Hardee's CEO and labor secretary nominee admits hiring undocumented immigrant

Controversy and contention have followed CKE Restaurant Group CEO Andrew F. Puzder since President Trump nominated him for Labor Secretary, and today it appears that may all be coming to a head.

5 money-saving supply chain trends for 2017

Having a solid supply chain is imperative for restaurants looking to reduce food-safety issues and to keep costs low, said Consolidated Concepts President Bruce Reinstein. He believes the restaurants that pay attention to the following five trends will stay nimble in handling the operational challenges in foodservice over the next year.

Group forms to set supply chain best practices

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association is joining forces with food industry management consultancy, Kinetic12, to develop a set of best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization, according to a news release. The two will build off of IFMA's existing Operator...

Bridg partners with Papa Murphy's for big results with lapsed customers

Papa Murphy's recently partnered with Bridg to create buzz and business with the chain's lapsed customers, according to a company press release. "While we had existing customer data, we partnered with Bridg to extract, analyze and leverage the information to...

Vapiano franchising CEO named to exec board

Vapiano CEO Mario C. Bauer, will take a seat Jan 1, 2017, on the executive board for Vapiano SE, with responsibilities for developing new markets, new market entries and expanding the brand globally, according to a company press release.  "Mario C.

MicroSale releases $49-a-month POS system

A cheap, tablet-based POS system for small restaurants is now available from MicroSale POS Systems, according to a press release. It comes with an industry-grade Windows tablet, a cash drawer, an EMV device and a receipt printer. "We are confident...

800 Degrees Pizza opens in MiamiCentral

As if it wasn't hot enough in Florida already, downtown development MiamiCentral welcomed 800 Degrees Pizza's first Florida location to its family of vendors and services, according to a release. “With locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Dubai,...

Hardee's CEO tapped as labor secretary: What's in it for restaurant biz?

Where the nation and the restaurant industry labor force are concerned, Andy Puzder is quite vocal in his pro-automation and anti-regulation views. These views are aligned with those of President-elect Donald Trump, who, according to CNN, has named the CKE Restaurants CEO as the nation's new secretary of labor.

The Princess City welcomes Pie Five

Pie Five didn't have to be a frog to open its newest location in The Princess City of the Hoosier State, Mishawaka, Indiana today. The unit is owned and operated by franchisee Carl Dissette, who owns six other Pie Five Locations in Indiana, Chicago and Iowa, according to a news release.

Old Chicago looking for franchisees

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is looking for franchisees in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to help grow the brand's presence in those areas, according to a press release. "The growing demand for a unique dining experience and customized selection of...

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.

Donatos reformulates ingredients

Donatos Pizza has officially rid its pizzas, salads and subs of artificial flavors and colors, MSG and high-fructose syrup, according to a press release. "Donatos has been committed to serving customers with great-tasting food since opening our very first shop in 1963," said Donatos Pizza President and CEO Tom Krouse.

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...

1000 Degree Neapolitan Pizza heats up CO

Denver will soon be warmed by 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza's newest location, coming Dec. 1, according to a press release.

Bridg releases enhanced CRM

Bridg announced a new customer relationship management solution, which combines disparate customer data silos, according to a release. Bridg Enhanced CRM compiles POS, email, online ordering, loyalty and other venues to produce a high-view of a restaurant's customers. The technology's...

Pizza Hut's 'A Day of Giving' benefits local first responders and shelters

Tis the season of giving, and Pizza Hut locations in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky are bestowing a total of 1,750 pizzas to local emergency responders, including fire and police departments, as well as hospitals and shelters, according to a...

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.

Angela Mia tomato products now non-GMO

ConAgra Foodservice said of of the Angela Mia tomato items are now non-GMO project-verified and are labeled as such to meet the growing consumer demand for this type of food product.

PizzaRev opens first northern California location

PizzaRev is opening its first northern California location at 5801 Folsom Blvd, in Sacramento. Harvind and Bob Uppal are franchise owners and operators of the Sacramento location.

Papa John's debuts new Pan Pizza

Papa John's is kicking off its new pan pizza, and the results will have casual eaters and hard-core fans alike excited to try it, according to a press release. "We've been working for a year and a half on this...

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