Pizza Fusion

Sustainability 2.0

When Arianne Bennett opened the Amsterdam Falafelshop in Washington, D.C., in 2004, she had some ambitious sustainability aims: green products, solar power, composting, community dumpsters. She had a vision of creating her own eco-friendly utopia in a world only then beginning to ride the sustainability wave, an adventure then entwined with environmental stewardship.

“We wanted to be as lean as possible … and we were careful about everything from the packaging we chose to the number of napkins we distributed,” Bennett says.

Pizza Fusion Hits Charlotte with Free Pizza for a Year

Pizza Fusion, an organic, socially responsible pizza restaurant, announced the details of its upcoming grand opening event, scheduled for Saturday, November 3. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the grand opening will host a drawing to randomly select 50 guests from those in attendance and 10 Facebook entrants to win free pizza for a year. 

One lucky guest in attendance will be selected at random to receive free pizza for life.

Pizza Fusion Acquired by Pittsburgh-Based Company

Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation announced that it has signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire privately held Pizza Fusion Holdings, with closing expected by the end of the third calendar quarter. Pizza Fusion will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent company Unique Pizza and Subs. The company announced on March 2 it had signed a binding LOI for the transaction.

Insider Fast-Casual Favorites

I am often asked what I think are the hottest or best fast-casual concepts. I think it’s important to tackle that question from the consumer perspective first. Like many others in the industry, I love checking out the competition. Over the last several years, many colleagues and I have made a point to visit as many concepts as possible whenever we’re together. Out of these 50 or more concepts, here are the ones that stand out the most. This list is based entirely on the quality of the experience and not buzz in the press or industry.