Papa John's bounces back, CPK struggles with bankruptcy and Chuck E. Cheese launches a new delivery-only brand.
Marco’s Looks to the Future Same-store sales have soared during the pandemic for Marco’s Pizza, the No. 6 chain in the United States, but president and COO Tony Libardi knows there is plenty more work to be done. With 900-plus locations, Marco’s logged more than $600 million in system-wide sales … More
CPK Market Offers Groceries and Meal Kits The coronavirus pandemic has prompted California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) to move into the meal kit and grocery business in a big way. In early April, the Playa Vista, California-based chain introduced CPK Market, which provides specialty meal kits as well as pantry and … More
Papa John’s Aims to “Conquer Lunch” Papa John’s has introduced a new flatbread offering, called the Papadia, in an effort to “conquer lunch” and boost its sales. Described as a “toasty, hearty alternative to the same old sandwich routine,” the Papadia sells for $6 at all U.S. locations. The Papadia … More
MOD Pizza Named Emerging Brand of the Year As the fastest-growing restaurant chain in the country, Seattle-based MOD Pizza has proven that doing good really is good for business. Restaurant Dive, a national digital magazine covering the restaurant industry, chose MOD as Emerging Brand of the Year for 2019. The … More
Can Rob Lynch Turn Papa John’s Around? Rob Lynch worked miracles at underdog fast-food chain Arby’s when he came on board in 2013. Can he do the same for Papa John’s? The pizza company hired Lynch as its new CEO in August after Steve Ritchie, who replaced ousted founder John … More