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 »

Domino’s ‘DomiCopter’ drone delivers two pepperoni pizzas

Domino’s ‘DomiCopter’ drone delivers two pepperoni pizzas

Could the future be drone delivered pizza? T + Biscuits a creative agency in the UK, was hired by Domino’s Pizza to construct a custom–built octacopter for that purpose. The drone made a 10-minute test flight, delivery two large pepperoni pizzas —boxed and stored in thermally insulated bags — last month. To read a fullMore »

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 »

Chicago deep-dish is for tourists?

Deep Dish, Chicago style

Chicago Weekly recently reported that a debate has stirred on the south side over which is better — thin or deep dish? One south side chef has even referred to the Chicago deep-dish as a pizza for tourists. In actuality, Chicago stakes claim to three styles: CHICAGO THICK Essentially a casserole of delicious ingredients, Chicago-styleMore »

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

A 20-year-old Gonzales, Louisiana man has been arrested on two counts of forgery and theft for allegedly inflating tops on two credit card receipts. Only two weeks into his job at a local pizza chain, management discovered that he had increased the tip amount on two credit card receipts, alerting both the police and customers.More »

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 »

International Pizza Challenge 2013 crown best making winners

International Pizza Challenge 2013 crown best making winners

If you were in Las Vegas, then you know that International Pizza Expo® was THE place to be. You could feel the energy and pizza enthusiasm from the moment you walked into the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Traditional Division of the International Pizza Challenge™ had the following regional winners and wild cards that advancedMore »

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 »