Weather causes headaches for pizzeria operators

Much of the news at both the local and national level is centered on Winter Storm Cleon, which is impacting everything from travel and mail service to road department teams and, yes, even pizza delivery drivers. Winter weather invites customers to stay indoors, and that may increase your phones ringing. Still, it’s imperative that yourMore »

Throwback Thursday: Veggie pizza finally shines in April 2010

Mandy Detwiler

April 2010 wasn’t a lifetime ago (however, my preteen wasn’t quite as mouthy then), but when we featured a stunning veggie pizza on the cover, artisan pizza had just begun to take center stage. Fifteen years ago, most vegetable options on pizza were limited to green pepper, onion, olives and mushrooms. Vegetarian options were grudginglyMore »

New Marco’s Pizza location will deliver movies, too

Working in conjunction with another location business fosters goodwill for both. Such is the case for a new Marco’s Pizza store in Wichita, Kansas. According to a news story in the dining section of The Wichita Eagle, the local Marco’s Pizza franchise, which is set to open next week, sits next to a Family Video.More »

Hungry Howie’s Pizza debuts new LTO Buttery Cajun Flavor Crust

MADISON HEIGHTS, MI (December 3, 2013) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza unveils its last limited time offer of 2013, the Buttery Cajun Flavored Pizza Crust. The original flavored crust is only available from today through New Year’s Eve, so pizza fans should hurry in while this flavor lasts! The originator of the flavored crust pizza, HungryMore »

Simple is better when it comes to social media

Mandy Detwiler

When I was in the 10th grade, I can remember my biology teacher giving us a rather ingenious life lesson. No, it wasn’t making sure we had the right brand of Hammer pants, perfecting the art of swooping our bangs or how to do the Running Man (all viable in 1992). It was how toMore »

Throwback Thursday: Delivery speeds up in November 2002

#TBT November 2002: Then interim editor Jeremy White took a hard look at what consumers expected from pizzerias when they ordered delivery. Thanks in part to Domino’s Pizza’s 30-minute delivery guarantee, folks simply desired the same from their local independents. Today, delivery employees don’t need to depend as much on physical maps as they doMore »

Server says she was fired for dine-and-dash customer bill

2009 March: Checking In

A New York server says she was fired for not covering a $96 tab left unpaid by three dine-and-dash customers, according to an article on Gothamist.com. Suzanne Parrat claims Pig N Whistle Manager Eugene Wilson told her that she would have to cover the tab left unpaid –– or her co-workers would have to cover itMore »

Donating prizes is a win-win for all

Mandy Detwiler

My 10-year-old daughter, Bella, takes drama classes at a local children’s theatre. The school is “kind of a big deal” in the community, and each year they have a huge chili supper as their fundraiser. All the kids dress up and parents drop $5 a plate for a hot dog and some chili and bidMore »

Throwback Thursday: Carryout picks up steam in September 2000

Mandy Detwiler

I will be the first to admit I’ve never used a drive-thru pizza window. Simply put, we don’t have one nearby. I am well-schooled in the art of carryout, however, which took center stage in our September 2000 issue. Since then, we’ve seen a number of large chains make carryout windows mainstream, including Pizza HutMore »

What do customers understand about true Neapolitan pizza?

Mandy Detwiler

My husband, Bill, is in New York City on business. There are a plethora of dining options at his ready, including some of the best restaurants in the world. Although he would have loved to trek out to family favorite Totonno’s Pizzeria Napoletana, weather and traffic had him sticking closer to the hotel. I sent himMore »