Boston Pizza launches Athlete's Choice menu

Boston Pizza has teamed up with Hockey Canada and Dietitian Kelly Anne Erdman to launch a new Athlete's Choice menu. According to a company announcement, the menu is designed to provide energy, as well as the right amount of sodium...

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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.'

Pizza Hut announces complete brand, menu overhaul

Changes include new crusts, drizzles, toppings, uniforms, website and more.

Proteins take menu, marketing spotlight despite historically high costs

The trend is largely driven by millennials, who look at price value differently; they want it to be worth what they pay and they’re not willing to compromise on taste.

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.

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Crust becoming major differentiator for pizza consumers

Americans continue to choose pepperoni as their favorite pizza topping, but what may be surprising to some is that more consumers are basing their decisions on the crust. According to a new report from Dataessential, the crust has become a...

zpizza woos meat lovers with new menu launch

zpizza has added the zCarnivore to its menu, featuring four types of meat - all-natural pepperoni, fennel sausage, smoked ham and bacon – and topped with hand-torn oregano. The zCarnivore pizza is available through February. "The zCarnivore is a craveable taste that's a meat lover's dream," Founder Sid Fanarof said in a news release.

Sbarro's new pizza recipe features 20% more cheese

Sbarro introduced an enhanced pizza recipe this week, featuring 20-percent more cheese. "We're going back to the basics," CEO David Karam said in a news release. "We have the best cheese in the business – 100-percent whole milk mozzarella that we shred fresh daily to assure the best taste.

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.

Blast 825° crowdsources pizza recipes from local charities

Blast 825° has announced the winner of its "People's Choice" award from the brand's recent Roseville, California, grand opening event. The Placer SPCA, one of four local charities that participated in Roseville Blast 825°'s charity build contest, had the winning...

Crushed Red intros 'Chop Top' pizzas

Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop has added Chop Top pizzas to the menu, featuring the same preparation technique as its chopped salads, using mezzaluna knives. “The Chop Top Pizzas have better topping distribution for a better flavor profile...

Sbarro adds heat with new 3 Pepper Chicken Pizza

Sbarro is spicing things up with its new limited-time offering – the 3 Pepper Chicken Pizza. The offering includes Poblano pesto, grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and mozzarella cheese. It is available now through Dec.

Papa Murphy's launches 'gourmet' pizza toppings

Papa Murphy’s has announced a new line of gourmet pizza toppings that customers can use to customize their pizzas, including Angus steak, spicy fennel sausage and roasted garlic. "The new gourmet toppings are the perfect way to give customers the...

Crushed Red brings back Urban Harvest Pizza for seasonal promo

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop is bringing back the Urban Harvest Pizza for the cooler season.

Pie Five adds baked potato-inspired toppings to pizza

Pie Five has launched its new Cheddar Bacon Pie-tato, a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, bacon and red skin potatoes on a pan crust and topped with sour cream and chives. "For crying out loud, who turns a baked...

PizzaRev intros vegan sausage topping

To mark National Vegan Month, PizzaRev has introduced a vegan sausage topping to its selection of 30-plus cheeses and ingredients. The build-your-own pizza concept will feature the spicy soy sausage through the rest of the year at its 19 locations...

CiCi's overhauls pizza recipe after crowdsourcing effort

CiCi's Pizza has introduced new recipes to its menu at its nearly 500 restaurants nationwide. According to a company release, the new recipes include better ingredients such as 100-percent real cheese, more meat toppings (including 18 more pepperoni slices per...

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.

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...

Old Chicago Pizza donates to children's cardiology research

This month Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is donating $1 from every Chicago 7 and Meat Me specialty pizzas ordered after 3 p.m. to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska to fund cardiology research.

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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.