Success Story: BrightStar Care

FranConnect is helping BrightStar Care meet their growth goals for new franchise development, opening new stores, and in building local marketing awareness and lead conversion.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: FranConnect




5 Reasons Your Restaurant Isn’t Attracting Millennials

If you work in the limited service restaurant industry, you know how fierce the competition is, especially for millennials.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




Lessons on Hiring Better Employees: A Panera Case Study

Hiring is such a challenge, isn’t it? It takes time and money away from other critical things that you need to get done – but if it isn’t done right, your café will suffer!

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: HigherMe


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Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

The new Blast & Brew pizza and beer franchise gives customers creative choice regarding what's on their plates and how they most prefer to wash it down. Here, CEO John Ferdinandi talks about the concept and the path forward.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

In part 2 of this series on pizza toppings, we go to the masses for the take on what’s hot and what’s not atop pies globally.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing now

Almonds, arugula, potatoes and eggs, are just a few of the players in the results of our completely unscientific poll of cool and surprisingly tasty pizza toppings, the first of a two-part series on what's "up" in pizza.

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

5 trends in specialty pizzas

Specialty and gourmet pizzas are taking limited and full-service operators by storm.

Who's winning the fast casual pizza game?

The fast casual pizzeria craze shows no signs of ebbing.

The Pizza ATM: Gimmick or marketing genius?

Although it's not yet in America, the Pizza ATM has been producing and dispensing pizzas in Europe for the past 13 years. Its owner has set it sights on launching, this year, in the United States.

5 trends to make a pie-ority in 2016

No longer content with standard pizza, hungry consumers nowadays demand a higher quality pie that's worthy of their hard-earned dough and caloric budget.

Year in review: 7 trending headlines of 2015

Here's a look back at some of 2015's trending topics and stories.

The countdown is on for FDA menu labeling

As of Dec. 1, 2016, menu labeling is back on the radar and the required date is back to being measured by months once again.

Living the brand: How &pizza CEO has inspired customers to wear its logo forever

&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.

4 steps the pizza industry can take to take the target off its back

The pizza industry is taking heat regarding calorie counts. Here are four actions that can help calm the crisis.

Unique toppings: Do they work only as LTOs?

Just as hamburger lovers can create their own burger masterpieces using their choice of toppings, pizza lovers are doing the same. Limited-time-only toppings give pizzerias a chance to go from LTO to full-time on the menu.

Commodities: Are wheat prices coming back up?

After wheat has fallen steadily for several weeks, it is up 2 cents.

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Be they pepperoni, sausage, olives or anchovies, toppings make every pizza unique. Pizza toppings add taste and texture and often become signature items that distinguish one pizza brand from another.

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