Pizza Inn is an American restaurant chain and international food franchise, specializing in American-style pan pizza and side dishes. The company is based in the Dallas suburb of Texas. In 1958, two Texas brothers, F. J. and R. L. Spillman, opened the first Pizza Inn across from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. In the mid-'80s, the restaurant chain had a commercial deal with the Von Erich family, icons in Texas at the time, with Kerry Von Erich, Kevin Von Erich, Mike Von Erich appearing in a series of televised commercials. On June 3, 2011 Pizza Inn launched a new sister restaurant in Fort Worth, known as Pie Five Pizza, that specializes in handcrafted pizzas ready in five minutes.. As of January 2015, the parent company Pizza Inn Holdings was renamed RAVE Restaurant Group. In the summer of 2016, Rave Restaurant Group announced a CEO transition plan, appointing interim CEO Clinton Coleman to succeed outgoing CEO Randy Gier; as of November 2016, 158 locations are in operation in the United States.
Today, Pizza Inn operates 310 franchised stores and five corporate-owned stores in 12 countries, with several new stores scheduled to open in the next year. Pizza Inn is popular in the Middle East and Bangladesh. List of pizza chains of the United States RAVE Restaurant Group Pizza Inn, USA Pizza Inn, Kuwait Pizza Inn, Saudi Arabia Pizza Inn Oman on Facebook Pizza Inn, Australia
Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise, founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney. The company is known for its Italian-American cuisine menu, including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts. Pizza Hut has 18,431 restaurants worldwide as of December 31, 2018, making it the world's largest pizza chain in terms of locations, it is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. one of the world's largest restaurant companies. Pizza Hut was founded in June 1958 by two Wichita State University students, brothers Dan and Frank Carney, as a single location in Wichita, Kansas. Six months they opened a second outlet and within a year they had six Pizza Hut restaurants; the brothers began franchising in 1959. The iconic Pizza Hut building style was designed in 1963 by Chicago architect George Lindstrom. PepsiCo acquired Pizza Hut in November 1977. Before closing in 2015, the oldest continuously operating Pizza Hut was in Manhattan, Kansas, in a shopping and tavern district known as Aggieville near Kansas State University.
The first Pizza Hut restaurant east of the Mississippi River opened in Athens, Ohio, in 1966 by Lawrence Berberick and Gary Meyers. Pizza Hut's international presence includes Canada and Mexico in North America, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Tanzania and Nicaragua, its Asian presence includes Japan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, South Korea and Macau. Pizza Hut was one of the first American franchises to open in Iraq; the company announced a rebrand that began on November 19, 2014, in an effort to increase sales, which dropped in the previous two years. The menu was expanded to introduce various items such as 11 new specialty pizzas. Work uniforms for employees were refreshed. In 2017, Pizza Hut was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 24 in the list of 200 Most Influential Brands in the World. Pizza Hut is split into several different restaurant formats: the original family-style dine-in locations,.
Some full-sized Pizza Hut locations have a lunch buffet, with "all-you-can-eat" pizza, salad and bread sticks, a pasta bar. Pizza Hut has other business concepts independent of the store type. An upscale concept was unveiled in 2004, called Pizza Hut Italian Bistro. At 50 U. S. locations, the Bistro is similar to a traditional Pizza Hut, except the menu features new, Italian-themed dishes such as penne pasta, chicken pomodoro, toasted sandwiches. Instead of black and red, Bistro locations feature a burgundy and tan motif. Pizza Hut Bistros still serve sides. In some cases, Pizza Hut has replaced a "Red Roof" location with the new concept. "Pizza Hut Express" and "The Hut" locations are fast food restaurants. They offer a limited menu with many products not seen at a traditional Pizza Hut; these stores are paired in a colocation with WingStreet, in USA and Canada, or other sibling brands such as KFC or Taco Bell, found on college campuses, food courts, theme parks, bowling alleys, within stores such as Target.
Vintage "Red Roof" locations, designed by architect Richard D. Burke, can be found in the United States and Canada. In his book Orange Roofs, Golden Arches, Phillip Langdon wrote that the Pizza Hut "Red Roof" architecture "is something of a strange object – considered outside the realm of significant architecture, yet swiftly reflecting shifts in popular taste and unquestionably making an impact on daily life; these buildings show up in architectural journals, yet they have become some of the most numerous and conspicuous in the United States today."Curbed.com reports, "Despite Pizza Hut's decision to discontinue the form when they made the shift toward delivery, there were still 6,304 traditional units standing as of 2004, each with the shingled roofs and trapezoidal windows signifying equal parts suburban comfort and strip-mall anomie." This building style was common in early 1970s. The name "Red Roof" is somewhat anachronistic now. Dozens of "Red Roofs" have been relocated or rebuilt. Many "Red Roof" branches have beer if not a full bar, music from a jukebox, sometimes an arcade.
In the mid-1980s, the company moved into other successful formats, including delivery or carryout and the fast food "Express" model. In China, Pizza Hut used an altered business model, offering a fine-dining atmosphere with knives and forks and using an expanded menu catering to Chinese tastes. By 2008, Pizza Hut operated restaurants and delivery locations; that year, the company introduced "Pizza Hut Express", opening locations in Shanghai and Hangzhou. The 160 restaurants were in 40 Chinese cities in 2005; as of 2015, Pizza Hut had 1,903 restaurants in China. Savio S. Chan and Michael Zakkour, authors of China's Super Consumers: What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them, stated middle-class Chinese perceive Pizza Hut as "akin to fine dining", though Pizza Hut was "China's largest and most successful foreign casual-dining chain". In North America, Pizza Hut has notably sold: Pan baked in pan with a crispy edge.
Lincoln is the capital of the U. S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. The city covers 94.267 square miles with a population of 284,736 in 2017. It is the 71st-largest in the United States; the city is the economic and cultural anchor of a larger metropolitan area in the southeastern part of the state called the Lincoln Metropolitan and Lincoln-Beatrice Combined Statistical Areas. The statistical area is home to 353,120 people, making it the 106th-largest combined statistical area in the United States; the city was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster on the wild salt marshes of what was to become Lancaster County. In 1867, the village of Lancaster was renamed Lincoln; the Bertram G. Goodhue-designed state capitol building was completed in 1932 and is the second tallest capitol in the United States; as the city is the seat of government for the state of Nebraska, the state and the United States government are major employers. The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1867.
The university is the largest in Nebraska with 26,079 students enrolled and is the city's third-largest employer. Other primary employers fall within the service and manufacturing industries, including a growing high-tech sector; the region makes up a part of. Designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U. S. Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the twelfth-largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Refugee Vietnamese, Karen and Yazidi people, as well as other refugees from Iraq & the Middle East, have been resettled in the city. Lincoln Public Schools during the school year of 2017–18 provided support for 3,100 students from 100 countries, who spoke 50 different languages. Prior to the expansion westward of settlers, the prairie was covered with buffalo grass. Plains Indians, descendants of indigenous peoples who occupied the area for thousands of years, lived in and hunted along Salt Creek; the Pawnee, which included four tribes, lived in villages along the Platte River.
The Great Sioux Nation, including the Ihanktowan-Ihanktowana and the Lakota located to the north and west, used Nebraska as a hunting and skirmish ground, although they did not have any long-term settlements in the state. An occasional buffalo could still be seen in the plat of Lincoln in the 1860s. Lincoln was founded in 1856 as the village of Lancaster and became the county seat of the newly created Lancaster County in 1859; the village was sited on the east bank of Salt Creek. The first settlers were attracted to the area due to the abundance of salt. Once J. Sterling Morton developed his salt mines in Kansas, salt in the village was no longer a viable commodity. Captain W. T. Donovan, a former steamer captain, his family settled on Salt Creek in 1856. In the fall of 1859, the village settlers met to form a county. A caucus was formed and the committee, which included Captain Donovan, selected the village of Lancaster to be the county seat; the county was named Lancaster. After the passage of the 1862 Homestead Act, homesteaders began to inhabit the area.
The first plat was dated August 6, 1864. By the close of 1868, Lancaster had a population of 500 people; the township of Lancaster was renamed Lincoln with the incorporation of the city of Lincoln on April 1, 1869. In 1869, the University of Nebraska was established in Lincoln by the state with a land grant of about 130,000 acres. Construction of University Hall, the first building, began the same year. Nebraska was granted statehood on March 1, 1867; the capital of the Nebraska Territory had been Omaha since the creation of the territory in 1854. After much of the territory south of the Platte River considered annexation to Kansas, the territorial legislature voted to locate the capital city south of the river and as far west as possible. Prior to the vote to remove the capital city from Omaha, a last ditch effort by Omaha Senator J. N. H. Patrick attempted to derail the move by having the future capital city named after assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. Many of the people south of the Platte River had been sympathetic to the Confederate cause in the concluded Civil War.
It was assumed that senators south of the river would not vote to pass the measure if the future capital was named after the former president. In the end, the motion to name the future capital city Lincoln was ineffective in blocking the measure and the vote to change the capital's location south of the Platte River was successful with the passage of the Removal Act in 1867; the Removal Act called for the formation of a Capital Commission to locate a site for the capital on state-owned land. The Commission, composed of Governor David Butler, Secretary of State Thomas Kennard and Auditor John Gillespie, began to tour sites on July 18, 1867, for the new capital city; the village of Lancaster was chosen, in part due to the salt marshes. Lancaster had 30 residents. Disregarding the original plat of the village of Lancaster, Thomas Kennard platted Lincoln on a broader scale; the plat of the village of Lancaster was not abandoned. To raise money for the construction of a capital city, a successful auction of lots was held.
Newcomers began to arrive and Lincoln's population grew. The Nebraska State Capitol was completed on December 1, 1868; the Kennard house, built in 1869, is the old
Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. is the third-largest pizza chain in the United States, behind Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza. It operates and franchises pizza restaurants in the United States and internationally in Asia, the Middle East, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean; the company was founded in 1959 and is based in Detroit, headquartered in the Fox Theatre building in Downtown. Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Inc.. Little Caesars Pizza was founded on May 1959, by Mike Ilitch and his wife Marian Ilitch; the first location was in a strip mall in Garden City, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, named "Little Caesar's Pizza Treat". The original store closed in October 2018; the company is famous for its advertising catchphrase, "Pizza! Pizza!", introduced in 1979. The phrase refers to two pizzas being offered for the comparable price of a single pizza from competitors; the pizzas were served in a single long package. Little Caesars has since discarded the unwieldy packaging in favor of typical pizza boxes.
In addition to pizza, they served hot dogs, chicken and fish. In 1998, Little Caesars filled what was the largest pizza order, filling an order of 13,386 pizzas from the VF Corporation of Greensboro, North Carolina. Starting in 2004, the chain began offering "Hot-N-Ready", a large pepperoni pizza sold for $5; the concept was successful enough to become a permanent fixture of the chain, Little Caesars' business model has shifted to focus more on carryout. Little Caesars was among the first to use a new kind of speed-cooking conveyor oven, the "Rotary Air Impingement Oven". On December 10, 2014, Little Caesars announced plans for a new eight-story, 205,000-square-foot Global Resource Center to be built at Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Detroit. Intended to double the size of Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus, the new building's location was chosen near the Fox Office Center building, which houses both the Fox Theatre, 186,000 square feet of office space for Little Caesars, other Ilitch-affiliated ventures.
An overhead pedestrian bridge over Columbia Street was planned to connect the Fox with the new Little Caesars Global Resource Center, workspace for an additional 600 jobs to be brought to Detroit over time. On January 31, 2016, it was announced that the proposed new Little Caesars Pizza Global Resource Center had grown by one floor to be a nine-story building at Woodward and Columbia Street; the building was scheduled to be completed in 2018, but in October of that year, was pushed back due to construction delays. In 2017, to coincide with the opening of Little Caesars Arena, the company launched a updated logo, which removed the Caesar's chest hair, updated the wreath, updated the toga to have hidden letters spelling "LC" for "Little Caesars"; the company started using the updated Caesar in its advertising, replacing the more cartoonish Caesar, used in ads since the 1980s. Ilitch Holdings, Inc. manages professional services to companies owned by Marian Ilitch. These include the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Little Caesars Pizza Kits, Champion Foods, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Uptown Entertainment, the Hockeytown Cafe, the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit.
While Little Caesars owns the "Pizza! Pizza!" Trademark in the U. S. the unaffiliated Canadian Pizza Pizza restaurant chain owns the Canadian trademark. As a result, Little Caesars cannot directly use the slogan in Canada, due to a copyright claim by JAD Productions Corporation. Instead, the company has used "Two Pizzas!" along with "Delivery! Delivery!", "Quality! Quality!" or other such double-word tag lines in its advertising and packaging in Canada. They have used "Hot'N Ready!" in their TV commercials for their "Hot'N Ready" pizzas. Little Caesars sold its first franchise in 1962 and, by 1987, had restaurants in all 50 states. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Little Caesars were found in Kmart stores, more in Big Kmarts and Super Kmarts; the first Kmart and the first Little Caesars were both built in Michigan. After Kmart's bankruptcy issues, some of today's Kmarts have replaced the Little Caesars with their own branded "K-Cafe". However, several Little Caesars remain. Little Caesars pizza was included in many remodeled Kmart locations.
Between 2008–2015, Little Caesars was the fastest-growing pizza chain in the United States. As of 2017, the company has 5,463 locations including U. S. and international units. By 1987, the company was operating across the Northern United States, purchasing the Mother's Pizza chain out of receivership in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom in 1989; as of 2018, the company is present in Canada, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Honduras, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Philippines, Jordan, Guatemala, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Bahrain, Australia and Tobago and Chile. The Little Caesars brand in the Philippines was present since the 1990s but closed down in the 2000s, it reentered the market 25 January 2019, with its launching under a new franchisee and new branch in Ermita, Manila. Little Ca
Kotipizza Oyj is the largest pizza restaurant chain in the Nordic countries. Koti is Finnish and translates to "home". Kotipizza is part of Kotipizza Group, it operates a pizza franchise in Finland. In 2017, Kotipizza restaurants were run by 300 franchisees, who in total had 1,700 employees. On average, each restaurant employed six people, some of whom may have been working on a part-time basis, its head office is in Finland. Kotipizza was founded in 1987 by Rabbe Grönblom in Finland. During the first operating years, business grew fast, the 100th Kotipizza restaurant opened in 1992. In 1995, a shop-in-shop concept was introduced to the business model, when Kotipizza concluded an agreement with the Neste Oil service station chain; the model reduced start-up costs for the new location. The 200th Kotipizza restaurant was founded in 1996. In the 21st century Kotipizza's motto was "Pizza, Love & Understanding". In 2008, Grönblom’s family company sold the majority of Kotipizza to a company founded by Kotipizza employees.
Next year, Kotipizza concluded a cooperation agreement with Teboil service station chain. By the end of 2010, the Kotipizza chain constituted some 281 restaurants in over 130 municipalities; some Kotipizza restaurants were located in conjunction with gas stations. The most northern Kotipizza restaurant in Finland was located in Karigasniemi in the municipality of Utsjoki. In 2011, Grönblom returned as the chief shareholder of the company, but by August 2011, he had sold three quarters of his shares in Kotipizza to Finnish private equity company Sentica Partners and remained a minority shareholder, with a one-fifth share, of the company; the overall revenue of the Kotipizza restaurant chain in 2012 was 72 million euro. Over 95% of the Kotipizza restaurants in Finland were operated by franchising. In addition to Finland, Kotipizza restaurants were found in Saint Petersburg, Estonia and in China in Suzhou, near Shanghai. In 2014, Grönblom gave away the ownership of the company completely. In the financial year 2016, the total sales of Kotipizza restaurants amounted to EUR 90 million with net sales of EUR 67 million.
In December 2017, the Kotipizza chain’s monthly sales exceeded EUR 10 million for the first time. In April 2018, the same-store sales of comparable Kotipizza restaurants had increased for 37 months in a row; the number of restaurants stood at 260. In November 2018 European food manufacturer Orkla announced that it will acquire Kotipizza's owner, Kotipizza Group. Over 99% of the Kotipizza restaurants in Finland are operated by franchising. In 2018, Kotipizza operates only in Finland; some restaurants accept orders by phone or via the internet. Most of the home-delivery restaurants utilise the home-delivery concept created in cooperation with the chain’s franchisees. Built-in warming delivery boxes in delivery vehicles keep pizzas at 60 degrees Celsius for an hour. In 2016, 62 per cent of all ingredients used at Kotipizza restaurants came from Finland. For instance, the million kilograms of cheese used by the chain was acquired from 70 Valio dairy farms located in the area of Lapinlahti, Finland. In 2014, the most popular pizza of the Kotipizza chain was Perfetta, for which four pizza toppings are picked freely.
The second most popular pizza was Special Opera, a pizza with ham and tuna. The third most popular pizza was Americana, which includes Aura cheese and pineapple. Furthermore, Kotzone Chicken, Quattro Stagioni, Bolognese and Burger were among the top 10 products. In 2018, the top 10 most sold products via Kotipizza’s online store were Perfetta, Custom Monster, Special Opera, Kotzone Chicken, Custom Kotzone, Meat Master, Quattro Stagioni and Texas Monster. Monster is a product developed by Kotipizza. In the Helsinki metropolitan area and in larger cities, Kotipizza sold more vegetarian pizzas and toppings than anywhere else in Finland. Pizza Berlusconi is Kotipizza's product name for a pizza of smoked reindeer, with tomato, chanterelle mushrooms and red onion. Kotipizza named the pizza after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in their summer 2008 ad campaign and menu. Berlusconi had caused a minor diplomatic incident in 2005, when he said that he had had to "endure" Finnish cuisine, joked disparagingly about Finns eating "marinated reindeer".
Although marinated reindeer is a common dish in Lapland, in the rest of Finland the meat is traditionally stewed or dried. Kotipizza has been chosen as the best franchising chain of the year in 1992, 2009 and 2017. In 2017, the Kotipizza chain received the MSC ecolabel, confirming that all fish and seafood served by the chain come from sustainable sources and certified fisheries. Kotipizza was the first pizza chain in the world to be licensed to use the label. Products with the MSC ecolabel are guaranteed to have been responsibly caught by a certified sustainable fishery. With Pizza Berlusconi, Kotipizza won the America's Plate International pizza contest in New York City in March 2008, beating the Italian-Americans, who came in second place, the Australians in third. List of pizza franchises Media related to Kotipizza at Wikimedia Commons Official website Official home delivery site D'Agosta, Alex. Translation to English by Giles Watson. Reindeer Pizza Named after Berlusconi." Corriere della Sera.
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Sbarro, LLC is a pizzeria chain that specializes in New York style pizza sold by the slice and other Italian-American cuisine. In 2011, the company was ranked 15th in foreign system wide sales among U. S.-based quick-serve and fast-casual companies by QSR Magazine. In 2008, Sbarro was rated the #1 Quick Service Restaurant in the Italian segment by Entrepreneur magazine. Not all reports were positive, as the food quality had been criticized, with a suggestion that this was a factor that led to two bankruptcies. Sbarro has over 800 locations in 33 countries. Sbarro stores are located in shopping malls, service areas, college campuses, as well as in The Pentagon, American naval bases, casinos. Sbarro was founded in 1956 by Carmela Sbarro; the couple and their three sons, Joseph and Anthony, immigrated to America from Naples, Italy. The same year, the Sbarro family opened their first salumeria at 1701 65th Street and 17th Avenue in Bensonhurst, New York, which became popular for its fresh food and Italian fare.
Its original location closed down in 2004. The success of the Sbarro Salumeria led to the opening of additional locations in the New York City metropolitan area. In 1970, Sbarro opened its first mall-based restaurant in Brooklyn's Kings Plaza Shopping Center. One of their busiest outlets was located in the World Trade Center mall, though it was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In early 2007, Sbarro was acquired by MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm with offices in New York and London; the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 4, 2011. At the time it was ranked by Pizza Today as the country's fifth-largest pizza chain, it was the third-largest pizza chain to declare bankruptcy in less than a year. Earlier, Round Table Pizza and Uno Chicago Grill, through its parent Uno Restaurant Holdings, filed bankruptcy. Uno has since reemerged. In November 2011, Sbarro was granted court approval to emerge from bankruptcy under a plan requiring restructuring and ceding ownership to lenders.
In January 2012, James J. Greco was brought in CEO of Sbarro to implement a turnaround plan as the company emerged from bankruptcy. Sbarro rebranded, updating its pizza recipe, food offerings, branding, bringing fresh ingredients back to the forefront of the menu. On March 15, 2012, Sbarro announced a franchise agreement with Upper Crust Foods Pvt. Ltd. to open restaurants in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The franchisee will operate the restaurants; the first outlet opened in Mumbai. In July 2015 Sbarro announced that they planned to expand to 50 outlets in two years, from the 17 they had then. In March 2013, Sbarro announced. In March of the following year, the company again filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Sbarro announced on June 3, 2014, that they had exited from bankruptcy protection on June 2 based on a reorganization plan as approved by the court on May 19. 182 locations were closed and the company announced plans to move its headquarters from New York City to Columbus, Ohio.
In January 2015, Sbarro's logo changed from a design resembling the Italian national flag, to an outline of a pizza slice in red and green, with the words "NYC.1956" to recollect the establishment's Brooklyn origins. In 2016 Sbarro had 318 locations in the U. S. less than half of 12 years earlier. The decline of mall food courts and changing dietary choices among Americans are felt to be the major factors in Sbarro's regression. In October 2013, Sbarro opened; the restaurants feature Neapolitan-style pizzas made to order with fresh, high-end ingredients and baked in woodstone ovens in under three minutes. Cucinova has multiple locations in Illinois. In a scene from the hip-hop film Krush Groove, Sbarro falls victim to a ravenous eating frenzy by the infamous corpulent rap trio The Fat Boys; this scene and the restaurant was the setting for The Fat Boys hit music video for their song "All You Can Eat", featured on the Krush Groove movie soundtrack. Sbarro was featured in the season 2 episode "Valentine's Day" of the American television series The Office.
While Michael Scott was in New York City on a business trip, he eats pizza at Sbarro, which he claims is his "favorite New York pizza joint". List of pizza chains of the United States Official website
Rossopomodoro is an Italian pizza restaurant chain, headquartered in Naples, with outlets in Italy, the UK, Germany, Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. They were founded by three former professional rugby players, have about 70 outlets in Italy, expanded into the UK in 2006, they have ten outlets in the UK, as of June seven of which are in London. They have an outlet on Greenwich Avenue in New York City. In March 2018 Sebeto, Rossopomodoro's parent company, was acquired by OpCapita from Change Capital, both London-based private equity firms, for an undisclosed price. Official website