2015 Distributor Directory

Your guide to the pizza industry’s leading distributors A A-Z Restaurant Equipment Co. 3804 Brickton Rd.. Princeton, MN 55371 Phone: 763-389-4345 Fax: 763-389-5787 E-mail: jim@a-zrestaurantequipment.com Web site: www.a-zrestaurantequipment.com Established: 1974 Product lines: Bakers Pride, Blodgett, Lincoln Impinger, Somerset, Colburne, ACME, etc. Service area: 11 Pizza-related business %: 30% Online ordering offered: yes Pizza-related items sold:More »

Pizza Expo 2015 — World Pizza Games Full Results

Shin Min-chul World Pizza Games

World Pizza Games 2015 Winners   Master Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, Mr. Pizza, South Korea (272 points) Individual Acrobatics — Min-Chul Shin, South Korea (261.5 points) Fastest Dough Stretch — Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown, Bellefontaine, OH (28:65 seconds, new record) Largest Dough Stretch — Spencer Glenn, Pizza My Heart, Monterey, CA (45.00) Fastest BoxMore »

A Conversation with Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd 600 Downtown

Michael lets us in on proven ways to increase check averages   Six Hundred Downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio Owner Michael Shepherd is a four-time World Pizza Champion, eight-time world medalist. He is also a pizza industry speaker, author and Pizzeria School of Management Instructor.   Honestly, increasing check averages and upselling is all about getting customersMore »

Pizza Expo 2015 — Tuesday Highlights


Open for Business Today marked the opening of the International Pizza Expo Exhibition Hall and a full day of educational seminars and demonstrations. “Gen Y Guy” Jason Dorsey wowed the crowd with his insights on Millennial customers and employees at this morning Keynote Address.  Flip through today’s Pizza Expo photo gallery highlights:

A Conversation with Jason Dorsey, the Gen Y Guy

Keynote Speaker -- Jason Dorsey, The Center for Generational Kinetics, Austin, Texas, Chief Strategy Officer

Jason Dorsey talks Gen Y (Millennials) The Center for Generational Kinetics Austin, Texas The center’s Chief Strategy Officer Jason Dorsey is known as the “Gen Y Guy.”  He brings his key insights for selling to Millennials and managing Gen Y employees to his keynote presentation kicking off International Pizza Expo on Tuesday, March 24, 2015More »