Uncle Maddio's expands N.C. footprint

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first location in High Point, North Carolina, on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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Building brands: Pie Five's CEO shares strategies

Pie Five's parent company, Rave Restaurant Group, is looking to build and expand the concepts under the brand.

Millennials blazing trends trail as franchisees

Millennials are crazy about fast casuals, healthy menu options and the independence restaurant technology affords, but are they a generation likely to be interested in owning a restaurant?

Extra! Extra! How the odd pairing of newspapers and pizza built a successful brand for Pizza Press

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read about how two seemingly unrelated concepts - pizza and newspapers - have merged together to create a brand experience at Pizza Press that feels timeless, yet modern.

Persona slated to open 3 locations in southeast

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has inked a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

Your Pie looking for national growth in the midst of fast casual pizza boom

With 22 units open, Your Pie is hoping to break out of the Southeast and go nationwide.

From Guinness record setter to Oscars night: How Big Mama's is turning fame into fortune

How does a company capitalize on its fame and turn old news into something lasting and sustainable?

The importance of educating your team about catering

Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.

How Crushed Red is making waves in the sea of fast casual pizza

A few simple factors brought together, such as price, environment, and quality can help a fast casual pizza platform keep its head above water.

Papa John's franchisee leverages remote management technology to run the business from afar

Jaime Pickett franchises Papa John's units in Boston from her home in Virginia, entrusting and empowering her team to work together when she's not there.

New Year's resolution: Start the year with a great plan for your business

If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.

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Blaze sets foot in new territory, ranks 2nd in Top 100

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza opened doors to its first-ever Texas location.

'Multicultural' Freedom Pizza launches in Dubai

Owners of the United Arab Emirates-based NKD pizza announced the end of its franchise agreement and the launch of Freedom Pizza, a carry out and delivery business with five stores across Dubai, a 237-person team, 127 delivery drivers and an average delivery time of 23 minutes.

Fresno Pieology to feature customized salads

Pieology Pizzeria announced the opening of its second Fresno restaurant.

N.J.-based 1000 Degrees Pizza launching 20 stores in Austin

New Jersey-based 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza will soon launch the first of 20 franchised locations to open in the state over the next 18 months.

Persona expands footprint into Texas with 5-unit deal

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria has signed a five-unit deal for Houston, marking the brand's first franchise development agreement in the state of Texas.

Toppers to expand with 6-unit deal

Toppers Pizza announced a multi-unit partnership with Sioux Falls-based Nordic Venture Partners.

Uncle Maddio's rolls out Florida expansion

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will soon enter the Orlando market.

Crowdfunding a potential source of financing for restaurants

Restaurants in Arkansas are utilizing a new source for alternative funding: crowdfunding.

PizzaRev prepares for Colorado debut

PizzaRev will make its Colorado debut this summer in Boulder, followed closely by a second location in Lafayette, according to a company press release

Pie Five cracks Fast Casual's Top 100, expands North and South

Pie Five Pizza Co. claimed the third-highest spot on the annual Top 100 Movers and Shakers ranking for 2015 published by FastCasual.com.

Checkers & Rally's, Toppers Pizza crack Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises report

Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Inc. announced it was ranked as the No. 1 restaurant franchise by Franchise Business Review in its Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises for 2015 special report.

IFA warns Cuomo NYC wage increase is discriminatory

The International Franchise Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira, CFE, issued the below statement as part of an effort to warn New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that any increase in a city's minimum wage should be applied uniformly to all types of businesses.

Heinz posts 'solid' Q1 results

H.J. Heinz Corporation II announced financial results for Q1 2015, which indicate solid business performance.

Pieology cracks Top 500 for fastest growing chain

Technomic has awarded Pieology Pizzeria the number one spot in its annual top 500 chain restaurant report for sales and unit change.

Shakey's to expand globally

Shakey's USA Inc. and Shakey's International Limited announced plans to grow the Shakey's brand worldwide.

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