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 »

Thank Employees This Holiday Season

White Christmas

Take time this holiday season to thank your employees for their hard work and dedication to your pizzeria and its success. While you show show your appreciate all year long, the holidays is a perfect time to go that extra mile to thank employees. Klavon’s Pizzeria and Pub in Jackson, Michigan, gave 100 percent ofMore »

What’s your origin story?

Denise Greer

There’s nothing like sitting down with passionate pizzeria operators and learning all about their pizzerias. At Pizza Today, we explore the ins and outs of the entire operation during our pizzeria visits. And my favorite part of those conversations is when I ask, “What’s your origin story?” Even among similar concepts, each owner offers suchMore »

Closing Procedures Checklist

Storage Wars -- pizzerias cope with small spaces

Jason Petro, owner of Red Star Pizza Company in Seymour, Indiana, borrows from a popular sales mantra in his approach to closing procedures: “Always be closing.” With a limited staff, it’s a method that has served his small pizzeria well. “The main thing is time management,” Petro says. “You know what needs to be done.More »

Dress for Success: Communication with staff is key when enforcing dress codes

2009 November: Five Questions

There is something noticeable about the staff’s look at Cocco’s Pizza in Primos, Pennsylvania — expression of individuality and brand awareness. Employees sport graphic T-shirts with the pizzeria’s name and logo. Owner Michael Cocco says his dress code reflects his crew’s personalities. Everyone is wearing something just a little different from one another. They canMore »