10/11/2013

Quickservice pizza chain Sbarro will open its first fast-casual Pizza Cucinova eatery in Columbus, Ohio, next week, with two more units slated to debut early next year. The concept moves Sbarro out of mall food courts and into strip shopping centers, with an artisan Neapolitan-style pizza menu and an ordering style similar to Chipotle and Subway. "We certainly believe in the underlying trend that is causing customers to look for higher-quality food, but they still want convenience," said CEO J. David Karam.

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