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...

Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s Adds Auntie Anne’s Pretzel to Breakfast

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s join forces with Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest soft pretzel franchise, to redefine the identity of a New York City sidewalk staple with the introduction of the Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich, available at participating restaurants nationwide.

Featuring a savory sausage patty, the new...