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Pizza

Financing

A big franchisee’s financial challenges puts more pressure on Pizza Hut

NPC International, which also owns Wendy’s units, make the pizza chain’s turnaround more difficult, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Leadership

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza adds to its C-suite

The polished-casual chain hired a COO, CMO and, late last year, a chief culinary officer.

The chain lost its place as the country’s largest pizza chain mostly because it has too many dine-in locations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company is changing its pan pizza for the first time since it debuted in 1980.

Its latest funding round gives the fast-casual pizza chain plenty of cash to accomplish its goals, with a public offering possible down the line.

The company has generated excitement with the Starboard investment and addition of Shaquille O’Neal, but sales growth remains key to its comeback.

The pizza chain’s founder has hired advisers to explore a sale of all or some of his shares.

The industry veteran had worked with KFC, Ignite and Granite City.

The Phoenix test, expected to be expanded to additional markets this spring, will allow customers and store managers to track drivers.

The Canadian brand operator will pay $6.45 per share for the take-and-bake pizza chain.

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