Throwback Thursday: Location rules in April 2001

Mandy Detwiler

Few covers drive home the importance of “location, location, location” like a serious guy staking his claim like an 1840s gold rusher. (That’s a former PT staff member. We’ve got brains and beauty!) Our cover story in April 2001 was all about choosing the right spot for your pizzeria. In my time at Pizza Today,More »

Speed vs. Accuracy: Making the case for both

Mandy Detwiler

Man, it happened AGAIN. My husband was just forced to give up half the hot peppers off his gourmet sandwich because the sub shop employees forgot them. Again. We get carryout from this large sub chain about once a week. It’s on my husband’s way home from work, and it’s pretty good. They’ve been advertisingMore »

SPIN! Pizza’s Tory Thaemert named Young Direct Marketer of the Year

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 30, 2014) – SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Marketing Manager Tory Thaemert has been named the 2014 Young Direct Marketer of the Year. Awarded by the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (KCDMA) to an outstanding professional under age 32, the honor recognizes Thaemert’s unwavering dedication to the principles and practices of direct marketing,More »

Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria launches ‘authentic’ franchise opportunity

SANTA BARBARA, California – The pizza industry, once dominated by delivery and take out concepts, is now in the midst of reinventing itself to fit into the fast casual mold. And while there are a number of pizzerias jumping on the fast casual trend, none is more innovative than Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, a create-your-own, handMore »

Throwback Thursday: Chicken takes the stage in May 2011

Mandy Detwiler

In May 2011, we took a look at chicken as a pizza protein topping. But we didn’t just examine precooked chicken cubes that we sometimes find on pizza (and heaven forbid you have dark meat on your pies … we still haven’t gotten over the few we’ve had out in the field). We looked atMore »

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, Louisville, KY — Tapped in

Bombozz Louisville exterior sign

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse hits sweet spot with ’za, craft beer In this industry, we’ve seen plenty of great concepts come and go. The ones with staying power seem to fill several niches –– pizza, sure, but also family dining and the bottom line-boosting bar business. That’s what Tony Palombino has found with Louisville, Kentucky-based BoombozzMore »

Coals Artisan Pizza, Louisville, KY — Turning coal into gold

Coals, artisan pizza, Louisville, building, exterior, sign, landscaping, pizzeria

Coals Artisan Pizza introduces coal-fired pizza to Louisville, Kentucky The pizzeria is tucked into a strip mall and flanked by a yoga studio, jewelry store and high-end clothier –– just the place for upscale Coals Artisan Pizza in Louisville, Kentucky. Restaurateur Mark Peters knew exactly what he was looking for when he left food manufacturing forMore »

Pizza Hut trots out ‘Thoroughbread Sticks’ in honor of Kentucky Derby

PLANO, TEXAS (April 30, 2014) – The first Saturday in May in the state of Kentucky brings with it many iconic traditions: roses, fancy hats, mint juleps and an unparalleled gathering of luminaries cheering on the best thoroughbred race horses in the world. Pizza Hut announced today that it is adding a new item toMore »

Hunt Brothers Pizza to serve as primary sponsor of Kevin Harvick In NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Hunt Brothers Pizza will be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) Chevrolet SS for the 30(th) running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race May 17 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. “This is our first primary sponsorship with our new racing partner,More »