MaMa Rosa's under new ownership

Refrigerated pizza-maker MaMa Rosa's Pizza is now solely under the ownership of Huntsman Gay Global Capital. According to the Kansas City Business Journal, several Kansas City-area private equity firms sold to the Palo Alto, Calif., private equity firm that claimed...

CEC Entertainment reports Q2 financials

CEC Entertainment, Inc.,  parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's,  today announced its financial results for its second quarter ending July 3.

Papa John’s announces Q2 results

Papa John's International Inc. today announced revenues of $293.5 million for second quarter 2011, a 4.6 percent increase from revenues of $280.6 million for second quarter 2010.

Pizza Hut’s biggest franchisee reports Q2 earnings

NPC International Inc., the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, today reported results of its second fiscal quarter ending June 28. "During the second quarter our comparable store sales strengthened from our first quarter results while continuing to roll over very...

Canadian restaurants protest subsidy for food plant

The head of Canada's restaurant lobby is speaking out against the government's decision to give $7 million of taxpayer money to a German food company for a London pizza plant. According to the Toronto Sun, the Ontario government spent the money to land the Dr. Oetker plant, which makes frozen, ready-to-go pizza.

Domino's subsidiaries to refinance debt

Domino's Pizza Inc. today announced that some of its subsidiaries intend to refinance their outstanding securitization debt.

Restaurant data breach highlights vulnerabilities

The payment-card data breach at a Margarita's restaurant in Huntsville, Texas, is shedding further light on the vulnerability restaurants face from debit- and credit-card hackers. Investigators do not believe any of the employees were involved in the breach that impacted...

Domino's Q2 sales are up

Domino's Pizza Inc. today announced results for the second quarter ended June 19.

Heat may be to blame for lagging Swiss Domino’s sales

Global Brands, the company that owns the Domino's Pizza franchise in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, saw sales in the first half of 2011 rise by 15.4 percent over the same period last year.

Flippin' Pizza testing mobile wallet

United States restaurants may be another step closer to allowing customers to pay with their mobile phones. MobilePayUSA, a division of Irvine, Calif.-based Universal Commerce Inc., announced it is testing a private beta version of its mobile wallet product in...

Yum! franchisee in Canada sells majority of units

After grappling with financial issues for months, major Yum! Brands Canadian franchisee Priszm Income Fund has closed 30 of its locations in Ontario and British Columbia, and has received court approval to sell 204 units to Soul Restaurants Canada Inc....

NRA’s restaurant industry outlook remains positive

Buoyed by positive same-store sales and solid optimism among restaurant operators for continued growth, the outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive in April. The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) – a monthly composite index that tracks the...

CPK to be acquired by Golden Gate Capital

More than a year after putting itself up for sale, California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and Golden Gate Capital today have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for $470 million, or $18.50 per share. This price was lower than expectations and its $20 52-week high set in May 2010.

Domino’s Pizza investor event set

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino's Pizza Inc. plans to present at the Morgan Stanley Retail Conference at 1 p.m.

Sbarro ends bankruptcy process, seeks buyers

It looks like New York-based Sbarro Inc. won't be receiving Chapter 11 protection, after all.

Peltz’s Trian Fund acquires stake in Domino’s Pizza

Billionaire Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP has acquired a 9.7 percent stake in Domino's Pizza. According to Bloomberg, Peltz's hedge fund now holds 6 million shares in the pizza company, valued at about $140.1 million. The deal was filed with the U.S.

Giordano’s operations continue through Chapter 11 proceedings

Philip V. Martino was appointed as the Chapter 11 trustee for Giordano's Enterprises Inc., Giordano's Franchise Inc., Americana Foods Inc.

Brazil Fast Food Corp. Q1 sales jump 15 percent

Brazil Fast Food Corp., a Yum! Brands franchisee and the second largest quick-service restaurant chain in Brazil, has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Highlights include a systemwide sales jump of 15.3 percent from the first...

Yum! sets $586MM offer for China’s Little Sheep

Yum! Brands' footprint in China is about to get even bigger. The company announced today that it has offered to buy China's Little Sheep for $586 million, which would cover Hot Pot Cuisine, a chain characterized by its proprietary soup...

Technomic: Consumer concerns grow over gas and food costs

Out of the recession does not necessarily mean out of the woods. In its most recent consumer behavior survey, Technomic Inc., the Chicago-based food industry research firm, found that 84 percent of consumers believe that grocery prices have risen in...

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