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2013 June: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza expands into Georgia

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4, 2013 –– The wood fired taste born in the Carolinas is heading further south and preparing to open its first three locations in the state of Georgia this fall. Brixx Wood Fired Pizza restaurants will open in the Atlanta suburbs of Peachtree City and Marietta, and in Athens, Georgia. All threeMore »

2013 June: CiCi’s Pizza Explores Growth Opportunities in Nation’s Top-Tier Airports

Coppell, Texas– CiCi’s Pizza, home of the endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, has announced that it is exploring growth opportunities in nontraditional venues after introducing several new restaurant prototypes designed exclusively for airports. The initiative to expand in airports marks a significant milestone for the company, whose nontraditional growth plans also includes venuesMore »

Restaurant Performance Index hits 10-month high

Restaurant Performance Index hits 10-month high

The National Restaurant Association has announced that higher same-store sales and an improved outlook among restaurant operators has driven its Restaurant Performance Index to its 10-month high of 101.0 in April. “Growth in the Restaurant Performance Index was due largely to restaurant operators’ healthier outlook for the business environment in the coming months,” said HudsonMore »

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 »

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 »

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 »