Yelp's restaurant review data gets much easier to use

Restaurant social media managers at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month clearly identified Yelp as the go-to source of customer opinion. And the good news this week is that Yelp has now made its data more...

Study: Many consumers lukewarm on restaurant tech, loyalty programs

The new trends survey from AlixPartners provides some significant surprises concerning consumers' views of restaurant technology, loyalty programs, third-party delivery services and menu prices.

Operators and vendors join forces to set supply chain best practices

Foodservice supply chain company, HAVI, has joined with the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, food industry consultants at Kinetic12 and research company, Datassential to help develop what a news release said will be the first set of supply chain best practices...

Study: Wanderlust is stealing restaurant dollars

Consumers' love of travel is slicing into the food service sector's pie, potentially creating a defining moment for the restaurant industry.

Mergin' and movin' out in the pizza universe

Four pizza brands are planning additions to their worldwide restaurant system pies this spring, along with two other brands who are set to merge.

New tech finds, funnels real-time restaurants digital sign content

Allure is debuting an advanced content automation technology for digital signs and other devices used in the fast food and fast casual sectors.

2 pizza brands 'lightening up' spring menus

Both Mod Pizza and Blaze are taking decidedly "lighter touches" with their spring offerings, adding a few veggies to star on their menus. At Mod Pizza it's that 'spear of springtime,' asparagus, that steals the show on the chain's Crosby...

Study: UK restaurateurs need to improve customer experience

U.K. restaurateurs and retailers are not providing a rewarding customer experience despite the fact that consumers are more likely to buy if they have a positive customer experience interaction, according to an Eptica study. Just 7.5 percent of companies respond...

5 pizza brands explore new territories

Pizza's worldwide appeal needs no further proof than the weekly parade of pizza restaurant opening announcements. In fact, at least five established brands have announced expansions over the last week or so, beginning with Grimaldi's plan to open five sites...

Study: Consumers receptive to chatbots

A majority of consumers are comfortable talking with a chatbot yet only a fraction have engaged with one, according to the 2017 Mobile Consumer Report from Vibes. In addition to under-indexed chatbot use, Vibess fourth annual Mobile Consumer Report uncovered...

Blaze Pizza 'Keepin It Real' in 2017

Blaze Pizza won't have any artificial additives in its menu items as part of its "Keepin' It Real" initiative, which also encourages guests to commit to keeping it real this year, thus unlocking a free Blaze pizza promotion, according to...

Pupatella expands with four Virginia locations

Franchisee Zeeshan Kaba has signed a deal with Pupatella, a Neapolitan pizza concept, to open four locations in Richmond, Virginia, according to a press release. "We're excited to welcome Zeeshan and his team into the Pupatella family," Enzo Algarme, Pupatella's...

3 pizza concepts adopt Punchh platform

Punchh, a restaurant technology platform, added MOD Pizza, Pizza Inn and PizzaRev in the second half of 2016, according to a press release. The concepts join 75 restaurant chains including Pieology, Smashburger, Moe's Southwest Grill and TGI Fridays. "We believe...

NRA implores Congress: 'Keep debit-swipe fee controls in place'

The National Restaurant Association has joined forces with dozens of other restaurant groups to launch a campaign against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment, which passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The issue is coming...

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,...

Brand new way for brands to engage on-the-go

Brands seeking new efficiencies and novel approaches to mobile subscriber engagement are taking note of Google's introduction of its Rich Communication Services Early Access Program. The service, which Google debuted as a kick-off to Mobile World Congress, allows users to...

Papa John's enhances digital ordering with PayPal, Papa Track

Papa John's International has enhanced its digital ordering process by adding PayPal as a payments option and introducing Papa Track. This tracker is designed to allow customers to examine the pizza-making process from the oven to delivery, according to a...

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza opens Iowa location

Smokin' Oak Wood-Fired Pizza has opened a location in Ames, Iowa and continues to expand around the country. "We have expert partners in every aspect of franchising, including operations, training, site selection and marketing," said Matt Mongoven, CEO, Fourth Avenue...

Cici's hires former Yum Brands exec

Cicis has hired Jini Foust as COO, and he will be in charge of overseeing corporate and franchise operations and training, according to a press release. "My love for restaurants started in high school when I took my first job...

Old Chicago accelerates growth plans

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom reported record system-wide revenue in 2016, marking an 11 percent increase from 2015, according to a press release. Additionally, the company accelerated its national expansion efforts with the signing of four franchise development agreements that...

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