Launches during Q1 feature unique veggie toppings and 'health-halo' descriptors.
Although it's currently on the upswing, it is likely to take the restaurant industry until 2020 to reach pre-Recession growth levels.
Digital technologies will be a major focus in the New Year.
Chicken pizza toppings have increased 26 percent in the past three years.
There are five key innovation trends emerging from independent pizza restaurants in the U.S.
Coffee platforms, breakfast and desserts also highlighted.
Opportunities are available with healthier offerings, leaner proteins and breakfast varieties.
CEO discusses expansion plans, new prototype and successful menu launches.
Gluten-free, artisan make it into the mainstream.
Machine creates fresh pizzas in 2.5 minutes.
The number of U.S. menu items with poultry as an ingredient has climbed an average of 12 percent in the past three years.
The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.
Innovation can be achieved with items that already exist in the kitchen.
Chain partners with Vienna Beef to combine two Chicago classics.
NYC pizzeria has embraced "green" from the toppings to the restaurant to the box.
Former Wall Street trader endures daunting certification process to reach 100 percent organic status.
While diners can see some personal benefits like weight loss from a Meatless Monday regime, restaurants can see some real bottom-line benefits.
Some operators also get creative with St. Patrick's Day.
Cultivate and grow your plants according to USDA organic certification guidelines to maximize the marketing and great taste appeal of these plants.
Healthier kids' meals was listed as a top 2012 trend by numerous experts.