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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza opens second So Cal location

KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 21, 2014) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, honored with numerous awards for its food and concept, is opening its second Southern California location on January 21 in Los Alamitos. Named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” in the nation by top foodie web site TheDailyMeal.com and a “Breakout Brand”More »

States try to tax take-and-bake pizzas

Ask Big Dave, Take-and-bake Papa Murphy's

As states are in the hunt for revenue sources, some are looking to take-and-bake pizzas. The dilemma lies in how the pizzas are classified. Is a take-and-bake pizza considered restaurant prepared food, subject to tax, or is it a grocery item and exempt from tax? There are 24 states, which follow the Streamlined Sales TaxMore »

Aurelio’s Pizza celebrates grand opening in Peoria, Ilinois

Peoria, IL, January 21, 2014 — Aurelio’s Pizza, a well-loved iconic family pizzeria with 41 locations across six states, is now officially open in Peoria and is ready to serve pizza lovers with its famous fare. For more than 54 years, Aurelio’s has been a favorite of thin-crust, Chicago-style pizza aficionados. Now, new franchisees John and SaraMore »

Cheese prices go up, but Americans still love it

2010 October: Mozzarella on the Move

Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose by 9.5 percent in the past month, ending 18 cents higher at $2.05 per pound. Cheese prices have experienced a steady rise since mid-November. Rising cheese prices have not slowed America’s appetite as the average person eats more than 25 pounds of it per year. WhichMore »

Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar raises funds to end childhood hunger

DALLAS – In an effort to aid in the fight against childhood hunger, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) is hosting its 16th annual Boston’s Cares fundraising campaign from February 3-23, 2014. During this time, select Boston’s locations across the United States will collect proceeds from the sale of Gourmet Pizzas in addition to guest donations for theMore »

Tyson Foods acquires assets of Bosco’s Pizza Co.

Springdale, Ark. – January 20, 2014 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has acquired the assets of Bosco’s Pizza Co. of Warren, Michigan, both companies announced yesterday. Bosco’s Pizza, famous for “The Original Bosco Stick,” produces a variety of stuffed bread sticks and frozen pizzas for food service and retail customers throughout the Midwest andMore »

Live Basil Pizza makes California debut at new LA location

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014) — Live Basil Pizza, a new authentic Neopolitan fast casual pizza concept, makes its California debut by stepping foot into downtown Los Angeles when it opens its third restaurant location on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The new spot is located at L.A. LIVE’s Sports and Entertainment District.  Live BasilMore »

Domino’s Pizza signs multi-year beverage supplier agreement with The Coca-Cola Company

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The world leader in pizza delivery and the world’s largest beverage company will continue their long-term relationship, as Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) has finalized a new multi-year contract with The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO). “The Coca-Cola Company is an iconic, industry-leading global organization – not to mention,More »

Pizza Hut enters pizza-by-the-slice market

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Pizza Hut, No. 1 on Pizza Today’s 2013 Top 100 Pizza Companies list, enters the slice market with the opening of two pizza by the slice locations — York, Nebraska, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island — this week, according to Entrepreneur. Individual slices sell for $2 to $3 and are cut from a new 18-inch pizza,More »

Domino’s Pizza celebrates new year with 50 percent off pizza deal

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, is already giving customers something to celebrate in 2014 –– 50 percent off menu-priced pizza. Domino’s is offering half off the menu-price of all pizza orders placed online for an entire week, beginning today and runningMore »