How one concept is leveraging the demand for more heat

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

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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.

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.

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.

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NEWS


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...

Avocado now offered at Pie Five Pizza

For a limited time, Pie Five Pizza is adding avocado to its selection of personalized toppings. “Avocados are a wholesome and delicious complement to our handcrafted pizzas, and I always love building new recipes around them,” Chef Andy Wittman said...

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.

NYC pizzeria adds seaweed, caviar, pickled herring to topping choices

New York City's Blue Planet Grill, located in the Financial District, has launched a new menu featuring unique toppings such as seaweed and pickled herring. "We're very proud of our new menu items," Owner Jacob Krumgalz said in a news...

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.

Pizza Inn adds triple the cheese to its crust

Pizza Inn has introduced a new Triple Cheezy Stuffed Crust pizza, made with Italian dough filled with melted mozzarella and topped with a sprinkling of Romano and Parmesan cheeses. “When have you ever complained about getting too much cheese on your pizza? Never, that’s when.

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...

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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.