Give Your Interior A Spruce

Photo by Josh Keown

When Sara Griffith, husband Joe and partners Shawn and Barb Griffith bought a Sam & Louie’s franchise location in Omaha, Nebraska, in August 2012, Sara was looking to update the pizzeria’s interior. She found inspiration from Pinterest, a visual-based social networking site, to use chalkboard paint to cover the entire wall behind the order counter.More »

Fratelli Pizza becomes a Flagstaff, Arizona, staple

Fratelli Pizza pie and menu

Brothers Brent and Pete Schepper set out to open a college late-night carryout and delivery pizza place. More than 11 years later, Fratelli Pizza has become a community-driven pizzeria that generates nearly $2.2 million in sales. Key to that success: “We’re not afraid to change,” Brent says. “We thought we’d be the college late-night deliveryMore »

Employee responds to dining room violence

Denise Greer

Recently, I came across the above video of customers fighting — an all out brawl — at a children’s birthday party at a Burleson, Texas pizzeria. This was a frightening incident, to say the least. But when I saw an employee try to intervene, red flags flew up immediately. Understandably, there might be an instinctMore »

We Cook Pizza and Pasta thrives at the Grand Canyon

We Cook Pizza three pizzas

Business as usual is anything but for a pizzeria fueled by one of the largest attractions in America. We Cook Pizza and Pasta is situated a mere two miles from the entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the tiny Arizona town of Tusayan — population nearly 600. “There are a lotMore »

Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday?

Denise Greer

Super Bowl Sunday is just over a week away. Is your pizzeria ready for one of its biggest days of the year? Now is the time to be sure that your operation is geared and ready for the big night. Double-check the following key ares: Take a look at last year’s sales figures for SuperMore »

Five digital marketing don’ts of 2014 are…

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The net of online marketing is so wide and vast that it’s sometimes difficult to analyze what works from what’s a waste of your time and money. Return on investment still apply with digital marketing strategies. The Financial Post offers five digital marketing don’ts for 2014. They are: Don’t spread yourself too thin. While itMore »

Pizza clubs do exist

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A Temple Hills, Maryland couple has founded Pizza Addicts Anonymous,  a group of 150 members who share their love for pizza. The club, which formed in April, travels to various pizzerias each month, as well as gathering to celebrate pizza-related holidays. Check out more about this club at Gazette.net. Pizza Addicts isn’t the first clubMore »

Five winter soups (recipes) are…

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Of course, January is National Soup Month. It’s winter and warm soup hits the spot. Five customer-pleasing, comfort winter soups to menu are: Click each soup title to go to a full recipe with instructions. For more winter recipe ideas, check out the 2014 Pizza Today Menu Guide.

The Big Cheese: Pizza Today’s 2014 Cheese Guide

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Americans love cheese. So much so, in fact, that the average person eats 23 pounds of it each year, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Lucky for us, there is a world of cheeses that are as unique as the places they come from. Each offers a taste, texture and aromaMore »

Greatest moments in pizza history from 2013

Photo by Philip Robertson// Guinness Book of World Records

It’s that time of the year when your news feed is filled with Year-In-Reviews. Huffington Post has counted down its list of “The 34 Greatest Moments in Pizza History From 2013″. Some of those featured you might remember from PizzaToday.com: Former Child Actor Star Macaulay Culkin Launches Pizza-Themed Band Macaulay Culkin may forever be etchedMore »