Stevi B'z Pizza announces holiday charity initiatives, contests, cheesecake

Pizza buffet restaurant Stevi B's Pizza of Atlanta introduced an assortment of charity initiatives products and deals starting this month for customers, according to a company announcement.

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Industry trends: Consumers will spend more for transparency, authenticity, safety

Watch for menu trends at airport bars and lounges, Hollywood and convenience stores.

A case for produce management

Produce is hard to benchmark what you should be paying on a regular basis because there is no regularity to the product category.

Wheat prices spike as gas falls

Wheat prices increased after weeks of decreasing prices.

Cheese prices plummet after weeks on the rise

After spiking to $2.45 in mid-September, cheese prices plummeted last week, dropping as low as $2.15.

Beef O’ Brady’s overcomes franchisee skepticism to launch pizza program

The company spent three years testing ingredients, operations and ovens, and has experienced a sizable comp lift since adding pizza to its brand positioning.

Pizza concepts capitalizing on by-the-slice demand, economics

Pizza Hut is aiming to have 15 to 20 Slice Bars open in the US by the end of this year.

Menu trends: Consumers want functionality from their food

The word 'fresh' is the most powerful driver of menus because it has a connotation that it is real food being served.

How to survive the protein craze

Cutting costs by creating limited time offers or new menu items that scale down the serving of animal protein could be interesting to test with consumers.

What are Any’tizers, Tanglers, Frisnacks or Wrappetizers?

Restaurants can sell snacks at premium profit margins and can be more exciting for guests than the traditional core menu.

Gas still cheaper than this time last year

Last week's stock market saw lower prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, with natural gas remaining stable and wheat and cheese on the rise.

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Franchise Rankings names 10 best franchises

Franchiserankings.com announced rankings for Best Overall Franchises and Best Food Franchises for October 2014..

Villa Italian Kitchen celebrates 50 years, opens in Mexico City

Morristown, New Jersey-based Villa Enterprises has opened its 12th Villa Italian Kitchen in Mexico, its first in Mexico City.

Pizza Port Brewing Company expands distribution to Vegas

For the first time, Pizza Port Brewing Company's signature craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada introduces it to the Las Vegas and Reno markets. Pizza Port Brewing Company will roll-out...

Papa Murphy’s unveils Halloween menu promotions

Papa Murphy's is kicking off the Halloween season with its Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and is also launching new "Spooky Dough." The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available nationwide beginning today through Oct. 31.

California Pizza Kitchen adds reality show-inspired Korean Barbecue pizza to menu

Following last week's episode of TNT's new cooking competition series "On the Menu," California Pizza Kitchen has added the winning Korean Barbecue pizza in participating restaurants nationwide. Also, $1 from every sale of the winning pizza will be donated to...

C-stores continue to elevate foodservice offerings in market share fight

The National Association of Convenience Stores' annual show concluded last week in Las Vegas with some sessions covering the continued elevation of foodservice offerings in the segment, threatening market share from traditional limited-service concepts. C-stores are pressured to evolve amid...

Domino’s Canada commits to domestic-only cheese supply

Domino's Pizza of Canada has announced a partnership with Dairy Farmers of Canada by committing to using only cheese made from 100-percent Canadian milk on all its pizzas and other menu items. Domino’s Pizza of Canada is based out of...

Boombozz Pizza signs on as sponsor of Louisville Brewfest

Boombozz Pizza and Taphouse, the presenting sponsor of the 6th Annual Louisville (Kentucky) Brewfest, will host a party to kick-off Brewfest weekend tonight at 7 p.m. The event will be held at its Highlands location, 1448 Bardstown Road in Louisville,...

Villa Italian Kitchen sauces up its signatures

Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants have introduced a new LTO called "Smother It!" which offers guests the chance to add either Bolognese or Alfredo sauce atop of their Stromboli, pizza or entrée for 99 cents. "We've been serving our Stromboli and...

Demand for breaded chicken sandwiches on the rise

An increasing number of consumers are requesting breaded chicken sandwiches, according to new research from The NPD Group. Servings of breaded chicken sandwiches have grown an average of 3 percent over the last four years, and in the year ending...

Giordano's kicks off 40th birthday with new menu launches

Giordano's Famous Stuffed Pizza is celebrating its 40th birthday by kicking off a 40-day promotion that includes giveaways, social media campaigns and new menu items. "Giordano's has deep roots in Chicago, going back to 1974, as the leader in establishing...

Domino's names new leaders, organizational structure

Domino's Pizza has announced promotions for top leaders and changes in internal organization.

Papa Murphy's launches 'new and improved' cheesy bread

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. unveiled its new Thick 'N' Cheesy HomeBacked Bread now available nationwide.

Pie Five Pizza encourages paying it forward with #pieitforward campaign

To celebrate National Pizza Month fast casual pizza brand Pie Five Pizza has kicked off the Pie It Forward campaign that surprises one guest at each location with a free pizza every day in October.

Old Chicago Pizza donates to children's cardiology research

This month Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is donating $1 from every Chicago 7 and Meat Me specialty pizzas ordered after 3 p.m. to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska to fund cardiology research.

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