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Casey’s Delivers

By: Megan Wilkinson, CSD Staff. Casey’s General Stores Inc. now offers its new pizza delivery service on a daily basis to customers at several store locations in Iowa. For hungry c-store customers in Iowa buying c-store pizza just got even more convenient. Casey’s General Stores Inc. is delivering pizza direct to customers from its Grimes,

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Hunt Brothers Donates $20,000, Pizza To Tornado-Hit Communities

“One of Hunt Brothers Pizza’s guiding principles is to be a blessing to people, so it’s only natural for us to help the people and communities affected by these tragic events,” says Hunt Brothers spokesperson. In an act of compassion for the communities hit by devastating tornadoes this spring, Hunt Brothers Pizza donated $20,000 in

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Hunt Brothers Pizza’s Great Race

“The goal is simple, drive business to our c-stores while offering exclusive racing gear and prizes to our consumers. It’s a win-win situation,” says Hunt Brothers’ spokesperson. Hunt Brothers Pizza, a national brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry, has launched its new NASCAR-inspired redemption program, The Great Race, running now through Nov.

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Flash Market Opens Fourth Pizza Inn

“Pizza Inn allows us to offer more than the personal pan pizza people think of at a local convenience store,” says Flash Market spokesperson. Multi-unit franchise owner Flash Market Convenience Stores has opened its fourth Pizza Inn delivery/carryout location—marking the first Pizza Inn in Saraland, Ala. Pizza Inn Inc. is an international pizza chain recognized

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Pizza Projecting Upward

QSR pizza sales have hovered at $33–$36 billion for the last few years and projections for the upcoming year are very strong, Pizza Marketplace reported. The grim economy of the past couple of years has not crushed the spirit of folks who like to eat out. Although pizza sales slowed in recent months due to

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Fresh & Easy Debuts Gourmet Pizzas

“We’re always working to find interesting, unique and delicious products to bring to our customers,” says Fresh & Easy’s chief commercial officer. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has expanded its Gourmet range with a line of specially handcrafted frozen artisan pizzas from Italy, selling for $3.99. The new pizzas join other Gourmet products introduced just

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Par-Baked Extra Thin Crust Pizza

Menuing extra thin crust pizza offers extra large opportunity for any operation. Sales growth of extra thin crust has outpaced all other pizza crust types over the past five years, according to The NPD Group/CREST for the 12 months ended March 2010, and 25% of consumers surveyed said they prefer thin crust pizza, according to

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Getting A Bigger Piece of the Foodservice Pie

Quality, price point and flexibility continue to drive customer interest in pizza. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Americans are into upscale, premium and gourmet everything these days. So why would anyone expect pizza to be any different? The question is, “Can your pizza program measure up?” From exotic toppings to a variety of doughs, c-store

Versatility Drives Pizza’s Popularity

Pizza Trends   There are approximately 62,000 pizzerias in the U.S. according to research firm Packaged Facts, with thousands of additional convenience stores and restaurants serving up fresh pizzas every day. And with good reason. Approximately 94% of the U.S. population eats pizza. More than three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year,

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