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.


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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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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.

Pie Five to open 4th Houston location

In celebration of the new Houston store opening, Pie Five will offer a buy-one-get-one-free pizza deal from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 3, at all Houston-area Pie Five locations.

Pizza with a dash of holiness for a limited-time only

A Philadelphia pizzeria gets a unique delivery just a week before a very special visitor hits town.

MOD Pizza expands to UK

Sir Charles Dunstone and his long-standing business partner, Roger Taylor, plan to bring MOD Pizza to the U.K.

Pie Five to open 28 open Florida units

Pie Five Pizza has signed a multi-unit development agreement to open in southern Florida.

Fast food study reveals where Americans spend most money

Taco Bell came out most affordable when compared to Chipotle and Papa John's.

Far-reaching food safety rules final

The Food Safety Modernization Act, the first significant update of the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety authority in 70 years, is now final and first two rules are in place.

NY passes $15 minimum wage for food workers

Workers in the quick service restaurant industry in New York state will earn a minimum wage of $15, a raise that will be phased in over three years.

Blaze Pizza celebrates Fresno opening with social media pizza giveaway

Blaze Pizza will celebrate the opening of its first Fresno store by giving a free pizza to everyone who follows Blaze on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Salt warnings required on NYC menus

New York City diners will soon see "salt shaker" symbols on menus to denote dishes high in sodium.

PizzaRev named ‘Best Pizza’ by Los Angeles Daily News

PizzaRev has been honored again by readers of the Los Angeles Daily News.

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