Growing chains prove being different equals success

Several pizza concepts make Technomic’s list of Top 50 fastest-growing chains.

Uno’s new menu has global influence

Offerings include new artisan thin crust pizzas with gourmet toppings.

The rise of Neapolitan pizza

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Cheese prices still on the rise

Pizza Inn hits a new 52-week high.

Eagle Boys taps into new customer base for growth plans

The company's objective is to surpass Domino's to become the largest pizza company in Australia.

Apprentice contestant ready to trump NY’s pizza scene

Lenny "The Russian" Veltman's CHIPP's expansion plans entail 10 units in three years.  

Stocks reach 52-week highs for top three chains

Domino's, Yum! Brands and Papa John's turn in strong weeks.

NAPICS seminar reveals secrets of the dough

"The Dough Doctor" touches on calories, ovens, gluten and more.

Straw Hat spreads its wings

President of California-based pizza company discusses big changes for the 52-year-old company.  

Toppers’ social media efforts yielding results

Toppers Pizza’s recent promotion did exactly what it set out to do – pique the interest of the company’s faithful younger demographic. The Spank Your Pizza Facebook Contest, launched in August, involved a comprehensive social media strategy that spiked Toppers’...’s top stories of 2010

Pizza giants battled out a price war and a wheat crisis, while smaller companies touted healthy pies and make-your-own concepts.

15 minutes with Brad Mason, CEO, Stone Flats

Newest made-to-order concept targets females with a healthy "eatertainment" model. 

Q&A: Pizza Patron’s Andrew Gamm on new frozen pizza packaging

Latin pizza chain Pizza Patron has just announced its foray into the frozen pizza retail market at Texas grocery chains, with plans to enter other southwestern markets soon. Company president Guillermo Estrada said he believes the product could attract Hispanics...

15 minutes with Uno Chicago Grill's Rick Hendrie

Uno marketing SVP Hendrie reveals the brand's new limited service strategies, retail solutions and the real reason behind its Chapter 11 filing.

Leach: An organic Oreo cookie is still an Oreo cookie

Naked Pizza's co-founder on why organic is not necessarily healthier for you.

Slideshow: Peek inside Naked Pizza's second franchised store

On the eve of their second franchise opening, in Pizza Chain, USA (Louisville, Ky.), Naked Pizza debuted its systemwide store prototype for the second time to the world. The first franchise location opened in South Beach, Fla., in late August....

Rummer: Burger King, stick to your core competency

By Jason Rummer This month, Burger King will start to serve "pizza," or something like it – a 2,500-calorie, pizza-flavored burger sold at its Whopper Bar concept in New York's Times Square. Are they crazy? Don’t they remember that McDonald's tried the same thing and failed? For McDonald's, failure was not just once.

Mintel outlines fast casual setbacks

Mintel's recent foodservice survey and report on fast casual echoes what many in the limited service segment already know – the rampant growth of fast casual. According to the report, fast casual restaurant category accounted for estimated sales of $23...

Pizza cone company aims at QSR saturation

Cono Italiano's owners intend it to be distributed to quick-service restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, entertainment facilities and sports arenas.

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