Throwback Thursday: Celebrity Sells in January 2000

Mandy Detwiler

In January 2000, we put Fran Drescher on the cover. (It probably seemed like a good idea at the time …) The focus of that issue was a look at how celebs sell. We took a look at how Drescher, along with Donald Trump and Spike Lee, were used by Pizza Hut to tout theMore »

NYPD Pizza to open new location this summer in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District

PHOENIX (March 18, 2014) – NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and operated family pizza kitchen, signed a lease this week to open its 11th location in the heart of downtown Tempe. The newest NYPD Pizza restaurant will open this summer at the Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Mill Avenue (222 S. Mill Avenue, #127,More »

Middle East expansion continues for Villa Enterprises in Egypt, UAE

Villa Enterprises (www.villaenterprises.com), a multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East with the grand opening of its Villa Italian Kitchen and South Philly Steaks & Fries brands at the Alexandria City Centre in Egypt. The openings are part of exclusive franchise development deals with local franchisees, Sherief Sobh andMore »

Little Caesars offers basektball tournament special

DETROIT, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Little Caesars is offering basketball fans a chance to score with a free lunch at participating Little Caesars restaurants on Monday, April 7. If any 16-seeded team beats a 1-seeded team in a crazy, unexpected victory in the games played on March 20 and 21 of the 2014 collegeMore »

Throwback Thursday: Pizza Festiva in October 1992

Mandy Detwiler

If you’ve never attended an International Pizza Expo before, you’re probably unaware of the myriad of competitions that take place during the four-day event. One of the most popular is the International Pizza Challenge, a culinary competition pitting pizzerias’ top sellers against one another in a battle for taste supremacy. I emceed the challenge forMore »

Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee to expand PizzaRev into St. Louis & Austin

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 10, 2014) — PizzaRev has announced that respected restaurant developers David Jones and Doug Tieber have committed to expanding the fast-casual “Craft Your Own” pizza chain throughout the St. Louis, Mo. and Austin, Texas markets. Operating under the PizzaPeel franchise group, Jones and Tieber signed an agreement to open four PizzaRevMore »

Wine gaining ground as pizza companion

Everyone knows that pizza and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. (We’re even bringing a craft beer pavilion and seminars on building a successful craft beer program to International Pizza Expo.) Wine is still big business for many Italian restaurants, and that means it can –– and does –– pair well with pizza.More »

Godfather’s Pizza unveils ‘Notoriously Good’ Take & Bake pizza concept

A familiar name will be bringing more than 40 years of pizza industry experience into the take & bake pizza arena this spring. Ron Gartlan, best known for his iconic pizza chain, sees a bright future for Godfather’s Pizza, Inc. “As one of the leaders in the industry, we have to look at every possibilityMore »

Domino’s Pizza, National Fire Protection Association delivering fire safety messages to homes

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Domino’s Pizza is using daylight saving time and pizza boxes to encourage people to protect themselves from home fires. The recognized world leader in pizza delivery, along with its friends at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is reminding customers to change their smoke alarm batteries whenMore »

Pizza Expo turns 30!

March cover, Pizza Expo, 30th anniversary

… and here are the top 10 things you can’t miss this year International Pizza Expo will celebrate its 30th birthday this year, and it has come a long way since its inception. The show has celebrated events in Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York City and Atlantic City before finding a permanent home eachMore »