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,...

Go green AND go home: Postmates expands emissions-free deliveries

Few, if any, current trends in the foodservice realm can top delivery and sustainable operations. Enter, the on-demand network PostMates, which has expanded its zero-emissions fleet initiative in the Pacific Northwest with e-bikes, according to a news release. Postmates' launch...

Study: Higher pay might equal lower restaurant hygiene

In the months leading up to wage increases in places like Oregon and elsewhere, we've heard incessant cries that higher wages would lead to higher menu prices and lower overall business. While the verdict on that is still out, at...

RemcoSPC introduces pizza ovens for food trucks and trailers

Remco Specialty Products Co. has introduced the Millennium 2000 CT2 and Daytona V4 carousel brick ovens for food trucks and trailers. The ovens are UL and NSF listed and are approved for direct venting, meaning that no hood is required,...

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...

An open-roof pizzeria design in Toronto?

Boston Pizza and retractable roof specialist, OpenAire, worked together to open a new Toronto location that not only represents the chain's new design direction, but also brings life to an historic 1873 building on Yonge Street where the chain turned...

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...

Papa John's turns to antiquity to meet latest pizza trend

Sorghum, teff, amaranth and quinoa are all grains used in antiquity. But the food service industry is embracing them as among the trendiest edibles going — one reason that Papa John's is using those four grains in its new gluten-free pizza crust now testing in five large U.S.

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...

Papa John's gets 'down to earth' in the Bluegrass

Papa John's is really getting down-to-earth about its toppings this spring, beginning right in the heart of the Bluegrass State, just in time for the great Kentucky Derby in early May. The international pizza chain, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has...

With 10 million daily food deliveries, Meituan-Dianping a name to know

It may be relatively unknown in the Western World, but in 20 of China's biggest cities, the name Meituan-Dianping is as commonly heard as Amazon and Google. That's because in China Meituan-Dianping delivers fast food to just about everybody there...

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...

Marco's says new commodity price tool is 'game-changer'

Leaders at Marco's Pizza say a new tool they're using is a "game-changer" for the rapidly growing chain because it gives them solid predictive information about how much they're spending on commodities, as well as how much those products are...

Manitowoc rebrands to Welbilt

Foodservice equipment provider Manitowoc Foodservice is rebranding to Welbilt in order to convey its commitment to put customers' needs first, according to a company press release. The change is part of the company's strategic repositioning after it spun off last...

'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...

Viewpost streamlines buyer-supplier payments with enhancement

Viewpost released an addition to its B2B Viewpost Express discounting engine that streamlines early payment deals, discounts and cash management between suppliers and buyers, according to a company press release. "The insight behind our effort to eliminate friction and optimize...

Kiwis ... and lots of sheep ... witness first pizza drone delivery for Domino's today

Pizza delivered via drone has become reality, according to a news release from Domino’s Pizza. The company paired with Flirtey to create the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery, which flew earlier (New Zealand time) today in Aukland, according to the release.

'Bam!' Emeril gets into 'shoe biz'

There's nothing funny about slipping in the kitchen, but the thought of Chef Emiril Lagasse — known for his trademark expression, "Bam!" — is going from show business to shoe business to address the issue does have some humor in...

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