The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

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Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

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Low gas prices saving Americans about $200M per day versus 2013

The average cost of fuel is nearly 70 cents lower per gallon than it was last year at this time, and has dropped below the $2 mark in 13 states.

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

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.'

Wheat prices up $1 since October

Gas prices drop another dime in a week.

Domino's Pizza continues Wall Street climb

Domino's shares are up 3,000 percent compared to where they were before the company's turnaround effort in 2010.

Cheese prices drop well below $2 mark

Heading into the busiest travel day of the year, gas prices have fallen for 60 consecutive days.

Good news for cheese prices after rough year

Gas prices are down more than a quarter from a month ago.

With wintry weather knocking, gas prices remain low

Natural gas spot prices respond to winter's tease with an uptick.

Consumers get a boost from lowest gas prices in four years

Wheat prices jump 40 cents in a month.

Domino's riding strong Q3 momentum

Gas prices tumble 30 cents in one month.

National gas prices hovering near 4-year lows

Domino’s Pizza shares hit a lifetime high after a positive Q3 earnings report.

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NEWS


Domino's makes big push for digital orders

Domino's Pizza is offering 50-percent off all menu-priced pizza orders placed digitally for an entire week, beginning today and running through Dec. 7. "We're excited to bring even more convenience to customers who are taking advantage of Cyber Monday," Spokesperson Chris Brandon said in a news release.

Domino's opens its first store in Kenya

Domino's Pizza announced today it has opened its first store in Kenya through a partnership with Om Nom Nom Ltd., the master franchise holder of Domino's Pizza Kenya. The unit is located in the Westlands in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. According to a news release, Om Nom Nom Ltd.

Domino's Pizza Tracker now available on smart watch device

Domino's Pizza's Pizza Tracker is now available on the Pebble Watch device. Domino's Tracker was launched about seven years ago and allows consumers to follow their order from the oven to the door. The partnership with Pebble marks the first...

Domino's selects HR, payroll vendor

Domino's Pizza has selected ADP as its preferred vendor of human resources, payroll and tax management solutions. With this partnership, Domino's franchisees can use the RUN Powered by ADP platform to: Access payroll anytime, anywhere, online or on a mobile...

Domino’s Canada commits to domestic-only cheese supply

Domino's Pizza of Canada has announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada by committing to using only cheese made from 100-percent Canadian milk on all its pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s Pizza of Canada is based out of...

Domino’s offering $1 pizzas for Chicago milestone

On Oct. 18, all Domino’s Pizza locations in Chicago will celebrate reaching the 100-store milestone in the market by selling a one-topping medium hand-tossed pizza for 100 cents ($1).

Domino's teams up with local schools for National School Lunch Week

Domino's has joined up with schools across the nation for National School Lunch week October 13 to October 17, 2014.

Domino's launches virtual voice ordering for mobile

Domino's Pizza launched a virtual voice ordering assistant app, Dom, for iPhone and Android,

Domino's annual fire safety campaign heats up in October

Domino's Pizza's is partnering with the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky the Fire Dog for the seventh consecutive year to promote Fire Prevention Week. From Oct.

Domino’s showcases new store design with carryout promotion

Domino's Pizza will offer a weeklong promotion for customers placing a carryout order. The promotion will be held from Sept.

Washington State Domino's plans hiring day with 500 openings

Domino's Pizza locations in Western Washington are planning to host a Regional Hiring Day on Oct. 8, with 500 openings to fill across 80 stores.

Domino’s makes its debut in Norway

Domino's Pizza has opened its first store in Norway. The store, located in Oslo, is the first of three planned to open by the end of this year by the company’s master franchisee in Norway, led by chairman Birgir Bieltvedt.

Calif. Supreme Court rules in favor of Domino’s in franchisee case

Last week, the California Supreme Court held that Domino’s Pizza, as a franchisor, could not be held responsible for a sexual harassment charge against the manager of one of its franchisees.

Former Domino's driver named Executive Vice President, Team USA

Domino's Pizza has named Stan Gage as Executive Vice President – Team USA, the company announced today. Gage, former vice president of the Domino's "Americas region for internal operations," is to replace Steve Akinboro, who is in talks of purchasing...

Little Caesars' Hot-N-Ready campaign boosts brand's perception

Little Caesars' February introduction of the $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, as well as its complementing marketing campaign in late spring and early summer, has helped the brand gain more customers and achieve a higher value perception, according to new research...

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