Yum! execs called the U.S. performance 'disappointing' and said the brand is in turnaround mode.
Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.
Going public means being prepared for much greater transparency and accountability in business operations.
Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.
The brand examines sales and coupons to find out what works, and also leverages word-of-mouth messaging from loyal customers.
Blaze Pizza opened this week in Louisville, Ky., and hopes to be a national contender in the top-your-own pizza segment by appealing to Millennials and busy lunch patrons.
The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’
Pizza concepts have added variety and have stepped up their quality of ingredients, CEO says.
Unlike other concepts, weather positively influenced the chain's business during Q1.
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More QSRs and full-service restaurants are expected to realign their formats to compete more aggressively.
Made to Order LLC has signed a deal to open three Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations in the Triad area of North Carolina. The restaurants will be operated by industry veteran and Made to Order part-owner Bronce McClain, with the...
Quest Resource Management Group LLC has been selected by Pizza Hut’s largest franchisee, NPC International Inc., to manage its landfill diversion and municipal solid waste management programs. According to a news release, NPC International currently operates 1,261 Pizza Hut restaurants,...
Patrice & Associates, a nationwide recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, has introduced a regional development franchising program. According to a news release, as part of the new program, regional developers will acquire the rights to develop 25 Patrice & Associates franchises within a specified territory.
Away We Dough Inc. has hosted a grand opening celebration for Utah’s first PizzaRev location in West Valley.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza has opened its newest location in Monroe, Mich., continuing its expansion across its home state. According to a news release, the Monroe location will be husband and wife duo Patrick and Carole Shannon’s third Hungry Howie’s Pizza...
Six of Villa Enterprises’ brands are now open at the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Virginia, as part of the Food Hall by Villa. The concepts include Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Bananas, South Philly Steaks & Fries, Far East...
Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded 26 franchise units to Quality Restaurant Concepts LLC, headed by restaurateurs Fred Gustin and Kurt Guttshall.
Mellow Mushroom will open its newest unit July 21 in Rock Hill, S.C., across from the Regal Manchester Cinema in Manchester Village. The new restaurant is owned by Chuck Watson, Brian Johnsey and Charles Ryan.
"Rock Hill has a great mixture of growth and well preserved history," Watson said in a news release.
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...
According to new data from the Restaurant Finance Monitor’s annual "Monitor 200" ranking, the 200 largest restaurant franchisees in the country saw their total revenues grow by 9 percent in 2013. This growth "easily" outpaced the overall restaurant industry’s growth,...
Kansas City, Mo.-based Spin! Neapolitan Pizza plans to open three company-owned locations in the Dallas area -- its first company-owned restaurants outside its home market -- between November 2014 and May 2015. According to a news release, the concept will...
Pie Five Pizza Co. announced a new franchise agreement for eight units with Lubbock, Texas, native Nathan K.
Pie Five Pizza has awarded 18 franchise units to retired Cleveland Indian Matt LaPorta to bring the brand throughout the Tampa, Fla., area beginning in early 2015. LaPorta, who is also a former University of Florida baseball player, will be...
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will open its 23rd unit this week, located in Daphne, Ala. The new unit marks the fourth of 24 total units the brand plans to open this year, according to a news release.
To mark the grand opening, Uncle Maddio’s will give away free, 9-inch, three-topping pizzas to customers in line beginning at 11 a.m.
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Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza will open its first New York location in West Babylon on July 17. To celebrate the grand opening, the new location will offer free build-your-own artisanal pizzas from 11 a.m.