HotSchedules integrates workplace management platform with POS

HotSchedules has integrated its workplace management platform to NCR Aloha's restaurant point of sale solution. Restaurants will be able to use this solution to analyze sales trends and forecasting data, according to a press release. This joint solution will help...

Irate readers to Pizza Hut: Don't suspend ... Commend that gun-wielding employee

Irate readers to Pizza Hut: Don't suspend ... Commend that gun-wielding employee

News of the suspension without pay of a Springfield, Missouri, Pizza Hut employee and felon, who said he had a "good old-fashioned gunfight" with an alleged intruder is sweeping the nation's media outlets today. The story is eliciting irate responses...

Restaurant safety check? New AI platform watches, reports violators

One of China's largest state-owned enterprises is paying seven figures to data intelligence platform KanKan to provide facial- and object-recognition tech that helps to ensure ensure restaurants comply with local food safety laws. A news release said a Shanghai municipal...

MOD Pizza taps former Panera, Starbucks exec as COO

MOD Pizza has hired Paul Twohig to be its first COO and oversee MOD's 235-plus locations in the U.S. and the U.K., according to a press release. Twohig joined MOD's advisory board in 2008 and has over four decades of restaurant experience as senior VP at Starbucks, president of Dunkin' Donuts, and executive VP and COO of Panera Bread.

Utah gets Mod

Mod Pizza is debuting in Utah, then coming on strong with a total of five openings there by year's end, a news release said.  Location No. 1 in the state opens early this month on South Wildcat Way in Woods Cross.

Blaze Pizza launches summer 'untern' program

In the dining room of one of Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza’s nearly 200 restaurants, emblazoned are the words "Unfollow the Rules." The statement is emblematic of the company's independent spirit, said Co-founder Elise Wetzel, so should come as no surprise that...

Restaurant industry upbeat for 2017; big year for digital marketing

Restaurant industry upbeat for 2017; big year for digital marketing

This year promises to be a lucrative one for the restaurant industry, according to the Toast Restaurant POS "Restaurant Success in 2017 Industry Report," which takes an inside look at restaurant owners' strategies for this year. Toast compiled data from...

105 organizations to Congress: Reject Hardee's CEO for labor secretary

105 organizations to Congress: Reject Hardee's CEO for labor secretary

A coalition of more than 100 groups representing food chain employees, as well as corporate accountability and environmental organizations is calling on U.S. legislators to reject CKE Restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder as the next U.S.

AllerTrain approved for food service in Maryland

A Maryland county now requires eateries to have an allergy and gluten-free trained employee on site during operating hours. On Nov. 1, Montgomery County, Maryland, passed AllerTrain, legislation requiring restaurants to have at least one allergy and gluten-free trained employee...

Piada hires former P.F. Chang's exec, implements new hiring system

Piada Italian Street Food is betting its new three-tiered leadership development and incentive program will help the brand attract and retain top restaurant talent, according to a company press release. "At the heart of this initiative is a desire to...

1000 Degrees moves into Deer Park

Deer Park, Texas, will see the newest 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza across from San Jacinto College, a company press release reported. The location will open on Aug. 25 and the first 10 guests will receive free pizza for a year.

Uncle Maddio's expands franchising in Knoxville

Uncle Maddio's Pizza signed a second franchise agreement with Ken Heatley and his son, Ryan, according to a company press release. The pair will operate three new Uncle Maddio's units in the Knoxville. "Our first Knoxville restaurant has been so...

Rapid Fired Pizza slices up second Cincinnati location

The Queen City of Cincinnati, Ohio is getting yet another Rapid Fired pizza late this summer, according to a company press release. The Montgomery Road location is in an area anticipated to draw large crowds, so this restaurant is nearly...

Malawi's bring Pizza with a Purpose to Virginia

The Church Restaurant Group will open the first Malawi's Pizza franchise on the eastern seaboard this fall, according to a news release. The first of five Virginia locations will open then in Fredericksburg and begin — like the other three...

Chinese labor market stabilizes -- restaurant sector is key

The labor market in China appears to finally be stabilizing and one of the leading industries driving that turnaround is the food-service sector. That news comes this week from a joint study by Chinese career platform, Zhaopin Limited, and the China Institute for Employment Research at Renmin University.

"World's Fastest Pizza Maker" crowned by Domino's in Las Vegas

Dennis Tran would be just another Domino's franchisee if not for his incredible pizza making talent. Domino's has named Tran the 2016 World's Fastest Pizza Maker, according to a press release. "We are thrilled to crown Tran as Domino's 2016 World's Fastest Pizza Maker," Domino's President and CEO Patrick Doyle said in the release.

Snagajob acquires PeopleMatter

Snagajob has acquired PeopleMatter, in hopes of creating a market-leading human capital management platform for the hourly market that addresses every aspect of the talent lifecycle, said Peter Harrison, CEO of Snagajob. "We are incredibly excited to welcome the PeopleMatter...

App helps co-workers communicate without exchanging cell numbers

An app that allows employees to message co-workers without having to divulge personal phone numbers is now available. Entrepreneurs Danny Leffel and Broc Miramontes created the app, Crew, after discovering that their favorite local Mexican restaurant, Don Ramon's, struggled with...

Online job matching platform pops up in Texas

Workpop, an online matching platform for job seekers and employers, has launched this week in Dallas and Houston. The platform, which helps small and mid-sized businesses hire and manage employees, is also available in Los Angeles and San Diego, according...

Marco’s Pizza puts emphasis on veterans

Marco's Pizza is going the extra mile to make franchises opportunities for the nation's veterans. Executives at the pizza restaurant said they have had great success with the military veterans who've already come into the fold as franchise operators, so they're going a step further. This month, they announced the appointment of U.S.

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