Chicagoland pizza academy offers 5-day pizzaiolo certification

The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy has opened a teaching facility outside Chicago in Lisle, Illinois, where students of varied skill levels can earn a certified pizzaiolo designation. The five-day course is among just two in the U.S.

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...

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...

Boston's Pizza welcomes 'swimsuit season' with light pizza

Boston's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar has launched its summer menu featuring three lighter pizzas with thin crusts, including the Skinny Carnivore, Potato Bianca and Pizza Bella, a news release said. Skinny Carnivore features salami, aged prosciutto, Tabasco-sriracha sauce along...

Domino's crowns 1st Canadian 'Fastest Pizza Maker'

How fast can you get a pizza in the oven? Well, at one Canadian Domino's Pizza, if franchise owner Werner Lomker is on the "make" desk for the day, you can get that pizza prepped and oven-ready in19 seconds. We...

Pizza Hut turns 60, celebrates milestones with LTO

To celebrate its 60th birthday, Pizza Hut has introduced an LTO called the Double Cheesy Crust Pan pizza — in honor of its stuffed crust and original pan pizzas — by baking a ring of cheese just inside the brand's...

What pizza restaurateurs should know about frozen pie market

The popularity of retail pizza chains is helping frozen pizza sales, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. The study, which investigated the growth of the frozen pizza market growth, found that global rises in disposable income and...

Rapid Fired April LTO a trifecta of American flavor favs

Rapid Fired Pizza has managed to unite the three American food obsessions of bacon, macaroni and cheese and pizza into one concoction for its April LTO. The Mac Daddy pizza takes the customer's choice of crust, adds macaroni and cheese,...

Little Caesars new LTO is really full of itself

Little Caesars new LTO goes by the heady name of "ExtraMostBestest stuffed crust pizza" and has more than 3 feet of cheese stuffed inside with more cheese and pepperoni on top. The $9 LTO is betting on America's well-established love...

Blaze 'brings it on home' for CEO Mizes in the Gateway City

Blaze 'brings it on home' for CEO Mizes in the Gateway City

In a real-life version of "hometown boy makes good," Blaze Pizza President and CEO Jim Mizes is getting his wish this Friday, March 9, when the fast-growing brand will open a location in his hometown of St. Louis.

Rotolo's pizzeria goes beyond the pie for spring LTOs

Baton Rouge-based pizzeria Rotolo's has added five nonpizza LTOs to its offerings to address everything from vegetarians and weight watchers to the poultry passionate and meat eaters. The seasonal items, available through May 6, include salad, chicken and sandwich options....

Oggi's Sports Brewhouse Pizza adds 4 flatbreads

Oggi's Sports Brewhouse Pizza has launched a new selection of seasonal flatbreads, ranging from a breakfast-themed variation to a dessert offering, a news release said. New flatbread options and suggested beer pairings include Feeling Eggcellent!, a garlic olive oil-brushed flatbread...

Pizza Hut boards the value train

Promising a pretty thrifty meal on the cusp of the Super Bowl, Pizza Hut is latching on to the value trend by introducing a two-topping medium pizza for $5.99, a news release said. The chain said that accessing the deal...

Domino's CEO leaves a chain reborn, flying high

Domino's CEO leaves a chain reborn, flying high

Domino's President and CEO J. Patrick Doyle will step down in June from the top spot at a chain he led from its "cardboard crust" and "ketchup" sauce days to pizza market leader and substantial force even in the entire...

Domino's Australia gives vegans the pies they want

Domino's Australia is launching a range of vegan pizzas that use vegan mozzarella — including the vegan avocado veg, vegan spicy trio and vegan margherita — at all of the chain's 600-plus stores Down Under. Vegans do not eat or...

Hungry Howie's stuffed crust LTO is 'heavy,' man

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has announced that it's now offering the "world’s first stuffed, flavored-crust pizza." The LTO, which will run through March 25, adds six ounces of mozzarella string cheese to the crust of every large pie. The new option...

2 million Italians want World Heritage status for Neapolitan pizza next week

2 million Italians want World Heritage status for Neapolitan pizza next week

Two million Italians have signed a petition asking the United Nation's cultural division — Unesco —  to give Neapolitan pizza its official World Heritage status. The intergovernmental committee cultural heritage will review it when it meets next week in Seoul, a Unesco spokeswoman confirmed this morning.

Caputo Cup winner grateful pizza biz is recognized as the 'art' it is

In the pie-shaped world of pizza, the Caputo Cup is the No. 1 slice, and this year a tiny restaurant in Bainbridge Island, Washington, claimed its place in this longest-running pizza competition on the planet. According to a news release,...

Your Pie proves 'squashed' pizza can be pretty darn tasty

Your Pie will introduce its newest seasonal Craft Series offering, the Roasted Butternut Squash Pie, on Wednesday. The item will be available through Jan.

Fresh Brothers brings ‘whiteout’ to Southern Cal

Southern California pizza brand Fresh Brothers is blanketing its patrons with snowy white for the holidays with the debut of a White Pizza this week. The pie features ricotta, Romano, crushed garlic and mozzarella on a crust drizzled with extra...

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