World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

World Heritage status for a pizza? It's done and the Neapolitan won

Two million Italians can't be wrong. That's how many people signed the petition to add their prized Neapolitan pizza to UNESCO's list of the world's cultural treasures. Now, it's official, making the Neapolitan is an art.

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Pieology CEO on the art of experimenting with live-action customer experience

Data drives today's restaurateur, and Pieology has taken that idea to a new and lively level at its R&D location in California.

Roll on: 3rd-party delivery challenges draw a crowd

Roll on: 3rd-party delivery challenges draw a crowd

At this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month, the topic of third-party delivery reeled in some of the biggest numbers of attendees of all sessions offered over the three-day event. This article — originally appearing in Pizza Marketplace's sister publication, Fast Casual — recaps the highlights.

Halloween: Rant, rave or review the night that was with us

Halloween: Rant, rave or review the night that was with us

Share your wins, losses and laughs with us this Hallow's eve for a story on the challenges of meeting tonight's epic pizza demands and how operators meet them next week.

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

Worldwide expansion: Where to go and who to know

The old adage of "getting to know the locals" is more relevant today than ever for restaurant chains. Here, Euromonitor's Stephen Dutton spells out three guiding principles proven in global restaurant market research.

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Commodities: Domino's leaps up, Papa John's plummets

Domino's stock price soared last week while Papa John's took a significant hit. But there was good news for both brands in the largely lower commodity prices on most critical supplies, including that increasingly important delivery-enabling commodity, auto fuel.

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

New Pieology concept puts customers in brand's R&D Department

Pieology Pizzeria opened its latest endeavor this week, Pieology Pizzeria R&D, a restaurant concept that gives customers a voice in the chain's decision-making about menu items and flavor combinations.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

Commodities: Cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock

Commodities: Cheese prices drop, so does Domino's stock

Overall, it was a fairly costly week for pizza operators' essential commodities, though ascending cheese prices returned to reality and the stock market reality was uncharacteristically harsh on Domino's value last week.

Hot Heads & Rapid Fired Pizza founder on a regional growth approach

Hot Heads & Rapid Fired Pizza founder on a regional growth approach

Hot Heads Burritos founder, Ray Wiley, is on a roll again, this time with a fast pizza concept, called Rapid Fired. The chain has taken a regional approach to franchise growth, centered around Dayton, Ohio, which has turned out to be just the right place for a 180-second pizza place to call home.

Cowboy Chicken, Elevation Burger execs: Pay supply chain due respect or pay consequences

Cowboy Chicken, Elevation Burger execs: Pay supply chain due respect or pay consequences

In a world, where customers are demanding that restaurants use ethically produced, sustainable and healthful ingredients, supply chain management has grown in its importance. Here, two successful brands discuss how they learned to pay adequate respect to this side of their operations.

Commodities: Ever feel like you've been here before?

Commodities: Ever feel like you've been here before?

It's a bit like the movie, Groundhog Day, in the commodities and trading report for pizza these days, with the same trends that started about a month ago happening all over again.

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

Blast & Brew taps into allure of personal choice

The new Blast & Brew pizza and beer franchise gives customers creative choice regarding what's on their plates and how they most prefer to wash it down. Here, CEO John Ferdinandi talks about the concept and the path forward.

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants offer not-so-spooky Halloween specials

Restaurants of all kinds are offering Halloween specials for young guests.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing around the globe

In part 2 of this series on pizza toppings, we go to the masses for the take on what’s hot and what’s not atop pies globally.

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing now

What the best-dressed pizzas are wearing now

Almonds, arugula, potatoes and eggs, are just a few of the players in the results of our completely unscientific poll of cool and surprisingly tasty pizza toppings, the first of a two-part series on what's "up" in pizza.

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

Pizza restaurateurs: Start your calorie counters

When the FDA issues its Notice of Availability for menu labeling guidelines later this month, pizza restaurateurs across the U.S. will have one year to get all their ingredients analyzed and on the menu.

5 trends in specialty pizzas

5 trends in specialty pizzas

Specialty and gourmet pizzas are taking limited and full-service operators by storm.

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