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Pizza Patrón stirs controversy over new pizza’s name

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National Public Radio has canceled planned segments on Texas-based Pizza Patrón’s new limited time offer: La Ch!#gona. The pizza’s name has sparked quite the controversy. The ad makes reference to being “‘chingón’ enough to try the company’s spicy new pizza,” according to FOX25. While some think the word means “super cool” or “awesome, ” othersMore »

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 »

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 »