2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

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Pizza Hut wasn't the only concept to undergo a massive makeover this year; Sbarro, CiCi's, California Pizza Kitchen and Chuck E. Cheese's also all took a page from the 'Domino's playbook.'

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Has the pizza segment responded to demand for healthier options?

Launches during Q1 feature unique veggie toppings and 'health-halo' descriptors.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

Restaurants adapt to 'new normal' with efficiency, innovation

Mergers and acquisitions market won't be as active in 2012.

PizzaMarketplace.com's top stories of 2011

Stocks were hot as companies focused on domestic and international growth.

Cheese prices jump as wheat drops

CEC Entertainment hits 52-week high.

Wheat prices on the rise

Domino's hits 52-week high for the third week in a row.

Several pizza chains hit 52-week highs

Wheat prices are still dropping.

Wheat prices continue downward spiral

Cheese Average block cheese prices rose slightly last week on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, coming in at an average of $2.13. The previous week's average was $2.11. Cheese prices closed at $2.13 even from Monday through Friday. Wheat Crop supportive...

Cheese prices still on the rise

Pizza Inn hits a new 52-week high.

Late spring heat wave drives up natural gas prices

Cheese, wheat prices both rise.

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NEWS


California Pizza Kitchen unveils new design, menu in Florida

California Pizza Kitchen's newly reimagined menu is now available at its Wellington and Naples, Florida, locations. Both locations also feature the brand's updated restaurant design, featuring open kitchens that allow customers to watch chefs prep and toss pizzas. Restaurant redesign...

California Pizza Kitchen salutes veterans with free entree

California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée for all veterans and active military members on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

California Pizza Kitchen part of TNT's experiential cooking series

California Pizza Kitchen will be featured on the Oct. 17 episode of TNT's new series On the Menu, a cooking competition show that offers viewers at home the chance to taste the dishes they see on screen. California Pizza Kitchen CEO G.J.

Dinova lists top network restaurants for corporate dining

Corporate dining preferences lean strongly toward fast casual concepts, according to Dinova.

California Pizza Kitchen brings back 'Slice of the Prize' sweepstakes

California Pizza Kitchen kicks off its "Slice of the Prize" sweepstakes today, offering the chance to win a $100,000 grand prize, or other prizes such as a trip for two to the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, Calif., and...

California Pizza Kitchen introduces seasonal menu

California Pizza Kitchen has launched a new seasonal menu lineup, available now through July. "It's been a long, cold winter for many, and we are happy to welcome the warmer weather by offering a taste of the season's freshest ingredients throughout our menu," Brian Sullivan, SVP of culinary development, said in a news release.

California Pizza Kitchen debuts 'Next Chapter' menu

California Pizza Kitchen has unveiled its new "Next Chapter menu," rolling out first at the chain's Market Square at Arden Fair location in Sacramento, Calif., with other markets to follow. According to a company news release, the new menu is...

George Clooney's tequila brand added to California Pizza Kitchen menu

California Pizza Kitchen and Casamigos Tequila have partnered to launch an exclusive national cocktail program that includes a new seasonal cocktail from Casamigos Tequila. The program is now available at the nearly 200 company-owned California Pizza Kitchen locations. According to...

California Pizza Kitchen launches gift card purchase incentives

California Pizza Kitchen today announced the launch of its 2013 holiday gift card program, "Give. Get.

California Pizza Kitchen honors veterans with free pizza

California Pizza Kitchen will honor all active and inactive U.S. military members and veterans with a complimentary pizza for Veterans Day, Nov.

California Pizza Kitchen adds gluten-free pizza line

California Pizza Kitchen today announced the launch of a new line of gluten-free pizzas available at restaurants nationwide through a partnership with the Gluten Intolerance Group. The four gluten-free pizzas are prepared using strict procedures set forth and approved by...

California Pizza Kitchen signs product agreement with Coca-Cola

California Pizza Kitchen has signed a multiyear product and marketing agreement with The Coca-Cola Company. The agreement calls for CPK to serve Coke products in its 202 restaurants across the U.S. "As we continue to unveil the next chapter of...

California Pizza Kitchen joins American Pizza Community

The American Pizza Community has announced that California Pizza Kitchen has joined the coalition. The APC was formed in 2010 to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators of all sizes. Issues the group addresses include reasonable menu labeling information, labor policies, tax reform and commodity policies.

California Pizza Kitchen, PepsiCo in court over contract

California Pizza Kitchen recently terminated its purchase agreement for fountain drinks with PepsiCo. PepsiCo.

California Pizza Kitchen recognizes pizza chefs

California Pizza Kitchen held its inaugural Best Pizza Chef Competition during its recent annual Operators Conference on Amelia Island, Fla. The three finalists included Francisco Rodriguez of Town Square, Nev.; Mario Soto of Tucson, Ariz.; and Carlos Arellano of Tyson's...

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