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Where plants are leading restaurants in next decade

Where plants are leading restaurants in next decade

It's been a very good year to be a plant, especially if you're one of those used to concoct one of the variety of plant-based burgers out there, according to a recent IDTechEx report that looks at the status of…

Papa John's founder gets $9.5 million for getting brand's name off Louisville stadium

Papa John's founder gets $9.5 million for getting brand's name off Louisville stadium

Papa John's founder and former leader, John Schnatter, will get a $9.5 million payout over the next 5 1/2 years from the people behind the Louisville stadium that once bore the name of the brand he started. The University of…

Domino's franchisee sees driver safety soar with GPS tracking system

One of the largest single-owned U.S. Domino's franchises reported a 69% drop in what it called "driver safety incidents" following activation of a GPS fleet tracking and safety technology last year, according to a news release from the company that…

Yum China Q2 revenues up, margins down

Yum China second-quarter financials indicated the brand grew revenues 3% or 10% in constant currencies, while total system sales grew 10% year over year, fueled by 12% growth for KFC and 4% growth for Pizza Hut, a news release said.…

Blaze tops Papa Murphy's, Marco's in 2019 Market Force customer ratings

Pasadena-based brand-on-growth-hormones, Blaze Pizza, topped Market Force's 2019 survey of best QSR brands as chosen by consumers. Early results of the study — to be released next week in full — indicated that the relative newcomer beat other more well-established…

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut name new CEOs

Former adidas Group North America President Mark King will take the reins as Taco Bell CEO, and Yum sister brand, Pizza Hut, has promoted its U.S. President Artie Starrs to CEO, according to Yum Brands.

Insurance underwriter introduces comprehensive coverage for restaurants

U.S. Risk Insurance Group, a specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker with 16 domestic and international branches, has introduced a comprehensive insurance program for small and independent restaurant owner operators called Restaurant Guard Insurance. "Our program begins with coverage…

Mountain Mike's opens in Newman, California

California-based Mountain Mike's Pizza has opened in Newman, California, near Main Street downtown. The Stanislaus County features the full menu in a 3,900-square-foot restaurant with a kids activity and party room, along with plenty of big-screen TVs, a news release…

US authorities recall frozen ground tuna after 13 reported ill

Restaurants should not serve or sell frozen ground tuna recalled this week due to a number of Salmonella Newport infections. The U.S.

Northwest Florida restaurateurs help communities see way through storm

In the week since Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and its members have been busy providing meals and assistance to first responders, volunteers, evacuees and survivors of the record-setting storm, a news…

Pizza Hut named in wrongful death suit after fatal delivery driver crash

Pizza Hut's delivery practices are being called into question in a lawsuit filed this month by the son of a woman killed in a crash, which also injured his grandmother, according to the Wichita Eagle. Wichita, Kansas, resident and Republican…

Domino's fires one, suspends another over encounter with paralyzed man

A Domino's franchise in Kingsport, Tennessee, terminated an employee and suspended a second one after they displayed what Domino's described as "utterly unacceptable" behavior toward a customer paralyzed from the waist down. The man involved in the incident — Dustin…

Ecolab creates Food Safety Advisory Board

Food safety company, Ecolab Inc.

Boston's Pizza welcomes 'swimsuit season' with light pizza

Boston's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar has launched its summer menu featuring three lighter pizzas with thin crusts, including the Skinny Carnivore, Potato Bianca and Pizza Bella, a news release said. Skinny Carnivore features salami, aged prosciutto, Tabasco-sriracha sauce along…

Woodstock's Pizza deploys ID tech to spot under-age drinkers

California pizza chain, Woodstock's Pizza. has enlisted new tech to control underage drinking at its locations, choosing Intellicheck's Age ID to prevent alcohol sales to minors at two locations near San Diego State University and UC Santa Barbara. Age ID…

Labor Department rule would open large group health insurance to small restaurateurs

Labor Department rule would open large group health insurance to small restaurateurs

The U.S. Department of Labor this morning proposed a rule that it says will allow more small businesses to offer health insurance through what it is calling Small Business Health Plans or Association Health Plans. In a news release, the…

Study: Higher pay might equal lower restaurant hygiene

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…

Fake news pizzeria shooter pleads guilty, faces 7 years

The man, who opened fire at a Washington, D.C. pizzeria in December,  could face up to seven years in prison.

NRA to Congress: 'Press go on health act but fix it later'

NRA to Congress: 'Press go on health act but fix it later'

National Restaurant Association Policy and Government Affairs EVP Cicely Simpson today told Speaker of the House and U.S. Rep.

Cicis reports massive 17-state data breach

Here we go again. This time the victims are Cicis customers in at least 17 states. The pizza chain said this morning that an ongoing investigation now indicates that payment systems at dozens of locations were infected by malware in…

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