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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 »

Mellow Mushroom opens in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach–September 25, 2014 – North Myrtle residents will now be able to enjoy fresh handcrafted pizza, craft beer and much more at the newest addition to the community, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, on Monday September 22. Mellow Mushroom North Myrtle Beach is located 1101 Highway 17 N. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. TheMore »

First Piezzetta opens at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (September 26, 2014) –  Piezzetta opened at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on August 26, 2014, and has since sold over 12,000 made-to-order personal sized pizzas.  Each is crafted on fresh, handmade dough and baked to perfection in just two and a half minutes.  Guests are provided with an interactive experience as they watch theirMore »

Thrillist names “The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America”

Motorino, New York, New York

Online media site Thrillist has released its list of “The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America.” This is the second year for the Thrillist list, which is comprised from a panel of the media outlet’s editors in large metropolitan cities across the country. The alphabetical listing included such pizzerias as Antico Pizza Napoletana in Atlanta,More »