Stevi B's Pizza

For Health, Stevi B’s Embraces the Art of Subtlety

As the healthy lifestyle movement has swept through the U.S., forcing many quick serves to re-evaluate their menus, buffet-style concepts where quantity is the definition of value have been stuck in a difficult position in developing ways to fit into that lifestyle.

Atlanta-based Stevi B’s Pizza Buffet, however, is responding to the health movement with subtle changes throughout its brand.

The Growth 40

The best large, medium, and small markets for your unit expansion.

Large US cities like Miami offer fast food operators promising growth potential.
Miami has recovered from the Great Recession and now offers quick-serve operators plenty of growth potential. istockphoto.com / wsfurlan

If this year’s Growth 40 report is any indication, plenty of quick-service brands will soon be following in the footsteps of basketball superstar LeBron James and taking their talents to South Beach.

Miami tops QSR’s fourth annual Growth 40 report, claiming the first spot among the nation’s largest markets, while Austin, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, earn top honors among medium and small markets, respectively.

Fall Flavors Show Up Early

Pumpkin reigns as operators rush to capitalize on popular seasonal trends.

Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year.
Krispy Kreme released its pumpkin-themed fall lineup a month early this year. Krispy Kreme

Quick-service operators are launching seasonal menu items earlier this fall in an effort to beat their competition to the punch. From pumpkin doughnuts to caramel apple frozen yogurt, fall-flavored menu items are popping up across the industry even before the season has officially begun.

“We usually launch [fall products] in October. But this year, for the first time, we are bringing them out in September,” says Lafeea Watson, spokeswoman for Krispy Kreme. “That’s what the industry seems to be doing.”

Stevi B’s Brings Back Free Pizza Day on April 29

Stevi B’s Pizza, the industry's only national premium pizza buffet restaurant, announces its fourth annual Free Pizza Day on Sunday, April 29.

The featured pizza for this year’s giveaway will be the brand’s most popular signature pizza, the Loaded Baked Potato served on the newly introduced whole wheat crust. 

Stevi B’s Introduces New Whole-Wheat Crust to Buffet

Stevi B’s Pizza today introduced its new whole-wheat pizza crust as a part of its commitment to offer healthier options to customers. Having always prided itself on allowing its customers to customize their pizza experience, Stevi B’s Pizza’s system-wide whole-wheat product launch enables customers to further customize their experience with an eye toward healthier alternatives.

The 10 Best Franchise Deals

For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.

For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes, stable leadership that ensures consistent strategy, or consumer satisfaction ratings highlighting consumer interest.

A New Kind of Mom and Pop

David Rutkauskas was fresh out of college when he decided to help his father fulfill his dream of opening a deli in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Health Deli, which opened on the base floor of an office building in 1987, became a family affair, with Rutkauskas and his parents all pitching in to shop sandwiches, wraps, frozen yogurt, and smoothies to the office tenants.

The Ultimate Food Fight

Matt Loney isn’t taking anything for granted or ignoring any competitor. He insists he knows better, a product of an early professional education on the restaurant industry’s ebbs and flows.

The youthful president of Stevi B’s, an Atlanta-based pizza-buffet franchise that has earned acclaim for its specialty pizzas, Loney has witnessed grocery stores gain a larger slice of the restaurant pizzeria world’s business.

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