Papa Gino’s brings healthier lunch choices to cafeterias with School Smart Pizza Program

DEDHAM, Massachusetts –(Marketwired – Oct 16, 2013) – After testing the initiative in several school systems, Papa Gino’s officially launched its School Smart Pizza Program. Inspired by the national campaign for healthier school lunches, Papa Gino’s School Smart Pizza already meets the more rigid national USDA school lunch requirements which will be implemented in theMore »

Villa Italian Kitchen opens new location in Florida mall

Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (, a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of Villa Italian Kitchen at the Southland Mall in Cutler Bay, FL this month. “We have Villa Italian Kitchen concepts throughout Florida and they have all been extremely well-received, so we are thrilled to open another location in the SunshineMore »

The Middleby Corporation Acquires Celfrost

ELGIN, Ill. (October 15, 2013) – The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced the acquisition of the commercial refrigeration and foodservice products business of Celfrost Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (“Celfrost”). Celfrost has annual sales of approximately $20 million and is based in Gurgaon, India. The Celfrost business was acquired by Middleby’s newly established entity in India,More »

Cottage Inn Pizza Taps SpeedLine for Point of Sale

ABBOTSFORD, BC, October 15, 2013—Michigan and Ohio pizza chain Cottage Inn Pizza, famous for their unique Italian and Greek inspired menu, announced their selection of pizza point of sale solution provider SpeedLine Solutions Inc. as the company’s exclusive POS partner for 56 existing locations and all new franchises. “We chose SpeedLine because of their provenMore »

Pizza Ranch named one of Iowa’s top workplaces in 2013

ORANGE CITY, Iowa– Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has been selected by the Des Moines Register as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2013. This is the third year in a row the company has appeared on this list. The Top WorkplacesMore »

Aurelio’s Pizza supports Advocate Children’s Hospital October 13-19

Chicago, IL, October 11, 2013 — Aurelio’s Pizza will be donating a percentage of proceeds for all dine-in, carry-out, delivery and online food and drink purchases chain wide from October 13-19 to Advocate Children’s Hospital as part of its annual October fundraising campaign. Aurelio’s Pizza has been supporting Hope Children’s Hospital in numerous ways sinceMore »

Blue Planet Grill Introduces First Neapolitan Pizza In Fidi New York

New York, Oct. 11, 2013 /Prnewswire/ — Blue Planet Grill is happy to introduce their first neapolitan pizza in the financial district of New York City. Visit Blue Planet Grill and indulge yourself with this mouthwatering pizza, fresh baked in a rotating brick oven, using the finest ingredients, and created by a true master ofMore »

Sbarro expands presence In Middle East

Melville, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sbarro announced today that it has formalized a multi-location franchise partnership agreement with Casual Restaurants, llc that will grow the brand’s presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a first location slated to open in Dubai in the fall of 2013, the agreement includes the opening ofMore »

Industry veteran Ken Caldwell joins the Your Pie executive team

ATHENS, Georgia – Your Pie, the originator of the down-the-line pizza category, continues to grow and get stronger. Ken Caldwell, one of franchising’s best known and most successful developers, has joined the Your Pie team as the Vice President of Development, the company announced today. Caldwell brings 20 years in franchising and a documented trackMore »

The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits turns up the volume with new delivery service

SEATTLE (October 11, 2013) The Rock, Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits, a locally-based award-winning gourmet pizza and full service restaurant with a gritty rock ‘n’ roll vibe, is excited to celebrate “Rocktober” with the launch of a new delivery service available to Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. To kick it off, rock legends will be deliveringMore »