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No longer content with standard pizza, hungry consumers nowadays demand a higher quality pie that's worthy of their hard-earned dough and caloric budget.
Here's a look back at some of 2015's trending topics and stories.
As of Dec. 1, 2016, menu labeling is back on the radar and the required date is back to being measured by months once again.
&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.
The pizza industry is taking heat regarding calorie counts. Here are four actions that can help calm the crisis.
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.
After wheat has fallen steadily for several weeks, it is up 2 cents.
Cheese prices were up again this week, while gas has fallen for 12 consecutive days.
While cheese prices have jumped about 10 cents since last week, wheat prices are still low.
Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.
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.'
Changes include new crusts, drizzles, toppings, uniforms, website and more.
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.
Pizza shares, wheat, cheese on the rise
Mazzio’s added a jalapeno stuffed crust pizza to its new menu platform.
Digital ordering should make up more than half of sales for the bigger brands within the next year.
Gas prices starting to fall after spring peak.
Pizza concepts have added variety and have stepped up their quality of ingredients, CEO says.
About 60 percent of customers at Kono's first U.S. location are reoccurring, and the brand has big expansion plans.
Michael's Pizzeria's managing partner says it's 'an art' to be able to cook dough in high temperatures.