, in the local community, or just out there on the web or elsewhere, looking for great businesses...

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...

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