Author Archives: Denise Greer, Associate Editor

CiCi’s Pizza to open first location in Missouri

Local restaurant veterans sign franchise deal to bring CiCi’s to Branson   Branson, Missouri (October 9, 2014) – CiCi’s Pizza, home of the endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, announced today the signing of a franchise agreement with Fogle Enterprises, Inc. to bring its first location to Branson by early spring 2015. With nearlyMore »

Represent!

Denise Greer

Who speaks for your pizzeria? For most, it’s an owner, general manager or chef/kitchen manager. And for some, it’s a public relations rep or publicist. At Pizza Today, we hear from a lot of PR folks, pitching stories about pizzerias they represent and working with us on specific articles. Today, I made contact with aMore »

Hot and Saucy

chicken wing sauces

Chicken wings go beyond the Buffalo   Chicken wings are hot right now and have become a staple on appetizer menus in pizzerias across the country. And, why not? They are a great complement to a robust pizza menu and the ingredients for a flavorful wing sauce may already be in your kitchen. During SuperMore »

Pizza Guys introduces its new Sriracha Pizza

Rancho Cordova, Calif., — When Pizza Guys creates their signature Specialty Gourmet Pizzas, they look to their customers to see what products are trending and tastes that their fans would prefer. There is tremendous interest in all things Sriracha Sauce, so a Sriracha Pizza is a definite win! At our test kitchens in Rancho Cordova,More »

Lopez named President of AIBI Certification Services

Manhattan, KS – Stephanie Lopez has been named President of AIBI Certification Services. She replaces Gary Skrdlant, who retired Aug. 20. “GFSI auditing is one of AIBI’s fastest growing services, representing about 20 percent of all our food safety related revenue,” said Andre Biane, President and CEO of AIB International. “Stephanie Lopez has a provenMore »

The Campus Market

Denise Greer

In the next few weeks, colleges across the country begin their fall semesters with an influx of new students. And if you are located near a college campus, how do you marketing to this advertising-saturated, tech-engaged generation? Last week, we posted an industry headline about Push for Pizza, a quick, push-of-a-button pizza-ordering app created byMore »

Digital Menu Boards

Photo by Rick Daugherty

Walk the average commercial block and you may notice a lot more digital signage about.The retail sector, including restaurants, has seen a surge in digital displays. Raf Vanreusel, managing partner at TelemediaVision in Baltimore, Maryland, says retail is one of the fastest growing markets for digital signage. The QSR industry was an early adopter ofMore »