Flippers Pizzeria signs agreement to enter Tampa market

Orlando-based Flippers Pizzeria is expanding into the Tampa, Fla., market. Gerard Pickhardt, principal at Novita Tampa Bay LLC, is leading the brand's expansion. "The Tampa Bay market is perfect for this concept. We are excited about getting in on the ground floor with the Flippers franchise team.

Mellow Mushroom expands in Kentucky

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will open a new outlet in Bowling Green, Ky., on March 26. This will mark the brand's fourth location in the Bluegrass State, in addition to Louisville, Lexington and Wilder. The new location is owned by...

Noble Roman's to ramp up non-traditional unit growth, take-n-bake line

Noble Roman's Inc., the Indianapolis-based franchisor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, has announced results for the year 2011. Net income from continuing operations was $1.5 million, or $.08 per share basic and diluted, compared to a net income from the prior year of the same. For the year ended Dec.

Pizzeria Piccola now open in Milwaukee airport

SSP America, an operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has announced the opening of Pizzeria Piccola in General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisc. The 1,479-square-foot restaurant has joined the two other Bartolotta Group concepts...

Pizza Patron targeting new markets for growth

Texas-based Pizza Patron announced that it is rebooting its franchising push in 2012 and targeting strategic new markets, while also adding more stores in existing ones. The company's goal is to open 50 new stores within the next two years,...

Marco's Pizza receives co-branding investment from Family Video

Toledo, Ohio-based Marco's Pizza has partnered with Family Video for a co-branding opportunity that will expand the Marco's footprint throughout the country. According to the Chicago Tribune, Family Video, which is privately held, plans to invest $100 million to open...

Pizza Patron debuts double drive-thru model

Pizza Patron celebrated the opening of its seventh store in San Antonio on Monday. The store, on South Flores Street, is the company's newly developed double drive-thru model, the first of its kind in the chain. The concept was designed...

CiCi's Pizza outlines numerous 2012 initiatives

Texas-based CiCi's Pizza has announced its 2012 growth plans to support its continuing 10-year "Build the Brand" initiative to add 500 new restaurants by 2020. Progress in 2011 included 22 new restaurant openings representing a nearly 25 percent increase in...

Unique Pizza plans corporate location

Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, is currently negotiating leases in the Monroeville, Pa., market to open a corporately-owned Unique Pizza and Subs. The search has been narrowed down to two spaces for the company's showcase location. James...

Uncle Maddio's opens third unit

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has opened its third unit. The newest restaurant is located in The Highlands neighborhood in Louisville, Ky. The company's two other restaurants are located in Atlanta and Woodstock, Ga. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal the new...

Flippers Pizzeria now offering free Wi-Fi

Orlando, Fla.-based Flippers Pizzeria now offers free wireless Internet access at all corporate locations. The Wi-Fi upgrade finishes out a full year of environmental in-store updates, which also included the installation of high-definition flat-screen televisions in all 11 Central Florida...

Pizza Pizza partners with Winnipeg Jets to expand presence west

Canada's Pizza Pizza has announced a new partnership with True North Sports & Entertainment Limited. As part of the agreement, Pizza Pizza becomes a sponsor of the Winnipeg Jets and will have onsite concessions at the MTS Centre where the...

Mellow Mushroom opening two more units

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers' growth spurt continues with two unit openings slated for Dec. 12 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C. The Chattanooga opening marks the company's second location in the city, and the second unit owned by Jason and Samantha Jones. "We have always had plans for a second location in Chattanooga.

Mellow Mushroom expands in Virginia

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has grown its presence in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C., within the past few months. Now the company is set to expand in Virginia, opening its latest unit in Bristol, Va., Dec. 12.

Eagle Boys expansion continues

Eagle Boys Pizza, Australia's second largest pizza chain behind Domino's, will open six new stores in Sydney within the next three months. There are currently 32 Eagle Boys locations in the Sydney market. CEO Todd Clayton said the openings prove...

CiCi's Pizza upgrades site model as part of growth

CiCi's Pizza has partnered with Birchwood Resultants, a strategic site modeling company, to develop a new site model as part of the chain's "Build the Brand" growth strategy. CiCi's plans to add 500 restaurants in the next eight to 10...

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans expansion

With its fifth location currently under construction, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has announced plans to open a sixth location in the Kansas City, Mo., market. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant will open in late 2012 or early 2013 at 8226 Mission Road in...

Gattitown to open in Clearwater, Fla.

Gatti's Pizza LLC has announced that it will open the newest GattiTown in Clearwater, Fla., on Nov. 14.

Technomic: Commodity costs to shape restaurant industry in 2012

As 2011 begins to wind down, foodservice research and consulting firm Technomic has predicted seven developments that will take shape in the restaurant industry in 2012. Twists on the familiar is leading the development transition; however, operators are already feeling...

Website launches Restaurant Unit Locator portal

RestaurantChains.net, a provider of sales leads for the foodservice industry, today introduced Restaurant Unit Locator -- an interactive portal that gives sales, marketing and real estate professionals precise information about the geographic location of major restaurant chains. The directory --...

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