Pizza Hut pouch heats up delivery

Keeping those pies hot en route to delivery customers has always been a challenge for pizza restaurateurs, but Pizza Hut has rolled out a system designed to get the pie to the person in "oven-hot" form, a news release said....

New Gatti's Pizza restaurant design: Sometimes separation is a good thing

The new ownership behind Gatti's Pizza broke ground on the longtime brand's first franchise location in seven years this week, this one on East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, Texas. Since Sovrano LLC purchased the brand a two years ago,...

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...

Business intelligence platform offers restaurants analytics to influence customer behavior in real time

Bloom Intelligence offers advanced tracking metrics for the hospitality industry to attract, engage and retain customers through its cloud-based business intelligence platform.   The company mixes the digital and in-store experience to give restaurants analytic tools to act on consumer behavior in real time.

Little Caesars Pizza Portal opens door to 'people-less' QSR experience

Little Caesars this week announced it's testing a new tech that basically melds mobile ordering, automatic pick-up and vending to create a new way for customers to order and retrieve food without any potentially time-sucking human interaction through its new...

Papa John's gluten-free crust goes national ... and back to prehistory

Sometimes you have to go way back to get ahead in today's restaurant business. That's exactly what Papa John's has done with its new gluten-free, wheatless crust, made from — among other things — one of the first plants to...

Blaze Pizza to debut 4th Boston location

Blaze Pizza will open its fourth Boston-area unit on Aug. 3, according to a press release.

Cottage Inn Pizza eyes aggressive franchise growth

Cottage Inn Pizza began 2017 with three franchise units in Michigan and one in North Carolina and plans to accelerate its franchising initiative during the final half of 2017, according to a press release. "This year has been an incredibly...

Pie Five Plano launching updated restaurant design

In an effort to spice up its offering, Pie Five debuted has debuted a new restaurant design in Plano, Texas, and released a 14-inch pizza, wine, wings and craft beer, according to a press release. "After doing a significant amount...

Oracle Hospitality debuts Data Science Cloud Services

Restaurant operators worldwide can now use Oracle Hospitality's Data Science Cloud Services to quickly analyze system-wide performance data and act on that information, according to a press release. "Margins are being squeezed in hospitality like never before," Mike Webster, senior...

New way to 'try on' best new bottom line-building restaurant tech

POS device provider ParTech has partnered with cloud-based API software developer Omnivore to bridge the gap between restaurants and the tech developers and suppliers who cater to the industry. A news release said that through the partnership, PAR's cloud-based Brink...

A sneak peek at Martina hits Instagram

Danny Meyer's new fast casual pizzeria concept, Martina, was teased in a July 19 live video on the restaurant's Instagram page, according to an Eater article. Chef Nick Anderer, also sister restaurant Marta's chef, walked Meyer and the viewer through...

MOD Pizza taps former Panera, Starbucks exec as COO

MOD Pizza has hired Paul Twohig to be its first COO and oversee MOD's 235-plus locations in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a press release. Twohig joined MOD's advisory board in 2008 and has over four decades of restaurant experience as senior VP at Starbucks, president of Dunkin' Donuts, and executive VP and COO of Panera Bread.

Toast and Paytronix announce integration

Toast and Paytronix are integrating their respective technologies, allowing Toast users to utilize Paytronix loyalty and gift card solutions, according to a press release. "Integrating Toast with the Paytronix platform lets restaurants take advantage of our platform and all the...

Locali chooses Fransmart to accelerate franchising

Locali is partnering Fransmart to take its franchised natural food concept, with an organic-based deli menu, nationwide, according to a press release. "We want change the way people think about healthy eating," Locali Co-Founder Melissa Rosen said in the release....

Former NFL tight end opens OK City Pie Five unit

Billy Bajema, a former Oklahoma State and NFL tight end, is getting ready to open Pie Five's fifth Oklahoma location and its fourth in the Oklahoma City area, according to a press release. The unit is located in Edmond and...

Round Table Pizza finalizes holistic digital-ordering solution

Round Table Pizza has completed its analysis of a dozen digital-ordering providers and concluded that Onosys is the right fit for its 450 units, according to a press release. "After interviewing each of the online ordering companies, we realized that...

Nobly POS to demo mobile product with Star Micronics at Birmingham UK Coffee Festival

Star Micronics, a POS printer manufacturer, has joined forces with Nobly POS to provide an mPOS solution designed for coffee shops and mobile food and drink businesses. Nobly POS will demonstrate the solution at the Birmingham Coffee Festival, July 1-2,...

Fast food customer satisfaction remains unchanged, but high

There weren't too many surprises for fast food operators in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, a national poll on the quality of an entire range of goods and services sold to Americans. Overall customer satisfaction remained at last year's...

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