Blaze Pizza expands in San Francisco

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced the grand opening of a new San Francisco restaurant at Stonestown Galleria on Saturday, March 28.

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

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Read all 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.

Strong growth ahead in 2015, predicts the IFA, but threats are looming

While the economic forecast is strong, headwinds caused by the NRLB's joint employer ruling, minimum wage hikes and ACA implementation could curtail QSR franchise growth in 2015.

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.

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NEWS


Hot off the press: Pizza Press's 2nd opening

The Pizza Press, a fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, announced the grand opening celebration of its second location at 155 North Glassell in Old Towne Orange, California on Saturday, March 28th, starting at noon with pizza, drinks and prizes.

Uncle Maddio’s signs largest multi-unit deal to date

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced today the signing of its largest franchise deal to date.

IFA to appeal Seattle minimum wage law on behalf of franchisees

The International Franchise Association announced today that it will appeal a recent decision in federal court that the organization claims allows the city of Seattle to discriminate against small franchised businesses as part of the city's 2014 minimum wage law.

IFA applauds House for taking a stand against new union election rules

International Franchise Association Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy Robert Cresanti issued a statement on the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 8, a resolution disapproving new union election rules from the National Labor Relations Board.

Crushed Red targeting franchisees for Kansas City units

St. Louis, Missouri-based fast casual concept Crushed Red, a chopped-to-order salads and artisan-crafted whole-grain pizza restaurant, is seeking franchisees in the Kansas City market to develop restaurants throughout in 2015.

IFA delegates meet with California legislators to caution and educate

A delegation of franchisees and franchisors met in Sacramento with state legislators to tout the franchise industry’s contributions to the state's economy, its purported role in helping California rebound from recession and its belief in the strength of the existing franchise laws in the state.

Pie Five Pizza to debut inside the Beltway

Pie Five Pizza is opening another location in the nation's capital, this time inside the Beltway.

KFC, Pizza Hut named 'Most Trusted' in India

The Brand Trust Report released the results of its 2015 study, which names KFC as Most Trusted Quick-Service Restaurant Brand in India.

1000 Degrees Pizza sets up shop next to Panera Bread in New Jersey

A fast-casual spin on Neapolitan pizza, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is coming to Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

MOD Pizza closes $40M in financiing

Seattle-based MOD Pizza announced the company closed on financing that is expected to exceed $40 million.

Uncle Maddio's plans for 30 Atlanta-based locations

Atlanta residents Al Brown and Mike Haines have signed agreements to build eight Uncle Maddio's units in communities throughout the metro area.

Arby's, Uncle Maddio's, Sonic CEOs among speakers at Franchise Finance & Growth Conference

Franchise Times announced its lineup for the Franchise Finance & Growth Conference April 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas.

On the Move: More Middle East locations expected for pizza

Five pizzerias are on the move this week with locations spanning Florida, Ohio, Panama City, South Africa and the Middle East.

Pie Five Pizza Co. to open store in Omaha

Pie Five Pizza Co. will debut its first area restaurant at 1303 South 72nd Street in Omaha on Friday, March 6.

Marco's and Family Video celebrate 100th opening

Family Video began a partnership with Marco’s Pizza in 2012 placing kitchens alongside its video rental stores.

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