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This Week In Pizza – February 13, 2013
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Today on This Week In Pizza: Papa Murphy's Expanding in Canada; Pizza Hut Rolls Out Slider Pies; and Domino's Debuts 'Pizza Theater'

Yelp to Feature Restaurant Health Inspection Reports

Yelp announced in its official blog recently that the company will feature health inspection reports for restaurants on its site.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced last month that his city's official restaurant hygiene scores would be imported onto Yelp business pages. Additionally, Yelp has created a new open-data standard-called the Local Inspector Value-Entry Specification, or LIVES-to enable local municipalities to post their inspection reports on Yelp. The blog quotes a study of the Los Angeles restaurant industry which concluded that "when restaurant scores are posted conspicuously, best practices improve across the industry." Other major cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago, are reportedly planning to participate. To learn more, visit

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Papa Murphy's Plans 80 New Stores in Canada

Take-and-bake giant Papa Murphy's is expanding its footprint across Canada, with plans to open at least 80 stores throughout the country in the next five years.

The chain already has 15 locations in British Columbia and Alberta, but expansion plans also include Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The average cost to open a Papa Murphy's in Canada is about $230,00, which includes a franchise fee of $25,000. Foodservice experience isn't a requirement for franchise operators, the company says.

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Pizza Hut Introduces Slider Mini-Pizzas

Pizza Hut took advantage of ad time during the Super Bowl to unveil its new slider pies, which are designed for families that want to customize their pizza orders with a variety of toppings.

According to ABC News, the sliders will be available in either a $10 box of nine pies or a $5 box of three. The mini-pizzas measure three and a half inches across. They can be ordered with any of the usual Pizza Hut toppings.

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Domino's Unveils New Open-Kitchen Form

In an effort to freshen its concept, Domino's has unveiled a new open-kitchen format-dubbed "pizza theater"-that lets customers watch their pizzas being made.

Domino's wants to boost its carryout business and will soon add seating for a dozen or more customers in its shops, a chalkboard for customer comments and a grab-and-go section for salads, milk and other items. According to the Seattle Times, Domino's stores in the Seattle market will be the first to undergo the renovations. The chain also has redesigned its logo and dropped the word "pizza" to reflect a larger menu that includes sandwiches, pastas and desserts.

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