Fresh Brothers Pizza part of LAX International's new lineup

The Los Angeles International Airport plans to open a handful of new restaurant concepts in one of its international terminals – Terminal 2. The OC Register reported the news this week and said the influx of eateries will double LAX's current offerings in that terminal. Airport officials announced some of the 12 concepts on Wednesday.

FEATURES


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...

Why the restaurant and retail industries should consider modular construction

The construction method makes sense for hotels, shopping malls, airports, hospitals, dorms and more.

Competition, consumers driving the open-kitchen trend

Showing customers your ingredients and preparation processes provides a better connection with them, experts say.

Is the Domino’s remodel mandate a response to fast casual? Kind of.

Fast casual pizza isn't 'just competition for pizza' brands, but for all restaurants, particularly during lunch.

Pie Squared resizes the typical pizza joint

The new concept focuses on top-your-own, 'better-for-you' pizza, but with a fraction of the retail space.

Implement something unique into your restaurants

Jarrod Cooper, senior project manager at CMA, spoke on a panel about trends in restaurant architecture at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit in New Orleans. He said it's important for brands to know what unique/interesting elements they want to...

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NEWS


Villa Italian Kitchen debuts at Colorado shopping center

Villa Enterprises' Villa Italian Kitchen concept has opened at the Colorado Mills Shopping Center in Lakewood, Colorado. "Our new Villa at Colorado Mills will give shoppers a taste of New York," Adam Torine, SVP of Development, said in a news...

New S.C. Mellow Mushroom boasts sci-fi theme

Mellow Mushroom will open its newest unit July 21 in Rock Hill, S.C., across from the Regal Manchester Cinema in Manchester Village. The new restaurant is owned by Chuck Watson, Brian Johnsey and Charles Ryan. "Rock Hill has a great mixture of growth and well preserved history," Watson said in a news release.

Daytona Speedway paves the way for permanent QSR presence

The Daytona International Speedway in Florida is in the middle of a $400 million, multi-year redevelopment project called DAYTONA Rising. As part of the overhaul, eight "white box" spaces have been created specifically for casual dining and quick-service restaurant brands....

Pizzeria Toro ready for grand reopening after fire

Pizzeria Toro, located at Five Points in Durham, N.C., is ready for its grand reopening in July following a fire in November. Co-owner Jay Owens said the support from the community during its recovery has been “humbling.” Gray Brooks and...

Pizza Patrón names brokerage firm to help with site selection

The Weitzman Group, a retail real estate brokerage firm in Texas, has been selected by Pizza Patrón to be an exclusive partner in site location and tenant representation. According to a company news release, Weitzman, led by Alberto Rocha, will...

MOD Pizza plants seed in Northern California

Seattle-based MOD Pizza announced it will be expanding to Silicon Valley. The first store, located in the newly developed Village Oaks Shopping Center in San Jose, Calif., will open in late July with two additional locations opening in late fall....

HMSHost launches new by-the-slice pizza concept

HMSHost has developed a new pizza restaurant, called PZA, as part of its brand portfolio. According to a news release, the concept was developed with on-the-go travelers in mind and is set to open at airports and motorways in which...

Mellow Mushroom expands footprint in Georgia

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is now open in downtown Cartersville, Ga., at 285 S. Wall St.

Mellow Mushroom’s newest location includes ‘Disco Shroom’

Mellow Mushroom will open its newest location at 550 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, Texas, on Monday.

Chuck E. Cheese's grand opening event benefits children's hospital

Chuck E. Cheese's will open its brand new 14,200-square-foot family restaurant and gaming facility at Shackleford Crossing in Little Rock, Ark., on May 5, with a fundraiser benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital. According to the company, on grand opening day, the...

Domino's Pizza selects cloud-based software to manage restaurant construction

Domino's Pizza recently purchased Procore's cloud-based construction software to manage the construction of 10,000 new restaurants and remodel of more than 5,000 existing restaurants. According to a news release from Procore, the pizza chain currently has plans for 60 of...

Carmela's Pizzeria intros cobranded prototype with Hershey's Ice Cream

Greenfield Farms Food Inc., parent company of Carmela's Pizzeria, has entered into an agreement with Hershey's Creamery Inc. to sell Hershey's Ice Cream within its stores. According to a news release, Carmela's will offer Hershey products including toppings under the "Carmela's Treats" category.

Villa Italian Kitchen signs deal for 40 mall-based units

Villa Enterprises announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc. to open 40 Villa Italian Kitchen restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S. "We've been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen...

SPIN! Pizza sets its sights on Central Missouri campus

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans to open a location in the new mixed-use student housing/retail project on the University of Central Missouri campus, in Warrensburg, Mo. Expected to open in August 2015, the 116 W. South St.

Villa Enterprises takes over food court ops at Virginia outlets

Villa Enterprises announced it is assuming the management, operations and brand placement in the food court at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Leesburg, Va. Under the new deal, Villa Enterprises will oversee a two-phased renovation project with completion scheduled for...

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