The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'
The volume growth from digital has offset increases in the price of cheese and pork.
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.’
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Pizza concepts have added variety and have stepped up their quality of ingredients, CEO says.
Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its first restaurant in Dallas, and has begun construction on its second location in Plano, Texas. According to a news release, Firecrust is a fast casual Neapolitan pizza concept with its head office based in...
Russo's Restaurants, parent company of Russo's New York Pizzeria and Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, has announced plans to "significantly" expand the brands' footprint in Houston and surrounding areas. Russo's opened the company's first location in Conroe, Texas, this month. An...
A pizza concept in the Cleveland suburb of North Royalton, Ohio, features a drive-thru-only setup. Cleveland.com recently published a profile of My Pizzetta, which is owned by Sharon and Bob Rybank and has been open for about six months.
The owners said it is the first exclusively drive-thru pizza place in the U.S.
The Sacramento (Calif.) Convention Center, in conjunction with hospitality partner Classique Catering, a Centerplate company, has opened a new concept called Apizza. Classique Catering has tapped nationally-recognized pizza master Bill Pustari to create thin-crust pies featuring farm-to-fork ingredients.
Sbarro announced it will partner with B2Bold to open 80 eateries in Brazil throughout the next 10 years. This marks the second development agreement for Sbarro in Brazil.
Qualified franchise brands seeking to fuel their next level of growth have an opportunity to meet potential investors at the third annual Franchise Capital Exchange, to be held Aug. 25-27 at Hotel Sofitel in Chicago. A limited number of slots...
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.
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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...