RedBrick Pizza plans expansion throughout Kentucky

RedBrick Pizza is launching a campaign to add more than a dozen restaurants in Kentucky throughout the next three years. The company will host a VIP Taste & Tour franchise event from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Louisville on Jan.

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The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

Restaurant industry hurdles expected to continue in 2015

On top of record-high commodities prices, labor inflation, technology costs and health care/menu labeling logistics, there is also intensified competition in foodservice.

Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

How Papa Murphy's controlled record-high cheese prices in Q3

The company's CEO believes the company has the potential to triple its domestic footprint.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

Papa John's POS rollout to be completed by Q1

The company remains bullish on North China and is focused on shifting its marketing and menu strategies to support growth in the market.

Who's the boss? Tips for avoiding joint employer liability

Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Pizza Hut's digital sales mix up 5 percent in the last quarter

As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.

Toppers Pizza's remodeling, digital efforts help brand stay relevant in 'fast casual environment'

The company expects its mobile site to launch by the end of this year and is investing 'seven figures' into additional digital initiatives.

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NLRB issues complaints against McDonald's as joint employer

The joint-employer model is expected to have a significant impact on franchised restaurant businesses.

IFA launches labor resource site for franchisees

The International Franchise Association has unveiled a new resource website for franchisees. The Franchise Labor & Workforce Hub includes information for franchise business owners looking to learn more about current labor and workforce challenges facing employers as well as best...

Middleby adds Italian foodservice equipment company to roster

The Middleby Corporation has announced the acquisition of Desmon Food Service Equipment Company, based in Nusco, Italy. According to a news release, Desmon has annual revenues of approximately $15 million. The company produces blast chillers and refrigeration for commercial kitchens,...

Regents Pizzeria unveils bigger restaurant design, beer garden

Regents Pizzeria has opened a new 4,100-square-foot restaurant in the Southern California coastal town of La Jolla. The restaurant features a new design, outdoor beer garden with 32 rotating brews on draft, and 25 artisanal pizzas made with dough recipes...

Pie Five marks second DC area location

Pie Five Pizza will open its newest restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, on Friday. This will be the brand's second location in the Virginia/Washington, DC, market. Its first opened in Richmond, Virginia, in May. The Sterling restaurant is located in the Sugarland Plaza Shopping Center.

RedBrick Pizza extends presence to the Bluegrass State

RedBrick Pizza announced its first Kentucky restaurant will open this holiday season at Mall St. Matthews in Louisville.

Pizza Studio continues SoCal expansion

Pizza Studio is opening its 26th store today, located in Compton, California's Gateway Towne Center. Compton city officials will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The opening marks the third Pizza Studio for franchisee Neal Perlmutter, who...

RedBrick Pizza plans Taste & Tour event for franchise prospects

RedBrick Pizza is launching an expansion campaign to add more than a dozen restaurants in Nebraska over the next three years. The company will host a VIP Taste & Tour franchise event from 6-9:30 p.m.

Pie Five continues food pantry campaign for newest Wichita opening

Pie Five Pizza Co. has opened its newest Wichita, Kansas, restaurant on Rock Road, across from Bradley Fair.

Pie Five announces 55 new franchise deals

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded up to 55 franchise units to John "J.D." Draper and John Draper II.

Blaze spreading to Sarasota in January

Blaze Pizza will continue its aggressive expansion throughout the country with a new unit in Sarasota, Florida, expected to open in January. The Kentucky-based Millennial Restaurant Group, which is franchising the concept in four states, today announced the groundbreaking of...

Old Chicago opens two new locations

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom has announced the opening of two new restaurants this week, one in Hixson, Tennessee, and the other in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  The Hixson location is the company's first in the Chattanooga market. To celebrate the opening, $1 from every Chicago 7 and Meat Me sale after 3 p.m.

Project Pie selects real estate firm to secure new market sites

Project Pie has announced a partnership with commercial real estate firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to help franchisees introduce the fast casual pizza concept in new markets. "This partnership with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will elevate Project Pie to the...

Blaze Pizza debuts in North Carolina

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open its first North Carolina location Thursday in Morrisville's Park West Village. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering free pizzas Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pie Five plans entry in the Bluegrass State

Pie Five Pizza Co. has awarded up to 10 franchise units to restaurateur Mark Mehrizi to expand the brand in Kentucky.

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