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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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.

Blaze Pizza plans to become a national player by targeting Millennials

The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’

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NEWS


PizzaExpress photography contest supports amateur artists

PizzaExpress is giving amateur artists a chance to showcase their photography with its 'Slice of Art' campaign.

800 Neapolitan Pizzeria gambles on SLS Las Vegas

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its newest location in the SLS Las Vegas resort.

Pieology appoints new VP of marketing

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Pieology has appointed its first vice president of marketing, Debbie Porter.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

Taste trends: fermented flavors riding in on the heat wave

Consumers are developing a taste for fermented foods like kimchi, craft pickles and fish sauce, according to the newest Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS) from Packaged Facts.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Boombozz opens sixth Louisville location

Louisville, Ky.-based Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse is expected to open its sixth Louisville area location in November 2014.

Pizza Hut supports Oso mudslide victims

Victims of the March 22 Oso mudslide will receive $200,000 in donations from a Northwest group of 108 Pizza Hut franchisees.

Pizza Hut and ICFLIX go to the movies

Pizza Hut and ICFLIX have joined up to bring dinner and a movie to countries across the Middle East starting August 15th.

Little Caesar's passes on Pizza Bowl

Little Caesar's announced the disbandment of its Pizza Bowl at Detroit's Ford Field.

Self-service restaurant solution is music to your ears

CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.

Pizza box transforms into plates, storage container

GreenBox, a recycled material pizza box, is to be used at all six Upper Crust locations in Boston as of July 1, 2014.

Birthday giveaways, value packages offered at Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese's announced its birthday celebration giveaway from Aug. 1 through the end of 2014.

Partnership to provide restaurant accounting solutions

Quatrro FPO Solutions, provider of platform based business services to restaurants, is teaming up with enterprise reporting and data management provider ROS Technology Services.

New research indicates consumers prefer natural cheese

New research by Reportlinker.com reveals that 90% of adults surveyed consume cheese and prefer natural over processed cheese, according to a press release.

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