Papa John’s responds to reporter’s “better ingredients” probe

Papa John’s responds to reporter’s “better ingredients” probe

Yesterday, a U.S. News and World Report journalist, Melanie Warner, dedicated a lengthy eat + run blog post to Papa John’s, criticizing the company for not substantiating its claim — “better pizza, better ingredients.” She details several attempts that she made to contact the pizza chain to find out where its products come from orMore »

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Construction projects can be a nightmare for businesses. One Greenville, South Carolina, restaurant owner says her café was forced to close after prolonged construction fencing and obstructions severely reduced business traffic. For more on this story, click here. cell phone lookup numbers What’s an operator to do? Here are few tips to keep your restaurantMore »

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Maneuvering through the legalities of your social media practices can be daunting. The Minneapolis Department of Employment and Economic Development has created a state-sponsored legal guide to social media for small businesses. “A Legal Guide to the Use of Social Media in the Workplace” examines the evolving rules of social media and a company’s reputation,More »

Houston restaurant bans children under 9 after 7 p.m.

Houston restaurant bans children under 9 after 7 p.m.

Another restaurant has opted to ban children under the age of 9. This time, the restaurant will allow children until 7 p.m. The owner contents the store is family friendly. The policy is a reaction to customer complaints. While some residents think the decision is unfair, a number of patrons have expressed support. For moreMore »

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Watch as a bear in Colorado drags away a half-a-ton dumpster: For many parts of the country, it’s not bears that operators worry about. Raccoons and rodents are the main culprits. In fact, PBS’ Nature aired a film last year called Raccoon Nation, about urban raccoons that have become increasingly craftier at breaking into trashMore »

A Conversation with Jason Petro, Red Star Pizza Company — the market, social media and late night delivery

A Conversation with Jason Petro, Red Star Pizza Company -- the market, social media and late night delivery

In our market, there is a limited amount of people that we can market to. We also have a saturated market, with chain stores and other local competitors. One of those local competitors has 30 years on us. In order to get people to try us, we have been sending out every door direct menuMore »

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Hundreds of New York City fast food workers protested in front of major chains Monday in an effort to raise wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize. NYC strikers were joined by protests in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Missouri and Flint, Michigan. The strikes sparked national and international mediaMore »