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Major Pizza Hut Franchisee Signs Contract With EntertainmentXpress

LOS ANGELES, CA, Mar 25, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Public Media Works, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!pubm (PUBM 0.80, +0.10, +14.29%) announced today that EntertainmentXpress has entered into an agreement with Pizza Hut franchisee Aurora Huts LLC of Mars, Pennsylvania. The agreement with the Aurora Huts LLC, which operates 155 Pizza Hut … More

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Papa John's Names 2009 Franchise Operators of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Papa John’s International /quotes/comstock/15*!pzza/quotes/nls/pzza (PZZA 25.78, -0.04, -0.16%) today announced its 2009 Franchise Operators of the Year: — Milan Enterprises, LTD (E. Brunswick, N.J.), National Small Group Franchisee of the Year (1-3 restaurants) — Rana Ali and Syed Shah — ATM Pizza, … More

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Rotten Tomatoes: Scandal Strikes Tomato-Paste Industry

According to Slate.com, “The feds had been investigating his tomato-processing company for more than four years, but Scott Salyer was apparently taken by surprise when the FBI nabbed him at JFK Airport last month. Salyer, who flies his own jet, had been traveling to Paraguay and Andorra, among other locales, … More

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Dominos: Citi Bullish On 'Revamped Pizza'

According to Blogs.Barrons.com, “Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) shares are trading sharply higher after Citigroup analyst Gregory Badishkanian upped his rating on the stock to Buy from Hold, lifting his price target to $14, from $11.” “The Citi analyst writes in a research note that he believes DPZ has seen a solid … More

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Domino's Pizza to Increase Headcount By Up to 1,800 in FY'10

According to business-standard.com, “global quick service restaurant chain Domino’s Pizza is planning to hire up to 1,800 new employees during this fiscal to service its expanding chain.”     “The company is also toying with the idea of introducing its small format store concept for walk-in crowds in the Indian market.” … More

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Fitch: Risk for Restaurants Moderating

According to a news report from Nation’s Restaurant News, “Despite continued weakness in same-store sales growth for nearly all U.S. restaurants, corporate financial risk and bankruptcy fears for leveraged companies are moderating, according to a Tuesday report from Fitch Ratings, a corporate credit rating agency.” “Cost controls, including aggressive expense … More

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Pizza Sales Hold Strong

According to pennlive.com, “The simple Italian dish made from dough, a slathering of sauce and sprinkling of mozzarella cheese is not only cheap, it’s recession-proof.” “Pizza is the affordable food. A whole pizza is priced about $6 to $15 depending on the size and number of toppings. ‘It’s cheaper for … More

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Twitter For Sale–Popularity Up For Grabs

According to a press release, First it was popularity on social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon that was being sold and now Twitter is in the sights of those looking to have their fame and status artificially increased. Web traffic and promotion company uSocial.net – who famously received and ignored a … More