Growing chains prove being different equals success

Several pizza concepts make Technomic’s list of Top 50 fastest-growing chains.

Wheat prices on the rise

Domino's hits 52-week high for the third week in a row.

Commentary: Pizza Hut one of many chains helping with post-disaster efforts

Employee provides firsthand account of team's experience following the Joplin tornado, which included giving away more than 7,800 pizzas.

NRA 2011: Food Truck Spot doubles from inaugural year

Exhibitors discussed increase in leads and enthusiasm for the mobility segment.

New concept launch: From ideation to franchising

Fledgling concept creators discuss challenges, offer tips in starting a restaurant business from scratch.

Commentary: Domino's franchisee wows social media blogger

Editor's note: As restaurant operators try and find the magic formula for getting the best - and most profitable - response from their social media efforts, the process can prove frustrating at times. There are murky rules to this fledgling platform, and return-on-investment numbers are difficult to quantify.

Eagle Boys taps into new customer base for growth plans

The company's objective is to surpass Domino's to become the largest pizza company in Australia.

Pizza Executive Summit 2011 announces speakers, agenda

The Pizza Executive Summit, an exclusive executive-only event produced by NetWorld Alliance and hosted by, has finalized its keynote speaker, presenters and agenda. The third annual Summit is scheduled for June 26-28 in Chicago at the Sofitel Water Tower....

Commentary: Commercial real estate market rebounding

Asking rents for retail space are at 5-year lows and landlords want to fill their space with qualified tenants.

Looming labeling regulations threaten to pinch pizza profits

By Steve Coomes In the online ordering section of Domino's Pizza's website is the Cal-O-Meter, a calorie counter that adjusts up or down as customers build their pizza orders. The site also has a "Lighter Options" button that suggests waistline-friendly...

CIT Group: Expect M&A to pick up in 2011

Private equity firms attracted to strong growth potential.

Apprentice contestant ready to trump NY’s pizza scene

Lenny "The Russian" Veltman's CHIPP's expansion plans entail 10 units in three years.  

CIT podcast touts restaurant-capital rebound

After a few years of conservatism, capital is slowly becoming more accessible to restaurant-industry operators.

Commentary: 13 reasons NOT to open a restaurant

Thinking about opening a restaurant? Consider these 13 points before you jump into unknown territory.

Pizza Patrón expanding QSP model

Chain preps for throwback 25th anniversary promotion.

Villa Enterprises sticks to family tradition

Company's 47 years of slow, meticulous growth has yielded financial strength, brand innovation and a diverse portfolio.  

Food trucks: Taking your brand to the streets

By Tom Smith These days, some of the food that’s moving fastest is … the food that’s moving fastest. Brick and mortar operations are finding an increasingly important opportunity in food that drives to its customer — rather than the...

2011 provides optimism for restaurant industry

Trends will surround healthy, sustainable, local, social and technological components.  

Squisito's dives into franchising

After more than 12 years, the concept is ready to spread throughout the East Coast.  

Straw Hat spreads its wings

President of California-based pizza company discusses big changes for the 52-year-old company.  

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