Pizza Hut testing lower-calorie pizza

Last week, menu analyst Nancy Kruse said one of the hottest marketing buzzwords in the restaurant industry is "skinny." Brands such as Sbarro and Cheesecake Factory have leveraged this trend with their respective Skinny Slice and Skinnylicious offerings. Now it...

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Wheat, cheese prices jump as gas falls

Pizza shares, wheat, cheese on the rise

How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.

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.

Wheat prices spike nearly 50 cents in a week

Gas prices starting to fall after spring peak.

Patxi's takes a cue from customers to mark 10 years

Pizza concepts have added variety and have stepped up their quality of ingredients, CEO says.

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.

How to save money through topping portion control

Consultant Dave Ostrander started turning a profit when he began measuring and weighing every pizza topping.

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.

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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.

Yogurt entrepreneur launches Alabama pizza chain

Yogurt Mountain founder David Kahn is expected to debut his latest venture, Pizza 120, in the next few days, according to Alabama Media Group. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama restaurant is a build-your-own-pizza chain. In the coming weeks two more locations are slated to open in the state.

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.

Naked Pizza joins Healthy Dining's restaurant roster

Healthy Dining has announced its newest restaurant partner – Naked Pizza. With nine locations in the U.S., Naked Pizza features menu options that meet nutritional criteria set by Healthy Dining's registered dietitians. "Our mission at Naked Pizza is to make one of the most popular fast foods – pizza – more healthful and nutritious.

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...

Liguria Foods intros new premium pepperoni brand

Liguria Foods has introduced a new premium pepperoni brand: Bravo Gusto. Bravo Gusto joins the Liguria family of pepperoni, which includes Liguria Rosso, Rosso Spicy, the milder Gratifica, and the original Liguria. According to a news release, Liguria developed the new brand as its top-of-the-line offering.

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...

Pizza Hut, Ninja Turtles promo includes augmented reality, hidden menu

Pizza Hut has teamed up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to mark the return of the brand's Cheesy Bites. The summer-long promotion culminates with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' new movie, which debuts Aug.

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...

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Be they pepperoni, sausage, olives or anchovies, toppings make every pizza unique. Pizza toppings add taste and texture and often become signature items that distinguish one pizza brand from another.