Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

From California to New York, culinary arts programs are experiencing record enrollment growth. It’s good news for pizzeria operators seeking skilled kitchen help. New York’s Boards of Cooperative Educational Services culinary classes for high school students has experienced increased demand and even wait lists for its programs. Instructors have pointed to the popularity of theMore »

The world’s largest pizzas are…

The world’s largest pizzas are…

Fox News recently counted down the world’s top five, biggest pizzas that are commercially available. Three U.S. pizzerias made the list. The top five are: 1. Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria Los Angeles, CA 54-inch x 54-inch 2. Il Colosseo Sydney, Australia 70-inch x 70-inch pizza 3. The Pizza Machine Gallatin, TN 60-inch pizza 4.More »

Pizza Works announces third annual pizza eating contest with $500 grand prize

(Warren, OH, USA – July 4th, 2013) – Pizza Works is proud to announce the upcoming third annual “Eat It! Pizza Works Pizza Eating Contest,” to be held July 4, 2013, at noon, during Howland Township’s annual Fourth of July festivities at Howland High School, 200 Shaffer Drive, Warren, OH 44484. This competition pits upMore »

PATXI’S PIZZA VOTED BEST IN BAY AREA

(San Francisco, Calif.) Patxi’s Pizza, the Bay Area’s premier locale for authentic Chicago-style stuffed and fresh Italian thin-crust pizza, was voted for the second year running as “Best Pizza” in SF Weekly’s annual Best Of Reader’s Poll. how to save electricity SF Weekly says of its annual awards, “Among major world cities, few feel asMore »

Return of the pizza wars?

Return of the pizza wars?

Are the low-cost pizza wars returning? Pizza Hut, which sits at No. 1 on Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies list, has announced that it will offer a $5.55 one-topping large pizza starting today through June 15. The promotion directly targets not only Little Caesars’ $5 HOT-N-Ready (and newly launched $8 deep-dish offering) but alsoMore »

2013 June: Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse to open in Jeffersonville, Indiana

LOUISVILLE (June 3, 2013) – Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse will open its doors late this summer with a 195-seat capacity restaurant and bar with patio seating. The restaurant will be occupy 6,000 square feet in the Jeffersonville Town Center on Veterans Parkway. Restaurant executive and franchisee Rich Cleaves chose Jeffersonville as an ideal location forMore »

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 »

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 »

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 »