Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.
About 60,000 foodservice providers and operators met this week in Chicago for NRA 2015.
Over the last few years, fast casual pizza has outpaced growth in other restaurant segments. Still, all fast casual pizzerias aren't created equal.
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The restaurant industry’s biggest show of the year is kicking off Saturday when tens of thousands of restaurant operators and vendors meet in Chicago for the NRA event.
What does it take to succeed as a franchisee in a climate of changing labor policies, nutritional guidelines and generational trends?
Orange Leaf partnered with InMoment to launch a store-wide Voice of Customer feedback program and social advocacy initiative.
Many in the foodservice industry are touting cricket flour as the next "super protein."
Restaurants are trying to meet Americans' desires to eat healthier by giving them a variety of protein options.
By working through a GPO, the manufacture of food or supplies can "speak" directly to decision-makers in the purchasing arena, thus saving time, money and the hassle of hunting down those important people.
Millennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?
As clean-up efforts continue after the riots in Baltimore, several area restaurants are providing free food and coffee for firefighters, police, the Maryland National Guard, paramedics and EMTs. They are also urging the city’s residents to support solidarity and peace through using the social media hashtags, #peace, #solidarity and #support.
Rich Hope, CMO of Jersey Mike's Subs, talks about the restaurant chain's mobile app.
There are plenty of cost-efficient mobile payment processors designed to fit the budget needs of small businesses, but ensuring sensitive data customers that your business is secure is just as important as the convenience factor mobile payments offer.
As restaurants race toward trends the Millennial generation embraces, enviromentally- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.
Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.
Today, forward-thinking restaurant operators are using modern video technology to measure virtually everything from shift readiness to inventory control.
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Don Fox, CEO of Firehouse Subs, talks about the two key ways his brand's mobile app meets customer needs.
After a year of success from mixing bits of candy into its Slushes, Sonic will expand it Candy Slush line to include drinks with popping candy and crushed Jolly Ranchers.
Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. is set to develop ten new franchisee partnerships and plans to add 40-50 new locations throughout the country.
For its 75th anniversary KFC is bringing back the Colonel. Former SNL start Darrel Hammond will play Colonel Harland Sanders reincarnated 35 years after his death at age 90.
Restaurants in Arkansas are utilizing a new source for alternative funding: crowdfunding.
KFC is the first major US fast food chain to enter Myanmar.
CiCi's Pizza, a pizza buffet concept, announced the promotion of Steven Jones to chief operating officer.
The city of Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the U.S., voted Tuesday to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020, from the current $9.00.
Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop announced that for a limited time, the company will offer baked goods featuring the hazelnut spread Nutella.
Wienerschnitzel announced its sponsorship of American race car driver J.R. Hildebrand for the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
Over half of U.S. consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms, according to a report from The NPD Group.
Burger chain Carl's Jr. opened its first restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.
Texas Chicken, sister brand to Church's Chicken, struck a deal to expand to Bulgaria.
Food Genius, a foodservice data provider, published a new monthly industry analytics presentation focused on Mediterranean cuisine.
Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. announced it was ranked as the No. 1 restaurant franchise by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 special report.
Sandelman & Associates ranked Little Caesars No. 1 for value and affordability of 148 fast food and pizza restaurant chains in its Quick-Track 2014 Study Annual Awards of Excellence.
Visa Checkout, the online check out service that Visa launched less than a year ago, announced new partnerships with brands such as Dunkin' Donuts and Pizza Hut.
The Obama Administration’s plan to revise federal overtime regulations would likely “hollow out” low- and mid-level management positions in the restaurant and retail industries and trigger a shift toward more hourly and part-time workers, according to the National Retail Federation.
New data from Market Research Company Euromonitor’s has found that global consumer foodservice value increased over 5.4 percent in 2014, with over USD $2.7 trillion dollars in sales
More than half of U.S. consumers are concerned about bird flu outbreaks and the dangers they pose to their food safety.
The International Franchise Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the below statement as part of an effort to warn New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that any increase in a city's minimum wage should be applied uniformly to all types of businesses.
The company said the new enhancements make it easier than ever before for restaurants and retailers to customize their apps while simultaneously making them easier and more compelling for customers to use.
Monthly sales at restaurants exceeded grocery store sales for the first time on record, the National Restaurant Association reported.
FastCasual.com’s editorial team has released its annual list of the industry’s most significant brands and trends, awarding Panera Bread the top spot
PizzaRev CEO and co-founder, Rodney Eckerman, joined the Board of Directors of the California Restaurant Association, the state's restaurant and hospitality industry association.
The Wendy's Company announced the appointment of Kurt Kane, 43, to the newly created position of Chief Concept Officer, responsible for all North American marketing and innovation efforts.
H.J. Heinz Corporation II announced financial results for Q1 2015, which indicate solid business performance.
Dunkin' Donuts announced the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, NMR LLC.
Captain D's LLC announced it is experiencing continued success with a 4.94 percent same-store-sales growth for Q1 2015.
Technomic released its "2015 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report," which found that diners are increasingly looking for menu alternatives.
The National Restaurant Association is now offering complimentary eCertificates for the ServSafe suite of training products, including ServSafe Manager, Food Handler, Allergens and Alcohol.
Customers are more comfortable with mobile payments, a fact restaurants should embrace, according to study published today by Harbortouch, a supplier of point- of-sale systems.
The National Restaurant Association’s Conserve sustainability initiative announced NatureWorks LLC, supplier of renewably sourced materials, as a new program sponsor.
Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc., the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, reported unaudited results for Q1 ended March 31, 2015.
Olo and LevelUp have launched the restaurant industry's first fully turnkey mobile commerce solution with built-in ordering, loyalty and payment in one user experience.
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Applied Predictive Technologies' index found an increase of 3.6 percent in restaurant sales for the same month, compared to April of last year.