Author Archives: Allie Johnson

2009 May: Run for the Rosé

2009 May: Run for the Rosé

It’s almost automatic: think of a wine that goes well with pizza, and spicy reds come to mind – Barbera, red zinfandel and, of course, Chianti. But why not think pink? Not too long ago, pink wine in the United States was looked down on by oenophiles –– mostly because it’s the same color asMore »

2009 April: Get Involved

2009 April: Get Involved

Walk into any store, and you’ll probably spot a cause-related marketing campaign –– from a red dress symbol on a carton of yogurt to symbolize the fight against heart disease in women to a smile logo on a tube of toothpaste that shows support for dental care for children. Pizzerias are getting in on causeMore »

2010 March: Tit for Tat

2010 March: Tit for Tat

Bartering with other businesses can be a great way to bring in more customers, raise your profile in the community and reduce your overhead costs. And the current economic downturn has made trade an even more attractive tool for pizzeria owners and operators trying to get the biggest bang for their bucks. “Especially with theMore »

On Ice: Ice machine cleanliness

Photos by Josh Keown

When restaurants get lax on ice machine cleaning, the results can be chilling — from a failed health inspection to gross news headlines about black mold clogging an ice machine at a local eatery to, in the worse-case scenario, sick customers. Experts say that’s because ice machines provide an ideal environment for microbes to flourish.More »