Study on independent brands: Only the strong survive, but they also thrive

Staying independent is a pretty rough game for U.S. restaurateurs.

Fake news pizzeria shooter pleads guilty, faces 7 years

The man, who opened fire at a Washington, D.C. pizzeria in December,  could face up to seven years in prison.

Domino's Pizza sponsors small business podcast

Domino's Pizza will continue to sponsor "Small Talk with Mark S. Lee," which focuses on small-business development.

NRA, SBA encouraging shoppers to #DineSmall on Nov. 29

The partnership will encourage shoppers to patronize local restaurants while shopping on Small Business Saturday.

California pizzeria marks 30th birthday with daily promos

Santa Rosa, Calif.-based La Vera Pizza is marketing its 30th anniversary with special offers every day throughout October. The family owned and operated restaurant first opened in 1983. The promotion began Oct.

Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria selects Revention POS

Anchorage, Ala.-based Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, one of the highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzerias in the nation, recently selected Revention POS as the preferred point of sale system. "When your business does that much volume, you can't afford to make...

New Orleans pizzeria experiments with Facebook ads

Prior to Facebook's $100 billion-plus IPO, New Orleans' Pizza Delicious tried out the social media site's ad buying effectiveness. NPR covered the shop's success with Facebook advertising earlier this week, and reported that owners Michael Friedman and Greg Augarten are...

NRA, Share Our Strength partner to triple No Kid Hungry campaign funds

The National Restaurant Association has announced that it is committing to work together with Share Our Strength to triple the funds raised for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through 2013, raising an incremental $5 million to end childhood...

Fried pizza concept coming to NYC

La Montanara by Forcella is scheduled to open March 28 in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. According to Eater NY, it will be the first concept in the city where all of the pizzas are fried....

Pizza segment makes up 9.5% of foodservice market

Pizza segment makes up 9.5% of foodservice market

The away-from-home pizza segment represents $46 billion in retail sales per year across the United States, making up 9.5 percent of the U.S. commercial foodservice market, according to data from research firm CHD Expert. CHD Expert predicts the staggering pizza...

SpeedLine POS announces new partnerships

Pizza and delivery point of sale developer SpeedLine Solutions Inc. has announced new partnerships with Sorbis in New York and Hospitality Management Systems in Kansas City, Mo. Sorbis, a 12-year veteran hospitality point of sale dealer, will represent SpeedLine POS in New York and New Jersey. "We are pleased to add SpeedLine to our repertoire.

Traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept rolls out

Amooré Pizza, a new traveling wood-fired pizza kitchen concept, is making its debut in Franklin, Tenn., where it will be featured at the Taste of Williamson Fundraiser for the local United Way. Amooré Pizza travels to parties, businesses or homes,...

New Dallas pizza concept allows guests to bring beer, wine

A New York-style pizzeria has opened in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas that allows customers to bring their own beer and wine. Mimi's Pizzeria officially opened Jan.

Santa Clara's Pizz'a partners with Meals on Wheels

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Pizz'a Chicago will donate 10 percent of its sales Oct. 4 to the Bay Area Meals on Wheels organization. "We hope that everyone can come this Oct.

Report: Customers tend to patronize independent restaurants over chains

Battling with low-operator and consumer confidence, rising food costs and a lack of corporate support, independent restaurants can be hit hard in these poor economic times. However, recent Mintel research reveals that indies may have some advantages over their competition,...

NYC staple Pizza by Certé becomes green certified

New York's Pizza by Certé has been designated a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association, a national nonprofit specializing in helping restaurants become more sustainable. Receiving 206.35 points on the GRA's certification scale and having implemented...

Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar sets July opening

Nick's New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar is slated to open in early July in Boca Raton, Fla., featuring classic apizza made famous in New Haven, Conn. New Haven-style apizza is a version of Neapolitan pizza characterized by its thin crust,...

Main Line Pizza’s mobile marketing boosts double-digit returns

Main Line Pizza, located in Wayne, Penn., has experienced double-digit boosts from its mobile marketing initiative launched a year ago. As a result, the restaurant's owners, Robert and Jennifer Saionz, plan to expand its text messaging components this year. Prior...

Nashville pizzeria earns True Neapolitan certification

Porta Via Italian Kitchen in Nashville, Tenn. has achieved Vera Pizza Napoletana, or "True Neapolitan Pizza" certification. According to the Nashville Scene, Porta Via opened in late 2009.

N.Y. pizzeria ordered to pay $800K in back wages

Martino's Pizzeria Inc., which runs Mama's Pizzeria and Restaurant in Copiague, N.Y., has been ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in back wages to 40 employees via a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The fine includes immediate payment of $390,000 for minimum wage and overtime back wages, and $390,000 in liquidated damages.

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