California Pizza Kitchen adds reality show-inspired Korean Barbecue pizza to menu

Following last week's episode of TNT's new cooking competition series "On the Menu," California Pizza Kitchen has added the winning Korean Barbecue pizza in participating restaurants nationwide. Also, $1 from every sale of the winning pizza will be donated to...

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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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Pizza Patrón brings back 'Mexican-inspired' pizzas

For 13 weeks from October 2, 2014 to January 3, 2015, Pizza Patrón is bringing back the LTO combo,

Papa Murphy's launches thin crust pizzas

Papa Murphy's today announced it has rolled out a new product line of thin crust pizzas, called Gourmet Delite. The collection includes the Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and the Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza, both made on an artisan...

Zpizza rolls out new pizza, kale salad for fall

zpizza has introduced two new items to the menu for the fall season: sausage, wild mushroom, squash pizza and chopped kale salad. Both will be available at participating zpizza locations nationwide for a limited time. According to a news release,...

Pie Five Pizza launches Meatball Ricotta Pie

Pie Five Pizza has introduced its latest limited-time offer – the Meatball Ricotta Pie, featuring a smoked provolone and mozzarella blend, organic marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, Italian-style meatballs and red and green peppers.

Pizzaburger is back at Boston's Restaurant and Sports Bar

National casual dining chain Boston's Restaurant and Sports is debuting its nationwide Pizzaburger Sliders campaign today after the success last fall of its original Pizzaburger.

Marco’s Pizza spices things up with two LTOs

Marco's Pizza has introduced two new pizzas for a limited time, available through Oct. 26.

Idaho Pizza joins Healthy Dining's roster

The Idaho Pizza Company has joined Healthy Dining as a restaurant partner. According to a news release, with 15 locations in Idaho, Idaho Pizza features menu options that meet nutrition criteria created by Healthy Dining's registered dietitians. "There will be...

Firecrust Neapolitan jumps into fast casual pizza space

Firecrust Neapolitan Pizzeria has opened its first restaurant in Dallas, and has begun construction on its second location in Plano, Texas. According to a news release, Firecrust is a fast casual Neapolitan pizza concept with its head office based in...

Papa John’s marks barbecue season with spicy pulled pork pizza

Papa John's is celebrating summer barbecue season with the launch of its new spicy pulled pork pizza, available for $12 now through Aug. 24. According to a news release, the pizza features slow-cooked pork with Kansas City-style barbecue sauce, spicy...

Mellow Mushroom turns up the heat for Mexican-inspired menu

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...

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...

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