McDonald’s apologizes after explicit music airs in dining room

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Fast food giant McDonald’s has issued an apology for explicit music featuring violent rape and underage sex playing in one of its restaurants. A night shift employee connected their personal music player into the Haverfordwest restaurant’s sound system while the location was closed, but failed to remove the device before the morning shift. Customers eatingMore »

Return of the deal: restaurants see more discount-driven traffic

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Are customers looking for restaurant deals? Yes, according to a report by The NPD Group, a market information and advisory service. Restaurant visits prompted by deals and discounts is up two percent from 2012. The biggest gain comes from restaurant visits based on “buy some, get some” or “two-for-one” offers, rising 14 percent. “In myMore »

Shark Tank: Pizza Edition Securing investors for your growing pizzeria

Skechers President Michael Greenberg invested in Los Angeles-based Fresh Brothers, giving the company the added capital it needed to grow the chain. Photo by Josh Keown

When looking to finance growth, pizzeria operators encounter few sources: the company’s cash reserves; loans from family and friends; capital from a bank or private equity investors, who swap a signed check for an ownership stake in the pizzeria. “For restaurant owners who don’t want to put collateral on the line and hesitate to borrowMore »

2013 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independents

2013 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independents

Each year, we mail out surveys to independent pizzerias across the nation. Using their responses, we compile our Hot 100 list — a ranking of America’s 100 largest independent pizza operations (based on sales). This issue is eagerly devoured by Pizza Today’s readers and the list you’ll see on pages 62 and 63 is aMore »

Domino’s upcycles its advertising (With VIDEO)

Domino’s upcycles its advertising (With VIDEO)

Domino’s Pizza had a dilemma when the company rebranded and changed its logo. What does the pizza chain do with all of those signs, print ads, pizza boxes, shirts, and truck panels, etc. that were replaced? Domino’s commissioned up-and-coming artists to create unique pieces of art from old brand materials and launched a Pinterest pageMore »