Author Archives: Jeremy White

Hot 100 Independents by the numbers

We recently discovered some interesting tidbits about the pizzerias that made our Hot 100 Independents list in 2013. Check your numbers to see how you stack up in these categories: • 92 percent have a point-of-sale (POS) system. • 70 percent serve pasta. • 98 percent offer vegetarian dishes. • 80 percent serve wine. • 93 percentMore »

Two monster days … Are you ready?

Jeremy White

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day typically are two of the most lucrative days of the entire year for pizzerias. The rush will hit sometime late afternoon tomorrow and won’t stop until you close. Then you’ll be greeted by a ringing phone again the next day. Do you personally experience a nice increase inMore »

Happy Holidays from the crew at Pizza Today

Jeremy White

I’m sure your pizzerias are bustling today. Holiday shoppers are squeezing in a quick bite when they can and your gift card promotion is probably bringing you in nice incremental sales. You’re probably stressed to the max as you attempt to work the restaurant from open to close and still somehow find time to getMore »

Hot 100 Independents by the Numbers

2013 HOT 100 INDEPENDENTS LIST

We recently discovered some interesting tidbits about the pizzerias that made our Hot 100 Independents list in 2013. Check your numbers to see how you stack up in these categories: • 60 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias offer delivery • 76 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias offer catering • 42 percent have an online orderingMore »

E-Mail Marketing Done Right

Jeremy White

So I get an e-mail the other day from a restaurant I frequent. Located just across the Ohio River from the Pizza Today office, Rocky’s Sub Pub is a southern Indiana Italian restaurant and pizzeria that has stunning views of downtown Louisville. I take my family there regularly because my two boys (ages 4 andMore »

3D Printed Pizza a Reality

We can hardly believe our eyes, but a company called Natural Machines has released a prototype called the Foodini. The 3D printer actually prints out an edible pizza. We don’t know which is more disturbing — the downright disgusting look of the printed dough or the fact that this technology is becoming a reality. WeMore »

Hot 100 Independents by the numbers

Each year we poll thousands of independent pizzerias across the United States. We use the data to compile our Annual Hot 100 Independents ranking. And, in doing so, we learn a lot of interesting things about our Hot 100. Such as … • The average Hot 100 pizzeria operates three units • The average ageMore »

What’s Cooking?

Jeremy White

When you enter the Pizza Today offices on certain mornings, the smell hits you. Associate editor Denise Greer arrived extra early and already has the deck ovens in the test kitchen heating up. Before long, Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler pops in with tons of grocery bags in her hands. She gives me, Art Director JoshMore »