Denver pizza chain gets a slice of the Shark Week pie

The longest-running cable TV event in history, Shark Week, is upon us and one pizza restaurateur isn't going to miss out on this now 29-year-old event, originally begun to correct some of the more terrifying misconceptions about our toothy underwater...

Toast and Paytronix announce integration

Toast and Paytronix are integrating their respective technologies, allowing Toast users to utilize Paytronix loyalty and gift card solutions, according to a press release. "Integrating Toast with the Paytronix platform lets restaurants take advantage of our platform and all the...

Pizza buffet chain 'throws another pie on the grill'

Summer is barbecue season, and Stevi B's is taking that popular predilection to its pizza with a new promotion built around the cooking al fresco, a news release said. Offerings include barbecue pulled pork pizza, barbecue baked pasta and peach...

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...

1000 Degrees goes 'Roman' for a new crust

Though 1000 Degrees Pizza has always touted its signature Neapolitan crust, the brand has apparently been foolin' around on the side with "The Roman" and is now introducing the new thicker, rounder Roman crust, a news release said. The new...

Blaze brings creativity to Warped Tour sponsorship

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is sponsoring this year's 41-stop traveling music festival, the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, a news release said. The brand has figured out some offbeat, interesting ways to get its name out in connection with the near cult-like...

Pizza Hut slices half off for golf championship

Pizza Hut is offering an online deal in honor of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on May 31. For that Wednesday only, customers can get half off all menu-priced by using the promo code "TEEOFF," according to a...

Boston's rebrand all about sports and pizza

In a move that's intended to reposition Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar more firmly in the pizza, pasta, burgers and wings category, the chain is rebranding. A new logo and tagline emphasizes the in-restaurant sports experience and aligns the brand...

Webinar: Are you getting the biggest bang for your franchise marketing buck?

As restaurateurs, you not only sell to diners every day, but also simultaneously to future franchisees who may either be among those diners, in the local community, or just out there on the web or elsewhere, looking for great businesses...

Pinkberry/Paytronix promotion reveals open rates' 'dirty little secret'

Last Independence Day, Pinkberry generated a few of its own fireworks when it launched a wildly successful double points ice cream promotion using the brand's Patronix-powered Pinkcard Loyalty program. The campaign ultimately not only netted the brand a Paytronix Loyaltees...

Papa Murphy's capitalizes on nation's 'eat-at-home' trend

Take-and-bake chain, Papa Murphy’s, is angling to steal market share while the trend toward eating at home continues to sweep U.S. households.

3 pizza concepts adopt Punchh platform

Punchh, a restaurant technology platform, added MOD Pizza, Pizza Inn and PizzaRev in the second half of 2016, according to a press release. The concepts join 75 restaurant chains including Pieology, Smashburger, Moe's Southwest Grill and TGI Fridays. "We believe...

Brand new way for brands to engage on-the-go

Brands seeking new efficiencies and novel approaches to mobile subscriber engagement are taking note of Google's introduction of its Rich Communication Services Early Access Program. The service, which Google debuted as a kick-off to Mobile World Congress, allows users to...

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...

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