Can delivery, online ordering save Pie Five?

Can delivery, online ordering save Pie Five?

Pie Five and Pizza Inn parent, Rave Restaurant Group said this week that its revenues dropped for both this fiscal year and the company's final quarter that ended June 25. Despite the gloomy news, however, CEO Scott Crane believes mobile ordering and delivery can deliver the brand to more profitable territory.

7-Eleven launches fresh meals to compete with QSRs

7-Eleven launches fresh meals to compete with QSRs

7-Eleven is aiming squarely at the restaurant industry with a line of prepared foods to go in its sprawling network of northern Texas stores. Even the news release describing the 15 offerings made it clear that the group's focus is set directly on those increasingly home-bound millennial restaurant customers.

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

3 tips for serving millennial consumers

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

Caliburger’s CEO offers vision for automated restaurants

Caliburger’s CEO offers vision for automated restaurants

Automated restaurants, driven by artificial intelligence and robots, is closer than many think, according to the CEO of a company involved with automation technology and foodservice.

Top take-homes in teaching restaurant tech to work together

Top take-homes in teaching restaurant tech to work together

Competition and narrow margins in the restaurant business demand a nip-and-tuck approach to efficiency. Uncle Maddio's recently worked with ParTech to streamline tech integration. In this article, the two companies share takeaways from that process.

Fazoli's 'Comeback Kid' shares turnaround story at London summit

Fazoli's 'Comeback Kid' shares turnaround story at London summit

"It was ugly," Fazoli's President and CEO Carl Howard exclaimed as he detailed the state of the chain when he arrived to lead it nine years ago. "I mean everything you can think about a restaurant chain — it was wrong." Herein, the summary of a turnaround from the London Restaurant Franchising and Innovation summit in July.

3 ways to measure cannibalization

3 ways to measure cannibalization

Any change creates two types of results: those that are intended, and those that are unintended. Cannibalization is an example of an unintended consequence to a change. Here are three ways to effectively analyze the impacts of cannibalization in your restaurants.

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

A recent survey makes it official: Customers truly want technology in their QSR experience. Do it right with these four keys from an expert on all that is restaurant digital.

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

Kiosks killing restaurant jobs? Don’t let the doomsayers distract you

In time, the consumer media will get tired of pursuing a story that isn’t a story. The real challenge facing the restaurant industry is finding enough workers to fill jobs.

Learning from Chipotle: 4 food safety program guidelines

Learning from Chipotle: 4 food safety program guidelines

Chipotle has been repeatedly troubled by food safety concerns, causing its stock to drop and its fan base to dwindle. 23 years ago, Jack in the Box faced a similar situation. To avoid repeating these concepts' mistakes, restaurant operators must make food safety a priority.

Photo gallery: Restaurant execs take on London (Part 2)

Photo gallery: Restaurant execs take on London (Part 2)

Networking and learning from one another about franchising trends and best practices were all part of the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe held in London in July.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

Are kiosks the next step for restaurant-based digital signage?

There's a lot of buzz surrounding the rise of self-order kiosks in dining establishments, especially quick-serve restaurants. As digital menu boards approach the point of saturation in many restaurants, kiosks represent the next big opportunity for restaurant-based digital signage.

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

Brands with the most loyal and committed customers know you only earn super-loyalty when you participate in customers' lives, says veteran marketing guru, Norty Cohen.

Investing in technology? Restaurants share hits and misses

Investing in technology? Restaurants share hits and misses

Companies need to do their research, and management has to be supportive for technology initiatives to succeed.

New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

As the restaurant industry continues to bask in the big-dollar benefits of online ordering, two new studies shed light on best practices when it comes to online ordering and third-party delivery as well as overall customer experience.

Harken restaurateurs: Are you ready for the 'Day of the Dad?'

Harken restaurateurs: Are you ready for the 'Day of the Dad?'

Read on to find out why that fancy cocktail and offbeat entree will do your brand no favors on Father's Day.

Infographic: How online reviews can make or break your brand

Infographic: How online reviews can make or break your brand

Research quantifies the impact online customer reviews have on business performance. The reviews play a bigger role in the selection of restaurants than hotels, doctor's offices, hospitals or hair salons.

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

America's tastes today? Cauliflower on pizza; radishes as raw meat

With rapid-fire delivery and an upbeat attitude, menu analyst and Kruse Co. owner, Nancy Kruse, last week told a standing room only crowd at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago that these are rapidly changing times in food service, with a paradigm shift that is forcing restaurants to adapt or die.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

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