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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 »

PizzaFire fast casual concept to open in NE Ohio

10/09/2014 –– Imagine a fresh, handcrafted pizza built right in front of you with your choice of 40 unique fresh toppings and fire-baked for only 180 seconds. It’s here…and it’s called PizzaFire! Dubbed the “Chipotle of Pizza”, the new “custom pizza –– ready in minutes” concept is here, and PizzaFire is leading the revolution. PizzaFire isMore »

Pizza Studio selects former Panera Bread chief franchise officer Hank Simpson as its new COO

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 1, 2014) – Pizza Studio (www.PizzaStudio.com), the nation’s fastest-growing quick-casual pizza-restaurant brand, announced that William “Hank” Simpson, the former senior vice president and chief franchise officer of Panera Bread, has joined the rapidly expanding pizza chain as its new COO. Before becoming chief franchise officer, Simpson held a number of important rolesMore »

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom celebrates National Pizza Month with savory And satisfying guest promotion

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handmade pizza and craft beers, announced today its celebration plans for National Pizza Month in October. Old Chicago is giving guests an opportunity to tempt their taste buds with a variety of specialty pizzas.More »