Jubilant FoodWorks appoints Kapil Grover as CMO of Domino’s Pizza

ASIA - India’s operator of the American pizza restaurant, Domino’s Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts, Jubilant FoodWorks has appointed Kapil Grover as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Domino’s Pizza effective July 2018. According to a report by ET Retail, Grover will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy for the brand given his 18 years’…

FMCG startup QwikPik partners Swiggy to pilot delivery of its heat & eat pizzas

ASIA - QwikPik, a startup technology offering ready to serve snacks and meals has partnered with Swiggy for delivery of its food products in India, according to ET Retail. The partnership involves QwikPik Technology’s packaged food brand Yumlane through a pilot program across select locations in Mumbai with possibilities to extend the partnership across all…

Simbisa Brands to open more fast food outlets in Kenya in an expansion drive

KENYA - Simbisa Brands, Zimbabwe’s largest fast-food restaurant operator has announced plans to open more restaurant and fast-food outlets in Kenya to expand its presence and tame rivals in the country, Business Daily has reported. The quick service and restaurant company operates Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Bakers Inn and Creamy Inn in Kenya. According to…

Anti-Profiteering agency questions Subway, KFC and Pizza Hut on tax cuts

INDIA - The National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAPA) has questioned Subway, Yum Restaurants owned Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for not fully passing on cuts in goods and services tax (GST) rates to consumers. The fast food restaurants were indicated to have impartially adhered to lower GST rates by passing tax cuts on select…

Domino’s implicated for not passing on lower GST rate benefits to consumers

INDIA - Domino’s Pizza, a restaurant chain operated by Jubilant FoodWorks in India is under investigation by anti-profiteering authorities for not passing on goods and services tax (GST) benefits to consumers after reducing and slashing the rates on several products. According to anti-profiteering provisions, companies were to pass on any benefits from a lower GST…

Ireland’s Crust & Crumb to build US$5.8m new pizza factory

IRELAND - Crust & Crumb, the manufacturers of chilled pizzas, pizza bases and flat breads, has made plans to build a US$5.8 million new factory in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, supported by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland. According to the company, this development into its new location at Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, will enable expansion…

US pizza chain boss John Schnatter resigns after racist comments

USA - Papa John’s Pizza International chairman and founder John Schnatter has resigned following an incident that implicated him for making racist comments that hit the shares of the pizza chain, according to Bloomberg. His resignation was accepted by independent directors of the company and a new chairman would be appointed in the coming weeks.…

Papa John’s appoints Joe Smith as new Chief Financial Officer

USA - The American restaurant franchise company Papa John’s has promoted Joe Smith to the chief financial officer position effective immediately while Steve Coke, who has been serving as interim principal financial and accounting officer, will continue to serve as vice president, Investor Relations and Strategy. Smith was senior vice president of global sales and…

Pizza Hut opens 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa

SOUTH AFRICA - Pizza Hut, the American restaurant chain and international franchise has opened a new store in Johannesburg, South Africa with ambitious plans to expand into Africa. It provides Italian-American cuisine menu including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts in a range of restaurants across Africa. Pizza Hut restaurants now…

Tyson Foods considers sale of pizza crust business

USA - Tyson Foods, the American multinational corporation has announced that it was exploring the sale of its pizza crust business (TNT Crust), while it shifts focus on its core protein business. The company is capitalizing on demand for protein after it reported a 1755 surge in net income for the quarter ended 30, December…