The California city passed legislation banning restaurants from using plastic foam containers for takeout orders and will require them to eventually move to biodegradable and compostable alternatives. The restaurant industry opposed the ban saying it will increase prices and make it harder to keep food hot.
Keeping its growth strategy in mind, PetSmart Inc. is planning to add 300 pet hotels. The hotels will be equipped with computerized check-in, lobbies with couches and suites with televisions playing animal-themed shows.
For the seventh straight year, consumers rated Papa John's International first in the American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. In this year's win, Papa John's received its highest overall rating and outperformed other quickservice chains in several individual categories.
A Wichita-based franchise of Papa John's International is moving beyond take-out and delivery by opening an eat-in location. In addition to pizza, the menu will feature pastas, sandwiches and a salad bar.