Pizza

Financing

Pizza Hut is warring with one of its largest franchisees

Operator EYM Pizza closed 15 locations in Indiana amid a lawsuit from the pizza chain franchisor over unpaid royalties and poor performance.

Operations

Blaze Pizza fans the flames of fast-casual pizza with brand overhaul

As the fast-casual pizza niche tries to find its post-pandemic path, Blaze Pizza hopes to regain leadership with a new menu and mission.

It was a tough year for the pizza business, as the average brand reported flat sales in 2023, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. Here’s a look at the largest chains in the U.S. based on 2023 system sales.

Papa Johns is bringing back its Cheesy Burger Pizza, after Pizza Hut created its Cheeseburger Melt, as major fast-food chains face challenges with their value reputation.

Restaurant Rewind: Few other chains have dared be as forthcoming about product quality as the pizza chain was. Now it's taking the opposite track. How's that likely to go?

The fast-casual pizza chain, which was “born” in California more than a decade ago, believes the cross-country move will further growth.

The pizza giant believes it has good products. It just needs to do a better job of telling customers about it. The company is also promising a lot more menu innovation.

A softer consumer environment is more than offsetting the pizza chain’s boost in marketing in recent weeks. But profitability improved last quarter.

The marketing executive will take over the struggling pizza chain in early June, following the departure of David Graves.

State of the Plate: Italians are strict about their pies, but American pizza chefs have an array of seemingly endless riffs on the popular dish, menu trends columnist Nancy Kruse writes.

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