Blast & Brew seeks Phoenix-area franchisees

Fast casual pizza mecca, Phoenix, Arizona, is about to get a little something to wash down all those pies, as the beer and pizza brand, Blast & Brew, seeks to expand in the southwestern city, according to a news release....

Smashburger CEO trades burgers for pizza

Former Smashburger President and CEO Scott Crane has moved to the top job at Pizza Inn and Pie Five, owned by Rave Restaurant Group, according to a news release. Crane succeeds interim CEO Clinton J.

Mafiaoza debuts sprawling Tennessee location

Mafiaoza's Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub recently opened a site in Franklin, Tennessee, according to a news release. This is the brand's third site for partners Michael Dolan, Lars Kopperud and Brett Corrieri, and spans 10,000 square feet with a number of patios, including one on the roof and one for families overlooking the courtyard.

Papa John's bakes up Beantown business

Papa John's has signed an agreement to drive growth in Boston, Massachusetts, with 1630 Pizza Company, which will open 25 units over the next five years, according to a news release. "We hope that this agreement, along with other recent...

Rapid Fired lands in northern Kentucky

The Greater Cincinnati suburb of Florence, Kentucky, is the latest city to see a Rapid Fired Pizza open — this one squarely in the middle of the city's shopping mecca of Mall Road of busy Interstate 75, according to a...

Bridg partners with Papa Murphy's for big results with lapsed customers

Papa Murphy's recently partnered with Bridg to create buzz and business with the chain's lapsed customers, according to a company press release. "While we had existing customer data, we partnered with Bridg to extract, analyze and leverage the information to...

Marco's to make its mark: Nearly 200 new sites by 2021

Marco's is making its move in a big way, announcing today that the chain will add nearly 200 new stores — mostly in the Midwest — within three to five years, according to a news release. The brand also was...

Blaze opens 3rd Massachusetts site

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza is opening its third Massachusetts location on Monday in Boston, according to a company news release.

800 Degrees Pizza opens in MiamiCentral

As if it wasn't hot enough in Florida already, downtown development MiamiCentral welcomed 800 Degrees Pizza's first Florida location to its family of vendors and services, according to a release. “With locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Dubai,...

Pizza Hut, Menulog hop to deliver brand Aussie-style

Pizza Hut and Australia’s largest food ordering platform, Menulog, are partnering to deliver the brand's products across Australia. The brand now has more than 250 Pizza Hut locations across the sprawling Pacific Ocean nation with 70 more planned. Menulog has...

Blaze opens 4 multi-national locations Thursday

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza is opening three U.S. locations and one in Canada this week, according to a news release.

Pieology takes another slice of LA market

Pieology has opened a new Los Angeles-area location in Whittier, California.

The Princess City welcomes Pie Five

Pie Five didn't have to be a frog to open its newest location in The Princess City of the Hoosier State, Mishawaka, Indiana today. The unit is owned and operated by franchisee Carl Dissette, who owns six other Pie Five Locations in Indiana, Chicago and Iowa, according to a news release.

PizzaRev expands in Colorado

PizzaRev is now moving into Ft. Collins, Colorado, including the Loveland and Greeley communities, according to a news release.

Telepizza launches 10-year, 200-unit global expansion in Teheran

One of the world's largest non-U.S.-based pizza brands, Telepizza, is launching a 10-year growth plan that will grow the chain 200 stores in 10 years, according to a news release. The new initiative was announced in the run-up to the...

Old Chicago looking for franchisees

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is looking for franchisees in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to help grow the brand's presence in those areas, according to a press release. "The growing demand for a unique dining experience and customized selection of...

Vapiano opens 5th Hungarian location

Pizza- and pasta-focused chain Vapiano opened its fifth Hungarian location this week in Gyor. It is the first Hungarian location outside the capital city of Budapest, according to a new release, and is operated by Peter Sari and Ralf Dux...

Pieology cooks up location in LA

The Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles is now home for Pieology Pizzeria's newest location, operated and owned by MR Pie Guys, according to a press release. The move is part of the brand's expansion in Southern California, and puts the restaurant right in the middle of a major L.A.

Pieology opens 4th Michigan restaurant

Pieology has opened its fourth Michigan location, this one in West Bloomfield Township.

Brandmuscle publishes 3rd edition of 'The State of Local Marketing Report'

The third edition of The State of Local Marketing Report published several surprising findings and gave a blueprint for success to national and global brands looking to interact with local entities, according to a press release. The report consolidated more...

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