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 »

Pizza Today officiates Guinness Book of World Records title

Scott Wiener sits in his Brooklyn apartment shortly after we finished counting his impressive collection of pizza boxes.

It’s official: Pizza Today Man on the Street columnist Scott Wiener has the world’s largest collection of pizza boxes — or so says The Guinness Book of World Records. How do we know? Art Director Josh Keown and I were on hand to count each. And. Every. One. All 595 of them. Twice, and doubleMore »

Throwback Thursday: Pizza Chef’s Showcase 1991

Mandy Detwiler

In November 1991, I was in the middle of my sophomore year in high school. I really liked Garth Brooks, Vanilla Ice and Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread. I was studying for my driver’s license test, and I became editor of my high school newspaper. The Gulf War dominated national news. Check on the sweet ‘stacheMore »

The Huffington Post lists top 10 pizza ingredients

pepperoni pizza

Another week, another pizza list. This one by The Huffington Post lists the top 10 pizza ingredients, with pepperoni taking the No. 1 spot. No surprise there, but spinach and pineapple also rounded out the top 10 list. Could the trend toward artisan flavors soon dethrone traditional juggernauts like sausage and green pepper? With pizzaMore »

The future of pizza delivery … push of a PiePal button away?


Is the future of ordering a pizza in the push of a button? Yes, if iStrategylabs has its say. The company has created PiePal, which lets a user turn a dial to the number of pizzas desired and push a button to place an order. The button connects to a users wi-fi, Domino’s account andMore »

International Pizza Expo competitions open to entrants

International Pizza Challenge

If you’ve even been to International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, you’ve no doubt witnessed –– or participated in –– the numerous competitions held throughout the four-day show. From acrobatic dough throwing to pizza-making and fastest box folding, there are several ways to show your stuff and win (fame AND cash). All categories are openMore »

Papa John’s hits a home run as official pizza of the New York Yankees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced it has signed a partnership deal to be the Official Pizza of the New York Yankees. As part of the deal, Papa John’s will be the exclusive branded pizza sold in Yankee Stadium, have in-stadium signage, and will have the ability to use the Yankees marksMore »

Do you make it easy for your guests to divvy up the check?

Mandy Detwiler

I recently went out to dinner with a large group of my sorority sisters. We’re used to sharing –– 12 women and two bathrooms made for close quarters in college. So on this particular trip, we visited a local Mexican restaurant that charges for chips and salsa (another pet peeve for another blog post). WithMore »