Pie Five Pizza be jammin’ with New Jerk Chicken Pie

DALLAS, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Perfecting a flavor as bold as Jamaican jerk is something Pie Five Pizza Chef Andy Wittman didn’t take lightly.  The pizza trailblazer set out to capture the authentic taste of the Caribbean, and his latest culinary marvel proves he’s still at the top of his game. Pie Five’s newMore »

Throwback Thursday: The Magnificent Onion in March 1993

Mandy Detwiler

Here in the Pizza Today office, it can be a little difficult to come to a consensus when ordering pizza. I dislike mushrooms greatly, Art Director Josh Keown would rather not have olives and Editor Jeremy White wouldn’t touch an onion with a 10-foot-pole. (In fact, he’s so good at picking them out of hisMore »

Throwback Thursday: Pizza delivery by air in April 1993

Mandy Detwiler

Our April 1993 issue was devoted to delivery, which may or may compromise a large part of your own business. In that issue, rocket scientist (really!), skydiver, video producer and professional stunt man Joe Jennings decided he wanted to add pizza delivery to his repertoire of advertising avenues. Jennings, the son of an Imo’s PizzaMore »

Throwback Thursday: Pizza Today visits … Greenland?

Mandy Detwiler

In February 1993, this memorable cover featured our  Gerry & Kaye Durnell (left) with a team of pizzaiolos making one heckuva delivery … to Greenland. The Durnells were attempting to make one of the longest pizza deliveries ever –– and they documented their journey from start to finish. The campaign, dubbed “A Slice of Home,”More »

Throwback Thursday: Working Lunch in April 200

Mandy Detwiler

I’m sometimes amazed when I visit a pizzeria and learn it isn’t open for lunch. Is prep so overwhelming that they’re not able to handle two day parts? Is business just so good that it’s not needed? Is there simply not enough lunch business to necessitate being staffed and prepped? In April 2000, then Editor-in-ChiefMore »

Throwback Thursday: Cheese Prices in October 2001

Mandy Detwiler

The cost of cheese: it’s the bane of many a pizzeria’s existence. No better illustration could express this than our October 2001 cover (that’s a former employee, by the way). Cheese prices are one of the biggest issues facing our industry. Editor in Chief Jeremy W. examined how the current spike in this cheesy ingredientMore »

Throwback Thursday: Celebrity Sells in January 2000

Mandy Detwiler

In January 2000, we put Fran Drescher on the cover. (It probably seemed like a good idea at the time …) The focus of that issue was a look at how celebs sell. We took a look at how Drescher, along with Donald Trump and Spike Lee, were used by Pizza Hut to tout theMore »

NYPD Pizza to open new location this summer in Tempe’s Mill Avenue District

PHOENIX (March 18, 2014) – NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and operated family pizza kitchen, signed a lease this week to open its 11th location in the heart of downtown Tempe. The newest NYPD Pizza restaurant will open this summer at the Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Mill Avenue (222 S. Mill Avenue, #127,More »

Middle East expansion continues for Villa Enterprises in Egypt, UAE

Villa Enterprises (www.villaenterprises.com), a multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East with the grand opening of its Villa Italian Kitchen and South Philly Steaks & Fries brands at the Alexandria City Centre in Egypt. The openings are part of exclusive franchise development deals with local franchisees, Sherief Sobh andMore »