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Uncle Maddio’s Bolsters Marketing Team with 2 New Hires

Uncle Maddio's Pizza is growing its marketing team. CEO Matt Andrew has named Mollie Tregembo as vice president of marketing and Tammy Lucich as senior field marketing manager for the fast-casual pizza franchise. Andrew cited recent minority shareholder investments as the top reason the growing...

Starbucks Opens First Chi-Town Express Location

Starting April 21, busy Chicagoans can get their coffee in the city’s first Starbucks express format store. The 635-square foot space in Union Station, which sees more than 3 million passengers each year, is tailored for customers who want the Starbucks Experience and premium products...

Danny Meyer Swings by CIA, Inspires Students

Instead of attending their usual cooking, baking and pastry, management, science, and liberal arts courses on April 11, students at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) experienced a one-of-a-kind day devoted to famed New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer. In addition, many CIA graduates who...

Grape Expectations: Pizza Romana Ups the Wine Ante

When it comes to fast-casual pizza, the playing field is especially crowded. As brands try to gain market share by distinguishing themselves from the pack, one new concept has a special differentiator encoded in its DNA.

Pizza Romana, which opened in the La Brea neighborhood of...

Clean Machine

Papa John’s menu cleanup now includes dropping HFCS.

Papa John’s menu cleanup machine is going into overdrive. Today the ingredient-focused pizza chain is announcing that it has removed yet another consumer-targeted ingredient from its food menu: high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

The switch—from HFCS to sugar—is being made...