South Philly Steaks debuts sandwich with patriotic twist

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, has added the All American Philly Cheesesteak to the menu at its South Philly Steaks & Fries restaurants for a limited time.


Success pours from Buffalo Wild Wings' beer program

The surprising element of success at Buffalo Wild Wings is not just the restaurant's wings, according to CEO Sally Smith in her BAR Keynote Speech at the National Restaurant Association's 2015 show in Chicago.

The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

3 lessons restaurants can learn from ad agencies

Retailers, marketers and business owners can learn a lot from ad agencies.

This gay-marriage thing isn't going away: what your restaurant needs to consider when taking a stance

With increasing support for and legalization of gay marriage among the majority of Americans, particularly millennials, it's worth considering how engaging in controversial issues like this one will impact your restaurant.

Pizza Hut executive discusses importance of mobile customer engagement

Baron Concors, Chief Digital Officer at Pizza Hut, discusses why it's important to think mobile first.

Extra! Extra! How the odd pairing of newspapers and pizza built a successful brand for Pizza Press

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read about how two seemingly unrelated concepts - pizza and newspapers - have merged together to create a brand experience at Pizza Press that feels timeless, yet modern.

Starbucks suspends 'Race Together' campaign amid criticism

Hoping to encourage a dialogue around race-related issues, the Seattle-based coffee giant devised the now partially dismantled "Race Together" campaign where baristas write the slogan on Starbucks coffee cups, and engage select customers in a conversation on race.

Which Wich bag art chronicles passions, life of Atlanta-area artist

Shawn Elledge loves bacon, his wife and his newborn son, and he lets it show on his Which Wich bag art.

Fazoli's hits refresh with menu overhaul and elevated service

With guest frequency below where he wants it to be, Fazoli's CEO Carl Howard asked his customers what it would take to get them in the door more often. The result is a revamped menu and service that looks more like casual dining than fast casual.

Small businesses don’t 'like' the new Facebook

Facebook finally adopted the publishing model of the old school media: If you want to publicize your business, you have to pay. Small business owners and restaurateurs will have to quickly re-evaluate their marketing plans for 2015.

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Free hoagies: Philly’s Best hosts social media contest

The chain is giving guests a chance to win free hoagies for a year by sharing their experiences on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

ConAgra steps away from $5B private label business effort

Packaged food titan ConAgra Foods is stepping away from the private label business to focus on its consumer brands and intends to be much more strident in boosting margins.

Wingstop takes flight on a charitable nationwide Flavor Tour

Wing experts at Wingstop are deploying on a 10-city U.S. 'flavor tour' to publicize the company's new food truck called Wingstop on Wheels.

La Madeleine provides 1.2M meals to hungry children

La Madeleine Country French Café's fundraising efforts from its "Hearts for Hope" campaign raised $308,176 for the Children's Hunger Fund.

Sliderz names consulting chef, brand team

Sliderz Restaurants, a Miami-based restaurant group serving burgers, is opening four units in Miami-Dade and Broward County, Florida.

Why upscale, newer brands can escape negative Groupon effect

Some experts caution that restaurant brands may come across as desperate when they offer daily deals, but a new study from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business reveals certain types of venues can escape potential damage to their reputations.

Jason’s Deli partners with MD Anderson to launch cancer-preventing salad

Approximately one-third to one-half of all cancers are preventable, a stat that inspired Jason's Deli and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to expand their healthy alliance by introducing a new, nutrient-rich Quinoa, Shrimp & Mango Salad as part of the "Strike Through Cancer" campaign.

Meatheads kicks off annual reading program

Meatheads has kicked off its fifth year of summer reading with the 2015 Voracious Reading Program

PizzaRev launches pet adoption campaign

In celebration of National Pet Adoption Month, PizzaRev has launched the "No. PizzaRevPets" campaign to help find homes for sheltered or abandoned animals.

Wingstop enters the ring with UFC

Wingstop is entering the Octagon for a heavyweight summer partnership with UFC that includes four sponsored UFC Pay-Per-View events, in-store sweepstakes and a UFC 30 Pack.

Chipotle giving VIP trip to MLS All-Star Week

Chipotle is offering a trip for four to Denver for MLS All-Star Week.

BWW highlighting 'under-the-radar' sports

Buffalo Wild Wings has kicked off a seven-week promotion providing guests with more opportunities to watch, experience and learn about sports from around the world.

Chipotle goes (RED)

Chipotle is supporting the fight against AIDS by partnering with (RED) during the month of June.

California Tortilla celebrating Avocado Month

California Tortilla has partnered with the California Avocado Commission to spotlight the avocado in celebration of California Avocado Month.

Braddah’s Island Style debuting on Cooking Channel

The Cooking Channel’s popular television show, “Taco Trip,” will feature Braddah’s Island Style on an episode this summer.

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