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Gluten-free Goes Mainstream

California Pizza Kitchen

CPK launches new gluten-free pizza menu. In an effort to appeal to the more than 3 million Americans who suffer from celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities, California Pizza Kitchen has become the latest big-chain company to add gluten-free items to their menu. Pizza, in fact, including the company’s Original BBQ Chicken, Pepperoni, Mushroom PepperoniMore »

Five pizzas to cater to carnivores

Five pizzas to cater to carnivores

Sure, almost every pizzeria has a meat-loaded pizza with everything from pepperoni and sausage to bacon and ham. But, does your pizzeria have some creative protein-packed pies? Try five meat lover’s pizzas that are sure to be hits with the carnivores who frequent your shop: Cheesesteak Pizza You don’t have to be in Philly toMore »

Government shutdown: restaurant industry impact

Government shutdown: restaurant industry impact

New York and Washington, D.C. restaurants are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Restaurants near the Federal Plaza in New York City are reporting that their businesses are down more than 30 percent, according to the New York Post. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.  Watch how Washington, D.C. restaurants are faring: ReportsMore »

Study finds 16 percent of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake

Study finds 16 percent of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake

Harvard Business School recently released a study that suggests that 16 percent of all Yelp restaurant reviews in the Boston area are fake. The project, “Fake it till you make it: Reputation, competition and Yelp review fraud,” analyzed 316,415 reviews for 3,625 restaurants and found cases of positive and negative phony reviews. Its findings included:More »

Pizza shop says web designer held URL for ‘ransom’

Pizza shop says web designer held URL for ‘ransom’

A Brookline, Massachusetts pizzeria has filed a lawsuit against a Web site design firm for “hijacking” its domain name. Village Pizza House alleges that EIC, a New York-based web design company, refused to hand over control of the pizzeria’s domain unless the shop paid the web firm $500. The Massachusetts pizza has paid the feeMore »

SEC says “Don’t call your customers ‘guests’”

SEC says “Don’t call your customers ‘guests’”

Restaurant visitors are referred to in many ways — customers, diners, patrons, consumers, clientele, but not “guests” according to the Security Exchange Commission. The SEC and the restaurant chain, Noodles & Company, have been disputing use of the term for months. In a letter to Noodles & Company, an SEC representative wrote, “We note thatMore »

Big chains jump on performance-kitchen concept

Big chains jump on performance-kitchen concept

A performance kitchen is nothing new to many independent pizzerias. Tossing dough and handcrafting pizza in front of a jaw-dropped audience of eager patrons is what the open-concept pizzerias thrive on. Domino’s Pizza is introducing a concept built around its open kitchen in Austin, Texas. The pizza company is calling it Pizza Theater. For moreMore »