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Pizza chain geography

pizza chains US map

Source: AggData Want to know where the highest concentrations of popular pizza chains are? AggData has created a map to show where the nearest pizza chains are. The map indexes Chuck E. Cheese’s, CiCi’s, Domino’s, Godfather’s, Little Caesar’s, Papa John’s, Papa Murphy’s, Pizza Hut and Sbarro. AggData has also broken down the maps by eachMore »

Gluten-free Goes Mainstream

California Pizza Kitchen

CPK launches new gluten-free pizza menu. In an effort to appeal to the more than 3 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities, California Pizza Kitchen has become the latest big-chain company to add gluten-free items to their menu. Pizza, in fact, including the company’s Original BBQ Chicken, Pepperoni, Mushroom PepperoniMore »

Extra Virgin Oven grows from farmers market pizza cart to million-dollar operation in Charleston, South Carolina

Extra Virgin Oven grows from farmers market pizza cart to million-dollar operation in Charleston, South Carolina

While working at a local, upscale Charleston, South Carolina restaurant, friends Ricky Hacker and Matt McIntosh had a vision. “We kicked around the idea of a wood-fired pizzeria and realized that we didn’t have the money to open a restaurant,” Hacker says. The partners pulled funds together to operate a mobile, wood-fired pizza cart. InMore »