Calif. Supreme Court rules in favor of Domino’s in franchisee case

Last week, the California Supreme Court held that Domino’s Pizza, as a franchisor, could not be held responsible for a sexual harassment charge against the manager of one of its franchisees.

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Uno Restaurants launch 'suburban' fast casual pizza concept

Uno fresco will leverage its brand equity to expand its footprint and harness customer loyalty.

McDonald's ruling holds franchisors accountable for franchise employee allegations

The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'

Domino's digital volume keeping prices down

The volume growth from digital has offset increases in the price of cheese and pork.

Pizza Hut hopes to surpass competition in digital space in 2015

Yum! execs called the U.S. performance 'disappointing' and said the brand is in turnaround mode.

Papa John’s franchisee: Trying to be everything to everyone is a bad strategy

Pierre Panos expects a ‘shakeout’ in the fast casual pizza subsegment.

Rethinking an IPO in a seller’s market

Going public means being prepared for much greater transparency and accountability in business operations.

The (half) year in review for the pizza segment

Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.

How Pie Five expanded using local marketing strategies

The brand examines sales and coupons to find out what works, and also leverages word-of-mouth messaging from loyal customers.

A look at Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

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.

Blaze Pizza plans to become a national player by targeting Millennials

The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’

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Blaze Pizza adds nine franchise groups

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza announced that its 40th restaurant is set to open next month in San Diego. The company also announced it has signed nine new area development agreements that will add 67 franchise restaurants to its pipeline.

Newest Mellow Mushroom features town's history, steampunk style

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has opened its newest location in Mansfield, Texas at 101 S. Main.

Pie Five set to celebrate reopening after car crash

Pie Five Pizza's Matthews N.C. grand opening is set for today despite the car crash into their Matthews Township Parkway location.

Uncle Maddio's opens first Virginia location this week

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint will open its first Virginia location on Aug. 30.

Pie Five Pizza to open first Maryland location this week

Pie Five Pizza Co. is set to open a location in Frederick, Md. on Aug. 29.

Boston's Restaurant expands to five-unit deal

Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar recently announced the signing of a five-unit deal of franchise locations in Baltimore.

Cone-shaped pizza concept to expand business in North Carolina

Kono Pizza has signed onto a multi-unit franchise deal to open three locations in Charlotte, N.C.

Patxi's Pizza makes list of fastest growing food and beverage companies

Patxi's Pizza won the #40 spot on the list for fastest growing Food & Beverage Companies in 2014 from INC. Magazine.

800 Neapolitan Pizzeria gambles on SLS Las Vegas

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its newest location in the SLS Las Vegas resort.

Buffalo Wild Wings expands pizza business

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has expanded its pizza business by opening its second PizzaRev location.

International Franchise Association launches ad campaign battling portion of Seattle's new wage law

The International Franchise Association today has launched an ad campaign battling back against a portion of Seattle's new wage law, alleging proponents of the law have an agenda to undermine the franchise model.

OrderUp to target underserved delivery market

OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.

Boombozz opens sixth Louisville location

Louisville, Ky.-based Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse is expected to open its sixth Louisville area location in November 2014.

Pizza Hut supports Oso mudslide victims

Victims of the March 22 Oso mudslide will receive $200,000 in donations from a Northwest group of 108 Pizza Hut franchisees.

Pizza Ranch expansion planned in Midwest

Pizza Ranch announced the opening of its newest location in Fort Dodge, Iowa, according to a company press release.

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