American Pizza Community: New Federal Overtime Eligibility Rule Will Hurt Small Business and Job Opportunities

Washington, D.C. – May 19, 2016 – The Department of Labor has released its final ruling on overtime eligibility which calls for doubling the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from receiving overtime pay from $23,360 to $47,460.  Anyone making a salary of less than $47,460 will automatically qualify for overtime pay whenMore »

Second Wave of Domino’s DXP Delivery Vehicles to Hit the Road This Summer

Franchisees asked, and Domino’s is delivering ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 16, 2016 – The launch of Domino’s DXP delivery vehicles last year has franchisees asking for more, and more they will get. This summer, Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, will roll out an additional 58 DXPs across 23 marketsMore »

Boston Pizza provides hot meals and assistance in Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Boston Pizza restaurants across Canada have launched relief efforts to assist first responders, volunteers and all those affected by the wildfires in Fort McMurray. The company has been actively working with the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services and the Government of Alberta’s Emergency Operations Centre to determine the mostMore »

American Pizza Community Salutes Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

Washington, D.C. – May 2, 2016 – The American Pizza Community (APC) salutes National Small Business Week with stories of pizza store owners who started out small and how the industry supports the path to ownership.  There is no industry more representative of small business than that of pizza as many owners started out asMore »

Little Caesars Arena Announced As Name Of Detroit’s New Multi-Use Arena, Centerpiece Of $1.2 Billion District Detroit Development

DETROIT, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Olympia Entertainment and Little Caesars today announced a naming rights partnership establishing Little Caesars Arena as the name of Detroit’s new, 20,000+ seat downtown arena. The new Little Caesars Arena will serve as home of the Detroit Red Wings NHL franchise and countless other sports, entertainment and community events.More »

The American Pizza Community serves a slice of small business perspective to policymakers at annual fly-in

Coalition Members Discussed Industry Priorities with Legislators in Washington Washington, D.C., April 26, 2016 – Members of The American Pizza Community (APC) were on Capitol Hill on April 13th and 14th talking to legislators about policies that affect pizza stores, owners and employees.  The fly-in marked the fifth time small business franchise owners representing Domino’s,More »

#SafetyDelivered by Freedom Pizza

Freedom Pizza, the UAE pizza delivery company keeping the community supplied with delicious, honest pizza is on a mission to promote a strong safety culture amongst their delivery drivers and the public at large. Recently, they’ve launched what they proudly call Safety Delivered, a powerful initiative that’s driving this mission forward, tapping into people’s mindsetsMore »

Tony Gemignani wins Best Pizza at Italy’s World Championships

Tony Gemignani, Pizza World Championships

Gemignani wins first place in the Pizza In Pala division and claims twelfth world champion title at the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza in Parma, Italy (SAN FRANCISCO, CA; April 20, 2016)—Last week pizza maestro, Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, became the first American to ever win top honors in the Pizza In Pala divisionMore »

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Announces Franchise Unit Opportunities Overseas

Restaurant Group Adds Growth Plans to Open 50 Additional Restaurants Internationally and Domestically SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 28, 2016) — Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts is announcing its plans to open franchise opportunities internationally. Franchise information and applications are now available onMore »

Gilbert Arizona Man Wins Pizza Eating Contest, Over $30,000 Raised for Charity!

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(Gilbert, Ariz.) – Flancer’s Restaurant is no stranger to giving back to the community; in fact, this is the 16th year in a row they are doing their part to spread goodwill to those who need it most. Since startup, Flancer’s has helped raise and donate nearly $300,000 in cash donations to charities. This year,More »