Despite a new product launch, U.S. sales were down 5 percent in Q1.
The brand has endured a major shift toward convenience and speed, but has maintained its values and recipes.
The construction method makes sense for hotels, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, dorms and more.
About 60 percent of customers at Kono's first U.S. location are reoccurring, and the brand has big expansion plans.
CEO: It took 38 years to hit $3B in global retail sales, but just over 5 years to hit this number in digital sales.
Bruno DiFabio says negotiating the lease while keeping a low profile is an important step when opening a concept.
Cameron Mitchell says if associates are valued, they will take better care of the customers.
Small business financing is a relatively new industry and not everyone you speak to is reputable.
Pizza Hut's China business is reaping the benefits of an expanded breakfast daypart, and plans to test liquor sales.
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Many of the company's units are 17 years old and are inconsistent with the branding efforts in the past five years.
The new formats include pizza by the slice, digital menu boards, deck ovens and open seating.
If employees at the restaurant level are not trained around your designed catering culture, that culture will cease to exist and your catering program will fail.
The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.
Restaurateurs need to be open to modifications of their original ideas.
Chicken will also be a major focus in the U.S., as the company advertises WingStreet for the first time.
Your Pie's brick oven is the focal point of each restaurant, and cooks pizzas and Panini bread in 7 to 10 minutes.
The new concept focuses on top-your-own, 'better-for-you' pizza, but with a fraction of the retail space.
Fresh Brothers chose King's Hawaiian bread for its sliders to put a bigger focus on the brand's signature meatballs.
Oversaturation of concepts poses a threat from real estate to market share.