Russo’s brands launch new menu items

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen announced the launch of a new menu.


3 ways restaurants can optimize labor efficiencies and cut costs

Between higher wages and new labor regulations, restaurants are facing a labor crisis — and their existing, outdated processes are doing anything but helping the problem.

4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

Innovation adds flavor to juice, smoothie segment

Industry research leader IBISWorld’s Juice & Smoothie Bars market research report pegs its size at over $2 billion.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

Going beyond the discount with new approaches to spur brand loyalty

Fast casual operators want to reward guests with more than food. There are new loyalty program trends to attract new customers, boost revenues and provide memorable experiences for guests.

Email marketing is far from a dead marketing tool

Email is ubiquitous personally and professionally, which means email marketing is far from dead.

FCES15: Stay on trend with the latest food trends

Tastes and trends in food change and evolve rapidly. What may have been an innovative concept last year may be exactly the wrong one now.

FCES15: The changing course of consumer behavior

Consumers of all kinds have a nearly endless array of options from which to choose, whether they're purchasing furniture, cars, housewares, or any good or service. The same holds true for where they spend their money when dining out.

Top 3 non-pumpkin trends of the season talks with food experts and restaurant operators to find out three of this season's top-trending menu items.

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Pie Five to open first Lubbock, Texas, location

Pie Five Pizza will open its first Lubbock, Texas, location at 11 a.m. Friday.

Marble Slab Creamery, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery launch new website

Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery have a new website boasting new design.

Pieology Pizzeria opens first Missouri location

Pieology Pizzeria has opened its first Missouri location.

Cheeseburger Bobby’s brings back Philly Burger

The Philly Burger is available now through Jan. 15.

PizzaRev offers Black Friday shoppers special offers

PizzaRev announced it is hosting its largest system-wide deal of the year this Black Fridayby serving $5 pizzas at its 28 locations across California, Colorado, Texas, Utah, South Dakota and Minnesota.

New dining app to launch in DC

A Washington, D.C., startup company will soon launch a mobile dining app designed to give customers and restaurants more control, choice and convenience.

Q3 sales up at Jack in the Box, Qdoba

Total revenue increased to $23.8 from $17.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

MOD Pizza celebrates 7th birthday with 'Spreading MODness' 2015

MOD Pizza is celebrating its seventh birthday and the Thanksgiving holiday with its "Spreading MODness" 2015 campaign.

Report: Corporate restaurant spending increasing

Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza expands plans for Orlando

Uncle Maddio's Pizza announced it has signed an agreement to open an additional restaurant in Orlando.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria to open first Tennessee location

Grimaldi's Pizzeria announced it will open its first restaurant in Tennessee.

Toast report reveals which technologies restaurant operators are seeking

A Toast Inc. report found that technologies helping restaurant operators with hiring and training staff, Inventory management and online ordering are in demand.

Pie Five Pizza to add up to 20 more Florida locations

Pie Five Pizza announced another Florida development deal with up to 20 new locations in the Tampa market.

PizzaRevs signs agreement to open stores in Arizona

PizzaRev announced that it has signed a multi-unit development agreement with Fire Em Up LLC to develop the brand across Arizona.

Q1 sales up at Pie Five, down at Pizza Inn

Total revenue increased 28.6 percent to $14.5 million compared to $11.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

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