New England pizzeria first to use 'Shark Tank' box for pies

A Connecticutt pizza brand has partnered with the people who made the "green" pizza box featured on the TV show, "Shark Tank" two years ago. The restaurant is the first to adopt the multifunctional, environmentally friendly packaging, according to a...

Pizza Hut changes its 'DNA' ahead of adding 14,000 new drivers

Pizza Hut wants to add a few ... well, actually 14,000 ...

Blaze moves beyond US with biggest deal ever, announces minority owner

After officially becoming the fastest-growing brand in U.S. history earlier this week, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today said it's moving beyond North American borders for the first time, building 100 restaurants in 11 Middle Eastern and northern Africa countries, starting next year.

Going UP in a 'Blaze'of glory: Chain now fastest starting in history

Blaze Pizza is fastest-starting chain ever, according to Technomic. That's what stories in both Forbes and Quartz are reporting this week, after the chain — which also won this year's Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers — opened its...

Everything's bigger in ... China?

China's restaurant industry is    one of the nation's main economic growth drivers, according to a report released by Meituan-Dianping, a foodservice-focused e-commerce platform. The industry expanded 11.3 percent last year to reach 3.5 trillion yuan (more than $514.6 billion USD), a news release said.

Study on independent brands: Only the strong survive, but they also thrive

Staying independent is a pretty rough game for U.S. restaurateurs.

It's good to be Yum China: Q2 operating profit up 64%

Yum China continues to be embraced with open arms in China, reporting a 3 percent spike in Q2 same-store sales and mobile payments exceeding 40 percent of total company sales during that period, a news release said. The company reported that its operating profit grew 64 percent, thanks to  its loyal customers.

Japanese mega-retailer proves 'grocery-ification' of eating out goes beyond US

Call it the grocery-ification of the restaurant business, and it is happening and not just in the U.S. According to Reuters, in fact, the largest Japanese retailer by sales, supermarket operator, Aeon Retail, last week reported a "better-than-expected quarterly profit,"...

Utah gets Mod

Mod Pizza is debuting in Utah, then coming on strong with a total of five openings there by year's end, a news release said.  Location No. 1 in the state opens early this month on South Wildcat Way in Woods Cross.

Marco's introduces tuition perk for employees

Marco's has added an employee perk that substantially boosts its attractiveness to potential employees, according to a news release. The pizza chain is launching an employee tuition assistance plan offering up to $5,250 toward a degree from Bellevue University. All...

Pizza in Chile? Little Caesars says, 'Yes!'

Little Caesars is putting their pizza in Chile, where consumers are increasingly demanding "takeaway" brands that offer value per serving. The Detroit-based brand opened its first South American restaurant on June 15, in Santiago, which a news release said is...

Vapiano's Big Apple relaunch sets stage for major US expansion

The leaders at Vapiano made some Big Apple-size noise this week about their newly refurbished New York City restaurant, with "red carpet" appearances from Hollywood's finest and lots and lots of food. A news release said that Vapiano CEO Jochen...

Fast food customer satisfaction remains unchanged, but high

There weren't too many surprises for fast food operators in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index, a national poll on the quality of an entire range of goods and services sold to Americans. Overall customer satisfaction remained at last year's...

Me-n-Ed's goes out for a beer ... or 26

Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria opened a new brew-centric brand this June called Me-n-Ed's On Tap in Bakersfield, California, complete with a self-pour tap system, featuring 26 taps of local craft beer and wine. Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria has successfully operated one Fresno location with...

Former Dunkin', Starbucks, Yum exec named Papa Murphy's CEO

Weldon Spangler, a former leader with Dunkin' Brands, Starbucks and Yum, has been named CEO of Papa Murphy's, effective July 17, the company announced. Jean Birch, interim CEO, remains chair of the board of directors. Most recently, Spangler was Baskin-Robbins...

&pizza comes 'home' to the Big Apple

Washington, D.C.-based &pizza is opening in the Big Apple next Tuesday, June 20, a news release said — which, as it turns out — is a homecoming of sorts for the brand. The chain's current 21 locations in the nation's capital, as well as Baltimore and Philadelphia, all reflect the cities and neighborhoods they "live" in.

Cicis reaps rewards of four-year revitalization

Pizza buffet chain Cicis said its 2013 revitalization plan is working, as proven by 16 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth through Q1 of 2017, a news release said. The plan endeavored to refine the brand's market positioning and improve...

Oath pledges growth and good farm practices

Oath Craft Pizza said it's raised $7 million in a series B funding round led by Boston-based venture capital firm Breakaway Venture, bringing the total raised by the brand since its 2015 start to about $16 million, a news release...

Firenza doubles national footprint by year's end

Firenza Pizza is set to nearly double its size in the next six months, thanks to its April merger with Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, a news release said. Eleven new locations will open over that time to join the current...

NetWaiter adds Google Connect

Restaurants can share their menus, hours, delivery details and other information thanks to the new Google Connect feature through NetWaiter that allows menus and other specific diner-interest information to be searchable, a news release said. The offering allows restaurant clients...

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