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The company had a record international growth in 2012.
Owner/operator/consultant Michael Shepherd believes mid-sized and smaller systems will need a long time to recover from big chains' deep discounting.
Effects of the 2012 summer drought and a possible sequester are expected to contribute to trend.
Although it's currently on the upswing, it is likely to take the restaurant industry until 2020 to reach pre-Recession growth levels.
Jack Butorac wants the Toledo, Ohio-based chain to be the fourth largest pizza brand in the U.S.
According to Restaurant.com, three out of four survey respondents plan to celebrate the holiday at a restaurant this year.
Gluten-free remains a hot trend, while others are just now emerging, such as coconut flavor and salty/sweet combos.
Many of the reasons restaurant costs can flair are by overlooking simple procedures and tests.
A Dutch television show is taking food experimentation to an uncomfortable level.
Vegetables are expected to take on a starring role for a change.
Fast casuals should do what they do best to conquer the dessert market — customize.
Other popular pizza stories focused on marketing, controversy and culinary trends.
Cult-like food products drive brand value as the enormous consumer base recognizes and assigns value to the new product developed by a particular company.
Digital technologies will be a major focus in the New Year.
Chicken pizza toppings have increased 26 percent in the past three years.
The top trends of 2012 will carry into the new year.
Flavor and cuisine trends should then be overlapped with consumer and health trends to create a comprehensive strategy.
Consumer drivers, health trends, consumer disconnects and flavor trends lead to a focused health and wellness strategy development.
Chains are actively recruiting veterans with startup discounts to reintegrate them into the workforce.
Executives have witnessed a correlation between its reduced media weight this year and slower sales.