Pilot Flying J names states' favorite road food

What we eat on the road is hardly unanimous in the U.S, according to Pilot Fyling J, North America's largest network of travel centers. After assessing last year's sales data by state, it found that "road food" runs the gamut...

Mod Pizza opening 4 units in Dallas-Ft.Worth

Mod Pizza is growing its Texas footprint with two Dallas/Fort Worth locations opening this summer and two others by year's end. The first store opens in the Prosper area in July, according to a news release, followed by a second in McKinney in August.

Kotipizza net sales up 12 percent this quarter, new brands in works

Things are singing along nicely at European pizza superpower, Kotipizza, where comparable net sales grew 12 percent, and EBITDA grew 19 percent this year for the Feb. 1 to April 30 period, compared with the same time last year.  The Group estimates that the full fiscal year that began Feb.

Top food trends now: The 'women' have spoken

The women have spoken, and they have some interesting ideas about where food is going in the years ahead. Les Dames d'Escoffier International — 2,300 women leaders in the food, fine beverage and hospitality professions — have created a report...

Donatos to build 3 in Savannah

Donatos Pizza has signed an agreement to build three restaurants in Savannah, Georgia, over the next several years, a news release said. The Ohio-based company has not yet signed any leases but is looking at the areas between mid-town and...

There may never be a better time for breakfast pizza

The time may never be better for pizza restaurateurs to get in on a little breakfast action, which has long been unfamiliar territory for such brands. A recent report from market intelligence company, Packaged Facts, shows that today breakfast is...

Pizza Hut to cut medically important antibiotics from wings by 2022

In less than five years, Pizza Hut said all the chicken it serves will be from animals raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. This includes the brand's wings and comes about one year after it completed the same task with the chicken used on its pizzas, a news release said.

Domino's plants flag in Kosovo with Pristina store

Domino's Pizza has opened its first Kosovo store through a partnership with ICSG in the Balkans, Anatron, a news release said. The flagship store in Pristina held its grand opening Monday. "We are looking forward to delivering hot, made-to-order pizza...

HMSHost CEO elected to NRA board

HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson was elected to this year's National Restaurant Association board of directors, exclusively representing the airport dining industry, a growing player in foodservice. He joins 59 other industry professionals from all facets of foodservice business...

Hunt Brothers brings back chicken bacon ranch pizza

Hunt Brothers is bringing one of its' big sellers back as an LTO beginning this week. The brand's Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is returning for its fourth year for as long as supplies last, a news release said. This original...

New York welcomes 11th Blaze Pizza location

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening its 11th New York location June 21 at 11 Clifton Country Road, New York, according to a company press release, "We are thrilled to open Blaze Pizza in the Clifton Park community. Clifton Park has...

Blaze moves into southern Indiana

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening a new location in Clarksville, Indiana in the Metro Louisville area on Monday, June 18, a news release said. The Veterans Square Boulevard store will also give free pizzas on June 19 to those who...

Meatless: It's not just for vegans anymore

NPD Group said data shows a clearly higher demand for plant-based proteins today, evidenced by 19 percent growth in cases of such proteins shipped from foodservice distributors to independent one- to two-unit operators and so-called micro-chains with three to 19...

D-min-'s pizza wants your [Type O] blood

Domino's will "86" the two "Os" in its name through June 24 to help the American Red Cross tell Americans its Type O blood stores — along with those for the other blood types of A and B — are...

Historic Pepe's Pizzeria enters tomato market

The 93-year-old New Haven-style pizzeria brand, Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana, is undertaking a very modern-day business launch by producing its own retail tomato line for the consumer market, calling widespread attention to founder Frank Pepe's ingredient quality commitment, according to a...

Blaze opens Northern California store

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is opening a location Thursday in Vacaville, a news release said.

Oggi's Pizza uses beers to create summer menu

Oggi's Sports, Brewhouse, Pizza has a new menu focused on summer produce that pairs each dish with a locally brewed craft beer. Oggi's Executive Chef Jason Tsiamese said he developed the menu's four summer offerings by picking the beer first....

MyPie expands to Las Vegas

MyPie, a customizable pizza location offering New York-style pizza, opened its first Las Vegas location June 7, according to a company press release. Robert Lee, who has more than 15 years experience in the foodservice industry, owns and operates the...

Menu labeling expert's book a life-tested lesson in persistence

Restaurateurs, perhaps more than most in business, know the value of persistence and determination. But remaining persistent in the face of the most harrowing setbacks not only can deplete even topnotch leaders but also their businesses and their lives, both...

Restaurant sales flat, but traffic still vanishing along with employees

TDn2K reported that chain store comp sales gained slightly over the rolling three-month period, up 0.8 percent, though comp traffic dropped 2.9 percent in May and sales were flight, while traffic over the rolling three-month period was off 2.1 percent....

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