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LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria coming to Knoxville

Franchise agreement signed with investor group KNOXVILLE, TN –May 9, 2014- LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria, famous for its authentic family recipes and wide selection of Italian menu offerings at affordable prices, has inked a franchise agreement with a local investor group to open its first Tennessee pizzeria in Knoxville’s Cedar Bluff area. The Cincinnati-based company, celebratingMore »

Domino’s Pizza launches new online group ordering tool

Online feature makes ordering for large groups fast and easy ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Ordering meals for graduation parties, birthdays and meetings just became even easier, thanks to Domino’s new Group Ordering Tool. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized group leader in pizza delivery, developed the Group Ordering Tool as a fastMore »

Wall Street Journal goes in depth on Vera Pizza Napoletana

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Is Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certification worth it? That’s what the Wall Street Journal set out to discover — the process, challenges and rewards of producing a certified Neapolitan pizza? The article details the VPN certification path of Justin Piazza, owner of La Piazza Locale in Glendale, Arizona, who invested $25,000 in specialty equipment andMore »

Time counts down 13 most influential pizzas in history

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      Time lists 13 pizzas that have made the biggest impact on the pizza industry. Check out the list and you’ll find the familiar face of Pizza Today’s Man on the Street, Scott Wiener. Time’s list of most influential pizzas in history include: 13. Hawaiian Pizza — noted for paving the way forMore »

L.A. pizzeria founder Nancy Silverton wins James Beard Award — Outstanding Chef

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Nancy Silverton, founder of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, California, has been named Outstanding Chef at the James Beard Foundation Awards this week. The James Beard Awards are among the most prestigious honors for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards recognized culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields. TheMore »

SPIN! Pizza’s Tory Thaemert named Young Direct Marketer of the Year

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 30, 2014) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Marketing Manager Tory Thaemert has been named the 2014 Young Direct Marketer of the Year. Awarded by the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (KCDMA) to an outstanding professional under age 32, the honor recognizes Thaemert’s unwavering dedication to the principles and practices of direct marketing,More »

Pizza Inn Holdings Names Timothy Mullany as CFO

Former Smashburger executive brings wide-ranging expertise to international chain and rapidly growing fast-casual concept, Pie Five Pizza DALLAS, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZI) announced today that it has hired Timothy Mullany to become the company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective Monday, May 5. Mullany comes to Pizza Inn Holdings afterMore »