Pizza Inn’s owner buys back stock and watches its share price soar

Pizza Inn recently launched a rebranding and is focused on the dine-in consumer. / Image courtesy of Rave Restaurant Group. Wall Street loves its share buybacks. Rave Restaurant Group, the owner of pizza chains Pie Five and Pizza Inn, on Friday noted that it acquired $500,000 worth of its last quarter, and another $1.1 million … Read more

Shoney’s owner launches a new fast-casual, drive-thru pizza concept in Houston

The owner of Shoney’s is launching a new brand: Drive-thru pizza. David Davoudpour, owner of the 75-year-old Shoney’s brand and CEO of management company Best American Hospitality, has debuted a fast-casual, drive-thru pizza concept called 7Pie in the Houston area. Two units are open and there are expected to be four by the end of … Read more

Shoney’s owner launches a new fast-casual, drive-thru pizza concept in Houston

The owner of Shoney’s is launching a new brand: Drive-thru pizza. David Davoudpour, owner of the 75-year-old Shoney’s brand and CEO of management company Best American Hospitality, has debuted a fast-casual, drive-thru pizza concept called 7Pie in the Houston area. Two units are open and there are expected to be four by the end of … Read more

Birdbox in San Francisco threatens to steal the fried chicken sandwich limelight

These days it’s not easy to stand out in a nation crowded with fried chicken sandwiches, but the new Birdbox in San Francisco is grabbing attention. This fast-casual spinoff of the two-Michelin-star Birdsong opened its first brick-and-mortar unit in the city’s South Park neighborhood next to Oracle Park. Partners Chris Bleidorn and Aarti Shetty first … Read more

Pizza Inn’s owner buys back stock and watches its share price soar

Pizza Inn recently launched a rebranding and is focused on the dine-in consumer. / Image courtesy of Rave Restaurant Group. Wall Street loves its share buybacks. Rave Restaurant Group, the owner of pizza chains Pie Five and Pizza Inn, on Friday noted that it acquired $500,000 worth of its last quarter, and another $1.1 million … Read more

MOD Pizza builds infrastructure for growth with several exec changes

Prepping for a next phase of growth, MOD Pizza late Friday announced several changes to the leadership team, with a particular focus on franchise and development. Founded in 2008, the fast-casual MOD Pizza has long been a primarily company-operated chain, with more than 520 units in the US and Canada that are company owned or … Read more

EDITORIAL: Diet session in fall crucial for Kishida to win back public trust

Nearly a month has passed since opposition parties called on the Cabinet to convene an extraordinary Diet session according to a constitutional provision. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaking in a Sept. 15 meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party faction he heads, said “an extraordinary Diet session is expected to be held next month.” The … Read more

Houston Ballet starting fall season with swashbuckling performances of ‘Peter Pan’ – Houston Public Media

The Houston Ballet returns to Wortham Theater Center on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, with the first of seven scheduled performances of “Peter Pan.” Skylar Campbell, right, is playing the role of Peter Pan. Neverland will be brought to life Friday night at Wortham Theater Center, where the Houston Ballet will kick off its fall season … Read more

True Food Kitchen plans to launch new fast-casual brand with help from $100M investment

True Food Kitchen plans to launch a new not-yet-named fast-casual brand next year in Phoenix. The Phoenix-based chain announced a more than $100 million investment round on Thursday, capital that will enable the healthful brand to grow both the primary full-service concept and the smaller-format brand, which will have a different menu but the same … Read more

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