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Domino's Raises Dough for St. Jude

Domino's Pizza, is gearing up to raise "dough" for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its 8th annual Thanks and Giving campaign.

Starting Nov. 14, Domino's customers will have the opportunity to make a donation to benefit the children of St. Jude. Donations can be made when ordering over the phone, in stores or online at www.dominos.com. Customers also have the option to text "PIZZA" to 50333 to donate $5 to St. Jude.

Papa Murphy’s Promotes Ken Calwell to CEO

Papa Murphy’s International, America’s take ‘n’ bake pizza leader and fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., announced the company’s President Ken Calwell will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Dec. 31, 2011.

Current CEO John Barr will remain Papa Murphy’s Chairman of the Board and will hand over day-to-day executive duties to Calwell.

Be Prepared

In late August, Hurricane Irene was churning in the Atlantic Ocean. Having already pummeled Puerto Rico, the powerful storm turned toward the U.S. East Coast, threatening much of the Mid-Atlantic region and keeping meteorologists guessing as to where exactly it might make landfall.

But Irene scared more than just weathermen and beach vacationers; quick-serve executives were also keeping a close eye on the storm’s path to gauge which of their stores could be impacted, and how much of a disruption it would create in their supply chains.

Cities vs. States vs. You

Earlier this year, the city of Cleveland banned added trans fats at restaurants citywide. But the ban didn’t stand; the state of Ohio banned the ban in its proposed state budget, adding an amendment that would prevent municipalities from regulating ingredients quick serves could use.

The battle in Ohio marks a new twist in the debate over who has the right to legislate food in lieu of a federal regulation: cities, states, or nobody at all.

Double Dip? Bring It On

Having survived one debilitating recession, restaurants feel poised to withstand another.

With the housing market still depressed, food prices on the rise, and unemployment hovering above 9 percent, some economists now fear that the nation is on the verge of entering a second round of recession, if it hasn’t already.

While the prospect of a “double dip” into recession should have restaurant operators concerned, many say the Great Recession that began in 2008 adequately prepared them for the worst.

The Hunger Games

When sportswriters arrive at Duke University’s Brooks Practice Facility during the fall for the school’s weekly media luncheons with football coach David Cutcliffe, they sit down to a selection of Jimmy John’s sandwiches. The food is delivered every week without fail as part of an arrangement between the local Jimmy John’s franchisee and IMG College, the agency that sells Duke’s media rights.

Domino’s Revives Mascot in Facebook Competition

Domino's Pizza will no longer "Avoid the NOID" – and plans to pay homage to its iconic former mascot, for one week only, by launching The NOID's Super Pizza Shootout game on Facebook.

Consumers who "like" Domino's at facebook.com/dominos and play the massively social arcade game have a chance to win one of 10,080 free pizza gift cards, given out each minute to the highest round score. The NOID's Super Pizza Shootout game makes its debut on Facebook today and will last through August 15.

Domino’s Posts Customer Comments in Times Square

Domino's Pizza is launching a new campaign continuing its focus on accountability and customer feedback, daring the 500,000 people who pass through Times Square every day to take notice.

Beginning Tuesday, Domino's began posting recent direct customer feedback from its online ordering Domino's Tracker, offering many consumers the opportunity to have their responses – good, bad, or neutral – posted in one of the busiest areas within the largest media market in North America.

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