Irish chain releases customer ‘pizza-nality’ study

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Irish restaurant chain Milano’s went a bit further than merely a demographic study of its patrons to take a Freudian look at each customer’s’ ‘pizza-nality’. According to the Irish Mirror, smell and taste experts led by Dr. Alan Hirsh conducted a series of psychiatric and personality tests on 500 adults to decipher the personality traitsMore »

2014 Top 100 Pizza Companies

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What’s happening with America’s largest pizza companies? Who added stores in 2014? Who pushed their sales to record highs? Who dropped off a bit? Last month, we published our list of the nation’s 100 most successful independent operations. Now, we present to you our yearly listing of America’s 100 largest pizza chains. Check out who’sMore »

Thrillist names “The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America”

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                Following up its “America’s 33 Best Pizza Shops,” the lifestyles media site Thrillist goes state by state to select pizza supremacy in “The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America.” The honor of Pizza Today’s home state of Kentucky went to Coals Artisan Pizza. Ah yes, weMore »

Blast 825 Pizza begins franchising

FRESNO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Blast 825 Pizza, part of Milano Restaurants which includes Me-n-Ed’s Pizzerias and other iconic brands, announced today they will launch the quick-fired pizza restaurant as a franchise opportunity. California-based Blast 825 Pizza is the newest in quick-fired pizza brands, a specialized segment of the fast casual industry that’sMore »

CiCi’s Pizza listens to guest feedback, responds with significant menu changes

COPPELL, Texas, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CiCi’s Pizza, known for its endless pizza buffet, has stepped up its pizza game with the introduction of tastier recipes and better ingredients at its nearly 500 restaurants nationwide. The chain has been developing and testing pizza upgrades to its famous buffet since earlier this year as partMore »

Quick Tips November 5, 2014

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Industry Headlines for November 5, 2014   International Pizza Expo site accepting registrations   The newly updated tradeshow Web site, www.PizzaExpo.com, is currently taking registrations. Attendees can peruse a plethora of information on the site, including important details about seminars, exhibiting companies, special events and more. For those interested in competing, now is the timeMore »

Interact — November 2014

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The September “Take-over issue” release party   (Above) Brian Weavel, owner of Anna’s Pizza and Pasta, in Winnebago, Illinois, threw a release party for September’s “Take-over Issue” of Pizza Today. He gave samples of dishes he made in our test kitchen. The party even caught the attention of local Rockford, Illinois TV news stations. (Left)More »

Places that Rock: The Backspace / My Father’s Pizza / Blind Lady Ale House

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The Backspace 507 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78701 (512) 474-9899 thebackspace-austin.com Residing in a restored 130-year-old building, the pizzeria’s interior is rustic with vintage hanging church lights over the bar, wagon wheel wall décor and stools made from old wine barrel staves. Add intimate seating for 30 and The Backspace is a hip, casualMore »