UPDATED — Winners announced in Caputo Cup Pizza Competition and Global Pizza Summit in New York

Jesus Solis - Forcella Brooklyn
1st Place Neapolitan Style 
USA Caputo Cup 2016
Photo by Tony DeFilippis

Naples’ largest pizza competition which took place in NY, has concluded & winners have been announced.  Below is a recap of the results of the 2016 USA Caputo Cup: Neapolitan Style 1st Place:  Jesus Solis – Forcella, Brooklyn, NY 2nd Place: Gimmy Piperku – Forno Rosso, Chicago, IL 3rd Place:  Henry Paciullo – Forno Rosso,More »

Papa John’s First National Pizza Chain to Announce Elimination of Artificial Flavors and Synthetic Colors from Entire Food Menu

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Say goodbye to artificial flavors and synthetic colors, and say hello to “Better” in 2016 LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s is continuing to deliver on its promise to bring “Better Ingredients” by becoming the first national pizza chain to announce it has removed artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its entire food menu. This includesMore »

Buscemi’s Celebrates 60th Anniversary and is Named to Top 100 Pizza Chains in America

ROSEVILLE, Mich., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Original Buscemi’s is celebrating 60 years in 2016 and has also announced today that they made the “Annual Top 100 Pizza Chains in the Country” list, published by Pizza Today Magazine, the nation’s top pizza industry magazine. The magazine has ranked Original Buscemi’s Pizza #40, moving them upMore »

Hungry Howie’s Pizza Brings Back Fan Favorite Italian Herb Flavored Crust

Pizza Franchise Offers Crust Flavor for Limited Time Only   MADISON HEIGHTS, MI(January 8, 2016) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, has unveiled its latest limited time offer, the Italian Herb flavored pizza crust. The specialty crust will be available from January 1until March 31 in Hungry Howie’s locations nationwide.More »

Hot Toppings Pizza Heats Up Houston

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Hot Toppings Pizza opened its first location in December at 7705 Westheimer, Houston, Texas. Hot Toppings offers a wide selection of toppings for a build your own pizza and salad experience, where most pizzas cook less than three minutes.  With the recent arrival of out-of-state franchises into Houston, Hot Toppings is differentiating itself by beingMore »

Pizza Studio Southcenter (Tukwila, WA) opens with a giving spirit

SEATTLE, WA– Pizza Studio proudly announces the opening of its first Washington location at 17250 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188. On December 16 and 17, holiday shoppers were treated to a well-deserved, delicious pizza break as Pizza Studio in Southcenter opened its doors for the first time. To celebrate the season of giving, the create-your-ownMore »

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Inks 12-Unit Deal in South Florida

Entrepreneurial Couple Sees Potential in Emerging Customizable Fast-Casual Pizza Brand Galloway, N.J. – (Jan. 4, 2016) – 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual restaurant serving authentic, hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza with an American spin, has signed a franchise agreement to bring 12 units to South Florida, the first of which is expected to open by MarchMore »

PIZZAFIRE Expands To Cleveland’s West Side With New Rocky River location!

Cleveland, OH—Cleveland based chef and national pizza guru Sean Brauser is leading the new pizza revolution…and he’s just opened his 5th PIZZAFIRE restaurant in only 13 months in Rocky River on Center Ridge Road! PIZZAFIRE is FAST! It’s a casual, create your favorite pizza restaurant where your custom masterpiece is fire baked in only 180More »

Pizza Hut Introduces Category’s First $5 Flavor Menu

Beginning Jan. 4, new menu features seven items, including pizza, WingStreet® Wings, Hershey’s® desserts, Tuscani® pasta, signature sides, and Pepsi® beverages, for $5 each when ordering two or more   PLANO, TEXAS (Jan. 4, 2016) – The days of having to sacrifice quality to get a great deal from a pizza company are over withMore »

Pizza Hut introduces “Life Unboxed Edu” program to provide continuing education opportunities to employees and their families

PLANO, TEXAS (Dec. 16, 2015) – Pizza Hut, the world’s largest pizza company, announced today an education program in partnership with Excelsior College to provide continuing education opportunities to its employees and their immediate family members. The program, called Life Unboxed EDU, allows employees to apply their on-the-job management-level training courses as credits (up toMore »