Papa John's NFL Kickoff Special now underway

Papa John's has announced the National Football League Kickoff Special, a large, two-topping pizza for $10 and a chocolate chip cookie for $5, available next week.

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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.

Domino's, Pizza Inn shares outshine competitors

Pizza shares generally rose this past week with Domino's Pizza and Pizza Inn outshining competitors at a $2.49 and 43 cent leap, respectively.

How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.

Holy jalapeno! How hot will menus get?

Sriracha, according to CCD Innovation, is in 2014 what chipotle was in 2009.

Can the pizza segment be a contender in the 'breakfast wars?'

Some pizza operators are committed to breakfast because it is a sales additive with few additions to fixed overhead costs.

Papa John’s franchisee: Trying to be everything to everyone is a bad strategy

Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.

Restaurants fire up promos for Fourth of July holiday

From menu rollouts to marketing campaigns, some concepts are in the spirit.

Consumer Reports: Low chain restaurant scores should be a ‘wake-up call’

Food quality now trumps location convenience for restaurant consumers.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

'Stealth health' menu approaches are on trend

Kids also want more healthful options from restaurants.

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NEWS


Papa Murphy's refinancing to benefit earnings

Papa Murphy's announced the closing of a $112 million senior secured loan and a $20 million revolving credit facility today.

DelVecchio's announces $1 pizza slices

Fla.-based DelVecchio's Pizzeria is offering $1 pizza slices Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Winner of Pizza Hut's fantasy football contest to score free pizza for a year

Pizza Hut announced its weekly fantasy football contest is open until Nov. 12.

Newest Mellow Mushroom features town's history, steampunk style

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has opened its newest location in Mansfield, Texas at 101 S. Main.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out fall Panini menu

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is now featuring hot toasted sandwiches, despite August being National Panini Month, opting for cooler weather to promote the limited-time Panini menu.

Snack foods making their way onto plates

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group.

Pie Five set to celebrate reopening after car crash

Pie Five Pizza's Matthews N.C. grand opening is set for today despite the car crash into their Matthews Township Parkway location.

Uncle Maddio's opens first Virginia location this week

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first Virginia location on Aug. 30.

Pie Five Pizza to open first Maryland location this week

Pie Five Pizza Co. is set to open a location in Frederick, Md. on Aug. 29.

Pizza Hut is the cat's meow in Japan

Pizza Hut's latest marketing campaign for its Japan stores manages to combine both pizza and cats into one ad.

Old Chicago's launches beer selection

Boulder, Colo.-based Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom launches its Old Chicago Explorer Series of new beer products today.

Little Caesars jumps on pretzel bandwagon with new pretzel pizza crust

Little Caesars announces the roll out of its Pretzel Crust Pepperoni Pizza for six dollars.

Boston's Restaurant expands to five-unit deal

Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar recently announced the signing of a five-unit deal of franchise locations in Baltimore.

Pizzaburger is back at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar

National casual dining chain Boston's Restaurant and Sports is debuting its nationwide Pizzaburger Sliders campaign today after the success last fall of its original Pizzaburger.

Cone-shaped pizza concept to expand business in North Carolina

Kono Pizza has signed onto a multi-unit franchise deal to open three locations in Charlotte, N.C.

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