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 »

Big Vinny’s Take & Bake Pizza to open second location

LINCOLN, NEB. – Lincoln, Nebraska, residents will soon gain another way to create customized, restaurant-quality pizza ready to bake in the comforts of their own home. Under the guidance of iconic pizza company Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., the home-baked pizza concept uses the finest ingredients and dough made fresh daily to prepare custom ordered pizzas tailoredMore »

One-Minute Operator EP5 — Matt Jacobson & Bob Peyton, Sizzle Pie

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How do your house-made items set you apart?   (Left) Bob Peyton, director of operations, and Matthew Jacobson, co-owner, at Sizzle Pie in Portland, Oregon, answer this One-Minute Operator.   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-MinuteMore »