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Sbarro Files Second Bankruptcy as Mall Traffic Dwindles

Sbarro LLC, the 800-restaurant U.S. pizza chain, filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years as customer traffic slowed in the shopping-mall food courts where many of its stores do business. The company listed assets of $175.4 million and liabilities of $165.2 million in a Chapter 11 […]

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J. David Karam Named CEO of Sbarro

Sbarro announced today that current Board Chairman J. David Karam has assumed the additional duties of Chief Executive Officer.  An accomplished restaurant industry leader, Karam recently served as President of Wendy’s International, Inc. During his tenure at Wendy’s, Karam led a successful corporate turnaround, which included significant improvements in product […]

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CiCi’s Pizza, Papa John’s and Papa Murphy’s are America’s Favorite Pizza Chains: Study

CiCi’s Pizza is America’s favorite pizza chain, according to a national study of more than 7,600 consumers conducted by Market Force, a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions. Papa John’s and Papa Murphy’s ranked No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Sbarro, Pizza Hut, Godfather’s, Domino’s and Little Caesars also made […]

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Sbarro Returns to Its Italian Roots with New Pizza Recipe

Sbarro announced today that it is returning to its Italian roots with the introduction of a new Neapolitan-style pizza that will replace its longstanding recipe.  The new pizza, which is being introduced across Sbarro’s more than 500 U.S. locations, features all-natural ingredients, including dough made from scratch daily, vine ripened […]

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Sbarro Gears Up for Franchise Growth with Expanded Development Team

Sbarro, the world’s largest Italian mall-focused restaurant franchise, announced today that it has appointed two industry leaders to spearhead continued franchise growth, both domestically and overseas. In the midst of an aggressive revitalization effort that has gotten off the ground running, Sbarro, with more than 1,000 restaurants in 40 countries, […]

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CEOs of McAlister’s Deli, Firehouse Subs, Fazoli’s to speak at 7th Annual Fast Casual Executive Summit

CEOs and other leaders from the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry will gather at San Diego’s US Grant Hotel on Oct. 21-23 for the seventh annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, presented by FastCasual.com. Frank Paci of McAlister’s Deli and Don Fox of Firehouse Subs are slated to participate in […]

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Sbarro Names Angela Hornsby Chief People Officer

Sbarro, the world’s largest mall-focused Italian restaurant chain, today announced the appointment of Angela Hornsby to Chief People Officer. In her new role, Hornsby is responsible for leading all areas of the company’s human resources strategies, practices and programs including talent acquisition and management, leadership development and training, employee relations, […]

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Sbarro Appoints New Senior Vice President of Operations

As it embarks on a major initiative to reinvigorate the brand, Sbarro, the world’s largest mall-focused Italian restaurant chain, announced today that it has appointed food industry veteran George Wooten as Senior Vice President of Operations. Wooten will oversee all aspects of operations to ensure product and service quality and […]

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Plans Heat Up for the Sbarro of Tomorrow

Revitalization plans for Sbarro, the world’s largest mall-focused Italian restaurant chain, have officially kicked into high gear. Out of 1,013 Sbarro units worldwide, the iconic fast-casual chain has chosen 10 locations throughout the United States to unveil all new recipes prepared on new open-flame ovens, as well as made-to-order pasta […]

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Sbarro Inks Agreement with Upper Crust Foods Pvt. Ltd. to Expand Footprint in India

Sbarro, the nation’s leading quick-service Italian Restaurant Company, today announced a franchise agreement to open 15 restaurants in the state of Maharashtra. Upper Crust Foods Pvt. Ltd. will develop and operate the restaurants with the first unit to open in Mumbai this month. Over the past six years, Sbarro has […]

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Sbarro Names Dynamic, New Management Team to Lead Company’s Growth Initiative

The Board of Directors of Sbarro, Inc., a leading Italian quick service restaurant company, today announced that James Greco, 54, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Greco was the former CEO of Bruegger’s Enterprises and credited by industry experts with the strong performance and growth of […]

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Sbarro Emerges from Chapter 11

Sbarro’s Plan of Reorganization has become effective and the Company has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 with significantly reduced debt and a new $35 million capital infusion. “As Sbarro emerges from Chapter 11 today we are a stronger, better capitalized, and more competitive company with a solid financial foundation for […]

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