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St. Louis, Mo. (November 7, 2013) - Chris Yungbluth has joined Star Manufacturing as Director of Sales for the Star Group. He will be responsible for leading sales initiatives and strategy in the Midwest Region for commercial foodservice brands Star, Holman and Toastmaster. Read More
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. today announced it has signed a partnership deal to be the Official Pizza of the New York Yankees. As part of the deal, Papa John's will be the exclusive branded pizza sold in Yankee Stadium, have in-stadium signage, and will have the ability to use the Yankees marks in marketing and advertising.Read More
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KANSAS CITY, MO (Nov. 4, 2013) – Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has opened a sixth location in its Greater Kansas City home market. Known for its artisan food made from fresh ingredients without the gourmet price and its eclectic, affordable premium wines, SPIN! also has franchises in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area.Read More
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DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a long-standing tradition of giving back and saying "thanks" to all U.S. military men and women, Little Caesars Pizza is offering all United States armed forces veterans and active military members a free order of Crazy Bread with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.Read More
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ABBOTSFORD, BC, November 4, 2013—SpeedLine LiveMaps™, new this week from pizza point of sale provider SpeedLine Solutions Inc., drives delivery performance and speed of service with live map data and capabilities such as mobile maps for drivers, innovative delivery zone options, and live digital wall maps.Read More
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D.C. area pizza purveyor Mark Bergami’s next move is bringing him to Rhode Island Row in Northeast D.C., where he will debut his entirely new restaurant, “Bergami’s,” this spring.Read More
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OMAHA, NE, November 4, 2013 – Godfather’s Pizza is pleased to announce the release of their new website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, to include the latest information about menu offerings, promotions, franchising opportunities and more.Read More
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ELGIN, Ill. Nov. 1, 2013 – Partha Biswas has been named Group President of Middleby India. In this role, Mr. Biswas will be responsible for the business operations of Middleby in India. The announcement was made by The Middleby Corporation Chairman and CEO Selim A. Bassoul.Read More
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MADISON HEIGHTS, MI (November 1, 2013) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza unveils its latest limited time offer during the month of November: the Onion Parmesan Flavored Pizza Crust. The original flavored crust is only available from today through the end of November, so pizza lovers better hurry in while this flavor lasts!Read More
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NEVADA, IA—Burke Corporation, leader in fully cooked meat products and pizza toppings, has named Brad Beuter Product Development Manager.Read More
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October 16, 2013 – Revention’s online ordering mobile application has recently been enhanced to include more features than ever before. Enhanced features have been added for both customer and merchant, making updated functionality beneficial to both parties.
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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, Read More
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Villa Enterprises Management Ltd., Inc. (www.villaenterprises.com), a global multi-concept restaurant franchisor, announced the grand opening of Villa Italian Kitchen at the Southland Mall in Cutler Bay, FL this month.Read More
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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 millionRead More
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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. Read More
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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.Read More
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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.Read More
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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 yourselfRead More
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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 EmiratesRead More
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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 deliveryRead More
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KANSAS CITY, MO. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, featuring an artisan menu of authentic Neapolitan-style pizza, salads, sandwiches, and gelato, plans to open two more Orange County, Calif. locations in Los AlamitosRead More
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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.
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Coppell, Texas – CiCi's Pizza, best known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, has named Richard Hoying as its new senior manager of real estate. Hoying, a veteran real estate and franchise executive with more than 25 years of experienceRead More
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LAS VEGAS – Oct. 7, 2013 – Horizon Milling today launched its Primo Mulino™ Italian-style flour at the 2013 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE®) to help food service providers make great tasting crisp-yet-tender pizza crust, flatbreads, Italian-style breads and crackers.Read More
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October 3, 2013 - Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria is a forward-thinking fast casual concept operating out of Santa Barbara, California and specializing in build-your-own wood fired Neapolitan pizza. Persona was founded by Joseph Baumel (CEO) a Graduate of the Greystone CIA academy in Napa County Ca. and co-founder Glenn Cybulski (COO, Pizziaolo Executive Chef).Read More
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Warren, OH – September 14, 2013 – Pizza Works is proud to announce patients across the country a Slice of Hope next month. Read More
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September 25, 2013 - Bellissimo Foods is pleased to announce the release of our new website, designed with a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, to include the latest information about our products, distributors, and an all new resources portal. Read More
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DALLAS – September 24, 2013 – The feedback is in – Chuck E. Cheese’s first-ever downloadable app, Chuck E.’s Say Cheese!, is a hit, and the mobile industry has taken notice. The company was recently recognized as a Mobile Excellence Awards finalist in the Best Entertainment Related Marketing Campaign category for the augmented reality app which allows users to take fun photos with an animated version of Chuck E. Cheese.Read More
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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) has, for the past five years, prided itself on having one of the quickest, most convenient online ordering platforms in all of quick service restaurants. And beginning today, quick just got much quicker.Read More
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PLANO, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the United Nations, nearly one billion people are going hungry worldwide and one in eight people go to bed hungry every night.Read More
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McKinney, TX–September 18–Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opened yesterday in McKinney, Texas, at 218 E. Louisiana St., Suite 101, in the Historic Downtown area, directly across from Doug & Lynda’s Ski Shop.Read More
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September 09, 2013 (Fuquay-Varina, NC) - Southbend recently introduced the new G-Series Oven to their line of outstanding equipment. The G-Series technology offers top of the line performance and consistency that customers have been looking for. Read More
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BUFFALO, NY AUGUST 29TH - Rosina Food Products, Inc. has been selected as the “Frozen Food Supplier of the Year” by Reinhart Foodservice, the 4th largest foodservice distributor in the United States. Recognition for this award was shared at the Reinhart Traditions Sales & Merchandising Conference held in Lake Geneva, WI in which there were a total of eight categories and five frozen suppliers were nominated for the Frozen Food category. Read More
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September 16, 2013 (Elgin, IL) – CTX, the world leader in infrared conveyor cooking, announced the debut of the new DZ33I split belt conveyor oven. CTX infrared cooking offers outstanding, consistent quality on all types of meats and proteins and now operators can use different belt speeds on the same oven.Read More
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Elgin, IL (Sept. 12, 2013) – Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) was named a 2013 Supplier Partner of the Year recipient by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) at an award presentation in Dallas Aug. 15. Read More
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Chicago, IL, September 12, 2013 – Aurelio’s Pizza, a family pizza tradition since 1959, is promoting the sharing of family traditions while working to increase writing proficiency among 4th graders with the launch of its second annual Family Traditions Essay Contest from September 12 to October 15, 2013.Read More
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NEW YORK, NY, September 11, 2013 –– Pie Squared, designed by Global Test Kitchen (a Division of Dynamikspace, Inc.), Seattle, WA, is the winner of the 2013 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show Foodservice Pioneering Concept contest.Read More
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SEATTLE, WA – September 10, 2013 – MOD Pizza announced today that John Dikos, CFE, has joined the company as vice president, strategic partnerships. Mr. Dikos comes to MOD Pizza from Qdoba Mexican Grill Read More
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September 10, 2013 (Elgin, Ill.)- Kelly Lee has joined The Middleby Corporation as Senior Vice President of Technical Solutions and Aftermarket Services. He will be based in the corporate office in Elgin, Ill.Read More
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September 6, 2013 - Revention continues to advance and expand their suite of products. The latest point of sale module, Table and Guest Management, provides robust tools to actively manage table turns, server assignments and food preparation times, all aimed at improving guest satisfaction. Read More
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September 5, 2013 (Elgin, IL) – Elgin, Ill. Mayor David Kaptain unveiled “Middleby Way,” an honorary street sign after a ceremony and proclamation on Wednesday, September 4. The sign is displayed on Toastmaster Dr. at the corner of Congdon Ave. in Elgin. Read More
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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Sept. 3, 2013 – Project Pie, known for “everyday artisan pizza custom built by you” that cooks in less than two minutes, has signed an official agreement with master franchise partner DBE Project, Inc. to open 25 restaurants in the Philippines over the next three years. The first three locations are slated to open in 2013, all within the Metro Manila region.

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OMAHA, NE, September 3, 2013 –

“The taste worth doing anything for.”
“Pizza, the way pizza was meant to be.”
“Pizza pie piled high.”

The slogans may have changed, but Godfather’s Pizza, Inc.’s mission to make the perfect pie for passionate pizza people has remained consistent. 40 years of putting great taste first has garnered nationwide admiration for the iconic, Omaha-based pizza chain.
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As far as pizza goes in Orlando, the NYPD Pizzeria on Universal Blvd. owned by franchisee Jeff Longo, is number one. This according to the coveted ranking by TripAdvisor in its recent list of best pizza restaurants in Orlando, Florida. If that honor wasn’t surprising enough for NYPD founder, Paul Russo, the next one would blow him away: NYPD was also ranked 24 out of 2,882 restaurants overall in Orlando. Read More
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LAFAYETTE, La., Aug. 21. 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Hungry Howie's Pizza store recently opened in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is located at 2419 Congress Street, near the campus of the University of Louisiana.

“Ray Williams, Jr., has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years and is a great example of someone who thrives on operating a pizza franchise,” said Jennifer M. Jackson, development director for Hungry Howie's Pizza. “He opened his first Hungry Howie's Pizza franchise in 2009.”
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INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Roman's, Inc. (OTC/BB: NROM), the Indianapolis based franchisor of Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Italian Style Subs, today announced that it has signed agreements for an additional eight stand-alone take-n-bake locations, bringing the total number of signed locations to 29. To date, eight of the locations are open and 21 are under development and are expected to open over the next several months.Read More
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA –– INC. Magazine ranks Patxi’s Pizza #24 on their annual list of fastest growing Food & Beverage Companies in 2013’s Inc. 5,000—up from their #32 ranking in 2012. The highly anticipated ranking system celebrates the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States each year. Patxi’s Pizza ranked 1,217 overall, making it in the top 25 percent of top growth businesses this year and has experienced 342 percent growth in the last three years. Read More
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM Pizza, a proud part of the New Orleans community for the past 32 years, continues to grow by debuting a new Domino's Pizza store location in Marrero, the first in the West Bank Area to feature a brand new Domino's retail store design. The store, which will celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. today, is located at 2466 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero.
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ATLANTA, GA August, 2013 –Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint announced the opening of its 18th unit on August 17th in East Cobb County at 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 1100 in the Providence Square Home Depot Shopping Center in Atlanta, Georgia. To celebrate the newest Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint opening, the restaurant served free 9-inch, any three topping, fully-customizable pizzas to all customers in line from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read More
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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ammar Jali has come a long way since beginning his career as a delivery driver in 1991. The local business owner purchased his first Domino's Pizza store in 1994 - just three years after joining the company as a driver. Read More
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Kansas City, MO (August 13, 2013) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza has completed an agreement with the Parker Hospitality Group to develop SPIN! restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the second franchise agreement for SPIN!Read More
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WHITEWATER, Wis. –Toppers Pizza, an eclectic franchise pizza delivery brand, is thrilled to welcome Chris Cheek to the Toppers family as the brand’s first Chief Development Officer. Cheek’s impressive and extensive resume prepares him perfectly for this new role, which will include franchisee recruitment, as well as working closely with both franchisees and corporate to oversee the real estate selection and construction phases of new units. He will proceed along with the new franchisees just entering the system, from assisting with site-selection to overseeing successful openings.
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NEVADA, Iowa---Burke Corporation, leader in fully cooked meat products, has announced that Amanda Lockhart will be Director of Quality Assurance and Technical Services. Lockhart joins the Burke team to oversee food safety and quality systems and support the operations, sales and marketing groups. Read More
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Elgin, IL (July 31, 2013)- The Middleby Corporation announced today the addition of Peter Cooper as Vice President of Business Development Consultant and Design Services. Mr. Cooper acts as a liaison between all of the Middleby brands and the design and consultant community. Read More
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July 29, 2013 (Elgin, IL) – CTX, the world leader in infrared conveyor cooking, announced the debut of the new DZ33I split belt conveyor oven. CTX infrared cooking offers outstanding, consistent quality on all types of meats and proteins and now operators can use different belt speeds on the same oven. The oven made its debut in May at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.Read More
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MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 29, 2013 – This summer, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen (http://www.villafreshitaliankitchen.com) is partnering for the first time with Ciao Italy & Carrani Tours to launch an integrated social experience – Passport to Italy.Read More
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Homewood, IL, July 26, 2013 – The new Spicy Italian Pizza and Spinach Genoa Pizza, which hit Aurelio’s chain wide August 1, are the newest pizza creations in its specialty series. Following the popular debuts of the Mac N’ Cheese and Cheeseburger Pizzas, these two new specialty pizzas are numbers three and four in a series of six, appearing two at a time and available for two-month periods.Read More
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ATHENS, Georgia– When Drew French was a kid, he wasn’t fond of sharing his pizza. And who could blame him, really? Anchovies and black olives aren’t for everyone.
Like every other pizza lover, French simply wanted to enjoy his own pie, his own way. This fast-casual innovator today believes that you should have your pie your way. Therein lies the origin of Your Pie – a personal, build-it-yourself, quick-service pizza restaurant concept.
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Albuquerque, NM – Godfather’s Pizza in Albuquerque is holding a grand opening event on Thursday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Read More
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WHITEWATER, Wis. – Within the crowded pizza delivery space, Toppers Pizza (Toppers) is establishing itself as the next big brand, as the 50-unit chain continued its positive 2013 sales trajectory with a 7.7 percent same store sales increase in Q2. The sales climb comes on the heels of a 13.59 percent increase in Q1, demonstrating Toppers’ consistent and strong performance in the first half of 2013.
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St. Louis, Mo. (July 15, 2013) - Star Manufacturing announced today the addition of Mark Easterday as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Star Group. In his new position, Mr. Easterday will be responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategy for the commercial foodservice brands Star, Holman and Toastmaster as well as managing the day-to-day sales activities and sales personnel.Read More
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Albuquerque, NM, July 3, 2013 – Godfather’s Pizza in Albuquerque is holding a grand opening event on Thursday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
At the grand opening, the first 50 customers will receive a Godfather’s Pizza t-shirt. All customers will have a chance to meet the Godfather, the company spokesperson
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It is our pleasure to report that we’ve won a total of six 2013 TABBIE Awards for writing and design excellence. Presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), the TABBIES are open to B2B publications in more than 40 countries.Read More
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Omaha, NE, June 28, 2013 – Godfather’s Pizza has launched a photo-sharing campaign in which their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers are encouraged to submit photos for a chance to win a limited-edition shirt and a personal phone call from the company’s official spokesperson, The Godfather.
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Kansas City, MO (June 27, 2013) Award-winning SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is answering the plea for pineapple on its pizzas. Dubbed the “Pineapple Project”, SPIN! is adding roasted caramelized pineapple as a topping, a new BBQ di Pollo e Pineapple pizza to its menu, and a different pineapple pizza each week all summer in its home market.Read More
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MELVILLE, N.Y., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sbarro (www.sbarro.com) has announced that it has expanded its partnership agreement with White Planet Restaurants (WPR), led by Sriram Rajagopal and Gopal Rajagopalan, to significantly deepen the company's presence in South India.Read More
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Handcrafted pizza, local craft beers, 70s colors and midcentury modern architecture are just a few reasons to stop into Mellow.

LONE TREE, CO. – June 25–Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is proud to announce the newest opening in Lone Tree, Colorado, on Monday, July 1st, at 9271 Park Meadows Drive, at the intersection with Yosemite Street.
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PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Participating Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) stores in Pittsburgh are raising dough for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation during its first-ever fundraising program to benefit the Free Care Fund at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Carryout customers will be asked to add a dollar or two to their pizza order and be given a butterfly icon to sign that will be displayed in participating Domino's Pizza locations.Read More
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Louisville, Kentucky TV station WAVE3 has reported that a local truck company has been found transporting food by semi at 77 degrees, double the maximum temperature required of 41 degrees.Read More
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Pizza is so beloved in the U.S. that Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second. Time recently commemorated some of the great moments in pizza history, from the opening of America’s first pizzeria in 1905 and birth of the first pizza chain in 1958 to the invention of the plastic “package saver” in 1985 and introduction of the “take-and-bake” model in the 1990s.Read More
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DALLAS– Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) will host its 15th annual Boston’s Cares fundraising campaign from February 4-17, 2013 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During this time, Boston’s locations across the United States will collect proceeds from one specialty menu item, heart-shaped pizzas and paper hearts to support groundbreaking research and treatment of children with cancer and other deadly diseases.Read More
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DALLAS, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Pizza Party may not have been invited to participate in the political debates thus far, but that doesn't mean the tastiest party in the race will be kept quiet come Oct. 16.Read More
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GREENWICH, Conn., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive magazine has announced that David Novak, CEO of Yum! Brands has been named "2012 CEO of the Year," an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his or her peers. Read More

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