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...

Pieology dares customers to get into 'the thick of it'

Pieology says the April debut of its new "PieRise" thick-crust not only works great as a delivery or takeout option but is also the first of its kind in the DIY pizza market, according to a news release. "We've been...

Chowly integrates online ordering, POS systems

Chowly is partnering with MICROS Retail Systems to integrate all third-party online ordering systems into POS systems for MICROS clients, according to a press release. "We take great pride in being able to resolve such a growing pain point for...

Amazon expands food delivery service

Washington, D.C. Amazon Prime members can now get deliveries from 150 restaurants, including Osteria Morini, Bolt Burgers, Pizza Mart and Maketto, according to a press release. "Who doesn't love being a Prime member and all the benefits that come with it?" Jesse Hiney, general manager of Osteria Morini DC, said in the release.

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...

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...

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...

Yum asks, 'Why shouldn't the chicken cross the road?'

Yum is taking its chicken show on the road, according to a conference call with the Louisville-based company's CEO Greg Creed Thursday, who said the company is adding delivery to its KFC brand. Though Creed did not provide a potential...

Pizza Inn puts new 'Punchh' in loyalty

Pizza Inn worked with mobile engagement platform, Punchh, to partially launch the chain's app-based loyalty program that gives diners points for purchases and ordering capability. According to a news release, 41 Pizza Inn locations are using the new Pizza Inn...

Donatos debuts iOS app

It only takes three taps to reorder from Donatos Pizza via its new mobile iOS app, now available on all Apple devices, according to a press release. "As consumers continue to shift toward mobile devices for online ordering, we want to make sure our ordering capabilities meet them where they are," Donatos CEO Tom Krouse said in the release.

3 pizza brands expand

Two pizza brands are putting down roots in new territory this month, while a third brand signed a new franchisee in the Deep South, according to separate news releases. Pieology is heading for the Sunshine State with its newest site,...

New England Chuck E.Cheese's dials it down to delight kids with autism

Chuck E. Cheese's locations in New York, New England and New Jersey are launching Sensory Sensitive Sundays in conjunction with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, known as CARD.

MOD Pizza welcomes 9th franchising partner

Southern Pie has joined MOD Pizza's team as its ninth franchise partner, according to a press release. Robbie Hill and Kimberly Hill Hayden, Southern Pie executives, plan to open MOD units later this year.   "We are pleased to have Southern Pie, LLC join our group of talented and passionate multi-unit operators.

Pie Five LTO makes lower-cal pizza possible

Pie Five is offering a 600-calorie pizza LTO starting today, according to a news release. The new Low Five menu item features a 7-inch pie with a side salad, as well as options for other additional toppings, though those add...

MOD Pizza celebrates 200th location

MOD Super Fast Pizza is opening its 200th location this month, according to a press release. To celebrate, the concept is hosting an event at the 200th unit in Fredrick, Maryland, and is offering $2 off all pizzas and salads...

Pizza Express UAE turns problem into profit with WiFi

After hearing customer complaints of spotty WiFi coverage in PizzaExpress UAE locations, the brand partnered with Purple and CDW to install a solution that not only pleases guests but also props up profits and promotion value for the chain through...

Uncle Maddio's boosting speed of service with menu redesign

Uncle Maddio's Pizza has gone back to the drawing board — literally — to introduce a menu redesign as well as new menu items to maximize operations, expedite speed of service and highlight flavor-forward offerings. The redesign will simplify the...

Bridg partners with Papa Murphy's for big results with lapsed customers

Papa Murphy's recently partnered with Bridg to create buzz and business with the chain's lapsed customers, according to a company press release. "While we had existing customer data, we partnered with Bridg to extract, analyze and leverage the information to...

New food hub connects the local vegetable stand to biggest restaurant brands

Restaurateurs hoping for a central, tech-connected marketplace linking small local farmers to the skyrocketing number of restaurants, whose customers are demanding them, are getting their wish via a partnership between Aggrigator and Alba Organics. The Aggrigator Farm to Shelf Marketplace...

'OK, Google, talk to Domino's:' Google ordering begins

Domino's Pizza today launched ordering via Google Home, its fifth AnyWare ordering capability addition this year, a news release stated. "We're proud to once again be the first in our industry, even among the first in e-commerce, to offer ordering...

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