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 »

Take-and-bake pizza: Is it taxable?

Here in Kentucky, we used to be able to pick up a Papa Murphy’s pizza without paying taxes. The pizza was considered a grocery store item, and the company also accepted government assistance for payment. That changed a few years ago, however, with updates laws requiring our local Papa Murphy’s to start collecting taxes. ThisMore »

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 »