Papa John's Poland opening puts chain in 45 nations, territories

Papa John's International said the chain has opened its first outlet in Poland. The downtown Warsaw location marks the chain's presence in 45 countries and territories around the globe, according to a company press release. PJ Western, which signed a...

The Pizza Press presses toward 300 units by 2020

With 84 franchise units in its pocket, The Pizza Press is continuing its growth this year with plans for 50 openings, while awarding 25-30 more through strategic franchise partnerships. "It was important to us that 2017 was a year composed...

Pizza Inn pins 60th birthday giveaways on loyalty, social media

Pizza Inn is celebrating its 60th birthday by hosting a year-long celebration with giveaways including a 1958 Ford Skyliner hardtop convertible for one of its loyalty club members. A news release said the chain is offering those who sign up...

Blaze Pizza opening NY, California and Illinois locations

Thursday is a big day for Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza when the chain opens the doors to three units across the country.

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...

Columbus, Ohio, the test market capital, to open 1st food hall

The restaurant test marketer's dream city of Columbus, Ohio will soon house the city's first-ever food hall in the 102-year-old Budd Dairy building in the Italian Village near downtown. This particular food hall — one of more than 100 either...

Russo's launches "on-the-go" brand

Russo's New York Pizzeria has launched a pizza and pasta-focused concept — Next Generation Pizza & Italian. Founder and CEO Anthony Russo said he designed the new concept for "on-the-go" diners and is ideal for malls and strip centers, a...

Firenza opens in South Carolina

Firenza Pizza's newest location will celebrate its grand opening next week in Lexington, South Carolina, with the Sunset Boulevard store's debut on Tuesday, a news release said. During the Jan. 9 to 13 opening celebration, guests will receive a free...

PizzaRev drops into Pelican State

PizzaRev opened a Shreveport, Louisiana, location in early December on Line Avenue, a news release said. Local restaurateurs, Mark Florsheim and Cassidy Kin are spearheading growth in Louisiana as owners of the Shreveport store, the first in the state. The...

Ritchie in, Schnatter out as Papa John's CEO

Ritchie in, Schnatter out as Papa John's CEO

John Schnatter has officially stepped down as CEO of Papa John's, although he will remain a chairman. Steve Ritchie, the brand's COO, will replace Schnatter, according to a company press release. Although the company has not responded to a request...

RedBrick debuts in Garden State

RedBrick Pizza Kitchen Café has opened the first store with its new design on Shoppes Boulevard in North Brunswick, New Jersey, a news release said. It's the chain's first location in the Garden State.  Franchisees Shivam J.

Papa John’s goes to Bahamas ... 'mama'

Papa John's will open five new restaurants in the Bahamas over the next three years thanks to a development deal with PPJ Bahamas, a news release said.

Firenza ready to go in San Antonio

Firenza Pizza opens its San Antonio location this week with some special promotions supporting Susan G Komen of San Antonio, William Taft High School, and the Communications Arts High School.

Kotipizza Group develops international fast casual pizza concept, enters burger market

Kotipizza Group has developed a fast casual concept, No Pizza — There's no pizza like No Pizza, aimed at international markets. The first unit will open next year, but Kotipizza plans to expand the concept into a restaurant chain using...

Sbarro takes fast casual pizza plunge in Japan, adding 20 fast-food spots in Argentina

Sbarro, a U.S.-based fast food pizza brand, has made two significant international deals this year. One will bring 20 Sbarro restaurants to Argentina, and another calls for the opening of 15 locations of the brand's fast casual concept — Pizza...

Pizza Inn launches express concept early next year

The nearly 60-year-old Pizza Inn brand is launching a new Pizza Inn Express prototype — PIE — offering faster-than-ever service in a convenience- store format, a news release said. "Convenience stores are a $575 billion industry with 70 percent of...

Little Caesars opening 3 more Central, South American units

Little Caesars Pizza is pushing further into Central and South America just a few months after opening its first Chile restaurant.

Blaze lights up Concord, North Carolina

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening soon in Concord, North Carolina on Christenbury Parkway, a news release said. The 2,800-square-foot location seats 78 and is near a shopping mall.

Pizza Forte goes 'Vegas Baby' … again

Pizza Forte opened its second location at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, offering pizza and a small smattering of other non-Italian cultural favorites like poutine and hot dogs. This location is at the main first floor entrance and accompanies another...

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza opens in Pasadena

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza opened a South Pasadena store Thursday, Nov. 30 at Oxley and Fair Oaks, with free build-your-own pizzas all day and evening for followers on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The 3,400-square-foot interior seats 92, and features an outside patio, according to a press release.

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