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September is National Food Safety Month (With Video)

September is National Food Safety Month (With Video)

Food safety isn’t a sexy subject, but having a comprehensive food safety protocol can make or break your pizzeria. September is National Food Safety Month (NFSM). This year’s theme is “Avoid a Reaction by Taking Action,” focusing on greater awareness of food allergies. Getting everyone in your operation to adhere to strict food safety standardsMore »

Japanese restaurant chain launches pizza/burger hybrid

Japanese restaurant chain launches pizza/burger hybrid

A Japanese fast food chain has launched a new item that will appeal to folks who love both burgers and pizza. Can’t decide between the two? Pizza Little Party Kyoto’s limited-edition Megaburgerpizza costs ?2,580, or about $26.46 US, and can even be delivered. And you probably shouldn’t even look at the calorie count. Check outMore »

Pizza proposal proves successful

Pizza proposal proves successful

A Colchester, England, man proposed to his girlfriend over pizza, literally. According to the East Anglian Daily Times, the two pizzas were topped with goat cheese, tomato, red onion and strategically placed spinach. One pie read, “High tide, low tide, I’ll be by your side” and the other read, “Let’s start our happily ever after.”More »

Hotel phones feature a “Pizza Button”

Hotel phones feature a “Pizza Button”

Guests at County Inn and Suites in Niagara Falls, Ontario, can order pizza with the touch of a single button on its phone system. The “Pizza Button” is connected to a local pizzeria. For the full article, CLICK HERE. Now that’s a partnership. It’s a win-win situation for the hotel to have an instant recommendation,More »

Restaurant owner kicks out war vet, service dog

Restaurant owner kicks out war vet, service dog

The owner of restaurant in Oxford, Massachusetts recently yelled profanities at a disabled Iraq war veteran when he entered the establishment with his service dog. James Glaser, who suffers from PTSD, was asked to leave even after providing the owner with his service dog’s certification papers. Glaser contacted the police. After officers explained the law,More »

Pizza Places that Rock & Pizza Industry Statistics — September 2013

Pizza Places that Rock & Pizza Industry Statistics -- September 2013

Pizza Today Staff Pizza Today will launch its first Social Media Webinar September 24 at 2 p.m. EST, in conjunction with Moving Targets. www.pizzatoday.com. The National Restaurant Association says restaurant-industry employment stands at 13.1 million. Pizzerias account for 6.3 percent of the restaurant industry’s gross sales, which will top $660.5 billion by the end ofMore »

A Guide to Garlic Knots (HOW-TO VIDEO)

Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans: What’s your bestselling, low-cost menu item? Garlic knots was the undisputed winner. At Pizza Today, we sing the praises of buttery garlic knots. Our Man on the Street Scott Weiner loves them too: “I love the punchy aroma of fresh garlic knots in a pizzeria — andMore »

Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Some New York and Chicago restaurants may opt to take tips off the table, according to The Wall Street Journal. The tip-free establishments would instead increase menu prices by as high as 15 percent and pay employees a higher hourly pay. It’s an idea that has restaurant operators in other cities asking, “Would it workMore »