Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife, Tampa, FL — High Heat

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Tampa’s Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife pairs old world with new traditions By outward appearances, Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife is unassuming from the street. The small pizzeria is perched between a coffee shop and a nail salon in a strip mall near the University of Central Florida, and the restaurant has become a havenMore »

Throwback Thursday: Delivery fees become industry debate

Mandy Detwiler

When I first started at Pizza Today waaaay back in 2004, my idea of pizza delivery was whatever was cheapest … and if I had a coupon I came out even more ahead. Any time I could get dinner delivered for around $10, I considered it a win. Those days are long gone based mainlyMore »

Throwback Thursday: Grocery competition gets heavy in September 1997

Mandy Detwiler

In September 1997, we noticed a consumer trend that had begun to threaten our industry –– fresh pizzas in supermarkets. No longer were pizzerias the go-to place pick up a fresh pie after a day of shopping. Grocery stores were offering fresh pizzas that could be paid for with groceries and baked at home. ItMore »

Cyber thieves target pizzeria customers in costly scam

If you own a pizzeria, you’ll want to read this story. A Richmond, Virginia-based pizzeria is speaking out after cyber thieves used the company’s name to send out phishing e-mails to unsuspecting consumers. The e-mail tells the customer that he or she has made a charge to the pizzeria, and if it is not legitimate,More »

SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza’s third Southern California location opens in Huntington Beach

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 15, 2014) –SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, which has won numerous awards for its food and concept, has opened its third Southern California location in Huntington Beach.  With recipes developed in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Smith, who also was just named national Chef Innovator of the Year, SPIN!® is knownMore »

Papa John’s announces promotion of Steve Ritchie to chief operating officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.– (BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced the promotion of Steve Ritchie to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition, the Company’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Schnatter, will assume the additional role of President of the Company, continuing to focus on all aspects of the Company’s business, whileMore »

Revention partners with mobile payment platform LevelUp

May 15, 2014 – Revention Point of Sale Solutions is pleased to announce their integration with LevelUp, a progressive mobile loyalty and payments platform that uses QR code technology to execute mobile transactions via Smartphones. The flexibility of the LevelUp mobile application allows for seamless integration with a wide range of restaurant industry concepts –fromMore »

Throwback Thursday: The supersize rage in October 1999

Mandy Detwiler

Does size matter? We pondered that question in our October 1999 issue. Around that time, fast-food chains attempted to capture their markets by increasing portion sizes. Jumbo fries, 32-ounce sodas, larger sandwiches … the move attempted to appeal to customers’ awareness of value for their money. How did this affect the pizza industry? Pizza chainsMore »

Locally owned, operated Barro’s Pizza opens two new locations

(PHOENIX, AZ) May 1, 2014 – Barro’s Pizza, recently opened a new location in Scottsdale and will open another shortly in Glendale. This will be 35 locations total for the family owned and locally operated pizza restaurant. Earlier in March, Barro’s opened its 34th location on Frank Lloyd Wright and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale.More »

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint to open first location in Raleigh-Durham

(ATLANTA, GA) May 2014 – Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant, will soon open its first location in Raleigh, North Carolina. Business partners Andrew Madans and Talie Madans are developing three new locations in the Triangle region after being introduced to the concept when visiting family in Uncle Maddio’s PizzaMore »