Famous Famiglia tapped as Six Flags pizza partner

New York City’s Famous Famiglia has been chosen by Six Flags Entertainment Corporation to be the theme park’s “Official Pizza.” The three-year deal, which begins this month, includes all of Six Flags’ U.S.-based parks, encompassing more than 45 food locations...

I Love Pizza opens Miami Beach location

I Love Pizza, a pizzeria and coffee-bar fusion concept serving authentic New York style pizza and Calima Coffee, Australia’s Colombian blend, has opened its doors in Miami Beach under the direction of executive chef Michael Gilligan. In addition to its...

Domino’s UK eyes nontraditional locations

After a huge 2010 that featured a nearly-20-percent sales lift, Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland is embarking upon a nontraditional expansion path. According to the Financial Times, the company has inked a deal with Moto Hospitality, which operates service stations...

Gatti’s Pizza returns to El Paso

Foodservice Management Systems (FMS) opened a new GattiTown this week in El Paso, Texas. This marks the return of Gatti’s Pizza to the market for the first time in three years. The 45,000-square-foot El Paso GattiTown includes an all-you-care-to-eat buffet,...

Canada's Boston Pizza reports record earnings

Richmond, British Columbia-based Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. each reported financial results for the fourth quarter period, Oct.

Gatti's Pizza plans more entertainment centers

Austin, Texas-based Gatti's Pizza has announced growth plans that include four new units in two new states. The restaurants will be operated by Food Service Management Systems Inc.

Grimaldi’s Manhattan location ready for debut

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, which has been a coal-fired, brick-oven classic for more than 100 years, is finally set to open a location in Manhattan. The chain exists in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Texas and throughout the New York and New Jersey markets,...

Top That! Pizza inks multi-state deal

In a push to enter the small fast casual pizza segment, Lori Walderich -- chief creative officer at IdeaStudio -- and her husband Jeff recently founded Top That! Pizza, which taps into the create-your-own concept made famous by chains such...

When in Rome: Mellow Mushroom ready for newest opening

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will open its newest restaurant Jan. 17 in Rome, Ga., about an hour from where the company got its start. Founded by three Georgia college students, the first Mellow Mushroom opened its doors in Atlanta in 1974.

Pizza Hut makes huge NOLA investment

Pizza Hut Inc. will invest $10 million in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., within the next 18 months.

Straw Hat Pizza spreads through the Golden State

Straw Hat Pizza will open several new units in California in the first quarter of 2011. The locations, all franchised, will be developed in Alameda, Chatsworth, Livermore, Sacramento, San Jose, San Pablo and Vallejo. The Alameda Straw Hat Pizza will...

Yum! Brands reports its social responsibility efforts

Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, A&W, Long John Silver’s and Pizza Hut, released its social responsibility report Wednesday, titled “Serving the World.” The report outlines the work Yum! has done globally in the areas of environmental, social...

Canadian company unloads big chunk of its Yum! units

A Canadian franchisee is in the process of selling all of its 232 Yum! Brands restaurants in Ontario and British Columbia. The Priszm Income Fund operates most of Canada’s KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants. According to The Canadian...

Pizza Inn adds Arkansas unit

Less than a week after announcing a new unit in Lewisville, Texas, Pizza Inn has opened another location a bit north, in Blytheville, Ark. The buffet concept features the company’s new “retro” design, a full service dining area, and a...

Pizza Inn continues expansion

In August, Pizza Inn announced an expansion plan designed to add several new restaurants nationwide throughout the next year. The corporate-owned restaurant continues to follow that path, opening its newest location in Lewisville, Texas, this week. The new unit is the latest of five stores that subscribe to the company’s retro re-design efforts.

New concept from Pizza Patron founder

Antonio Swad, founder of Latin pizza brand Pizza Patron, is debuting another concept at the American Airlines Center: PIRA. PIRA is a Spanish word that translates to mean 'intense heat' or 'combustible material,' a fitting identity for Dallas’ new Latin-themed...

Zpizza undergoes $100,000-per-store makeover

The fast casual, Laguna Beach, Calif.-born zpizza chain of almost 100 stores is undergoing a brand makeover, according to the Orange County Business Journal.

Southwest Airlines opens outdoor lounge serving pizza and beer

Southwest Airlines has opened The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park, a new outdoor lounge situated at the base of the historic Daniels and Fisher Clocktower in Denver. The lounge area serves Neapolitan-style pizzas from Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada and Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret.

Retro makeover helps Pizza Inn's future

Pizza Inn has announced an expansion campaign designed to add several new restaurants nationwide over the next year. The move includes an updated new look, a return to its product roots and a royalty-free franchise incentive program beginning September 1. The latest of the new prototype restaurant will open soon in Fort Worth, Texas.

Via Napoli video debuts

One of the first videos inside Via Napoli, the new Neapolitan pizzeria at Disney’s Epcot theme park, has debuted on Disney blog, Chip & Co. The video reveals a beautiful, ornate interior and some interesting facts. Three wood-burning ovens, named...

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