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Restaurant sales robust thanks to warm weather conditions

Restaurant sales robust thanks to warm weather conditions

Same-store restaurant sales increased 2.3% in January, the best growth in over four years, and it was all due to mild weather conditions and historic warm temperatures. That's a prime finding of a Black Box Intelligence report tracking weekly sales…

Papa John's earns top honors for LGBTQ efforts

Papa John's earns top honors for LGBTQ efforts

Papa John's International scored 90% in a major survey of LGBTQ workplace equality corporate policies and practices known as the Corporate Equality Index or CEI. In fact, the brand said in a news release about the achievement that it is…

Restaurant operators say low productivity, high non-compliance year's top problems

Restaurant operators say low productivity, high non-compliance year's top problems

Restaurant chain operators said sagging productivity and overall on-the-job non-compliance will be among their top targets for improvement this year, according to a Zenput/Technomic survey that reveals some of the top hurdles chains are facing in achieving better team execution…

Domino's hiring 500 in San Diego County

Domino's hiring 500 in San Diego County

Domino's San Diego County franchise-owned locations will hire 500 new employees across 57 stores including jobs for delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers, a news release said. . "We are thrilled about the opportunity to offer both…

Fourth Enterprises tabs Sabre's Anderson as CEO, names Whitmarsh CFO

Fourth Enterprises, LLC, parent company of HotSchedules and Fourth, a provider of workforce, inventory and operations management solutions to the restaurant and hospitality industry, has named Clinton Anderson as its chief executive officer, according to a press release. Anderson recently…

Postmates slashes staff, closes Mexico City office as investors sour on gig companies

Postmates slashes staff, closes Mexico City office as investors sour on gig companies

On demand delivery service Postmates has slashed dozens of jobs and closed its Mexico City office amid rising investor concerns about several high profile gig economy flame-outs that burned through cash this year. Postmates has cut staff in several major…

Yum China wins Top Employer China for 2nd straight year

Yum China wins Top Employer China for 2nd straight year

For the second consecutive year, Yum China Holdings, Inc. took home Top Employer China for 2020.

Tork releases online modules to boost foodservice professionals

Tork releases online modules to boost foodservice professionals

Tork, an Essity brand in workplace hygiene, has launched Reach for the Stars, a free online module series to help foodservice managers and owners improve their business, according to a press release. Foodservice operators will have access to industry insights,…

&pizza gives late-night DC employees discounted rides home, via Lyft

&pizza gives late-night DC employees discounted rides home, via Lyft

Lyft and &pizza are partnering to bring &pizza employees in Washington, D.C. a reliable late-night transit option.

Revel joins 7Shifts to sync labor management with sales

Revel joins 7Shifts to sync labor management with sales

Cloud-based POS provider, Revel Systems, has joined with restaurant labor management solution company, 7shifts, to create a way for operators to synchronize sales data with the scheduling and labor management software to keep restaurants compliant with labor regulations, while enhancing…

Shaquille O'Neal, Miles College pledge to put Papa John's on 39 black college campuses

Shaquille O'Neal, Miles College pledge to put Papa John's on 39 black college campuses

Papa John's board member and investor, former NBA star, Shaquille O'Neal told Black Enterprise that he is working with Alabama liberal arts school, Miles College, in a program that seeks to put a Papa John's on every U.S. historically black…

Mod Pizza launches inclusiveness campaign for disabled

Mod Pizza launches inclusiveness campaign for disabled

Mod Pizza said this week that it's partnered with Best Buddies International — which works for inclusiveness for those with intellectual and other disabilities — to raise awareness about hiring these individuals and provide donations to support the Best Buddies…

Gusto Farm to Street snags Cava's former marketing director

Gusto Farm to Street snags Cava's former marketing director

Gusto Farm to Street, a fast casual restaurant specializing in salads and fast-fired pizzas, has named Meg Schiffman as its VP of brand and marketing, according to a company press release. Schiffman, who has more than 15 years of branding…

Labor Dept finalizes OT rule: 1.2 million more workers eligible

The U.S. Department of Labor has made official an overtime rule that sets $35,568 as the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay, making about 1.2 million more U.S.

Sept 26 webinar focuses on what restaurateurs must know now about labor law compliance

Sept 26 webinar focuses on what restaurateurs must know now about labor law compliance

From third-party delivery drivers to in-restaurant employees, the bucket of labor laws and other regulations that U.S. restaurant operators must know and follow is overflowing.

Domino's found liable for nearly $9M in franchisee's driver's crash

A California jury found Domino's Pizza liable for a car crash involving one of the brand's franchisee's delivery drivers in early 2011, along with damages of nearly $9 million, according to Law.com. A 61-year-old man was paralyzed and died a…

Toast acquires HR/payroll software provider

Toast Inc., a restaurant management platform, has acquired StratEx, a provider of HR and payroll software for restaurants, according to a press release. StratEx's HR software and consulting services help restaurants automate applicant tracking, scheduling, payroll, benefits and labor law…

Biggest Chinese delivery provider launches national charity for riders'/drivers' children

Biggest Chinese delivery provider launches national charity for riders'/drivers' children

The biggest foodservice delivery provider in the world's biggest restaurant delivery market of China is doing something pretty big for its so-called "delivery riders," the equivalent of what other nation's typically refer to as delivery drivers. Chinese e-commerce platform, Meituan,…

Little Caesars partners with Inkling for mobile training

Little Caesars will use mobile learning platform, Inkling, to train its employees, a news release said. The service allows the pizza chain's management to instantly update and distribute training as needed, while employees can search the platform via tablets as…

NRA philanthropy's EVP to take president's role

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, or NRAEF, promoted its executive vice president to president, effective July 1. The NRA's philanthropic arms is focused on industry training, as well as improving career opportunities and community engagement, a news release Rob…

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