Pizza companies watch others go for a slice of the pie

Erika Beras Aug 8, 2019
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Papa John's reported this week that its sales are weak. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Pizza companies watch others go for a slice of the pie

Erika Beras Aug 8, 2019
Papa John's reported this week that its sales are weak. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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The big pizza companies have been struggling. Papa John’s reported this week that its sales are weak, Domino’s reported tepid sales last month and Pizza Hut recently announced it’s closing hundreds of dine-in restaurants. So what’s behind these slumping sales?

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