Unique Pizza hires dairy scientist to advise on product development

Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation today announced it has engaged Dr. M. (Mali) S.

DaVinci Gourmet intros new smoothie mixes for foodservice operators

DaVinci Gourmet has introduced new smoothies made without artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. According to a news release, the smoothies include two servings of fruit per 8-ounce finished drink and are geared toward the foodservice industry. "With healthy eating on...

New RapiDough Pizza concept allows guests to order via iPad kiosks

The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...

Pizza Hut adds 8-slice Hershey's chocolate chip cookie to dessert menu

Pizza Hut may be taking a page from rival Papa John's playbook. The chain announced today it has partnered with Hershey to rollout a new Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Ethnic cuisine expected to play a larger role in next five years

New research from IBISWorld takes a look at some of the trends emerging in the foodservice industry, and suggests where operators must adapt. According to the report, changing population demographics and more health-conscious consumers are driving these trends.

Mellow Mushroom turns up the heat for Mexican-inspired menu

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has launched a new Up in Smoke menu, featuring Mexican-inspired dishes with ingredients such as mole sauce, chipotle and poblano peppers. According to a news release, the new menu, which also includes specialty cocktails, is available...

Villa Italian Kitchen adds BBQ chicken, Mountain Dew specialty beverages

Villa Italian Kitchen has introduced two new chicken barbecue offerings for a limited time – the BBQ chicken pizza and new BBQ chicken Stromboli. Additionally, the company has added the Mountain Dew specialty beverages, Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple. “The...

Zpizza brings back summer-inspired offerings

zpizza is bringing back two seasonal offerings to kickoff the summer season: Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza and Strawberry Feta Salad. According to a news release, the Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza features charred sweet tomatoes, organic pesto sauce and mozzarella topped...

Foodservice trends: What is the next Sriracha?

Technomic has identified trends emerging for the second half of 2014, including hot peppers and sauces beyond Sriracha, barbecue flavors in QSR handhelds, and classic snack brands incorporated into new menu offerings. According to a news release, Technomic leveraged its...

Report: Dessert opportunities abound in QSR

A new report from Food Genius, titled “Icing on the Cake – Desserts” shows that desserts are available at nearly 70 percent of restaurant locations in the U.S. However, the QSR segment is the most underrepresented market for desserts, while...

Hungry Howie’s brings back BBQ Chip crust for summer

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has brought back the BBQ Chip flavored pizza crust, available for a limited time. The crust was first introduced in August 2013.  "The smoky yet sweet BBQ Chip flavored crust is an innovative way to enjoy a taste of summer," Robert Elliott, vice president of strategic marketing, said in a news release.

General Mills Foodservice seeks independent restaurants’ recipes for contest

General Mills Foodservice is calling on independent family restaurants to enter its Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest for a chance to win up to $50,000 ($40,000 cash plus a $10,000 charitable donation) and the opportunity to put their local dishes in the national spotlight.  From Aug. 1 through Sept.

Mazzio’s launches three new seasonal pizzas

Mazzio’s has introduced three new pizzas to its lunch buffet to mark the summer season. They include the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, Chicken Ranch Club Pizza, and the BBQ Chicken Pizza. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza features beef, bacon, red onions, diced tomatoes...

Patxi’s Pizza names new culinary chief

Patxi’s Pizza has named a new chief culinary officer, as well as a new director of supply chain, to support the company’s growth. Peter Serantoni joins the brand as chief culinary officer with a career that spans more than 20...

Breakfast drives 6 percent increase in bacon servings

Americans’ love affair with bacon isn’t showing any signs of fading. According to new research from The NPD Group, U.S.

Avocado now offered at Pie Five Pizza

For a limited time, Pie Five Pizza is adding avocado to its selection of personalized toppings. “Avocados are a wholesome and delicious complement to our handcrafted pizzas, and I always love building new recipes around them,” Chef Andy Wittman said...

Kids’ menu orders up 40% each year since 2012

New research from GrubHub reveals that kids' menu orders have grown 40 percent each year since 2012, with 17 percent of takeout restaurants now offering a kids' menu section. According to a news release, traditional childhood favorites, including chicken tenders,...

Boston Pizza launches special 50th anniversary menu

Boston Pizza turns 50 this summer and to celebrate, the chain has launched a special anniversary menu featuring classics such as Popeye Pizza and Sombrero Pizza, as well as new offerings, including the Cubano Pizza, Californian BLT Pizza and the...

Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches and Pizza partners with Healthy Dining

Two Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches and Pizza locations in Arizona have partnered with Healthy Dining to make it easier for guests to find healthier dining choices. According to a news release, Flancer’s features both Healthy Dining dietitian-recommended menu options and Kids...

Hungry Howie’s adds three specialty chicken pizzas

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has introduced three new specialty pizzas, including the Asian Chicken Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza and Buffalo Chicken Pizza. According to a news release, the Asian Chicken Pizza includes a tangy Asian sauce, grilled chicken breast, red onions,...

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