Good Morning America goes inside Pizza Expo 2016

Pizza Expo Day One was a huge success with a packed show floor.

Good Morning America showcased the excitement of International Pizza Expo 2016, calling it the “Super Bowl of Pizza”. GMA toured the show floor and the competition areas. World Pizza Champion, restaurateur and Pizza Today columnist Tony Gemignani was live via satellite for an exclusive. Acrobatic dough-tossing prodigies Michael and Nicolas Testa demonstrated their skills live at TimeMore »

Pizza Today No. 1 ranked food trade magazine in the world

Trade Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) has released its first-ever “The Big 95” list, highlighting the 95 most acclaimed b2b / trade publications. Pizza Today placed in the Top 10 at No. 9 overall. Amongst food publications, Pizza Today was No. 1 in the world. Last year, Pizza Today won a record eight TabbieMore »

More Pizza Expo Day 2 — World Pizza Games Results

Hyeonsoo Joo, Mr. Pizza, wins the Freestyle Acrobatic Dough-Tossing Open Division in the World Pizza Games at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas.

World Pizza Games Champions Crowned Final results are in from the World Pizza Games at International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Want to watch videos from the Freestyle Acrobatic Dough-Tossing finals at Wednesday’s Block Party, go to Pizza Today on Facebook. Freestyle Acrobatic Dough-Tossing Open Division 1st — Hyeonsoo Joo, Mr. Pizza 2nd — ScottMore »

Mobile Unit Tips

food truck

Drive your mobile unit to success with these tips While a great product and hospitality are key, to get your mobile kitchen running Mitchell encourages operators to start with a business plan outlining elements like brand, identity and mission statement. “You need to be as methodical and calculated with your approach as (any other businessMore »

Pies on the Road

backtruck

Charting a new course with a mobile pizza kitchen For restaurateurs, tough economic times are often the birthplace of creativity. Instead of giving up on their pizzeria dreams during the recession, operators took to the streets. Between 2009 and 2014, the food truck industry grew by an annual rate of 12.5 percent, according to IbisWorld.More »

Conversation with Mark Campagnolo, Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza, Ithaca, NY

Mark Campagnolo, owner
Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta
Ithaca, New York

Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta Ithaca, New York No. 85 on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list, Ciao! features rustic wood-fired pies and Tuscan pasta. The pizza oven and make line take center stage in its dining room. Strong word-of-mouth traffic is driven by a successful youth outreach program and theme nights. Ciao! isMore »

Conversation with Jeff Smokevitch, Brown Dog Pizza, Blue Pan Pizza

Jeff Smokevitch

Jeff Smokevitch Brown Dog Pizza – Telluride, Colorado Blue Pan Pizza – Denver, Colorado World Pizza Champion Jeff Smokevitch opened Brown Dog Pizza in Telluride with Dan Lynch in 2001. Last year, he expanded his concept of multiple pizza styles to Denver with the opening of Blue Pan Pizza with co-owner Giles Flanagin. “Smoke” speaksMore »