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Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen freshens up the Florida Turnpike

MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 30, 2013– Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the reopening of two Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen locations along the Florida Turnpike. As part of the Florida Turnpike’s multi-million dollar system-wide service plaza reconstruction project, renovated concepts opened recently at the Fort Drum and Turkey Lake serviceMore »

Saputo Foodservice: A SPECIALTY CHEESE FOR EVERY MENU

Incorporating a specialty cheese into a favorite dish adds value for restaurant patrons. Pairing basic pantry items with distinctive specialty cheeses are sure to captivate customers. Add intrigue to the menu with these trendy and irresistible ideas: 1. White Bean Hummus and Stella® Aged Asiago Cheese Flatbread A traditional Italian favorite, with flavors ranging fromMore »

Blue Moon Pizza celebrates 10th anniversary

Blue Moon Pizza celebrates 10th anniversary

Atlanta’s fun and trendy family Restaurant, Blue Moon Pizza turns “10” on June 7th, 2013!!! Stop by any Blue Moon Pizza Restaurant location all week long for unbeatable Drink “Specials” and free Give-Aways. Enjoy a complimentary slice of Birthday Cake when you dine in on June 7th!!! Blue Moon Pizza Restaurant’s Birthday celebrates YOU ~More »

Sbarro to enter fast casual market

Sbarro to enter fast casual market

National pizza chain Sbarro LLC, which ranks which ranked 10th on Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies list, will enter the fast casual market with the launch of its new brand, Pizza Cucinova, according to an article in Columbus Business First. Sbarro will open two Pizza Cucinova locations in the Columbus area this fall. makeMore »

Louisville trucking company cited for keeping food at 77 F

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Louisville, Kentucky TV station WAVE3 has reported that a local truck company has been found transporting food by semi at 77 degrees, double the maximum temperature required of 41 degrees. It has become such an issue that Indiana State Police has stepped up its efforts to pull over food-carrying semis to check for temperature compliance.More »

Time Marks Great Moments in Pizza Innovation

Time Marks Great Moments in Pizza Innovation

Pizza is so beloved in the U.S. that Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second. Time recently commemorated some of the great moments in pizza history, from the opening of America’s first pizzeria in 1905 and birth of the first pizza chain in 1958 to the invention of the plastic “package saver” in 1985More »

2013 May: Patxi’s Pizza San Jose opens today

(San Francisco, Calif.) –– Today, partners Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz and William Freeman announce the much-anticipated opening of their ninth Bay Area location, their first in San Jose. Patxi’s Pizza (pronounced PAH-cheese. ‘t’ before ‘x’), one of the most loved pizza restaurants in San Francisco, opened their first San Jose location in the new resort-style mixed-useMore »

2013 May: A Mano Announces Delicious Demonstrations in Ridgewood

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ, May 14, 2013) — This summer, Ridgewood New Jersey’s authentic Neapolitan trattoria A Mano, will host a three-part series of delectable demonstrations. Taking place on Thursday evenings beginning June 6th, the first of the tasty tutorials includes Pizza-Making with Neapolitan Pizza Masters Roberto Caporuscio and Antonio Starita, followed by How to Make HomemadeMore »

2013 May: CiCi’s Pizza to co-own locations with franchisees through new investment program

Coppell, Texas (May 10, 2013) –Today, CiCi’s Pizza, home of the endless pizza buffet, set a precedent for creative “equity partnership” with the launch of the 2013 Franchisee Partner Investment program. CiCi’s Pizza created a special fund to break down the barriers of franchise financing and stimulate new restaurant development. For qualified new and existingMore »