Press Releases

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s second franchise to be San Francisco Bay

Kansas City, MO (August 13, 2013) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has completed an agreement with the Parker Hospitality Group to develop SPIN! restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the second franchise agreement for SPIN!, whose first franchise location recently was opened in Southern California by Hofman Hospitality Group (HHG). Parker Hospitality GroupMore »

BURKE Hires Quality Assurance and Technical Service Team

BURKE Hires Quality Assurance and Technical Service Team

NEVADA, Iowa—Burke Corporation, leader in fully cooked meat products, has announced that Amanda Lockhart will be Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services. Lockhart joins the Burke team to oversee food safety and quality systems and support the operations, sales and marketing groups. “Amanda’s deep experience and knowledge of food safety and quality systems willMore »

Aurelio’s Pizza launches two new limited edition pizzas

Homewood, IL, July 26, 2013 – The new Spicy Italian Pizza and Spinach Genoa Pizza, which hit Aurelio’s chain wide August 1, are the newest pizza creations in its specialty series. Following the popular debuts of the Mac N’ Cheese and Cheeseburger Pizzas, these two new specialty pizzas are numbers three and four in aMore »

Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen celebrates heritage with Passport to Italy Sweepstakes

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 29, 2013 – This summer, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen ( is partnering for the first time with Ciao Italy & Carrani Tours to launch an integrated social experience – Passport to Italy. The user-friendly Facebook sweepstakes invites consumers to experience the wonders of Italian culture and enter for a chance to winMore »

CTX Introduces DZ33I Split Belt Oven

July 29, 2013 (Elgin, IL) – CTX, the world leader in infrared conveyor cooking, announced the debut of the new DZ33I split belt conveyor oven. CTX infrared cooking offers outstanding, consistent quality on all types of meats and proteins and now operators can use different belt speeds on the same oven. The oven made itsMore »

Quick-serve pizza innovator continues to expand Your Pie brand

ATHENS, Georgia– When Drew French was a kid, he wasn’t fond of sharing his pizza. And who could blame him, really? Anchovies and black olives aren’t for everyone. Like every other pizza lover, French simply wanted to enjoy his own pie, his own way. This fast-casual innovator today believes that you should have your pieMore »