The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

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Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

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Low gas prices saving Americans about $200M per day versus 2013

The average cost of fuel is nearly 70 cents lower per gallon than it was last year at this time, and has dropped below the $2 mark in 13 states.

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

Pizza Hut wasn't the only concept to undergo a massive makeover this year; Sbarro, CiCi's, California Pizza Kitchen and Chuck E. Cheese's also all took a page from the 'Domino's playbook.'

Wheat prices up $1 since October

Gas prices drop another dime in a week.

Domino's Pizza continues Wall Street climb

Domino's shares are up 3,000 percent compared to where they were before the company's turnaround effort in 2010.

Cheese prices drop well below $2 mark

Heading into the busiest travel day of the year, gas prices have fallen for 60 consecutive days.

Good news for cheese prices after rough year

Gas prices are down more than a quarter from a month ago.

With wintry weather knocking, gas prices remain low

Natural gas spot prices respond to winter's tease with an uptick.

Papa John's POS rollout to be completed by Q1

The company remains bullish on North China and is focused on shifting its marketing and menu strategies to support growth in the market.

Consumers get a boost from lowest gas prices in four years

Wheat prices jump 40 cents in a month.

Domino's riding strong Q3 momentum

Gas prices tumble 30 cents in one month.

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NEWS


Preferred Restaurant Brands opens second Papa John's

Preferred Restaurant Brands, previously known as Dixie Foods International Inc., has announced the opening of its second Papa John's location. The franchisee's newest unit is on Roseville Boulevard in Roseville, California. "We are excited to be expanding our Papa John's...

Papa John's incentivizes gift card purchases

From now through Dec. 31, Papa John's is offering an incentive to purchase the brand's gift card.

Papa John’s acquisition extends brand's India presence

Papa John’s, Avan Projects and Global Franchise Architects today announced the acquisition of Pizza Corner stores in South India. Papa John’s will convert the existing Pizza Corner stores to Papa John’s restaurants through Q1 2015. This acquisition is part of...

Papa John's new Red Kettle Cookie raises funds for Salvation Army campaign

Papa John's has introduced a Philly Cheesesteak Pizza and The Salvation Army Red Kettle Cookie. A portion of the proceeds from each cookie sold during its limited-time availability will go to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza will be available through Dec.

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...

Papa John's adds Fritos and chili to pizzas

Papa John's has partnered with PepsiCo's Fritos corn chips to create the new Fritos Chili Pizza. The limited time product is available through Nov. 23.

Papa John’s franchisee sued for $2M by alleged wage theft

A five-unit Papa John’s franchisee has been sued by the New York State attorney general for $2 million. According to Reuters, the AG has accused the franchisee, New Majority Holdings LLG, and owner Ronald Johnson, of wage theft practices, claiming...

Mobivity adds QSR veteran to board to support growth in the segment

Mobivity Holdings Corp., a provider of smart receipt marketing solutions and mobile marketing technologies, has named William Van Epps to its board of directors as an independent director. The appointment of Van Epps brings the total number of directors to...

Papa John's launches Ultimate Meats Pizza

Papa John's has launched its new Ultimate Meats Pizza. It is available for a limited time now through Oct.

Papa John's goes on Texas hiring spree

Papa John's plans to add hundreds of new team members throughout its stores in Texas.

Franchisee acquires two California Papa John’s locations

Dixie Foods International Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire two existing Papa John's franchise locations in the Fresno, California, area.

Papa John's launches most extensive social media campaign for NFL season

Papa John's has introduced a new integrated advertising and social media campaign to kick off the NFL season this week. Platforms include television, radio, digital, activation and promotional marketing, according to a news release. The TV campaign features the brand's...

Little Caesars' Hot-N-Ready campaign boosts brand's perception

Little Caesars' February introduction of the $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, as well as its complementing marketing campaign in late spring and early summer, has helped the brand gain more customers and achieve a higher value perception, according to new research...

Papa John’s increases shareholder dividend by 12%

Papa John's International today announced that its board has approved a 12 percent increase in the quarterly dividend payable on PZZA's common stock. According to a news release, this results in a quarterly dividend rate of $0.14 per share, or...

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