Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

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With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

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Domino's, Papa John's share new 52-week high

While cheese and wheat prices hardly moved last week, Domino's and Papa John's both reached new 52-week highs on the same day.

QSRs, fast casuals provide table service with RFID technology

As the restaurant industry trends toward using more and more technology to enhance customer experience, age old problems like searching for a guest’s table are finally being solved.

Average gas prices up, cheese and wheat down

Gas prices went up slightly for the first time in about a month, while cheese dropped below a dollar.

Make every year count

At the start of 2014, I was heavily anticipating the final FDA menu labeling regulations and its subsequent impact on the restaurant industry. While it took longer than expected for the FDA to make its ruling, I am thrilled that...

Papa John's franchisee leverages remote management technology to run the business from afar

Jaime Pickett franchises Papa John's units in Boston from her home in Virginia, entrusting and empowering her team to work together when she's not there.

Pizza Hut shares up nearly $2 in 1 week

Commodity prices continue to fall, while Pizza Hut shares race above competitors.

Natural gas and pizza stocks show mixed results

Cheese, wheat and gasoline and diesel fuel prices continued to fall last week while natural gas once again saw mixed results across the country.

Gas and wheat prices continue to fall

Gas prices have fallen even further and are down more than $1 from a year ago.

How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

How to manage rising food costs

Look into markets that sell seconds or items that are discounted because of overruns.

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NEWS


Pizza Inn combines wings and pizza to create WingPies

Beginning Monday, March 2, Pizza Inn restaurants across the nation are rolling out their new WingPies - pizzas created in four savory wing flavors.

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announces new restaurant near Northwestern University

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, a build-your-own pizza chain, announced today that it will open its fifth Chicago-area restaurant, near Northwestern University, on Thursday, March 5th.

Pie Five serves up '50 Shades of Dessert Decadence'

Pie Five Pizza got a little naughty last year when it rolled out its new chocolate, peanut butter and brownie medley; and, no surprise, customers begged for more.

Schlotzsky’s says ‘Hooray for Italy’ with new menu items

Schlotzsky’s is bringing more food to the table, Italian style. The fast casual brand is launching four new oven-baked pasta dishes and a new gourmet pizza.

Japan-based Mister Donut intros dessert pizza

Japan-based Mister Donut brought a taste of Brooklyn to its customers with the introduction of "palm-sized" dessert pizza topped with marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauce.

NCCR 'applauds' efforts to repeal corn ethanol mandate

Small business restaurant owners in all segments of the chain restaurant industry, including quick-service, fast casual and table service restaurants strongly support legislative efforts to repeal the unnecessary ethanol mandate, according to a statement from the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Coca-Cola CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be keynote speakers for the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

Boston Pizza unveils documentary-style marketing campaign

Canada-based Boston Pizza unveiled a new brand positioning featuring the tagline ‘We’ll Make You A Fan’ that began Feb. 21 with a 30-second brand essence spot to introduce the campaign.

Wewalka refrigerated dough comes to Schnucks in Missouri

Four Wewalka refrigerated dough products are now available across 70 Schnucks stores in the St. Louis market area.

Hot, spicy and smoked make up half of all socially shared flavors

The National Pork Board in partnership with Crimson Hexagon analyzed more than 30 million Facebook, Instagram and Twitter food posts with Crimson Hexagon's ForSight Tool to discover what makes up an American meal.

Aldi's gluten-free pizza wins 2015 Product of the Year

Grocery store chain Aldi received the 2015 Product of the Year award in the Convenience Meal Category for its "liveGfree" Gluten Free Pizza.

Freshslice Pizza intros gluten-free crust

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Freshslice Pizza is now offering gluten-free crust.

Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. to reveal Q4 and 2014 fiscal results

Toronto, Ontario-based Pizza Pizza Royalty Corp. announced that its financial results for Q4 and the year end 2014 will be issued after the close of market on March 2, 2015.

Mellow Mushroom employee takes grand prize in annual Winter Acrobatic Trials

Bradley Johnson of Mellow Mushroom Pizza of Chattanooga took the grand prize at The US Pizza Team's annual Winter Acrobatic Trials at the NAPICS show in Columbus, Ohio, February 15-16.

Fast casual, pizza chains recognized as 'most allergy-friendly'

AllergyEats, a guide to allergy-friendly restaurants in the United States, has just released its 2015 list of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains nationwide.

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