Papa John’s revenues up from 2009

Papa John’s International Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2010 results, including 21 percent franchise system sales growth in Q4 '10. Revenues for the quarter were $286.8 million, representing an increase of 5.2 percent...

Ireland’s Four Star Pizza rescued by hotelier

Four Star Pizza, which is owned by Zowington and has locations throughout Ireland, has been bought by Gonville Ltd. after struggling with creditors since last year. Gonville is owned by hotelier Michael Holland. According to the Irish Times, the company...

Canada's Boston Pizza reports record earnings

Richmond, British Columbia-based Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. each reported financial results for the fourth quarter period, Oct.

CEC Entertainment announces earnings call

CEC Entertainment Inc. will host a conference call with investors Feb.

California Pizza Kitchen delivers year-end results

California Pizza Kitchen Inc. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 ending Jan.

Pizza Inn reports 2Q results

Pizza Inn Inc.’s revenue increased slightly in the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, ended Dec. 26, compared to the same period a year ago. Company revenues finished at $21 million compared to $20.4 million for 2Q10. Net income for...

Round Table Pizza files for Chapter 11

Concord, Calif.-based Round Table Pizza, which includes 470 franchise- and company-owned stores, has filed a petition for protection under Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oakland, Calif. The move is anticipated to improve the company's cash flow and...

Canada’s Pizza Pizza adds to royalty pool

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund and Pizza Pizza Limited announced that effective Jan. 1, 2011, the pool of restaurants on which royalties are paid to the fund by PPL has been increased to include 24 new Pizza Pizza restaurants and seven new Pizza 73 restaurants. Of the 24 new Pizza Pizza restaurants opened between Jan.

Yum! repurchasing stock to boost earnings

The board of directors of Yum! Brands Inc. have given the green light for the repurchase of $750 million of the company's outstanding stock throughout the next 18 months. This is in addition to the approximately $130 million authorized in...

Famous Brands reports 13.3 percent sales boost

Famous Brands Ltd. has reported a staggering 13.3 percent sales growth for December 2010.

Pizza Hut UK taps pension consultant

Pizza Hut UK has tapped Mercer to provide de-risking services for the company’s 50 million pound (about $76 million) pension fund. Mercer’s investment strategy, which manages the plan’s assets against its liabilities, enables Pizza Hut’s fund to benefit from market...

Pizza Inn plants seed for company store growth

Pizza Inn Inc. has signed an agreement to expand its term loan credit facility with Amegy Bank to $2.56 million.

Pizza Hut makes huge NOLA investment

Pizza Hut Inc. will invest $10 million in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., within the next 18 months.

Restaurant Performance Index posts November decline

As a result of a downtick in same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) fell below 100 in November.  The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Restaurant comps, traffic push RPI to highest level in three years

Fueled by improving same-store sales and customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) rose to its highest level in more than three years. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and...

Restaurant performance outlook posts modest improvement

Driven by improving same-store sales and customer traffic levels, as well as growing optimism among restaurant operators, the outlook for the restaurant industry improved in September.  The National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S.

Marco's secures $9 million for franchisee funding 'buckets'

Adding to its expansive menu of financing options for new franchisees, Marco's Pizza announced today that it has been approved for a new national franchisee lending program created by The Bancorp Bank.The new lending program marks the fifth alternative financing...

Fast Casual publishes comprehensive state-of-the-industry report

Fast Casual (, the leading online news and information source for the burgeoning fast casual dining segment, has published the fourth edition of its benchmark research report, "Fast Casual State of the Industry Report, Fourth Edition." The 91-page report contains...

Restaurant conference to address 'thawing' credit freeze

More than 1,500 restaurant owners, operators and financial service executives are expected to attend an upcoming event that seeks to unearth capital for restaurant owners and operators. The Restaurant Finance Monitor will provide a forum for owners and operators of...

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