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Pizza Pizza's Chief Executive Officer Passes

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 31, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — It is with great sadness that Pizza Pizza Royalty Income Fund /quotes/comstock/11t!pza.un (CA:PZA.UN 7.30, +0.03, +0.41%) (the “Fund”) and Pizza Pizza Limited (the “Company”) today announced the death of Michael Overs, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Company. The … More

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Flippers Pizzeria Tosses Up Pizza Perfection Nationally

Orlando, Florida, March 15, 2010 – Flippers Pizzeria (flipperspizzeria.com), known for firing up perfect, handcrafted pizzas in their authentic brick-ovens, is taking their successful 23-year-old concept to the national franchise market. Founded by Scott Kousaie and Todd Dennis in 1987, Flippers Pizzeria has become one of Central Florida’s favorite pizzerias. … More

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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