Spotlight on Coalfire Chicago

Coalfire co-owners Bill Carroll and J. Spillane talk about bringing the first coal-fired pizza to Chicago and the reaction from locals who were brought up on deep-dish.     … More

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Ask the Experts with Sean McGarry

On this edition of Ask The Experts, get a preview of PMQ’s October international franchising article with author and franchising expert Sean McGarry. Find why markets in the UK and Germany are looking more fertile for franchisers. … More

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This Week In Pizza – September 01, 2010

Today on This Week In Pizza, watch out Domino’s, Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta in Denver, Colorado has a new advertising campaign and it’s aimed at you. Also today, the Zagat’s Annual Fast Food survey is out, find out which pizzeria came out on top. … More


On loan

Owning vs. leasing your restaurant equipment is very similar to the purchase vs. lease options for a vehicle. In either case, cash flow and immediate tax deductions are two areas to focus on. However, first and foremost, always negotiate the best purchase price of the equipment before deciding how to pay for it. For any asset purchases, the … More

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A new taste in classwork

New York is the epicenter of American pizza trends. Thousands of pizzerias around the world claim to serve authentic New York-style pizza, and some even claim to use tap water from the city’s system. Few regions boast the abundance and quality of pizza present in the Big Apple, but one of the pizza capital’s most recent additions serves … More

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Cleaning up

When it comes to cutting costs, operators might be surprised to learn that they’re allowing savings to literally wash down the drain by using a hand-washing system to clean dishware. After all, Energy Star, the federally funded program designed to make appliances more energy-efficient, has been working with the commercial market for three years now. “The industry is really … More

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Biden: Tax Hike for Wealthy, Pizza for White House

According to USA Today, “Vice President Biden defended eliminating tax cuts for the wealthy in a lunchtime visit today to Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza in Washington.” “He also bought two pizzas to take back to the White House — one plain, one pepperoni –acknowledging that he eats it ‘just … More

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Hat-trick of Annual Losses for Pizza Hut in the UK

According to The Independent, “Pizza Hut UK suffered hefty losses for the third consecutive year in 2009, as it continued to struggle in the face of fierce competition.” “The 710-restaurant chain, which is part of the US group Yum Brands which also owns the KFC fast-food business, blamed tough trading … More

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Domino's Pizza Chooses ACI Worldwide for Centralized Payment Processing

NEW YORK, Aug 25, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — ACI Worldwide, Inc., a leading international provider of electronic payments software and solutions, today announced that Domino’s Pizza, Inc. has partnered with ACI to consolidate payments processing, add more features and improve personalization for customers ordering online. The new system enables … More

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Aramark Outlines Wellness Plan for Schools

According to Nation’s Restaurant News, “Contract feeder Aramark Corp. has unveiled a wellness and nutrition education program designed to improve the health and academic potential of students throughout the country.” “Aramark’s Healthy for Life program is part of its commitment to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which is … More

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Sweet Take on the Calzone

August 25, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE) — Typically thought of as a hearty, sandwich-style dish, Nella Pizzeria Napoletana in Lincoln Park is giving the calzone a sweet new twist. While calzones are usually packed with pizza toppings, Nella’s new chef, Chef Alfredo Colle, is filling his calzones with dessert ingredients. “We … More