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Russo’s Restaurants announces expansion plans

HOUSTON – Russo’s Restaurants, the family of dining concepts that includes Russo’s New York Pizzeria and Russo’s Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, announced today plans to continue enhancing the brands’ footprint worldwide after successfully opening more than 40 locations in the U.S. The restaurant’s systemwide revenue is also celebrating an 8 percent increase. Evidencing the excitement aroundMore »

Big Vinny’s Take & Bake Pizza to open second location

LINCOLN, NEB. – Lincoln, Nebraska, residents will soon gain another way to create customized, restaurant-quality pizza ready to bake in the comforts of their own home. Under the guidance of iconic pizza company Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., the home-baked pizza concept uses the finest ingredients and dough made fresh daily to prepare custom ordered pizzas tailoredMore »

Chuck E. Cheese’s announces acquisition of Peter Piper Pizza

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CEC Entertainment, Inc. (“CEC”), the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores, today announced that CEC has acquired Peter Piper Pizza (“Peter Piper”), a leading pizza and entertainment restaurant chain operating 32 company-owned locations and 115 franchises in the southwesternMore »

Revention announces integration with HotSchedules

October 15, 2014 – Revention Point of Sale Solutions is pleased to announce their integration with HotSchedules, an innovative Austin-based company specializing in labor management technology solutions.  HotSchedules is a leader in the industry, providing exceptional products that streamline labor management, allowing users to enjoy increased operational efficiencies. Web-based scheduling, robust communications, and advanced salesMore »

Giordano’s celebrates 40th with 40-day promotion

CHICAGO – Oct. 15, 2014 – Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza, Chicago’s number-one deep-dish pizza maker since 1974, has officially turned the big 4-0. To celebrate its major milestone, Giordano’s will spend 40 days celebrating and reflecting on its 40 years at the top of Chicago’s rich pizza tradition with pizza giveaways, fun social media postsMore »

Connie’s Pizza stays inside the box to raise awareness for breast cancer

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Connie’s Pizza, one of Chicago’s oldest family-owned pizzerias, has teamed up with the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation and Northwestern Memorial Hospital to launch a disruptive awareness campaign for breast cancer. To raise awareness, Connie’s aims to provide the 40,000 Chicagoland households in its delivery reach with information relatingMore »

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 »