Mazzio’s turns up the heat with jalapeno-stuff crust

Mazzio’s has added a cheese and jalapeno stuffed crust to its new line of stuffed crust pizza. The new selection joins existing options of bacon or pepperoni stuffed crust.

FEATURES


Scratch dough is the key to a signature pizza

Dough expert outlines the basics of temperature, water and other issues.

How Boston's Pizza came out of the recession stronger

COO Mike Best says the company focused on upsell training and community branding efforts.

What every restaurant should know about going gluten-free [Infographic]

Gluten-free has proven to be no passing trend; operators can either watch it continue to grow or join in and truly offer something for everyone.

Record-setting 2012 temperatures send natural gas prices down

Prices at the pump remain flat from last week after a few weeks of slight gains.

Pizza Hut Canada's Hot Dog Stuffed Crust launch

Pizza Hut's new Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza rolled out in Canada on Oct. 15. The combination features an Angus beef hot dog baked inside of Pizza Hut's stuffed crust. Each pizza comes with a Heinz Ketchup Dip and Squeeze...

Why isn’t there more pizza innovation?

There are five key innovation trends emerging from independent pizza restaurants in the U.S.

Gas prices expected to plunge

Domino's shares jump after a positive earnings report.

Winter wheat crop threatened by U.S. drought

Yum! Brands' stock jumps after a strong earnings report.

Gatti's Pizza's gluten-free promotion sets record

Gatti's restaurants in Austin answered more than 28,000 phone calls, and gave away more than $50,000 worth of gluten-free pizza to customers in one day.

Wheat prices up more than $2.50 since early June

Papa John's shares get a lift from Mitt Romney's speech.

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NEWS


Boston’s tries its hand at thin crust pizzas for the first time

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar announced it is launching its first-ever line of thin crust pizzas on June 2. According to a news release, the new line will feature Boston's signature dough, but with a 28-percent thinner layer of crust.

Hungry Howie's rolls out garlic sesame crust

Hungry Howie's Pizza has unveiled its crust flavor for the month of October, Garlic Sesame. The original flavored crust is only available through the end of October. Hungry Howie's Pizza is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout 2013 by offering a special flavored pizza crust each month.

Pizza Hut unveils whole-wheat pizza for school lunch program

In time for National School Lunch Week, Oct. 14-18, Pizza Hut has introduced a new, 51-percent whole-wheat pizza as part of its school lunch program.

Donatos Pizza rolls out two gluten-free pizza platforms

Donatos Pizza introduced two new gluten-free platforms this month in its hometown market of Columbus, Ohio. They will roll out systemwide beginning Aug.

Hungry Howie's introduces Asiago cheese crust

Hungry Howie's Pizza continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2013 by offering a special Flavored Crust of the Month. July's limited-time-only crust flavor is Asiago cheese. "We are very excited to introduce this new crust flavor as a limited time offer," said Rob Elliott, vice president of Strategic Marketing.

Mazzio's adds Ultra Thin Crust and Calzone Rings to menu

Tulsa, Okla.-based Mazzio's Italian Eatery has added a new crispy, ultra thin crust line of pizzas. The line features two specialty pizza selections — Sweet Garlic Chicken and Cowboy pizzas. Mazzio's Ultra Thin Crust Pizzas are 12-inch pizzas made on...

Pizza Hut creates a crust of cheesy bread pockets

Pizza Hut has introduced what it's calling one of it's most anticipated new products ever – Crazy Cheesy Crust. The crust includes 16 dough pockets as the outer edge, each filled with a blend of five Italian cheeses. "At Pizza...

Hungry Howie's introduces deep dish pizza

Hungry Howie's Pizza has launched a new deep dish pizza. Made with Hungry Howie's signature flavored crust, the new menu item starts at $10 for a large one-topping deep dish pizza. "We are so thrilled to debut the world's first deep dish flavored crust pizza this month," said Rob Elliott, vice president of Strategic Marketing.

General Mills to host Pizza Crust Boot Camp

Pizza makers will once again have the opportunity to attend Pizza Crust Boot Camp and learn how to make a signature crust from General Mills' team of experts at the 2013 International Pizza Expo March 19-21 in Las Vegas. The...

Pizza Hut's crown-shaped crust comes to Canada

Pizza Hut Canada has rolled out the brand’s Crown Crust Pizza, a crown-shaped crust pizza with pockets of meatballs and cheese baked in. The Crown Crust Pizza was originally launched in the United Kingdom and Middle East. "Crown Crust Pizza...

Venice Bakery expands gluten-free pizza line to the UK

Venice Bakery UK will showcase its new "Free From" pizza crust at the International Food and Drink event in London March 17-20. The crust is "free from" gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, corn and egg. According to the company, the secret...

Delorio Foods attains Safe Quality Food certification

DeIorio Foods Inc. of Utica, N.Y., has attained Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification from the SQF Institute, with SGS Australia as the certifying body. This certification is globally recognized as a benchmark for the food safety industry.

Hungry Howie's introduces cheese puff crust

As part of its 40th birthday celebration, Hungry Howie's Pizza has introduced its second Flavored Crust of the Month — cheese puff. Cheese puff crusts will be available throughout February. The rollout comes on the heels of January's promotion, buttery...

Pizza Hut launches mini pizzas

Pizza Hut unveiled its newest offering during its Super Bowl commercial Feb. 3, and the company will be giving away the "Big Pizza Sliders" from 4-7 p.m.

Pie Five Pizza Co. expands college campus footprint

Pie Five Pizza Co., a subsidiary of Pizza Inn Inc., opened its ninth restaurant this week, located on West Hickory Street across from the University of North Texas campus in Denton, Texas. This opening marks the second college location for...

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