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First Piezzetta opens at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (September 26, 2014) –  Piezzetta opened at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on August 26, 2014, and has since sold over 12,000 made-to-order personal sized pizzas.  Each is crafted on fresh, handmade dough and baked to perfection in just two and a half minutes.  Guests are provided with an interactive experience as they watch theirMore »

Thrillist names “The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America”

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Online media site Thrillist has released its list of “The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America.” This is the second year for the Thrillist list, which is comprised from a panel of the media outlet’s editors in large metropolitan cities across the country. The alphabetical listing included such pizzerias as Antico Pizza Napoletana in Atlanta,More »

Quick Tips September 24, 2014

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Industry Headlines for September 24, 2014   Try Guest Editor Brian Weavel’s Carbonara Today! Brian Weavel, owner of Anna’s Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago, Illinois, served as the Guest Editor of Pizza Today for our September 2014 issue. While kicking around in the PT test kitchen one day, Brian treated us to his version ofMore »

Police officers complete delivery after pizza driver hurt

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To protect and serve recently included pizza delivery for two Portland, Oregon, police officers, Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss. Pizza Hut delivery driver Ryan Rakos was hurt in an automobile accident. With injuries too severe to continue his delivery, the two officers took the pizza to the very surprised customers awaiting their order, according toMore »

Hungry Howie’s Pizza opens seventh South Carolina store

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.  (September 17, 2014) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza, the originator of the flavored crust pizza, coninues its growth in South Carolina with the opening of its first Greenville restaurant. The pizza concept bakes its dough in-store each day, and is known for offering eight delicious crust flavors including; cajun, sesame, butter, butter cheese,More »

One-Minute Operator EP4 — Stewart Dorris, Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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Explain your communal approach to seating. Stewart Dorris, co-owner and general manager of Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar in Albuquerque, New Mexico, answer this One-Minute Operator question.   One-Minute Operator is a video series on PizzaToday.com featuring successful pizzeria operators dropping great advice one minute at a time. For more episodes, visit One-Minute Operator.

California pizzeria’s bookkeeping files held for ransom

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A Rocklin, California pizzeria owner thought he opening an attached job application in his e-mail. Instead, the ransomware took control of computer’s data, demanding $2,000 in Bitcoins to unlock the frozen information, according to CBS Sacramento. The owner refused to pay the ransom and instead rebuilt his pizzeria’s files, costing $750, investing in a back-upMore »

Cashier lucky to be alive after armed robbery

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An armed robber’s gun jams attempting to shoot an Italian pizzeria cashier. Two men entered the pizza shop. As one assailant goes for the resister, the other fires his handgun at the cashier, but it jammed, according to the New York Daily News. As the attacker attempted to fix his weapon, other pizzeria workers chargeMore »

Quick Tips September 10, 2014

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Industry Headlines for September 10, 2014   September is National Food Safety Month   Discussing food safety measures with your employees is something that should never go out of style. After all, constant vigilance is the name of the game. Building a safe food culture in your establishment takes work from you, your managers andMore »