Marco's Pizza offers free slice of pizza on Columbus Day

Marco’s Pizza is celebrating Columbus Day today by giving a free slice of pizza to customers, who show them a picture of Christopher Columbus.


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Hungry Howie’s on ‘re-igniting’ brand image

Change is constant. That's true in the pizza business as it is anywhere. Hungry Howie's Pizza saw the need to change to remain competitive and did so by re-igniting their brand.

All-deaf pizzeria is all-good: Human communication is more than words

Melody and Russell Stein, owners of a pizzeria with an all-deaf staff, are now able to share their story with the world thanks to a new project created by Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution, a national campaign spotlighting the country's "most compelling small businesses."

How one restaurant creates zero environmental waste

Pizza spoke with founder Chris LaRocca about Crushed Red's eco-friendly culture and how the company achieved its zero waste goal.

One CEO's view on how traditional pizza will weather the fast casual storm

Hungry Howie's CEO chatted about how the Detroit-based chain is competing with fast casual concepts by evolving and sticking to basic principles.

10 reasons brands fail at delivery

It may surprise you that the top 10 reasons why many restaurant concepts are stumbling or failing to deliver represent very simple business principles.

Does your menu reflect this year's top menu change?

Nancy Kruse, a restaurant menu analyst, shared information about restaurant change during the webinar, “Menus 2015: Turning Trends Into Money Makers.”

Science of bread innovation: enzymes driving quality

Current enzymes are replacing older pre-existing chemical compounds to create “clean” labels, while developing softer breads with a longer shelf life.

Should you lease or purchase commercial space for your restaurant business?

The decision to lease or to purchase commercial property is not always clear cut. When making the decision to purchase or lease, don’t buy simply for the sake of owning real estate.

Menu labeling mandate pushed back one year

Although the 12 month delay is welcome by some, brands should not use this time to rest on their laurels. Menu labeling is not going away and the faster restaurant operators can take the step toward compliance the better off they will be when the regulations do take effect.

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Pie Five to open first AZ location

Pie Five Pizza announced it will open its first Arizona location Friday.

PizzaRev announces ‘Celebrate the Sauce’ campaign

PizzaRev announced it has launched its "Celebrate the Sauce" campaign to recognize a successful harvest of the tomatoes used to make its organic tomato sauce.

Pie Five to open first KY location

Pie Five Pizza announced its first location in Kentucky will open on Friday, Oct. 16, in Lexington.

Domino's announces Q3 financial results

Domino's announced strong financial results for the third quarter of 2015.

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza opening second West Mobile location

Uncle Maddio's Pizza will celebrate the grand opening of its second West Mobile location this weekend.

CiCi’s Pizza announces 'National Bosses Day' lunch offer

CiCi's Pizza has a special offer on Oct 16. to celebrate "National Bosses Day."

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria signs Dallas franchise agreement

An area development agreement with 4Slices LLC will bring Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria to the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex.

Mission Foods offering recipe program

Mission Food's Mission Fresh Ideas program contains recipes focused on food trucks to kids’ menus with corresponding recipes for each theme.

Food sensor that reveals unwanted ingredients now available

6SensorLabs has a new portable sensor that can test food for gluten in approximately two minutes.

Russo’s Restaurants outperform 2015 sales projections

Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Italian Kitchen plan to accelerate U.S. and international expansion.

Report: Small business owners not concerned with competing with national brands

The top concerns for merchants are competing small businesses, changing EMV requirements as well as the overall state of the economy and how it will impact business during Q4 and into 2016.

Restaurants receive Franchising Gives Back Awards

Several restaurant chains received Franchising Gives Back Awards

Coffee flowing 'freely' on National Coffee Day

Several chains are celebrating National Coffee Day today by giving customers freebies.

The Catering Institute to hold October workshop

The Catering Institute's Catering Sales Management Workshop will bring together restaurant catering leaders.

Pizza Hut introduces Twisted Crust Pizza

Pizza Hut's latest "mash-up" pizza, the Twisted Crust Pizza, is available Sept. 21.

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