Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company’s profits up

CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's, announced financial results for the first quarter ended April 3. Total revenues for the quarter were up 4.1 percent to $256.4 million from $246.3 million in Q1 '10.

California Pizza Kitchen Q1 revenue down slightly

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ending April 3, including a 0.5 percent decrease in revenues from the same quarter last year.

Domino’s first quarter revenue up

Domino's Pizza Inc. experienced a 1.4 percent decline in U.S.

Papa John’s turns in strong first quarter

Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John's International Inc. announced its first quarter results that included a systemwide sales increase of 6.1 percent for North America units, and a 5.6 percent boost for international stores. Earnings per share increased 18.5 percent over the same period last year.

Papa John’s International franchisee goes public

WorldWide Papa's Plc., the exclusive area developer of Papa John's restaurants in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region of Russia, is now listed on the Deutsche Böerse - Frankfurt Open Market (FSE) under the stock symbol "1PJ.F." The company officially went public with the ringing of the bell Feb.

NPC International reports drop in sales

Kansas-based NPC International, the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee, reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 29. The results included a comparable store sales decrease of 4.7 percent compared to an increase of 10.2 percent over the same...

GE Capital, Franchise Finance offers funds to Church’s, Little Caesars operator

GE Capital, Franchise Finance provided a $7.5 million credit facility to Houston-based MSK Enterprises LLC, which operates 16 Church's Chicken units and 12 Little Caesars units throughout Texas and Arkansas. The financing helped fund the acquisition of an additional 14...

Hay Group & CRCA: Restaurant salary freezes thawing

According to a recent survey released by management consulting firm Hay Group and the Chain Restaurant Compensation Association (CRCA), the restaurant industry is lifting the salary increase freeze that took hold for the last two years. According to the survey...

California Pizza Kitchen sets results call

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. will release its first quarter 2011 results after the market closes on May 5.

Pizza Fusion transitions to LED Source lighting

Florida-based Pizza Fusion has tapped LED Source, a franchised supplier, to provide LED lighting for a selection of their restaurants. The impetus behind the transition came from the launch of Pizza Fusion’s new prototype store in December 2010. “We've always...

Yum Brands’ net income earnings up 10 percent

Yum! Brands Inc. reported results for the first quarter ended March 19, which included a net income of $264 million, a 10 percent increase from the same period last year at $241 million.

Sbarro files for Chapter 11

After much speculation about its financial struggles, Melville, N.Y.-based Sbarro Inc., the ubiquitous shopping mall pizza presence, has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Sbarro Inc., and its domestic...

Sbarro prepares for Chapter 11 filing

After closing a chunk of stores earlier this year, Sbarro Inc. is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, maybe as early as next week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The shopping mall pizza staple is rumored to be in...

Canadian Yum! brands franchisee files for bankruptcy

Priszm Income Fund, which owns about 430 Yum! Brands restaurants in Canada, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The move follows an order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Priszm released a statement saying that the filing was made to...

Domino's UK, Ireland Q1 sales up from last year

Domino's Pizza U.K. and Ireland reported first quarter 2011 results Wednesday, which included an increase of more than 11 percent from last year's Q1. The results, though positive, were still affected by difficult trading conditions in the Republic of Ireland,...

Australian Domino’s profits up 16.9 percent

Domino’s Pizza had one of its most successful domestic years in 2010. It also turned in close to a 20 percent sales increase the United Kingdom.  The 50-year-old company flourished elsewhere, as well.

Domino’s caps off a big 2010

Set in motion by a complete recipe overhaul and a corresponding marketing campaign, Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010, both ended Jan. 2, featured a big boost in profits. The company’s domestic same-store sales grew 6.3 percent during Q4 '10 versus the year-ago period, and 9.9 percent for the full year.

Papa John’s promotes new CFO

David Flanery, Papa John's International Inc.’s chief financial officer, has announced his intention to retire in May after serving 16 years with the company. Lance Tucker will transition into the role upon Flanery’s departure. Flanery joined Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John’s...

CEC Entertainment Q4 net drops

CEC Entertainment Inc., parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s, has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ended Jan.

CiCi’s Pizza franchisees get an assist

CiCi’s Pizza has selected New York City-based BoeFly, an online marketplace that executes commercial transactions, to assist its franchisees in obtaining bank financing. Nearly half (49.2 percent) of the respondents in a recent member survey conducted by the International Franchise...

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