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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza plans a new Kansas City location
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza announces plans to open its fifth Kansas City area location at the Prairie Creek Shops in Lenexa in January 2012. The 3,500-square foot facility will seat 100, with an additional outdoor patio that seats 48.
"This is a growing commercial and residential area," says co-owner Edwin Brownell. "Local businesses currently employ approximately 11,000 people and the new location is close to numerous neighborhoods. It's a great match for SPIN! and we're pleased that we'll be so convenient for our many customers who have urged us to open in Lenexa."
The Lenexa site is under development by Price Brothers Development Company. SPIN! is owned and operated by Brownell and Gail and Richard Lozoff.
Rotolo's Pizzeria opens in a vacation hotspot in Alabama
Louisiana-based Rotolo's Pizzeria has opened a franchise in Orange Beach, Alabama, a top vacation destination for Louisiana residents. Opened May 18, the location offers dine-in, carryout and catering seven days a week.
"We are excited to bring Rotolo's to Orange Beach," founder Mitch Rotolo says. "The area provides the perfect setting for our casual and fun, family-friendly restaurant. Our loyal fan base frequently vacations along the Gulf Coast, and we want them to be able to enjoy their favorite Italian restaurant while they are away."
Orange Beach is the first of 15 planned openings in the Gulf Coast region. With its 15 South Louisiana locations, the franchise will grow by more than 50 percent. Founded in 1996, Rotolo's began franchising in 2009.
Domino's launches first extended national carryout promotion
Ann Arbor, MIchigan-based Domino's Pizza, recognized as a leader in pizza delivery, will broaden its carryout specials to its first extended national carryout promotion. Domino's will offer its Early Week Pick-Me-Up Deal (a $7.99 large three-topping pizza) carryout promotion Monday through Wednesday, each week, beginning today.
"Our top priority continues to be listening to customers and, based on their feedback, exploring new choices," says president and CEO J. Patrick Doyle. "We are proud to be the undisputed delivery experts — and are very excited and optimistic about the new, growing segment of consumers interested in our carryout options."
Domino's rolls out a new national television campaign staring Doyle and Virginia-based franchisee Scott Boyle, depicting the two disagreeing about the deal's price. "The campaign is an amusing way to prove an important point — that even if an idea is unconventional according to some within Domino's, if it's what customers have asked of us, we all eventually agree that it is well worth it," Doyle says.
In addition to the early week special, Domino's plans to launch a new campaign promoting specialty pizzas for the remainder of the week.
Pizza Inn opens its largest location in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
The Colony, Texas-based Pizza Inn announced the opening of its largest location in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, over the weekend. The 9,000 square-foot restaurant seats 324 and expects the biggest opening in company history with sales increase of more than 60 percent in the first two weeks above previous openings.
"We are thrilled with the new location and the response from the local community," says local franchisee Steve Stancil, who joined the company in 1974 and became a franchisee in 1985. "These numbers are new territory for Pizza Inn and will help move our brand to even greater heights."
The longtime restaurant was originally across the street from its new location. But a city widening project prompted the relocation. Founded in 1958, Pizza Inn franchises approximately 300 restaurants, while owning and operating five.
Hunt Brothers joins tailgate party for Top Gear 300 and Coca-Cola 600
Nashville, Tennessee-based Hunt Brothers Pizza has teamed up with the National Tailgating League to sell slices of pizza to race fans for the Top Gear 300 and Coca Cola 600 NASCAR races this weekend.
"There's nothing like the energy of NASCAR fans right before a big race, and Hunt Brothers can't wait to be part of the excitement," says CEO Scott Hunt. "No one throws a better tailgating party than the National Tailgating League, and what's a party without pizza? It makes for a great partnership and a great weekend of racing."
This is the first time Hunt Brothers has partnered with the National Tailgating League for a NASCAR race. Hunt Brothers also sponsors NASCAR drivers Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler for the 2011 season.
With the nation's largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, Hunt Brothers has more than 6,000 locations 28 states.