Pie Five launches cauliflower crust LTO

Cauliflower is certainly having its moment and Pie Five is seizing that moment with a new cauliflower crust available until Feb. 11, a news release said.  "Cauliflower is exploding in popularity due to its taste and amazing health benefits," Marketing Vice President Christina Coy said in a news release about the new offering.

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

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...

Papa John's gluten-free crust goes national ... and back to prehistory

Papa John's gluten-free crust goes national ... and back to prehistory

Sometimes you have to go way back to get ahead in today's restaurant business. That's exactly what Papa John's has done with its new gluten-free, wheatless crust, made from — among other things — one of the first plants to...

New way to 'try on' best new bottom line-building restaurant tech

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...

Introducing ... wait for it ... the 'Pizza-Kini'

Introducing ... wait for it ... the 'Pizza-Kini'

The Independence Day weekend has the U.S. preoccupied with thoughts of cookouts, fireworks and now ... the Pizza-Kini. Thanks to QSR pizza brand, Villa Italian Kitchen, the July 4th could be overshadowed by July 5th, National Bikini Day, when the...

Harris poll: Boomers bypass pizza, millennials crave coffee and QSR

Harris poll: Boomers bypass pizza, millennials crave coffee and QSR

Despite restaurant traffic data showing a decline in April QSR traffic, Harris Poll released data today saying that millennials prefer quick-service restaurants over all other restaurant segments. The 29th annual EquiTrend Study found some pretty interesting information about restaurant visit...

From burgers to pizza, it's all about the 'hot'

Two QSR brands are putting diners' hot and growing penchant for heat and spice front and center on their permanent menus with fiery offerings. For sister brands, Carl's Jr. and Hardees, the latest offering is a shared menu item that doubles up on everything from the beef in the burgers to the heat in the peppers.

Study: Americans love meal kits

Technomic today released research showing that the U.S. is the largest market for the global meal kit industry, which has grown to a multi-billion dollar sector in just the last few years.

Bone marrow, server training among US Foods offerings

US Foods is taking a pro-active approach to gaining restaurant buy-in for its fall line-up of food service products, not only offering a server training program to clients, but also some pretty on-trend foods, including everything from bone marrow and...

Domino's adds one more way to order online

Domino’s Pizza took another digital jump in delivery technology this week, announcing that it will use bot technology to let U.S. customers with a pizza profile order via Facebook Messenger, beginning today. Domino's new ordering bot allows customers to place...

Jersey shore pizza chain adds pay-at-the-table from Ingenico

Ingenico Group and Datacap Systems, an integrated payments middleware provider, have announced the installation of its pay-at-the-table product at Uncle Oogie's, a New Jersey and Philadelphia-based chain of pizzerias. Using Ingenico's smart terminals, Datacap's point-of-sale partner, PDQ Signature Systems, was...

Louisville restaurant says you can have your pizza and diet, too

A Louisville pizza restaurant has a new way for high-protein dieters to stay on their regimens without giving up pizza. Loui Loui's Authentic Detroit Style Pizza's new low-carbohydrate crust is the result of lots of research and customer taste-testing, according to a news 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...

New food allergy app seeks restaurants' participation

A new app introduced this week called DineSafe claims to take the risk out of eating out for people who have allergies or who are on special diets. About 15 million Americans have food allergies, while 60 percent have dietary restrictions, according to a news release from DineSafe.

Little Caesars thinks inside the box

Little Caesars is bringing back an old favorite in its Box Set, according to a news release.

What's in a napkin? Maybe more than you think

Restaurant customers often take stacks of napkins when they visit with little thought to waste or cost to the business owner, and employees at the drive-thru aren't much better when they toss an equally healthy stack of paper in to-go...

OT regs? ACA compliance? New workforce company thinks it has answers

OT regs? ACA compliance? New workforce company thinks it has answers

The benefits of the gig economy have been countered to some degree by ACA compliance requirements and new overtime regulations set to start in December. Now a California-based company says it has the answers to help everyone thrive.

Hot Italian is a healthful Italian

Hot Italian Pizza is not only "hot" but healthful, according to a national body that certifies restaurant products that meet benchmarks for nutritional and environmental stewardship. The chain became the nation's first and, as of now, only pizzeria to achieve...

mPOS increases faster than expected, opens market to new vendors

Restaurateurs still pondering a move to smartphone- and tablet-based POS systems might be interested in the latest Juniper Research study: It predicts that within five years, retail transactions via mPOS systems will represent 20 percent of all transactions. This is...

Pizza Hut's new dessert is an ooey-gooey treat

Pizza Hut is clearly sweet on its latest dessert offering, an ooey-gooey creation based on the scouting trip favorite, the s'more. The dessert is available for dine-in, carry-out and delivery and is a limited-time offering. Boasting Hershey chocolate, the eight-inch...

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