PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

NRA 2012: Sbarro CEO Jim Greco

Sbarro's newly elected CEO Jim Greco discusses the chain's strategy moving forward during the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago. Greco said the chain's vision is to be the pre-eminant fast casual brand worldwide.

Papa John's finds success in local store marketing efforts

During its Q1 earnings call, the company reiterated its premium positioning amidst a highly competitive, deep discounting segment.

Domino's international division surpasses domestic footprint

Company's Q1 promotional focus was on side items, driving tickets and store profits.

You want to franchise your restaurant: Now what?

In my last blog, we discussed why your restaurant should be franchised. I will assume that you have listened to what I said and you have now made the decision to become the next McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts.

The concept of 'Reverse Innovation' in the food industry

Multinational corporations have forecasted that developing countries will account for 70 percent of their growth a decade from now.

Report: Pizza segment positioned to double revenue in five years

Operators have successfully weathered changes in spending and eating habits.

Pizza Hut China continues to drive big profits

Yum! Brands' worldwide operating profit grew 15 percent in Q1.

Pizza Patrón tests by-the-slice program

The brand is also testing a fountain service in a new California unit.

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza ready to branch outside of home market

Kansas City, Mo., chain signs first franchise agreement for Los Angeles.

Commentary: Is your franchisee meeting delivering ROI?

Make a long-lasting connection with your key stakeholders.

Chuck E. Cheese's plans to shift marketing focus to parents

The big topic on CEC Entertainment's earnings call Thursday was Chuck E. Cheese's planned marketing shift from kids to parents. The company's 2012 strategies are segmented into three major components – initiatives to increase comparative store sales; increase the growth...

Papa John's net openings hit 10-year high

Online orders now make up more than 30 percent of business.

Restaurants adapt to 'new normal' with efficiency, innovation

Mergers and acquisitions market won't be as active in 2012.

Yum! Brands to continue bullish growth after posting 30% profit

Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands has found its sweet spot in China, posting 19 percent same-store sales growth in that country in 2011. The company reported results for its fourth quarter and full year 2011, ended Dec.

Naked Pizza's frozen line expands

Grocers in three states now selling new item.

Pizza Hut listed among top global brands

Based on financial performance and brand strength, Pizza Hut was listed as No. 81 on Interbrand’s top 100 global brands of 2011.  Interbrand, a global brand consulting firm, recognized Pizza Hut’s menu expansion, with the addition of pasta and wings, as a positive step away from the brand’s single-product reputation.

The top 5 reasons to franchise your business

If you are an entrepreneur and you have one, two or even three operations, why should you be thinking about franchising? There are many reasons, but here are the top 5: I have a brand that I want to expand...

A broader look at pizza’s busy year

There were plenty of stories that stood out this year, and even more to look for in 2012.

PizzaMarketplace.com's top stories of 2011

Stocks were hot as companies focused on domestic and international growth.

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