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Domino’s Pizza introduces Specialty Chicken

‘Failure is an option’ in campaign promoting first new menu item since Handmade Pan Pizza ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — While it is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) continues to show it is a legitimate player in the chicken business – and beginning today, launches itsMore »

Villa Enterprises and General Growth Properties ink deal to open 40 mall-based Villa Italian Kitchen units

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, announced today that it has signed a deal with Chicago-based General Growth Properties, Inc. to open 40Villa Italian Kitchen quick-serve restaurants in regional malls throughout the U.S. “We’ve been aggressively expanding the footprint of our Villa Italian Kitchen brand over the past several years, and thisMore »

The 2014 International Pizza Challenge winners are…

International Pizza Challenge champions

International Pizza Challenge Champions Traditional Division: Brad Rocco, Bexley Pizza Plus, Bexley, OH;  American-Pan Division: Matt Molina, Capo’s, San Francisco, CA; Non-Traditional Division: Laura Meyer, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA; Italian-Style Division: Giuseppe Manco, Della Rocco’s Pizza, New York, NY; Gluten-Free Division: Randy Hueffmeier, Randys Premier Pizza, Oakdale, MN; and 2014 Best of theMore »

Scenes from the Pizza World Championship in Parma, Italy

Parma Italy World Pizza Championship 11

  Pizza Today editor-in-chief Jeremy White is in Parma, Italy, this week for the 2014 Pizza World Championship (Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza). White has traveled to Parma with Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and Bill Oakley, executive vice president of Macfadden Protech, parent company of International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today. Flip through the galleryMore »

SpeedLine Point of Sale expands management team

ABBOTSFORD BC, April 8, 2014—Pizza and delivery point of sale developer SpeedLine Solutions Inc. announced the expansion of the company’s management team to lead the company through a new level of growth. The changes include the creation of four new roles and two additional hires. Bryan Champ has been promoted to the new role ofMore »

Pizza box fliers help catch child support offenders

Barbeque Chicken Pizza

Hopkins County’s Child Support Unit in Kentucky enlisted the help of pizzeria operators to find the area’s “most wanted” child support offenders. During a “March Mania” program, the child support unit placed “most wanted” fliers on pizza boxes at Godfather’s Pizza, Rocksans Pizza, Quality Pizza and Hobo Mickey’s Pizza in an effort to gain informationMore »

Big Monday night for pizza with NCAA Championships

  It’s going to be a huge sales night for many pizzeria operators. Pizzerias’ social media accounts are a buzz today and it’s all about college basketball and keeping their shops names top of mind with their fans by promoting game-time party packages, highlighting game-watching venue features and menu specials. As University of Connecticut andMore »