PizzaRev continues eastward expansion with Boston franchise deal

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Los Angeles (January 14, 2015) – PizzaRev announced today an agreement with seasoned restaurateurs, Marc Phaneuf, Jr. and Marc Phaneuf, Sr., to bring LA’s favorite build-your-own pizza concept to Boston. The freshly inked deal calls for at least 10 PizzaRev locations to open throughout Boston in the next four years. This is the 14th franchiseMore »

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Is Now Open In Sioux City, IA

The Pizza & Beer Authority Debuts in Sioux City, IA   BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a national casual dining restaurant known for its delicious, handcrafted pizza and vast craft beer selection, announced today that it has opened its first location in Sioux City, Iowa at 5030 Sergeant Road.More »

Philly pizzeria’s plan to end hunger spotlighted on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Ellen DeGeneres surprises a Philadelphia pizza shop owner with a $10,000 check from Shutterfly on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. The recipient is Mason Wartman, owner of Rosa’s Fresh Pizza in downtown Philadelphia. He created a food-sharing program to feed the homeless at his restaurant. Mason Wartman left Wall Street to open Rosa’s, which offers $1More »

Georgia-based Sid’s Pizza & Grill launches Nationwide Franchise Program

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(January 13, 2015) Suwanee, Georgia based Sid’s Pizza & Grill Managing Member Stan Kurnett announced today the company is launching a national franchise program. Sid’s Pizza offers authentic Sicilian pizza, handmade from scratch and stone baked, in traditional and thin crust styles in a laid-back, vintage California surfer atmosphere. The menu also includes wings, ovenMore »

Performance Food Group names new Senior Director of Protein

RICHMOND, Va. — Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) today announced that Dr. Brad Morgan has been named Senior Director of Protein for the company.  He reports directly to Steve Sands, Vice President of Protein at PFG. Brad brings more than 20 years of leadership experience, research and education within the meat industry to his newMore »

Kono Pizza USA Gears Up for Franchise Growth in 2015, Appoints New Vice President of Operations

Former Edible Arrangements Executive Matt Bailey Joins Burgeoning Pizza-in-a-Cone Concept to Catapult the Brand’s Domestic Growth and Expansion   Edison, NJ (January 8, 2015) – Positioning itself for rapid growth in 2015, Kono Pizza USA, the fast-casual pioneer behind the creation of the pizza-in-a-cone concept, announced today the appointment of food industry veteran Matt BaileyMore »

HuffPost ranks best pizza styles

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Regional pizza styles have popped up across the country. Perhaps, 2014 was the year of the Detroit-style pizza with all of the media attention given to this sauce-topped rectangular pizza. Any predictions for 2015? Which pizza styles will be at the forefront of national trends? The Grandma pie and the Roman pizza are drawing earlyMore »

Pie Five unveils ‘Pizza Diet’ for New Year, new you

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New Chicken & Veggie Pie just one of many ways to enjoy healthier pizza in 2015   DALLAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It’s that time of year again – the holiday hangover has set in and people everywhere are committing to live better in 2015. Here’s an idea: Resolve to eat more pizza! PieMore »

Empire Bakery Equipment hires Jim Markee as Foodservice Bakery Director

Empire Bakery Equipment is proud to welcome Jim Markee, a thirty-five year Foodservice Industry veteran, to the team! Jim Markee has joined Empire Bakery Equipment, Hicksville, New York, as Foodservice Bakery Director. In this capacity, Mr. Markee will direct the Foodservice Bakery Group and be the principle liaison between Empire and its growing network ofMore »

Hungry Howie’s Pizza introduces Loaded Baked Potato Pizza Crust

Pizza Franchise Launches New Limited Time Crust   MADISON HEIGHTS, MI (January 5, 2015) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, has unveiled its latest limited time offer, the Loaded Baked Potato flavored pizza crust. This original crust concept will be available starting today through March, so pizza enthusiasts better “open,More »