Zoom Pizza Factory to open Nov. 6 in Chicago

After three years of preparation, Zoom Pizza Factory announced it will open for business at 10:30 a..m. Friday at 2156 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park in Chicago.


4 steps the pizza industry can take to take the target off its back

The pizza industry is taking heat regarding calorie counts. Here are four actions that can help calm the crisis.

Unique toppings: Do they work only as LTOs?

Just as hamburger lovers can create their own burger masterpieces using their choice of toppings, pizza lovers are doing the same. Limited-time-only toppings give pizzerias a chance to go from LTO to full-time on the menu.

Commodities: Are wheat prices coming back up?

After wheat has fallen steadily for several weeks, it is up 2 cents.

Commodities: Unleaded gas prices on 12-day decline

Cheese prices were up again this week, while gas has fallen for 12 consecutive days.

Commodities: Natural gas, wheat prices remain low

While cheese prices have jumped about 10 cents since last week, wheat prices are still low.

Executive round table: Pizza industry leaders make their 2015 predictions

Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.

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

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Papa John's introduces XL Monster Toppings pizza

Papa John's XL Monster Toppings pizza is 33 percent bigger than Papa John’s large pizza with more toppings.

Sanfratello’s remembers dark day in Chicago history with commemorative pizza

Chicago White Sox baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson shocked the world when admitting he was part of the 1919 plan "to fix" the World Series. Sanfratello's honors the anniversary with a White Sox pizza.

Papa Murphy's adds Buffalo Chicken Pizza featuring Frank's RedHot sauce

Papa Murphy's limited-time-only Buffalo Chicken Pizza, featuring Frank's RedHot sauce, will be available at participating locations nationwide from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31.

PizzaRev is 'RedHot' through October

PizzaRev is now crafting a Buffalo Chicken pizza featuring Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper.

Uncle Maddio’s introduces 'Foldwich' sandwich

Pizza and sandwich lovers can now get both tastes in one special handheld meal.

Chef Klime Kovaceski announces opening of CRUST

Chef Klime Kovaceski and his wife Anita have recently announced the opening of the CRUST Restaurant, which will serve pizza and modern Mediterranean cuisine.

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...

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...

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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.