April 15, 2016 |

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 on… Read More

April 13, 2016 |

HOT ITALIAN Announces April 2 Grand Opening in Davis

Popular Eco-Friendly Pizzeria Expands to Three Locations, Serving Genuine Italian Pizzas in Its Signature Modern-Italian-Meets-Urban-California Style SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 30, 2016) – HOT ITALIAN Pizza Bar, a genuine Italian pizzeria popular for its high-quality food, environmental consciousness and modern-Italian-meets-urban-California sensibility, is pleased to announce the PRIMA FESTA Grand Opening party on Saturday, April 2 of… Read More

April 12, 2016 |

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Tony Ganesh tops winnings with extra prize money from the Escalon Passion Pays Promotion.

ESCALON, CA, April 11, 2016—One winner from this year’s International Pizza Challenge saw his passion for quality ingredients pay even more. Tony Ganesh from Panino’s Pizzeria placed 3rd in the Pan Division. He received $500 for winning the challenge. He also received an extra $500 from the Escalon Passion Pays Promotion, which offers International Pizza… Read More

April 4, 2016 |

Tony Gemignani and American Pizza Champions to Compete in World Pizza Championships

Gemignani and Teammates Traveling to Italy for International Pizza Competition (SAN FRANCISCO, CA; April 1, 2016)—Pizza Maestro and 11 time world champion Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, will lead The World Pizza Champions™, America’s #1 Pizza Team™, to the World Pizza Championship in Parma, Italy this April 11-13, 2016.   Taking place every year, the… Read More

April 1, 2016 |

Papa Murphy’s Says ‘Aloha,’ Enters Hawaiian Market

Leading Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Brand Signs Exclusive Development Agreement To Open 15 Locations Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) announced today that it has signed an exclusive area development agreement with Take-n-Bake Hawaii LLC to develop 15 Papa Murphy’s pizza stores in the State of Hawaii over the next four years. The first Hawaiian Papa… Read More

April 1, 2016 |


Expo Spotlight: Pizza Expo Rocks Las Vegas!

I want to personally thank all of the pizza professionals who attended International Pizza Expo 2016. This year’s show was undoubtedly the biggest and best Pizza Expo ever held, with a show floor the size of nearly six football fields, 470 exhibiting companies and 1,100 booths all devoted to America’s favorite food — pizza! Pizza… Read More

March 23, 2016 |


Demonstrations at the Expo: Expanding your Menu

The Pizza Expo is filled with free, hourly cooking demonstrations performed by master chefs and longtime professionals in the Pizza business. The demos aim to inspire, educate and entertain Pizza restaurateurs and are a valuable asset that can’t be missed. See you at the upcoming Intl. Pizza Expo March 27-30 2017. Read More

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