15 minutes with Uno Chicago Grill's Rick Hendrie

Uno marketing SVP Hendrie reveals the brand's new limited service strategies, retail solutions and the real reason behind its Chapter 11 filing.

Leach: An organic Oreo cookie is still an Oreo cookie

Naked Pizza's co-founder on why organic is not necessarily healthier for you.

Slideshow: Peek inside Naked Pizza's second franchised store

On the eve of their second franchise opening, in Pizza Chain, USA (Louisville, Ky.), Naked Pizza debuted its systemwide store prototype for the second time to the world. The first franchise location opened in South Beach, Fla., in late August....

Rummer: Burger King, stick to your core competency

By Jason Rummer This month, Burger King will start to serve "pizza," or something like it – a 2,500-calorie, pizza-flavored burger sold at its Whopper Bar concept in New York's Times Square. Are they crazy? Don’t they remember that McDonald's tried the same thing and failed? For McDonald's, failure was not just once.

Mintel outlines fast casual setbacks

Mintel's recent foodservice survey and report on fast casual echoes what many in the limited service segment already know – the rampant growth of fast casual. According to the report, fast casual restaurant category accounted for estimated sales of $23...

Pizza cone company aims at QSR saturation

Cono Italiano's owners intend it to be distributed to quick-service restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, entertainment facilities and sports arenas.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria expands; original faces eviction

Grimaldi's Pizzeria will open late in the fall of 2010 at Scottsdale Quarter, a premier shopping destination in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Neapolitan-style, coal-fired brick oven pizzeria prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients for toppings, a “secret recipe” pizza...

Three ways to rescue summer sales

By Ed Zimmerman Pizza sales traditionally dip in the summer: School is out, families are away and the grill is the focus when family and friends meet. Now is the time to turn up the marketing heat and drive consumers...

LaGuardia lands local artisan pizzerias

While many express-concept pizza chains have taken to airports across the nation, a sort of opposing trend is materializing at New York's LaGuardia international airport. Delta Air Lines has announced it will introduce 13 new food and beverage concepts throughout...

Anatomy of a menu overhaul

How a deep dish pizza leader reinvented its menu in the time of health hysteria -- without eroding the brand

Separating your slice

By Scott Wiener We are fortunate enough to live in an era of pizza ubiquity. What was once the street snack of Southern Italy is now widespread and readily available all around the globe.

Cheese continues to slide

Block cheese prices continued their downward trend last week on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, averaging just above $1.37 per pound.

Cheese continues to slide

Block cheese prices continued their downward trend last week on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, averaging just above $1.37 per pound.

Cheese prices continue to climb

Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are up 25 percent compared with last year.

Cheese prices continue to climb

Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange are up 25 percent compared with last year.

Fungus hits tomato crops in Northeast

Late blight outbreak could lead to higher tomato prices.

Pizzeria menu trends all over the map

Locally sourced ingredients and artisan cheeses are some of the products likely to appear on menus this year.

Pizza Marketplace releases industry study

Report outlines trends and issues facing the pizzeria business.

Getting pizza ready for school

Recipe changes may be needed to ensure those school pizza parties stay on the menu.

Consumers are seeking C.H.O.I.C.E.

The acronym C.H.O.I.C.E. captures many of the elements that are driving trends for the pizza industry and pizza toppings.

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