Pizza industry mourns death of Little Caesar's founder

The death of 87-year-old Little Caesar's founder, Mike Ilitch, Friday has hit a lot of people in their hearts over the weekend. He not only grew one of the world's largest pizza chains out of the Detroit mom-and-pop restaurant that he and his wife, Marian, ran but also played in the minor leagues with the Detroit Tigers.

Blaze opens doors on 4 this week

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening four new U.S. locations this week.

PizzaRev LTO plants garden goodies atop pies

PizzaRev is flirting with vegetable lovers this month with its LTO that packs cauliflower and kale pesto into a plant-based pie that veggie lovers can gladly plant their teeth in. The seasonal special features pesto made with kale and pine...

Group forms to set supply chain best practices

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association is joining forces with food industry management consultancy, Kinetic12, to develop a set of best practices for foodservice supply chain optimization, according to a news release. The two will build off of IFMA's existing Operator...

Blaze shakes off artificial, unhealthy ingredients

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza has launched an initiative to rid the chain's food of artificial ingredients with a promotion that offers free pizza to guests, who also pledge to join in the commitment to purer food production and consumption, according to...

Delivery data: Mac and cheese, oxtail soup top 2016 at-home orders

The market for home-meal delivery grew substantially over the past year, and Grubhub, a mobile food-ordering company, has used data about those deliveries to uncover what foods U.S. customers are hot to have at home these days.

Domino's promotion gives shares of stock to winners

Domino's stock is pretty hot stuff, so the fact that the chain is now making shares of that stock available through a new contest for its loyalty program members is likely to inspire more than a few entries. The chain's Piece of the Pie rewards program members can now win 10 free shares of Domino's stock for their participation.

Donatos reformulates ingredients

Donatos Pizza has officially rid its pizzas, salads and subs of artificial flavors and colors, MSG and high-fructose syrup, according to a press release. "Donatos has been committed to serving customers with great-tasting food since opening our very first shop in 1963," said Donatos Pizza President and CEO Tom Krouse.

Kono spreads out to conquer PB&J's

The people who brought you pizza in a cone, Kono USA , are spreading out into that all-American spread of choice, peanut butter. In a news release, Kono said it will now offer PB&J cones starting Dec.

Pizza Hut LTO gives thanks for the 'season of eves'

As pizza restaurateurs well know, this Thanksgiving eve is proving to be a very busy day for the business with all those cooks struggling over turkey resorting to "dialing it in" for dinner tonight. Pizza Hut is capitalizing on that...

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...

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...

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...

Papa John's announces Q3 dividend

Papa John’s will pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per common share on Nov. 18 to all shareholders of record at the close of business Nov.

California pizza concept offers 'create-your-own' beer

A new pizza brand is setting up shop on the California coast called Blast & Brew. The fast casual Neapolitan pizza restaurant offers artisanal pizzas and more than 30 taps of self-pour craft beer.

Omnivore, POSitouch team up on cloud solution

Omnivore is collaborating with POSitouch on a new POS cloud-based technology. The new POS system connects the POSitouch system to an array of additional apps, allowing for increased customer engagement, food delivery, online reservations and tablet ordering. "The Omnivore solution...

Angela Mia tomato products now non-GMO

ConAgra Foodservice said of of the Angela Mia tomato items are now non-GMO project-verified and are labeled as such to meet the growing consumer demand for this type of food product.

PizzaRev opens first northern California location

PizzaRev is opening its first northern California location at 5801 Folsom Blvd, in Sacramento. Harvind and Bob Uppal are franchise owners and operators of the Sacramento location.

Telus, Digi International partner for IoT food-safety solution

Telus and Digi International have partnered to introduce an Internet of Things food-safety technology that monitors the temperature of perishable goods.

Pieology rolls out newest California location

Pieology Pizzeria continues its steady growth with the launch of its newest California location, this time in Menifee at 30075 Haun Street. The location is the tenth for MK Investments, LLC, according to a release.

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