Rational combination ovens now ENERGY STAR certified partner

The food preparation technology provider Rational announced that it has joined EPA's ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. Rational said in a news release that it is only one of two combination oven manufacturers that is an ENERGY...

New York Brick Oven Co. intros new line of pizza ovens

The New York Brick Oven Co. has introduced its Inferno Series Revolving Deck Brick Ovens. The Inferno series is available in a range of sizes and configurations.

Hatco Corporation acquires Ovention Inc.

Hatco Corporation has acquired Ovention Inc., the Dallas-based oven technology company. Ovention owns the rights to the Matchbox Oven which was recognized earlier this year by the National Restaurant Association with a Kitchen Innovations Award. "We are very excited about the Ovention technology and its overall industry potential.

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza debuts in Ohio

Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza will open its first location in Ohio at Great Lakes Mall in the Cleveland suburb of Mentor later this year. The full service, sit-down restaurant will include a full bar and will have both interior...

Grimaldi's Pizzeria plants flag in South Carolina

Grimaldi's Pizzeria has announced its latest expansion move into the state of South Carolina. Located in Mt.

Due Forni Pizza and Wine ready for Austin, Texas debut

Due Forni Pizza & Wine will open this winter in Austin's historic Littlefield Building at Sixth and Congress streets. The restaurant and wine bar is the brainchild of University of Texas at Austin alum Alex Taylor and Chef Carlos Buscaglia. The pair founded Due Forni and opened the first location in Las Vegas in 2011.

MOD Pizza plans two more locations

MOD Pizza has officially opened its sixth Seattle-area location at the newly renovated Seattle Center Armory/Center House. Additionally MOD announced that it will open two new stores by the end of summer, in downtown Redmond, Wash., and in Sammamish, Wash....

Innovation, convenience drive pizza consumption increase

More than four in 10 (41 percent) consumers polled in a recent survey by market research firm Technomic say they're now eating pizza once a week, compared to 26 percent two years ago. Pizza consumption has increased throughout the past...

Detroit-style pizza maker crowned World Champion

Detroit's Cloverleaf Pizza owner Shawn Randazzo added more awards to his extensive resume last week at the 2012 International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, when he was crowned World Champion Pizza Maker of the Year. Randazzo's new Detroit-style pizza was...

Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana names mineral water sponsor

Ferrarelle, an Italian brand of sparkling mineral water, has been named the official worldwide sponsor of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), which certifies authentic Neapolitan pizzerias. Ferrarelle will join with AVPN to ensure that Neapolitan pizza is enjoyed with...

Traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept rolls out

Amooré Pizza, a new traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept, is making its debut in Franklin, Tenn., where it will be featured at the Taste of Williamson Fundraiser for the local United Way. Amooré Pizza travels to parties, businesses or homes,...

Residential wood-fired pizza oven hits the market

London-based The Stone Bake Oven Company has introduced a wood-fired pizza oven for consumers. Whether or not the piece of equipment will affect pizzerias' bottom line is yet to be seen, but the idea behind the launch was to make...

Grimaldi's continues Texas expansion

Grimaldi's Pizzeria has announced plans for its newest location in Grapevine, Texas. The new restaurant will open in the spring and features 2,995-square-feet of indoor dining and patio space, good for 129 guests. "Our team searches the country for the...

Goodfella's launches Pizza School of New York

Goodfella's of Staten Island has announced the launch of its new website and the Pizza School of New York. The Pizza School of New York is a comprehensive pizza school that focuses on wood-fired pizza, gourmet breads, custom brick ovens...

Mobile Neapolitan Pizzeria rolls out in San Francisco

Del Popolo will roll out on the San Francisco streets beginning in February. The food truck focuses on Neapolitan pizza, a tricky proposition for a mobile unit considering the characteristics of such a pizza. Preparation and cooking requirements of an...

Grimaldi's continues Florida expansion

Grimaldi's Pizzeria is continuing its expansion in Florida with the newest opening in Clearwater. The company now operates more than 20 units in Texas, Arizona, New York and Nevada and is in the middle of a major expansion plan for...

Grimaldi's opens in Vegas' Fashion Show Mall

Grimaldi's Pizzeria, in the middle of an aggressive expansion plan, has opened its newest location in the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Boulevard. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is the fifth Grimaldi's to open in Nevada....

San Francisco's Pizzeria Amici's opens in Shanghai

Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, a critically-acclaimed San Francisco Bay area restaurant, will open in Shanghai in January. The brand's cofounder and president Peter Cooperstein said the goal is to open several locations in the Shanghai market before expanding into Beijing,...

Pizza Inn increases credit facility to grow Pie Five concept

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. has added an amendment and restatement of its term loan credit facility with Amegy Bank to expand the term facility by $4.0 million, providing additional capacity for continued growth of company-owned Pie Five Pizza Co.

Grimaldi's plans fourth Florida location

Less than a week after opening its eighth Texas location, Grimaldi's Pizzeria has shifted gears to the Sunshine State. In mid-November, Grimaldi's Pizzeria will open its newest location in Clearwater, Fla. "We are very excited to open Grimaldi's at the Countryside Mall in Clearwater," said Joe Ciolli, Grimaldi's president and CEO.

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