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Sbarro Set to Open First Location in Costa Rica

Sbarro announces its inaugural location in Costa Rica. In an exclusive development agreement with franchise partner Pizza in Paradise Sociedad Anonima, led by Jorge Moya and sons Jorge and Jose, has opened Sbarro—known for its extra-large New York-style pizza slice—in Lincoln Plaza in the city of Moravia, with more locations to follow.

Brio Launches New Menu Focusing on Italian Mediterranean Cooking

Brio Italian Mediterranean announced the launch of an Italian Mediterranean-inspired menu update at all of its locations. The menu, which is deeply rooted in the Italian Mediterranean way of cooking, is the result of a collaboration between Brio’s leading chef and chief culinary officer John Imbriolo and renowned Italian-Mediterranean chef Angela Mancini.

MOD Pizza Announces Rocky Mountain Expansion

MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC announced it has expanded its development agreement with Best Pizza, LLC, its exclusive franchisee in Colorado. The deal increases Best Pizza’s development agreement from 25 to 45 locations, and adds Southern Wyoming to their territory.

Fired Pie Offers Vets a Free Entrée on November 11

In support of veterans both active and retired, Fired Pie will be offering a free entrée to all vets who show their ID or are in uniform on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day. Fired Pie also has specials for the savvy shopper.

Patxi’s Pizza Plans to Open First San Diego Store

Patxi’s Pizza is celebrating the grand opening of its first San Diego location in Hillcrest (3888 4th Avenue) on Wednesday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Festivities will include a free 10-inch Neapolitan pizza for the first 50 people in line, buy one get one free 10-inch Neapolitan pizzas all day, and samples of Patxi's signature Chicago-style deep dish pizzas.

Fazoli’s Inks Deal to Expand Its Florida Footprint

Fazoli’s will continue its commitment to aggressive franchise development with the addition of three new restaurants in Florida.President and CEO Carl Howard announced on October 7 that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Matt Clift of CliftClem Holdings, LLC, to bring three Fazoli’s restaurants to the Orlando and Clermont areas, with the first one scheduled to open in fall of 2020.

Fazoli’s Set to Open in Sedalia, Missouri

Fazoli’s is continuing its commitment to record-breaking expansion.President and CEO Carl Howard announced on October 1 that the company has executed an area development agreement with Franchisee Joshua Kroeger of Kroeger Enterprises, LLC, to bring two new Fazoli’s restaurants to Missouri, starting with a location in Sedalia.

Fazoli's Celebrates Record-Breaking Year and Franchisees

Fazoli’s recently held its 2019 National Brand Conference in Marco Island, Florida where it awarded its brand trailblazers for driving success.“Our National Brand Conference really ignites excitement around our newest brand strategies while celebrating the big wins of the year,” says President and CEO Carl Howard.

Fall Flavors Arrive on North Italia's New Menu

National Pasta and Pizza Month are one and the same (October) and it’s right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than at North Italia, known for their hand-crafted, fresh pastas and pizza, including their rotating chef’s choice daily pizza.

New-Look Bravo Cucina Italiana Debuts Fresh Menu

FoodFirst Global Restaurants, Inc., a newly formed restaurant company, announced the launch of an updated Italian Mediterranean-inspired menu at all of its Bravo Cucina Italiana locations. The Italian Mediterranean brand vision was orchestrated by founder, owner-partner, chairman and CEO Brad Blum, while the exciting menu additions were developed by Chief Culinary Officer John Imbriolo, whose Italian family heritage is rooted in the Italian Mediterranean Way of cooking.

Why is Domino's So Against Third-Party Delivery?

Domino’s opened the glass-paneled, new doors of its “Innovation Garage” to investors September 6 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It provided a chance to showcase some of the brand’s tech-centric innovations, platforms, and products it believes will help the chain weather an unprecedented storm in the pizza segment.