Study finds 16 percent of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake

Study finds 16 percent of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake

Harvard Business School recently released a study that suggests that 16 percent of all Yelp restaurant reviews in the Boston area are fake. The project, “Fake it till you make it: Reputation, competition and Yelp review fraud,” analyzed 316,415 reviews for 3,625 restaurants and found cases of positive and negative phony reviews. Its findings included:More »

2013 HOT 100 INDEPENDENTS LIST

2013 HOT 100 INDEPENDENTS LIST

Each year, we mail out surveys to independent pizzerias across the nation. Using their responses, we compile our Hot 100 list — a ranking of America’s 100 largest independent pizza operations (based on sales). Pizza Today present our 2013 listing of America’s 100 top-performing independent pizzerias. For more on Pizza Today’s pizza industry lists, visit:More »

2013 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independents

2013 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independents

Each year, we mail out surveys to independent pizzerias across the nation. Using their responses, we compile our Hot 100 list — a ranking of America’s 100 largest independent pizza operations (based on sales). This issue is eagerly devoured by Pizza Today’s readers and the list you’ll see on pages 62 and 63 is aMore »

Kurt Cilen, owner, New York Pizza Department, Chattanooga, Tennessee talks pizza business fundamentals

Kurt Cilen, owner, New York Pizza Department, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Living in a world where there are a million different pizza places on every street corner, it takes a lot to separate your self from the others and the competition. Here at the New York Pizza Department in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we pride ourselves on providing our customers the closest authentic New York-style pizza experience possibleMore »

Pizza shop says web designer held URL for ‘ransom’

Pizza shop says web designer held URL for ‘ransom’

A Brookline, Massachusetts pizzeria has filed a lawsuit against a Web site design firm for “hijacking” its domain name. Village Pizza House alleges that EIC, a New York-based web design company, refused to hand over control of the pizzeria’s domain unless the shop paid the web firm $500. The Massachusetts pizza has paid the feeMore »

Pizza Today Chef Expert John Gutekanst gets creative in the kitchen

Pizza Today Chef Expert John Gutekanst gets creative in the kitchen

Pizza Today Chef Expert John Gutekanst takes his Pizza Goon blog followers inside his Athens, Ohio, pizzeria, Avalanche Pizza, for a look at some of his culinary creations. From his Pizza Today In the Kitchen features, you can probably see that he is always experimenting with new menu ideas. In his blog, Gutekanst says, “SomeMore »

A Conversation with Roger Glass, Marion’s Piazza

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The nine-unit pizzeria is this year’s No. 1 on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list. See page 60 for the full list. Founded nearly 50 years ago by Marion Glass, who passed away in 2006, the family tradition has been carried on by his son, Roger, who now runs Marion’s Piazza. The reason forMore »