Two more national chains make big hiring push

Earlier this week, it was Domino's in New York City announcing that it would hire 200 new people. Now, Pizza Hut has joined the effort, but this time for a much, much larger number — 11,000 positions open across the Yum Brand's system.

Sonic board adds former Bob Evans CEO, announces dividend, bans antibiotics

Sonic Corp. added a former restaurant chain CEO to its board of directors today and declared quarterly cash dividend of 14 cents per share, according to a press release.

Arizona-based health-centric QSR opens 1st franchise site

Arizona-based healthy fast food concept, D’Lite Healthy On The Go (formerly D’Lish Drive Thru), has opened its first franchise location on Shea Road in Scottsdale, according to a news release. The store is the emerging brand's third restaurant overall. To...

TripAdvisor launches restaurant platform

TripAdvisor has added a feature — TripAdvisor Premium for Restaurants — designed to help restaurants attract, engage and influence customers, according to a company press release. The subscription-based product will give millions of restaurant businesses the opportunity to gain a...

Study: Q4 2016 worst in 5 years for restaurant industry

New data released by market analysts at TDn2K shows that the traditional holiday month of December was anything but jolly for restaurant operators, who saw their worst quarter of sales in more than five years, according to the research company....

Study: Small businesses travel bumpy road to make payroll

Employment issues continue to create volatile financial hurdles for businesses with fewer than 500 employees, according to news release about a study published on small business employment growth and payroll expenses management from JPMorgan Chase Institute. Typically, small businesses reported...

Captain D's names CMO

Captain D's has named former Papa John's, Arby's and Pizza Hut marketing executive, Bob Kraut to its top marketing spot, according to a news release. As the chain's CMO, Kraut will oversee marketing strategies for the brand. "Bob brings more...

Order-taking goes virtual?

Call centers are a thing of the past at Restaurant Revolution Technologies, a San Diego provider of order management, call center and technology solutions for restaurant operators. The company, which specializes in helping brands manage and optimize off-premise takeout orders,...

Charlotte served some Grabbagreen

Grabbagreen debuted its Charlotte location under the care of Jeff and Nancy Adams of JNZR Investments, according to a press release. Located at 210 East Trade St. in the EpiCentre, an entertainment center near the NASCAR museum, the unit is JNZR's first of five.

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...

The 'Castle' will seat you now …

True love — American-style — according to White Castle equals little square burgers. To that end, the chain has opened reservations for its 26th annual Valentine's Day dinner from 4 to 9 p.m., according to a news release.

Court action goes forward against Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Starbucks, Domino's

Some very big names — including Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Starbucks and Domino's — got some very bad news this morning when news broke that a stay granted three years ago involving them and many more has now been lifted...

ICX Association looks to ‘elevate’ the state of customer experience with annual awards

Nomination deadline for the association's annual awards is March 15, 2017.

#getfried gets growing

The French fry and finger food QSR, #GetFried Fry Cafe, has signed deals for three new franchises in Houston, Texas, as well as Buffalo and New York City, in New York, according to a news release. The chain capitalizes on...

Arby's brings Nebraska something 'deer' to its cornhusking heart

Nebraskans can sure make a stink when there is the potential for venison on the dinner table. Just ask Arby's leadership. After the chain's wildly successful multi-state venison sandwich LTO last October and November, it got an earful from social...

Bojangles' bets its biscuits on redesign

Bojangles' Greenville, South Carolina location has just gotten a new look that revolves around the brand's made-from-scratch biscuits and will soon appear in numerous other locations, according to a news release. The store debuted the new look last week for...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip pushes sweet and salty in season of love

The Café by Chip chain is tapping into the widespread yearning this time of year for customers to seek sweets for their sweeties, by rolling out a line-up of Valentine's Day delectables centered around love, caramel and chocolate, according to...

Wendy's LTO gets right to the meat

In a nod to meat-lovers, Wendy's 4 for $4 Meal LTO can now be ordered with the chain's Double Stack sandwich crammed full of a quarter-pound of beef, according to a news release. The 4 for $4 deal includes the...

Burger King wakes up to renewed love for coffee

Burger King has reawakened its appreciation for a good cup of coffee, pushing its BK Joe blend with renewed fervor in 2017, as either a traditional hot cup of caffeine or iced for 99 cents, according to a news release....

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