Mellow Mushroom turns up the heat for Mexican-inspired menu

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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has launched a new Up in Smoke menu, featuring Mexican-inspired dishes with ingredients such as mole sauce, chipotle and poblano peppers. According to a news release, the new menu, which also includes specialty cocktails, is available...

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The (half) year in review for the pizza segment

Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.

Kono Pizza founders: 'Unique experience will set us apart in the industry'

About 60 percent of customers at Kono's first U.S. location are reoccurring, and the brand has big expansion plans.

Zagat’s best pizzeria is all about the dough

Michael's Pizzeria's managing partner says it's 'an art' to be able to cook dough in high temperatures.

Pizza is now the second-leading gluten-free dish on all menus

On average, independent pizzas are about $2 more than chain pizzas.

Pizza concepts embrace New Year's resolutions with focus on healthier options

Vegan and gluten-free offerings have moved into the spotlight for some concepts.

Pizza experts share crystal ball predictions for 2014

Mobile ordering, carry out/delivery, transparency and customer service are on the agenda.

Pizza executives reflect on the top menu stories of the year

Customization, speed, local and gluten-free were the top buzzwords this year.

A look at the top 2013 pizza menu trends

Deep dish appeared on more menus, and 'healthy-halo' descriptors also increased.

Pizza concepts sweeten things up in October

From Papa John's 8-piece cookie to Mellow Mushroom's sundae with bacon, desserts took center stage last month.

Menu newsmakers include the chicken and the egg

Vegetables will soon be treated with the same care and creativity as proteins.

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Villa Italian Kitchen adds BBQ chicken, Mountain Dew specialty beverages

Villa Italian Kitchen has introduced two new chicken barbecue offerings for a limited time – the BBQ chicken pizza and new BBQ chicken Stromboli. Additionally, the company has added the Mountain Dew specialty beverages, Extreme Pomegranate and Electric Apple. “The...

Zpizza brings back summer-inspired offerings

zpizza is bringing back two seasonal offerings to kickoff the summer season: Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza and Strawberry Feta Salad. According to a news release, the Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza features charred sweet tomatoes, organic pesto sauce and mozzarella topped...

Mazzio’s launches three new seasonal pizzas

Mazzio’s has introduced three new pizzas to its lunch buffet to mark the summer season. They include the Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, Chicken Ranch Club Pizza, and the BBQ Chicken Pizza. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza features beef, bacon, red onions, diced tomatoes...

800 Degrees earns its VPN certification

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria was recently awarded with the title of “true Neapolitan pizza” by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for its Westwood, Calif., To-Go location. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana is a non-profit organization founded in Naples, Italy in...

Boston Pizza launches special 50th anniversary menu

Boston Pizza turns 50 this summer and to celebrate, the chain has launched a special anniversary menu featuring classics such as Popeye Pizza and Sombrero Pizza, as well as new offerings, including the Cubano Pizza, Californian BLT Pizza and the...

Hungry Howie’s adds three specialty chicken pizzas

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has introduced three new specialty pizzas, including the Asian Chicken Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza and Buffalo Chicken Pizza. According to a news release, the Asian Chicken Pizza includes a tangy Asian sauce, grilled chicken breast, red onions,...

Boston’s tries its hand at thin crust pizzas for the first time

Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar announced it is launching its first-ever line of thin crust pizzas on June 2. According to a news release, the new line will feature Boston's signature dough, but with a 28-percent thinner layer of crust.

Papa John's goes Greek with new pizza

Papa John's has introduced a new Greek pizza, featuring pizza sauce, basil pesto, black olives, Roma tomatoes, pepperoni, feta cheese and mozzarella, and topped with banana peppers. It is now available for $12 through June 29. "When I was growing up, my two pizza mentors, a real Italian and a real Greek, taught me how to make pizza.

Blake Shelton takes the spotlight for Pizza Hut’s new BBQ pizzas

Pizza Hut has launched a new line of BBQ pizzas that were inspired by Grammy-nominated country musician Blake Shelton. The line includes Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ, Hawaiian BBQ and Honey BBQ Chicken. According to a news release, each pizza is now available for $11.

PizzaRev launches Zesty Taco Pizza

PizzaRev has introduced a new Taco Pizza as part of its "Pizza of the Month" promotion. The new offering will be featured throughout May at the same price as the brand's "build-your-own" pizzas, or under $8. According to a news...

Papa John's signs NBA's Paul George to push new sweet chili chicken pizza

Papa John's new sweet chili chicken pizza is being introduced to the masses by Indiana Pacers All–Star Paul George. George is starring in the brand's new commercial alongside CEO John Schnatter. "Paul has captured the hearts of NBA fans and we're happy to have him in the Papa John's family," Schnatter said in a news release.

Pie Five Pizza creates Jerk Chicken Pie

Pie Five Pizza Chef Andy Wittman has created the brand's new Jerk Chicken Pie, with mozzarella cheese, jerk chicken, red onions, and red and green peppers on an Artisan thin crust. According to a news release, the special jerk sauce...

NYPD Pizza rolls out seasonal menu

Phoenix-based NYPD Pizza has rolled out a spring/summer seasonal menu at all 10 of its locations. According to a news release, the new menu includes: Roasted Caprese Pizza: The Roasted Caprese Pizza is topped with slow roasted, vine-ripened tomatoes and...

Report: Consumers want more pizza topping options

New data from Technomic shows that consumers eat pizza about 3.4 times per month. The market research firm attributes its popularity, in part, to expanded retail options and the emergence of the fast casual pizza segment. Still, consumers said they want even more variety on pizza menus, according to a news release.

Pizza Hut launches three new Garlic Parmesan pizzas

Pizza Hut has introduced the new Garlic Parmesan Pizza, available in three recipes — Chicken Bacon Tomato, Roasted Veggie and Five Cheese Please. The new offerings feature a creamy garlic Parmesan & Romano sauce and a Parmesan-topped crust, according to...

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