Uncle Maddio's continues Florida expansion

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint has announced an agreement to develop three restaurants for Ocala and Marion, Lake and Sumter counties in Florida. In addition to the Ocala area, Uncle Maddio’s has development agreements to build three more Uncle Maddio’s in...

RedBrick Pizza plants flag in Nebraska

RedBrick Pizza will open its first Nebraska restaurant this month at Oakview Mall in Omaha. According to a news releae, this new location is the first of several planned for the area in the next three years. “We believe Omaha is the perfect city to open our first RedBrick Pizza restaurant in Nebraska,” COO Chris Pfau said in a news release.

Swipely ramping up in the restaurant space

Business insights provider Swipely is managing over $4 billion in annual sales on its cloud-based platform for restaurant, hospitality and retail brands. In the last six months, Swipely said it has doubled sales under management and provides insights on more...

Blaze ignites Knoxville opening with free pizza giveaway

Fast casual concept Blaze Pizza is celebrating the opening of its Knoxville store by giving away free pizza.

Marco's growth exceeding projections by 40 percent

Toledo, Ohio-based Marco's Pizza announced the company is exceeding expansion goals for 2014, with 131 locations added this year.

Firecrust pizza set to expand in Dallas

Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria announced plans to add up to 10 locations over the next five years in the Dallas area.

Pizza Inn opens first Colorado restaurant

Pizza Inn has made its debut in Colorado, nearly 50 years after it was founded. The newest restaurant is located in La Junta. Pizza Inn also has grand openings scheduled this week in Houston and Baxley, Georgia, as well as...

Preferred Restaurant Brands opens its first Papa John's location

Preferred Restaurant Brands, formerly known as Dixie Foods International Inc., announced it has opened its first of many planned Papa John's locations.

Papa John's franchise group changes name, adds board members

Dixie Foods International Inc., a Papa John's and Capriotti's Sandwich Shops franchisee, has changed its name to Preferred Restaurant Brands. The company has also added six members to its board of directors. CEO Ken Antos said 'Preferred Restaurant Brands' better...

Pieology adds VP of operations to support growth

Pieology Pizzeria has named Stephanie Lambrecht as its new vice president of operations. In this position, Lambrecht oversees systems management and restaurant operations to further advance brand growth. According to a news release, Pieology currently has 37 restaurants in Arizona,...

Asian concepts poised for high unit growth this year

New data from Technomic forecasts a 2.3-percent unit growth rate over 2013 among the 500 largest US restaurant chains. According to a news release, this will be slightly higher than the 2.1-percent growth rate from 2012-13 and much higher than...

Domino's opens its first store in Kenya

Domino's Pizza announced today it has opened its first store in Kenya through a partnership with Om Nom Nom Ltd., the master franchise holder of Domino's Pizza Kenya. The unit is located in the Westlands in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. According to a news release, Om Nom Nom Ltd.

zpizza expands Northern California presence

zpizza has opened a new South Bay location at 1190 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Blaze debuts in Idaho, Chicago suburb

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza will open its first Idaho location on Nov. 20 in Meridian.

Cobranded build-your-own pizza, froyo concept marks debut

DIY Restaurant Group celebrated the grand opening of its newest concept, uBuild + Trugurt Duo, in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, on Nov. 12.

Pizza Hut's largest franchisee offering online business degrees to employees

Pizza Hut's largest global franchisee, NPC International, has partnered with Martin Methodist College to offer employees online business degrees. NPC International also franchises 400 Wendy's restaurants. The company will offer incentives for its employees to pursue a college degree through...

BDO USA's acquisition expands restaurant industry footprint

BDO USA LLP, a professional service organization, has announced an expansion of its Midwest presence as well as its restaurant industry footprint through the addition of SS&G Inc. and its subsidiary SS&G Parkland. The move adds more than 375 employees, including 36 partners to BDO USA, according to a news release.

Blaze Pizza plans Ohio State location

Blaze Pizza will soon be feeding hungry Buckeyes, as the company announced plans to open a location at The Ohio State University, at 1708 N.

Pie Five's average weekly sales up 33%

Pizza Inn Holdings reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended Sept. 28. Highlights include: Pizza Inn domestic comparable store sales increased 4.6 percent from the same period of the prior year. Pie Five comparable store sales...

Military veterans gravitating to franchising careers

More than 50,000 veterans have found employment in the franchise industry within the past year and more than 400 veterans have become local franchise business owners, according to a new Veterans-in-Franchising Study released y by the International Franchise Association. "Franchise...

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