Regents Pizzeria unveils bigger restaurant design, beer garden

Regents Pizzeria has opened a new 4,100-square-foot restaurant in the Southern California coastal town of La Jolla. The restaurant features a new design, outdoor beer garden with 32 rotating brews on draft, and 25 artisanal pizzas made with dough recipes...

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Secrets to successful restaurant site selection

Tour prospective sites in order from worst to best, which will allow you to become more confident, ask better questions and be more in control of the leasing process.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Tiny stores make me happy: Tracking revenue per square foot

Leading restaurant brands are growing their top line with off-premise sales while shrinking real estate costs – resulting in better revenue per square foot and profitability.

Toppers Pizza's remodeling, digital efforts help brand stay relevant in 'fast casual environment'

The company expects its mobile site to launch by the end of this year and is investing 'seven figures' into additional digital initiatives.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

A look at Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza

Blaze Pizza opened this week in Louisville, Ky., and hopes to be a national contender in the top-your-own pizza segment by appealing to Millennials and busy lunch patrons.

Blaze Pizza plans to become a national player by targeting Millennials

The new Louisville, Ky., location will be ‘overstaffed’ to ensure guests are taken care of ‘no matter what.’

The whys and hows of restaurant/stadium partnerships

Set up properly, all parties can benefit when established sports and foodservice brands team up.

Modular construction and ROI

In my last post, we talked about a few of the advantages of integrating modular construction into building projects for retailers, foodservice operators and others. In essence, any company that may have a need to set up inside a larger...

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RedBrick Pizza extends presence to the Bluegrass State

RedBrick Pizza announced its first Kentucky restaurant will open this holiday season at Mall St. Matthews in Louisville.

Little Caesars expanding headquarters in Downtown Detroit

Twenty-five years after moving its headquarters from the suburbs to Detroit's Fox Office Center, Little Caesars announced it is building a new 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center, expanding its world headquarters campus in Detroit to more than twice its current size....

California Pizza Kitchen unveils new design, menu in Florida

California Pizza Kitchen's newly reimagined menu is now available at its Wellington and Naples, Florida, locations. Both locations also feature the brand's updated restaurant design, featuring open kitchens that allow customers to watch chefs prep and toss pizzas. Restaurant redesign...

Mellow Mushroom plants flag in Columbus suburb

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of New Albany, at 260 Market St. Suite A.

RedBrick Pizza plans Missouri entry

RedBrick Pizza plans to make its debut in Missouri this month with a new location at Joplin's Northpark Mall. The food court location will feature the brand's new "Classic Italian" design, showcasing an open-flame brick oven, wood paneling and Italian...

Carmela's Pizzeria plans drive-thru location

Carmela's Pizzeria parent company, Greenfield Farms Food Inc., has announced the completion of plans for a new drive-thru location. The drive-thru concept will be located in West Manchester, Ohio, and is scheduled to open in January. According to a news...

Pitfire Artisan Pizza founder plans expansion, snack and coffee concept

Paul Hibler, founder of Pitfire Artisan Pizza and the American Gonzo Food Corporation restaurants, has announced that Pitfire's eighth location will open in Pasadena, California, in early December. Also in Pasadena, Hibler will introduce Superba Snacks & Coffee in February...

New Mellow Mushroom opens near Va. Tech

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Blacksburg, Virginia, at 207 South Main Street. This Mellow's design features Southwestern Virginian historical elements combined with modern flair and is owned by Jeff and Leslie Knapp, who met at nearby Virginia...

‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its "Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants within the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado, areas, through a...

Mellow Mushroom gets bigger in Texas

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in Flower Mound, Texas, at 2450 Cross Timbers Road. This Mellow incorporates external and patio features into the interior design and is under the ownership of Monte Jensen, Martha Jensen and Luis Gonzalez....

RedBrick Pizza plans debut in four states

RedBrick Pizza announced plans expand by more than 50 locations in four states throughout the next three years. The first five locations showcasing the chain's signature open-flame brick oven as well as two new restaurant designs are scheduled to open...

Boston Pizza unveils new urban store design in Vancouver

Boston Pizza International Inc. has opened its 61st location in British Columbia at 808 Beatty St.

Villa Italian Kitchen acquires 34 mall locations

Villa Enterprises announced it has opened 34 Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants in regional malls throughout the US. The units were acquired in April from Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc.

Mellow Mushroom opens new Georgia location

Mellow Mushroom's newest restaurant has opened in Valdosta, Georgia, at 1526 Baytree Road, under the ownership of Bo Chambliss and Bill Stembler. "We are thrilled to bring the unique Mellow Mushroom brand back to the Valdosta community. From the students...

Mellow Mushroom opens North Myrtle Beach location

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opened a new location in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, this week under the ownership of Matt and Alexandra Duke. This location features an "under the sea" design them, with boats converted into a hostess stand...

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