Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Who is the 2018 pizza customer? Trend lists speak volumes

Restaurateurs have been inundated with so-called trends lists for the year ahead over the last three months. This site reviewed some of the major lists and the research behind them to establish four key things to know about your customers in the year ahead.

Pizza restaurateurs: Is it time to make way for more meatless pizzas?

Pizza restaurateurs: Is it time to make way for more meatless pizzas?

With so many pizza brands now offering some form of build-your-own pies, the "meat-conscious" customer has always had some options, whether they be going strictly all cheese or adding any combination of vegetables, fruits and even now, a few crickets...

Millennials: 'Give us big discounts, cut the small talk'

Millennials: 'Give us big discounts, cut the small talk'

One of the more eye-opening sessions at this Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville this month was a quick, question-filled hour-long chat with a varied panel of millennials about what gets their restaurant business and what does not.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

A lesson for pizza operators: How to reap ROI aplenty from wild ideas with good intentions

A lesson for pizza operators: How to reap ROI aplenty from wild ideas with good intentions

by Jon Olinto, Co-founder, B. Good My best friend, Anthony, and I started B.Good 13 years ago with the dream that we could help improve communities by making and serving fresh, wholesome food.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Biju's Little Curry CEO gives tips on how to win big with retail partnerships

Biju's Little Curry CEO gives tips on how to win big with retail partnerships

Biju Thomas, founder of Biju's Little Curry Shop, discussed how he successfully partnered to open inside Whole Foods.

Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Why 367 more days? A debriefing on the menu labeling delay

Taking a step back from the new year-long extension in enforcement activation for menu labeling, brands need to give some thoughts to the road ahead and their path on it.

Using technology to comply with menu-labeling legislation

Using technology to comply with menu-labeling legislation

There is simple and intuitive software out there that provides access to calorie counts and nutritional information at the click of a button, empowering the industry to tackle the new legislation head on.

UK Pizza Hut delivering 'mood-enhancing' pizza on 'Blue Monday'

UK Pizza Hut delivering 'mood-enhancing' pizza on 'Blue Monday'

In case you're unable to roll out of bed this time of year and didn't know it, this coming Monday is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year, according to Sky Travel, the British marketing travel agency that...

Menu labeling: Follow this checklist to protect your brand

Menu labeling: Follow this checklist to protect your brand

As restaurant operators continue to prepare for the May 5, 2017, menu labeling deadline, many questions and challenges remain. Follow these key pointers to stay in compliance.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

In part 2 of this series on pizza toppings, we go to the masses for the take on what’s hot and what’s not atop pies globally.

Getting 'granular' about restaurants' many possible uses for whole grains

Getting 'granular' about restaurants' many possible uses for whole grains

It’s little wonder restaurateurs are seeking new ways to incorporate old grains into their menus, given the trend toward increasingly healthful eating from sustainable sources. In this question-and-answer session with the nonprofit Whole Grains Council, restaurateurs get background on the trend, and tips on where to take it with their menus.

Purple dough, sweet potatoes: world brimming with pizza opportunities

Purple dough, sweet potatoes: world brimming with pizza opportunities

Pizza is a hot restaurant concept around the world, according to Euromonitor International, which reported that it's gaining in popularity in not only traditional pizza markets but also in areas where it has usually been considered exotic, if not a little weird.

Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

Part 2: The pain and the glory of getting REAL

Restaurateurs who seek REAL certification say it’s a tough and sometimes painful process. But they are quick to add that it can end up paying off big for a restaurant brand.

Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Part 1: Why more restaurants are getting REAL

Hundreds of restaurant brands have achieved REAL certification, but what are they getting out of it? Our two-part report begins with a look at research into the trends driving more healthful menus, sustainable sourcing and environmentally sound practices.

Massive Big Food study holds lessons for restaurant industry today

Massive Big Food study holds lessons for restaurant industry today

American Big Food is losing market share like someone just pulled the plug from its collective bathtub, according to a newly published study on the state of Big Food.

Yum! shareholders turn up the volume on demand for antibiotic-free meat

Yum! shareholders turn up the volume on demand for antibiotic-free meat

Two Yum! Brands shareholder groups step up the pressure on Yum! Brands to rapidly ban the use of the antibiotic-raised meats at all its brands' locations.

Cannabis quelling 'the munchies' fast casual style

Cannabis quelling 'the munchies' fast casual style

One of the major players in the burgeoning legal marijuana business is lighting up a new franchising concept.

Menu-labeling enforcement: Lessons learned from Subway

Menu-labeling enforcement: Lessons learned from Subway

Nearly 20 years ago, Subway led the charge to put nutritional information about its menu items out in the open. With the May 2017 deadline fast approaching for all restaurants to comply with regulations requiring similar labeling, we sat down with Subway's global dietitian to learn some tips and tricks.

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