May 12, 2015, Fuquay Varina, NC – Southbend, a division of Middleby Corporation, is pleased to announce it is a multi-year Gold Sponsor of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Team USA for 2015-2016. The team is the official US representative for national and international culinary and pastry competitions, and is comprised of four sub-teams:More »


May Explorer Series to Feature Limited Time Selections Until the Keg Runs Out BOULDER, Co. (May. 11, 2015) – Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a traditional casual dining restaurant known for its expansive selection of craft beers, is continuing its Explorer Series with the fourth installment kicking off on May 20. For this series, Old ChicagoMore »

Now That’s Some Serious Cheese! Pie Five Heats up Northeast with Development Deal

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Leading Fast Casual Pizza Chain Continues Pie-pulation of America   DALLAS, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The nation’s leading fast casual pizza chain, Pie Five Pizza Co., announced today a new development deal that will open up to 24 new locations across multiple northeastern states. Local Pie Five franchisee, Mashoor Awad , will be developing theMore »

The Loop Pizza Grill set to open two new locations in Northeast Florida

The Loop will bring its signature burgers, pizza and salads to Nocatee and Fleming Island by the end of the year. Jacksonville, Fla. (April 29, 2015)– The Loop Pizza Grill, a long time Jacksonville favorite, is growing again. Two franchise owners have announced plans to open Loop Pizza Grills in growing communities south of JacksonvilleMore »

Arkansas Joins the Circle of Crust with Pie Five Development Deal

Another State Bites the Crust as Pie Five Continues Expansion across the Nation   DALLAS, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sharing is caring and the country’s leading fast-casual pizza chain, Pie Five Pizza, is ready to share their fast, made to order, handcrafted pizzas with the great state of Arkansas.  Today, Pie Five announced plansMore »

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Signs Development Deal for Five Restaurants in Houston

SANTA BARBARA, Cali. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, the only create-your-own, hand crafted pizzeria concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm, has signed a five-unit deal for Houston. This marks the brand’s first franchise development agreement in the state of Texas. The new Persona locations in Houston will be ownedMore »

PizzaRev Heats Up Santa Barbara and Palmdale, CA

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Craft Your Own Pizza Concept Donates more than $10,000 to Local Charities   LOS ANGELES  (April 29, 2015) – California’s award winning fast-casual pizza concept, PizzaRev, expands the better pizza revolution with the opening of two new corporate-owned locations this month in Santa Barbara, CA and Palmdale, CA. PizzaRev opened eight new restaurants since JanuaryMore »

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Opens 41st Location In One Of Chicago’s Hottest Neighborhoods

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Just in time for Chicago’s al fresco dining season, Lou Malnati’s will offer great outdoor dining space in Lincoln Square   CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In 1971, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria ( opened their first restaurant on Lincoln Avenue in Lincolnwood. On Monday, May 4, the family owned business will open their 41st locationMore »