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With blistering Q2 for Pie Five, Rave CEO promises leadership changes

With blistering Q2 for Pie Five, Rave CEO promises leadership changes

Promising to beef up leadership in "underperforming areas" of its business, the recently named CEO of double-pizza brand company, Rave Restaurant Group, reviewed Q2 earnings that were dragged down by Pie Five's 11% drop in retail sales for the period that ended Dec. 29.

Pizza Inn pops up 1st Stillwater, Oklahoma store

Pizza Inn pops up 1st Stillwater, Oklahoma store

Pizza Inn has opened a Stillwater, Oklahoma store — the first of six locations of the brand that franchisees Tony Nemer and Sissi Nemer plan to open throughout Oklahoma and Kansas — a news release said. "I couldn't be more…

Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

Domino's, Papa John's, pizza ingredient prices all down last week

From wheat and cheese to the gas that fires pizza ovens and powers delivery vehicles, all major pizza commodity prices took dives last week. The bad news is that a similar drop also hit at least two of the major publicly traded U.S. pizza brands.

Papa John's continues on a

Papa John's continues on a "roll" with traders last week

It was a relatively dismal trading week for all but one of the nation's publicly traded pizza brands, but gas prices are giving operators a break at the store level.

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

Papa John's, Yum up, while Domino's, Rave down, as trading week trends mirror year

The trends established over the last 12 months at some of the world's major publicly traded pizza brands were mirrored in the trends of the last week on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, while cheese prices may be heading for a "correction."

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent company adds top finance leader

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent company adds top finance leader

Rave Restaurant Group, parent company of Pizza Inn and Pie Five parent, has named a former 7-Eleven finance chief as its vice president of finance. Clint Fendley assumed the position immediately, after most recently working for the convenience store chain…

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

Domino's, Rave stock values start trading year right

At least two pizza brands had reason to continue their champagne toasts into the first week of 2020, though higher commodity prices as 2020 started put a damper on the fun.

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

Domino's, Papa John's clear winners with investors in 2019

As the last bites of the 2019 pizza pie disappear, one thing is evident: Domino's and Papa John's have gotten a lot of love from investors this year, driving the values of both brands up to new highs.

2020 pizza brand planner/predictor

2020 pizza brand planner/predictor

As 2019 draws to a close, pizza brands are contending with significant dips in dine-in traffic, as well as peaks in patrons' passion for all things plant-based. How can a brand make the most of the market is as we enter 2020? Part two of this Pizza Puzzler gives expert guidance for the year ahead.

Pizza Inn reopens under new owner in Durant, Oklahoma

Pizza Inn has reopened on Westside Drive in Durant, Oklahoma, under new owner and franchisee, Charlie Clark, who also owns a location of sister concept, Pie Five, a news release said. "Pizza Inn fans in Durant have been clamoring for…

Ho, ho, ho! It's sure good to be Domino's

Ho, ho, ho! It's sure good to be Domino's

Santa was apparently paying keen attention to Domino's leadership when they sent in their wishes for the brand this year, with the giant pizza chain last week again continuing to trade at record highs.

Pie Five perfects some pint-sized chefs in Lone Star State

Pie Five perfects some pint-sized chefs in Lone Star State

The first U.S. location of the interactive kids center, KidZania, also contains a Pie Five Pizza where youngsters can role play as pizza chefs to create their own pies, according to a news release. The Frisco, Texas center opened in the Stonebriar Centre on Nov.

Traders gave a little early 'thanks' for pizza brands last week

Traders gave a little early 'thanks' for pizza brands last week

All but one publicly traded U.S. pizza brand got some gratitude a week early last week when investors worked helped raise the value of three of the nation's major pizza players.

Rave president out, new COO + CMO in

Rave president out, new COO + CMO in

Just after the close of a brutal week on the stock market for Pizza Inn and Pie Five parent, Rave Restaurant Group, the company said late Friday its President Bob Bafundo was leaving that role and a new COO and…

Papa John's price passes $60 for 1st time in 19 months after leadership changes

Papa John's price passes $60 for 1st time in 19 months after leadership changes

Traders voted with their wallets last week after a major shakeup in Papa John's leadership team. The stock not only closed up, but passed the $60 mark for the first time since April 2018.

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent names former Domino's, Pei Wei exec as CEO

Pizza Inn, Pie Five parent names former Domino's, Pei Wei exec as CEO

The man behind Domino's "pizza theatre" steps into the top spot at Rave Restaurant Group.

Pie Five to take customers on a trip by pie or by ship

Pie Five to take customers on a trip by pie or by ship

Pie Five will kick off a sweepstakes Monday that will ultimately reward two lucky travelers with a seven-night European cruise just by downloading its app to enter. Plus, every salad or pizza purchased by apps drops another entry in the…

Pie Five creating pizza-crafting kids

Pie Five creating pizza-crafting kids

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza will help kids hone their pizza-making skills, thanks to its partnership with KidZania, a global brand of interactive education and entertainment centers for children. With locations in 21 countries, KidZania is opening its first U.S. location this year at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas.

Pizza Inn's PIE debuts in Louisiana

Pizza Inn Express opened its first Louisiana location late last week in Lafayette. The new PIE store on West Pont Des Mouton Road is located in the new Exxon On the Run, a news release said. Licensees, Sophie and Jarrod…

Pie Five puts 3 'in your pocket'

Pie Five Pizza Co. is adding calzones to its lineup, and to promote the offerings launching Tuesday, it has created a social media sweepstakes featuring freebies and prizes, a news release said. Each calzone comes with Tuscan marinara sauce and…

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