The Upton Group launches pizza insurance business

After three years of providing insurance for Domino's Pizza, The Upton Group LLC is expanding its business to include all pizzerias through the newly created The company was founded by Jason Upton, who spent 23 years working in and...

Willis Programs launch pizza delivery insurance solution

Willis Programs, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, has introduced PizzaGuard, a customized insurance solution for pizza delivery restaurants. Willis Programs serves independent commercial insurance brokers with more than 30 unique insurance programs tailored for a variety of industries. PizzaGuard...

Food Service Security Council event experiences double-digit growth

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) recently completed its 33rd Annual Conference, held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. The gathering included more than 250 individuals and more than 65 vendors aimed at keeping restaurant workplaces and their employees and customers safe. Executive keynotes were presented by Charlie Strong, U.S.

Companies partner to help restaurants with PCI Compliance

ControlScan and Lucas Systems Inc. are partnering to offer restaurant operators comprehensive support to remove the ongoing burden of restaurant data security and IT oversight. ControlScan provides data security and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses.

Epic Programs Group expands liability coverage for pizza delivery

Epic Programs Group, a managing underwriter and program administrator providing risk management and insurance solutions, has announced an expansion of coverage available in its newest program for delivery operators. Dubbed "SLICE" (safety, loss control, insurance, coverage, expertise), the program now...

Domino's U.K. using digital security system

Big Brother may not be monitoring the pizza business in the UK, but Y-cam Solutions is. The provider of remote monitoring products is helping Domino's Pizza protect its 600 company and franchised stores across the UK and Ireland with more...

Domino's CEO pleads for menu-labeling flexibility

Domino's CEO pleads for menu-labeling flexibility

The FDA's law requiring restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to provide detailed nutritional information on menus could take effect as early as 2012, but some restaurant operators are not on board with the requirements. The National Restaurant Association...

VendorSafe announces scalable PCI-compliance solution

VendorSafe Technologies, a provider of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant solutions, has announced its proactive scalable approach to network security. A 2010 survey by the National Retail Federation and First Data Corp. of small- and medium- size retailers in the U.S.

Mayor vetoes 'Chicken Shack' Ordinance

Texas Fried Chicken and Pizza in Newark N.J., was the scene of a fatal shooting in late May, sparking the city council to author an ordinance to force small restaurants to post armed guards after 9 p.m.

Pizza Hut goes high-tech to avoid theft

Pizza Hut franchisee Rage Inc. has rolled out DigitalPersona U.are.U Fingerprint Biometrics in 118 Pizza Hut locations throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The system requires employees to scan their fingerprints when using the company's Speedline Point-of-Sale...

Webinar to focus on new changes to PCI standards

Vendor Safe Technologies and will present a webinar May 3 addressing changes to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and its impact on restaurant operations. The changes are being touted as PCI DSS 2.0.

Fake Bob Dylan roadie picks up pizza tab

Boston's "pizza bandit," who placed a fake $3,900 order last month at Antonio's Pizza, has agreed to pay up. According to The Republican, the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, and the pizzeria agreed to an undisclosed settlement stemming from...

Pennsylvania restaurants on scam alert

Restaurants in Pennsylvania have been warned by the U.S. Agriculture Department of a potential scam involving an unidentified caller claiming to be a health inspector seeking business information. Restaurants in Venango and York counties have recently received the suspicious calls.

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