Sbarro amends senior credit facilities

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- Sbarro Inc.

Pizzeria worker sentenced in embezzlement case

Great Falls Tribune (Montana): A former pizzeria employee has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $13,000 from Howard's Pizza in Great Falls.  A co-owner of the restaurant suspected the theft after he noticed 13 deposits that should have been made were missing.

NPD predicts tough year for restaurant industry

CHICAGO — Rising unemployment, eroding consumer confidence, market volatility and other economic concerns will take a toll on the restaurant industry in 2009, according to a new report from market research company The NPD Group. Total restaurant industry traffic was...

California Pizza Kitchen to present at investor conferences

LOS ANGELES -- California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has announced that management will be presenting at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 11 at 1:40 p.m.

SpeedLine releases new POS software

LYNDEN, Wash. -- Point-of-sale provider SpeedLine Solutions Inc. has released SpeedLine POS 6.0, the company has announced.

Uno Restaurant Holdings to host investor call

BOSTON -- Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., operator and franchisor of Uno Chicago Grill restaurants, will host a conference call for investors, analysts and portfolio managers on Feb. 10 at 11 a.m.

Good Samaritan returns pizzeria deposit bag

Daily Herald (Provo, Utah): When Bill Vint found a bank deposit bag filled with $450 in cash and checks, he did the right thing. He returned the bag to the manager of 5 Buck Pizza in Cedar City, Utah.

Papa Romano's and Mr. Pita opens in Houston

COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Papa Romano's and Mr.

NY looks to pizzerias for more dough

New York Post: The Department of Taxation and Finance in New York hopes to raise $30 million from pizzerias, used-car dealers and other cash-heavy businesses who may have underestimated their sales-tax payments. The department mailed 10,000 letters to small business...

Mid-Atlantic Expo to feature educational seminars

BALTIMORE — The Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage and Lodging Expo, to be held Sept. 17-18 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will offer attendees the know how they need to keep their businesses efficient and profitable through twelve free educational seminars.

Uno Chicago Grill squeezed by debt

Wall Street Journal: Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., the parent of the 200-unit Uno Chicago Grill chain, will skip a bond payment on Friday as it tries to negotiate financial breathing room. Uno's same-store sales were down 7.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008.

Commodities update – Week of May 27, 2008

CHICAGO — Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange took a sharp jump last week, averaging $2.21 per pound, up 16 cents from an average of $2.05 per pound the previous week. Block cheese closed at $2.12 per pound Monday, climbing to a closing price of $2.13 per pound Tuesday.

Domino's appoints new CFO

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Domino's Pizza has appointed Wendy A.

Uno names new CFO

BOSTON — Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp., the parent company of Uno Chicago Grill, has named Louie Psallidas senior vice president and chief financial officer. Psallidas will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations, including transactions related to enhancing capitalization and long-term company growth.

Commodities update - March 24, 2008

CHICAGO — Although block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trended lower during the shortened trading week ended March 20, prices showed signs of a rebound later in the week. Prices averaged $1.77 per pound for the week, down five cents from an average of $1.82 the previous week.

Noble Roman's hires financial advisor

INDIANAPOLIS — Noble Roman's Inc., franchisor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs restaurants, is evaluating strategies to enhance shareholder value and has retained Roth Capital Partners as its exclusive financial advisor, the company announced. The company will...

Pizzeria workers close restaurant over pay

The Daily News (Longview, Wash.): Employees at Figaro's Pizza restaurant closed the restaurant early Friday because their paychecks didn't clear the bank. One employee said he's had trouble cashing five out of his last six paychecks because the pizzeria's account was overdrawn.

N.Y. pizzeria on the market for $2.5 mil

The Business Review (Albany, N.Y.): Marino's Pizza Ltd, a 28-year-old Saratoga Springs, N.Y., restaurant, has been placed on the market for $2.5 million. The pizza and sandwich business is on a 0.21 acre lot and has a three-bedroom and studio apartment that generate $1,650 a month in income.

Philly pizzerias raise prices to cope

Philadelphia Inquirer: The owner of Apollo's Family Pizzeria in Bensalem, Pa., was forced to raise prices to keep up with rising commodities prices. Other pizzerias in the city have followed suit.

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