Study: Restaurant traffic slow on Black Friday

Although many retailers look to Black Friday as the most successful shopping day of the holiday success, restaurants should not be among them, according to research from Revel Systems. Based on data collected from order totals during past Black Fridays...

Study: Americans love meal kits

Technomic today released research showing that the U.S. is the largest market for the global meal kit industry, which has grown to a multi-billion dollar sector in just the last few years.

Uno partners with gluten-free dough pros

Uno pizzeria is partnering with Venice Bakery to offer customers a gluten-free pizza crust, according to a company press release. A news release said that Venice Bakery, based in L.A., is one of the nation's largest manufacturers of gluten-free dough.

Mod Pizza franchisee names operations VP in Florida

Mod Pizza Florida Franchisee BBX Capital has named restaurant veteran, Brick Kerge, as its vice president of operations in the Sunshine State. BBX Capital has created a special division to develop up to 50 MOD locations in central and southern...

Everything's different in DC, including the 'piddza'

Though no specific date was provided, a Turkish pizza concept, known as Pidzza, is coming to the Ivy City area of our nation's capitol this winter, according to a news release. Pidzza is a combination of the word for the...

Blaze Pizza opens 2 new Louisiana locations

Blaze Pizza extended is extending its roots deep down into the watery land in and around the Big Easy, along with another in Shreveport, according to a press release. "The authenticity of our food, plus a service culture that genuinely...

Mod Pizza gets $42M investment

Mod Pizza has raised an additional $42 million of equity, led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and PWP Growth Equity. This is the second round of funding this year for the chain, which has raised just under $150 million...

Blaze and Sodexo partner to bring brand to college campuses

The huge French food services and facilities management company, Sodexo, today announced its partnering with Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza to offer the chain's pizzas, salads, drinks and desserts to Sodexo facilities nationwide and on college campuses. It's a big step into...

PizzaRev rolls out mobile app

PizzaRev has partnered with Punchh platform to launch its mobile app. Upon downloading, members will receive a free pizza or entree salad. The app features "Rev Rewards" loyalty program as well as online ordering and mobile pay. "Our commitment to...

&pizza lands $25M investment and a spot in the Big Apple

We're more than a month away from the big giving holiday, but that didn't stop investors from pledging to give &pizza $25 million of growth capital to fund what a news release called a "rapid expansion into several major markets,...

Blaze Pizza ablaze with 3 new openings

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is on fire as the chain will open three new sites in three states on Nov. 17. The new locations, according to a press release, include: • Teterboro, New Jersey, the state's fifth Blaze location. • Webster,...

New partnership gives restaurants traceability tool to ensure regulatory compliance

FoodLogiQ and WQS Food Verification are partnering to pair auditing with cloud-based supplier management and traceability in a single platform to help restaurateurs stay in compliance with increasing numbers of regulations and other industry demands. According to a news release,...

It's 800 Degrees in Playa Vista

800 Degrees Pizza opens its newest restaurant next week in Playa Vista, outside Los Angeles on Nov. 19, according to a news release.

Blaze Pizza opens new Chicago-area location

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening a new Chicagoland location in Orland Park on Nov. 14, according to a press release. Franchise partner, Adam Cummis, said he hopes to build strong community ties with local groups and create a spot where guests can connect, create and enjoy. The location will host a grand opening with free pizzas on Nov.

Pizza Hut and Xbox Games offer 1 free Xbox One S per hour

Pizza Hut and Xbox teamed up to bring back Pizza Hut's Triple Treat Box and offer a free Xbox One S every hour from Nov. 7 until Dec.

Firestorm Pizza open third North Carolina location

Firestorm Pizza announced today that the fast casual brand is opening its third location in North Carolina on Dec. 10, this one located in Huntersville, at Northlake Commons.

Little Caesar's LTO gives new meaning to '6 feet under'

Six feet of pepperoni, laid end to end. That's how much pepperoni Little Caesars says it has stuff in, on and basically all over its new Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Deep! Deep! Dish pizza LTO. The new offering is a direct...

Pieology opens new So. CA location

Pieology Pizzeria's newest location in Southern California is open, according to a press release. The franchisee, Frank Kalil, opened the unit in Temecula. "We're excited to introduce the customizable Pieology experience to the Temecula community as a fresh and fun way to enjoy pizza and made-to-order salads," Kalil said.

AllerTrain approved for food service in Maryland

A Maryland county now requires eateries to have an allergy and gluten-free trained employee on site during operating hours. On Nov. 1, Montgomery County, Maryland, passed AllerTrain, legislation requiring restaurants to have at least one allergy and gluten-free trained employee...

Pieology opens NC location No. 3

Pieology opened its third North Carolina location in Greensboro's Friendly Center. The site is the 10th owned and operated by Segovia Aslan Enterprises, which has the rights for other sites across the Southeastern United States. "Partnering with Pieology has proven...

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