NYPD Pizza to open in Tempe, Arizona

PHOENIX (July 17, 2014) – NYPD Pizza announced that its newest location on Mill Avenue in the heart of downtown Tempe will open on Mon., July 28. To celebrate, NYPD Pizza will be providing complimentary parking on July 28 (all day) for all 75 parking meters along Mill Avenue, between E. University Drive and E.More »

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers 0pening in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rock Hill, SC–July 17, 2014 – Rock Hill residents will now  be able to enjoy fresh handcrafted pizza, craft beer and much more at the newest addition to the community, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, opening on Monday, July 21. Mellow Mushroom Rock Hill will open at 1940 Cinema Drive across from the Regal Manchester CinemaMore »

Franchiser SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza opening three company-owned Dallas area locations

KANSAS CITY, MO (July 16, 2014) – Franchiser SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans to open three company-owned locations in the Dallas area — its first company-owned restaurants outside its home market — between November 2014 and May 2015. Honored with numerous awards for its fresh artisan food and business concept, SPIN! ® will open its firstMore »

Pizza Today wins TABPI TABBIE Awards

Pizza Today has again been awarded a number of editorial and design awards from Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). The 11th annual TABBIE awards recognize excellence in business-to-business publications from around the globe. This year netted entries from more than 450 print and online companies. Pizza Today was only a handful of publicationsMore »

Project Pie adds seasoned franchise executives to leadership team

CARLSBAD, Calif. – July 10, 2014 – Project Pie, the fast-growing build-your-own-pizza franchise, has named two experienced restaurant executives to its leadership team, bolstering the brand’s stature among fast-casual pizza franchises nationwide.  Brian Watkins now serves as Project Pie’s director of operations. Watkins has worked more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, the past 12 ofMore »

Employee retention is difficult –– do you know why?

Mandy Detwiler

We all know managing a restaurant isn’t a walk in the park. There are a lot of factors stacked against you –– from rising food costs to crazy-high rent and consistency across your brand. One of the most common complaints I hear from operators is in regards to employee management and retention. It’s hard toMore »

Throwback Thursday: Decadent Desserts in October 2005

Mandy Detwiler

Few people love sweets as much as our creative director Rick Daugherty. That’s why he jumped at the chance to create a dessert pizza that would actually SELL in a pizzeria. Back in 2005, dessert pizzas were still a novelty. Sure, you could find cinnamon sticks at most places, but a full-blown dessert pizza deliveredMore »

Pilot orders pizza for stranded passengers

A Frontier Airlines pilot made the news last week for ordering pizza after weather grounded the Denver-bound plane in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Pilot Gerhard Brandner bought Domino’s Pizza for passengers on Flight 719 stuck on his diverted plane after food rations dwindled during the grounding. Passengers tweeted their thanks — and photos — to the pilotMore »

Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group announces opening of Boston pizzeria

July 1, 2014 – Earlier today, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Hospitality Group signed a lease on a space on Boston’s Fan Pier and got one step closer to realizing a long anticipated Boston location. Construction will begin within the next few weeks; the restaurant will open in winter 2014. Unlike B&BHG’s New YorkMore »