2014 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias List

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The following is a ranking of America’s largest independent pizza operations (based on sales) in the U.S. Find out who climbed more than 10 spots from last year’s list. Restaurant Name ’13 Owner(s)/Manger(s) City, State # Units Gross Sales 1 Marion’s Piazza 1 Roger S. Glass Dayton OH 9 19,627,512 2 Pitfire Artisan Pizza 2More »

Places that Rock: Emily / Joe Squared / Transfer Pizzeria

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Emily 919 Fulton St. Brooklyn, New York 11238 (347) 844-9588 www.pizzalovesemily.com Matthew and Emily Hyland opened this popular borrough pizzeria this year serving up what they call “New Brooklyn” style, a doughier sibling to a Neapolitan pizza. The pizza menu is broken down by sauce — The Reds, The Whites, The Pink and The Green.More »

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 »

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.

Places that Rock: Empire Slice House / Pizza Villa / My Pizzetta / Sedona Pizza Co.

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Empire Slice House 1734 NW 16th St. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106 (405) 557-1760 www.empireslicehouse.com This hip pizzeria made Eater.com’s “Hottest 21 Pizzerias in the U.S.” list this year. Operators Rachel Cope and Avery Cannon are under 30 and studied under Tony Gemignani’s pizza school. Empire has grabbed national attention for its unique, funky interior, featuringMore »