• Courting Carryout

    A young mother walks into a Pizza Magia store with a 1-year-old on her hip. A worker behind the counter back says, "How are you folks doing today?" Seconds later, a smiling employee meets the …
  • East of Chicago Pizza signs contract with Gordon

    WILLARD, Ohio -- East of Chicago Pizza Company has signed Gordon Food Services (GFS) to a two-year contract as the chain's exclusive supplier. East of Chicago, which has 146 locations in five states, …
  • Pizza Hut spices up Indian options

    NEW DELHI, India -- U.S. based restaurants Pizza Hut and McDonald's are heating up their efforts to reach India's billion-plus diners. Pizza Hut is pushing a spiced-up version of its Masala Pizzas, …
  • Pizza Hut drops second ad agency

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Wieden & Kennedy, which was hired as Pizza Hut's second ad agency in March but flopped with its first assignment, has been dropped. Pizza Hut spokeswoman Patty Sullivan told …
    Tags: Marketing
  • Second defendant in pizzeria robberies lands 16 years in jail

    ELGIN, Ill. - Elgin teen-ager John Southammavong, 19, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in two Chicago-area pizza robberies last summer, one of which resulted in a gun fight, on July …
  • Who's Who: Tom Potter

    At 8:30 a.m., Tom Potter faces the first dilemma of the business day. A reporter from the U.S. is on the phone and digging for information about his 150-store company, Eagle Boys Pizza. In the lobby …
  • Little Caesars talking with Kmart despite retailer's woes

    DETROIT -- Little Caesars, which is registering improved sales company wide despite the loss of 98 Little Caesars pizza stations inside Kmart retail stores earlier this year, is in negotiations with …
  • Frequent Favors

    The customer loyalty and rewards program at Sambino's Pizza in Lorain, Ohio, is successful, if not common. On every repeat visit, customers get increasing discounts on pizza purchases. When a …
    Tags: Marketing, POS
  • Tomato pies recalled after cheese in sauce causes allergic reaction

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a New Jersey child suffered a serious allergic reaction to cheese used in the sauce of a frozen tomato pie, the product's manufacturer has recalled 1,400 pies shipped to …
  • Boston Pizza files IPO in Canada

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund has priced its initial public offering of 7,690,000 units at CAN $10 a unit (U.S. $6.50), for total proceeds of C$76.9 million (U.S. $…
  • Fire department, pizzerias pair up to promote safety

    FERNDALE, Mich. -- Residents of Ferndale have a chance to get a free pizza if the fire department finds their home has a working smoke detector. According to The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak, as part …
    Tags: Marketing
  • Cheese market hasn't touched bottom, says analyst

    LYNDEN, Wis. -- Though the cost of block cheese has settled at $1.06 since July 2, dairy analyst Jerry Dryer believes market prices still may slide further. According a report on Dairyline.com, Dryer …
    Tags: Cheese
  • Suspected bribe to pizzeria owner lands Korean president's son in jail

    SEOUL, Korea -- The Supreme Public Prosecutors' Office of Korea reported on July 7 it has evidence that a former national tax commissioner had links to President Kim Dae-jung's second son, Kim Hong-…
  • Q2 comp sales up 0.2% at Papa John's

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced domestic systemwide comparable sales for the five weeks ended June 30, decreased 2.3 percent (composed of a 0.8 …
  • Crime time coverage

    Who could have imagined the pizza business would ever be called a dangerous line of work? True, it's not as risky as law enforcement, as hazardous as slaughterhouse butchery or as precarious as …
    Tags: Commentary
  • If customers are ''confused,' you may have a case for trademark violations

    LONDON -- Imitation might be flattering, but not in business. According to The Times, two decades ago, Robert Payton, owner of the Chicago Pizza Pie Factory in London, learned that customers were …
  • Thai Pizza Huts add fresh seafood, wrap sandwiches to menu

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- In a continual effort to attract young customers, a Seafood Platter and Satay Twister have been added to Pizza Hut menus in Thailand. New beverages also have been added, …
  • Chicago-style pizzas now for sale through 'virtual food courts'

    CHICAGO -- Chicagoans and tourists who want a deep-dish pizza from legendary Lou Malnati's Pizzeria will soon be able to order it through electronic kiosks positioned throughout the Windy City. …
  • Local chain, Lots ''A Pizza, thrives among giants in Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines -- U.S. pizza franchises dominate the market in the Philippines, but that hasn't stopped local brand Lots 'A Pizza from amassing 34 outlets in six years. According to The …
  • Surfside pizza delivery's up on New Jersey shores

    MARGATE, N.J. -- So you're hankering for a pizza, but you don't want to leave your spot on the beach, right? In some New Jersey spots, they'll bring it right to your blanket if you order via cell …
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