Fake news on McDonald's and Chipotle stopped in its tracks

Fake news is again causing problems for the foodservice industry, this time inolving McDonald's and Chipotle. The event also involved reporters at USA Today and the financial news site, Benzinga.com, both of whom received a fraudulent news releases attempting to...

Harris poll yields dim glow for restaurant brands

These are not only tumultuous but very partisan times in the U.S., and a Harris Poll indicated that the public perception of foodservice brands often swirls around the actions, beliefs and politics of a brand or a brand leader's publicized...

MOD Pizza celebrates 200th location

MOD Super Fast Pizza is opening its 200th location this month, according to a press release. To celebrate, the concept is hosting an event at the 200th unit in Fredrick, Maryland, and is offering $2 off all pizzas and salads...

Pizza Inn logo gets whole new mojo

A little more than two years after 58-year-old brand Pizza Inn resurrected its vintage JoJo mascot, the little fellow is getting a makeover, according to a news release. The is even getting a new tagline to go with JoJo's facelift,...

Little Caesars real winner of world's first texting tug-of-war

Free Little Caesars pizza was the reward for the world's first stadium-sized, rope-burn free tug-of-war game in Florida. And yet, the pizza chain itself may be the party walking away with the biggest prize from the stunt. It happened Dec.

Pieology cooks up location in LA

The Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles is now home for Pieology Pizzeria's newest location, operated and owned by MR Pie Guys, according to a press release. The move is part of the brand's expansion in Southern California, and puts the restaurant right in the middle of a major L.A.

Brandmuscle publishes 3rd edition of 'The State of Local Marketing Report'

The third edition of The State of Local Marketing Report published several surprising findings and gave a blueprint for success to national and global brands looking to interact with local entities, according to a press release. The report consolidated more...

Blaze Pizza opens 2 new Louisiana locations

Blaze Pizza extended is extending its roots deep down into the watery land in and around the Big Easy, along with another in Shreveport, according to a press release. "The authenticity of our food, plus a service culture that genuinely...

Pizza Hut and Xbox Games offer 1 free Xbox One S per hour

Pizza Hut and Xbox teamed up to bring back Pizza Hut's Triple Treat Box and offer a free Xbox One S every hour from Nov. 7 until Dec.

'Cubs love' = pizza for a lifetime at Giordano's

Giordano's pizza, based in Chicago, is celebrating the Cubs World Series appearance by offering one winner, drawn at random, a lifetime's supply of its Chicago deep-dished pies. "We feel a bond with the Chicago Cubs," Giordano’s President and CEO Yorgo...

PizzaRev features Brussels sprouts, bacon on new pizza

PizzaRev's seasonal special pizza, a maple-roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon creation, is now available at the brand's 45 restaurants, according to a press release. "Brussels sprouts have had a bad rap in the past, but they've made a big comeback on menus across the country," said Nicholas Eckerman, co-founder and co-CEO of PizzaRev.

MOD Pizza announces fan pizza winner

A creation dubbed simply, "The Petra," took home the grand prize in MOD Pizza's nationwide create-your-own fall pizza fan contest. The creation was named after its creator and is now available for order at the chain through the end of...

Free webinar: How to Create Loyal Guest Behavior

Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide immediate and sustainable results. Loyal customers have the power to revive stagnant brands and help industry leaders remain competitive, which is particularly important in an uncertain economic climate.

RSR reveals digital gift card winners

Retail Systems Research has published the report, "Digital Gift Cards In 2016: Where Omni-Channel Strategy Meets Customer Expectations." "Consumers are increasingly engaging with retailers through digital channels first, creating a demand for the retailer to be where the customer is,"...

Can coasters address consumer disengagement in restaurants?

In hopes of counteracting phone distractions in restaurants, Heckler Design has created coasters made to hold customer phones, according to a company press release. "Restaurateurs and chefs have a love/hate relationship with phone use in the restaurant," Dean Heckler, founder...

Firenza begins targeted expansion

Firenza Pizza signed a development agreement for five new units in North Carolina, according to a company press release. The locations will be developed over the next four years and the first will open this year in Charlotte.

Uno's pizza loses some girth

Uno Pizzeria & Grill calls its new Chicago thin-crust pizza its biggest new product launch since Deep Dish Pizza was brought on to the scene in 1943, according to a news release. "Chicago thin crust is a game-changer for Uno's...

Hot Italian hosts annual design, film, and food festival

Hot Italian pizza bar, a Californian concept, is partnering with Niello Fiat in hosting the seventh annual Moderno Italiano Festival being held Aug. 12 -14. Events will be held at all three locations: Midtown Sacramento, Davis and Public Market Emeryville,...

Papa John chickens out

Papa John's said its has, as promised in December, transitioned to the use of vegetarian-raised, antibiotic-free poultry as of July 1, "We've taken a lot of steps to bring our customers transparency around our ingredients," said Papa John's Chief Ingredient...

Domino's extends delivery deal to weekends

Domino's Pizza announced an extension of its weekday three-topping deal to include the weekend, according to a press release. Domino's customers can now carry out a large three-topping pizza for $7.99 every day of the week. "Some people may have paid a little more for their carry-out pizza in the past, and that's not right.

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