Restaurants and other retailers win one over banks on swipe fees

The U.S. House of Representatives has dropped wording that would have repealed the controversial Durbin Amendment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Financial Reform and Consumer Protection Act, voted into law in 2010 under the Obama administration. The amendment imposed caps...

Are you following these steps to find high-quality workers?

A veteran restaurant industry leader on why restaurant strategy today focuses on finding and keeping creative workers over and above just about everything else.

PizzaRev partners with accelerator to fuel growth

PizzaRev has a new majority investor — Cleveland Avenue — a Chicago-based accelerator firm. "This is more than an investment, this is a partnership," said Don Thompson, founder and CEO of Cleveland Avenue, in a press release on the investment....

Food Online Ordering Systems integrates with Epson's printer for online ordering solution, including self-order kiosk

Food Online Ordering Systems, a provider of custom, in-house online ordering solutions for restaurants, has certified Epson America, Inc.'s latest product addition, the OmniLink TM-T88VI-i intelligent POS printer, to provide a seamless online ordering experience for brands across all locations...

Study: Fear of future invades restaurant leadership offices

Fear is invading the offices of restaurant brand leadership across the industry, according to a recent study from L.E.K. Consulting.

Marco's adds Best Pizza Franchise designation to awards

Marco's Pizza is having its day. A Harris poll announced Tuesday that the brand made its Top 5 list for brand equity, and now the chain has been designated "Best of the Best" pizza franchise in Entrepreneur magazine's rankings, a news release said.

Grubhub integrates with Breadcrumb, Oracle’s Micros and Toast

Grubhub has announced its integration with point of sale systems Breadcrumb, Oracle's Micros and Toast. Foodservice establishments using these systems can now manage all orders, both in-house and takeout, from one device. The integration will also allow restaurants to more...

MicroSale’ sales reporting POS for restaurants going live

MicroSale, a restaurant point-of-sale system developed and maintained by former restaurant operators, will introduce its "ReportingAnywhere" cloud-based POS system the middle of next month. The package includes a website for drill-down, detailed reports and a simplified real-time app that will...

Pizza Inn, Pie Five revenues drop in Q3

Rave Restaurant Group, parent company of Pie Five and Pizza Inn, reported today that its total consolidated revenue decreased 7.7 percent to $14.1 million compared to $15.3 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2016. CEO Scott Crane is hoping...

Yelp's restaurant review data gets much easier to use

Restaurant social media managers at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month clearly identified Yelp as the go-to source of customer opinion. And the good news this week is that Yelp has now made its data more...

Study: Many consumers lukewarm on restaurant tech, loyalty programs

The new trends survey from AlixPartners provides some significant surprises concerning consumers' views of restaurant technology, loyalty programs, third-party delivery services and menu prices.

Study: Wanderlust is stealing restaurant dollars

Consumers' love of travel is slicing into the food service sector's pie, potentially creating a defining moment for the restaurant industry.

Mergin' and movin' out in the pizza universe

Four pizza brands are planning additions to their worldwide restaurant system pies this spring, along with two other brands who are set to merge.

Papa John's gets 'down to earth' in the Bluegrass

Papa John's is really getting down-to-earth about its toppings this spring, beginning right in the heart of the Bluegrass State, just in time for the great Kentucky Derby in early May. The international pizza chain, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has...

5 pizza brands explore new territories

Pizza's worldwide appeal needs no further proof than the weekly parade of pizza restaurant opening announcements. In fact, at least five established brands have announced expansions over the last week or so, beginning with Grimaldi's plan to open five sites...

New system uses data, cameras and sensors to improve restaurant operations

Revel Systems is partnering with Dragontail Systems to implement their food preparation process software and machine learning technology in restaurants worldwide, according to a news release.  The Dragontail Algo system optimizes the food prep process from order to delivery to save time and money, according to company press release.

With 10 million daily food deliveries, Meituan-Dianping a name to know

It may be relatively unknown in the Western World, but in 20 of China's biggest cities, the name Meituan-Dianping is as commonly heard as Amazon and Google. That's because in China Meituan-Dianping delivers fast food to just about everybody there...

Pizza Press presses forward, 150 new sites by late 2018

Five years after its inception, Pizza Press is having a growth spurt, announcing this week plans to open nearly 150 restaurants worldwide over the next two years. The goal, according to a company press release, is to have 300 restaurants...

NRA implores Congress: 'Keep debit-swipe fee controls in place'

The National Restaurant Association has joined forces with dozens of other restaurant groups to launch a campaign against repealing debit swipe-fee protections under the Durbin Amendment, which passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. The issue is coming...

Convenience chain uses POS to boost pizza sales

To help streamline its pizza delivery business, Casey’s General Store has added SpeedLine's POS and enterprise restaurant management, according to a news release. The chain, which has installed the systems at more than 200 of its 1,900 locations, will roll...

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