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

Coals, artisan pizza, Louisville, ky, pepperoni, margherita, the Brownsboro, pizza

                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 »

David Gibbs promoted to global Pizza Hut CEO, effective January 1, 2015

Gibbs will succeed Scott Bergren who is retiring; Tracy Skeans promoted to President, Pizza Hut, International   LOUISVILLE, KY (November 3, 2014) – YUM Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced today that David Gibbs will be promoted to Global Pizza Hut Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2015. Gibbs, 51, who currently serves as President, PizzaMore »

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

The Backspace Austin roasted mushroom.pepperoni.margherita pizza

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 »

A Conversation with Bob Rybak, My Pizzetta (with Web Exclusive)

Right: (bottom row) Landon Rivera and Tarryn Rybak; (middle row) Brennan Rivera, owners Bob Rybak and Sharon Rybak and Jackson Rybak; (back row) Julio Rivera, Sarah Rybak, Angie Stuchel and Paul Rybak

Bob lets us in on opening a drive-thru pizzeria My Pizzetta North Royalton, Ohio The Rybak family opened My Pizzetta in 2013. The pizzeria is a drive-thru only, build–to-order concept using a gas-fired dome oven.   My Pizzetta is America’s first, made-for-you, pizza drive thru. Each pizza is baked fresh in a stone oven. CustomersMore »

The Top Five Pizza Companies are…

The Top Five Pizza Companies are…

Who’s on top in the pizza industry? Each year, Pizza Today presents a list of America’s largest pizza chains. The following pizza companies stand out in the elite top five: 1. Pizza Hut — Plano, TX The leader produces $12.9 billion in annual sales with more than 14,967 stores in 90 countries. Pizza Hut firstMore »

BoomBozz innovates again with Boom-a-GoGo

LOUISVILLE, KY (October, 2014) – When BoomBozz opens its new restaurant in Middletown Commons next Spring, guests will be treated to Boom-a-GoGo, the companies latest innovation. At night, the new restaurant will provide the traditional full service BoomBozz dining experience with delicious gourmet pizzas, famous creations and featured brews. But during lunch, BoomBozz will morphMore »