Papa John’s promotes new CFO

David Flanery, Papa John's International Inc.’s chief financial officer, has announced his intention to retire in May after serving 16 years with the company. Lance Tucker will transition into the role upon Flanery’s departure. Flanery joined Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John’s...

Ireland’s Four Star Pizza rescued by hotelier

Four Star Pizza, which is owned by Zowington and has locations throughout Ireland, has been bought by Gonville Ltd. after struggling with creditors since last year. Gonville is owned by hotelier Michael Holland. According to the Irish Times, the company...

Papa John’s revenues up from 2009

Papa John’s International Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., has reported its fourth quarter and full-year 2010 results, including 21 percent franchise system sales growth in Q4 '10. Revenues for the quarter were $286.8 million, representing an increase of 5.2 percent...

Pizza Hut franchisee reports strong 2010 results

NPC International Inc., the world’s largest Pizza Hut franchisee with 1,136 restaurants and delivery units in 28 states, has reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and year ended Dec. 28. Fourth quarter highlights include: Comparable store sales increased 8.8 percent, rolling over a decrease of -10.5 percent last year.

NRA urges Congress to lower swipe fees

The National Restaurant Association has sent a letter to every member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee this week, urging them to support full and swift implementation of the Durbin Amendment, which was passed in the House last summer...

Giordano’s files for bankruptcy

Giordano’s, which claims itself to be the world’s most famous stuffed pizza, has filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, where the company is headquartered. According to the Wall Street Journal, the filing was made Wednesday,...

Canada’s Pizza Pizza posts 2010 results

Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund, headquartered in Toronto, announced its fourth quarter and 2010 results ended Dec. 31. Total sales for restaurants in 2010 increased 1 percent to $455.8 million compared to $451.4 million in 2009.

Brazil Fast Food 2010 sales up 12 percent

Brazil Fast Food Corp., which operates almost 800 Yum! Brands units in Brazil, including KFC and Pizza Hut São Paulo, announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Dec. 31. For the year, systemwide sales were up 12.3 percent from 2009, while revenue was up 11.6 percent.

Domino’s UK drops ‘Talent’ sponsorship

The reality television show that launched Susan Boyle’s career has lost one of its major sponsors. Domino’s Pizza U.K.

Canada's Boston Pizza reports record earnings

Richmond, British Columbia-based Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. each reported financial results for the fourth quarter period, Oct.

CEC Entertainment announces earnings call

CEC Entertainment Inc. will host a conference call with investors Feb.

Round Table Pizza files for Chapter 11

Concord, Calif.-based Round Table Pizza, which includes 470 franchise- and company-owned stores, has filed a petition for protection under Chapter 11 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oakland, Calif. The move is anticipated to improve the company's cash flow and...

Canada’s Pizza Pizza adds to royalty pool

Toronto-based Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund and Pizza Pizza Limited announced that effective Jan. 1, 2011, the pool of restaurants on which royalties are paid to the fund by PPL has been increased to include 24 new Pizza Pizza restaurants and seven new Pizza 73 restaurants. Of the 24 new Pizza Pizza restaurants opened between Jan.

Yum! names new VP, corporate controller

Louisville, Ky.-based Yum! Brands has promoted David Russell to the position of vice president, corporate controller, effective Feb. 18.

Fledgling Empire Pizza ready for growth

A Watertown, N.Y. staple is the first eating establishment to be purchased by the newly formed Empire Pizza Holdings Inc. Mariano's Pizza was bought by Seaway Valley Capital Corporation's former holding Wisebuys Inc. Wisebuys has filed with the State of Florida to change its name to Empire Pizza Holdings Inc.

Consumers to alter budgets amid rising gas, food costs

As food companies and restaurant operators make hard fought attempts to keep from raising prices, U.S. consumers are bracing to pay more for their food in 2011, according to food market research by The NPD Group. “With food inflation accelerating...

Pizza Hut UK taps pension consultant

Pizza Hut UK has tapped Mercer to provide de-risking services for the company’s 50 million pound (about $76 million) pension fund. Mercer’s investment strategy, which manages the plan’s assets against its liabilities, enables Pizza Hut’s fund to benefit from market...

Pizza Inn plants seed for company store growth

Pizza Inn Inc. has signed an agreement to expand its term loan credit facility with Amegy Bank to $2.56 million.

Rumor mill: Sbarro closing some shops

A week after announcing a credit default and receiving a downgraded “junk” rating from Standard & Poor’s, Sbarro Inc. pizza chain may be closing some of its units. The 55-year-old, Melville-N.Y.-based company runs close to 1,000 restaurants in 30 countries....

Major franchise fee withheld from Yum! International

Priszm Income Fund, owner of several Canadian KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut locations, has withheld a $2 million franchise fee to Yum! Restaurants International while it restructures. According to Canadian Business, Priszm also recently withheld a $975,000 interest payment,...

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