Click here to view and download pdf version of Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies. Pizza Today counts down the Top 100 Companies companies in the U.S. See which pizza chains increased sales? The yearly Top 100 list is based on sales. Check out this year’s list. 2013 Restaurant Name 2012 City State Web … More »
When most folks think about Orlando, it’s the theme parks, conventions and tourism that readily come to mind. but for Bronx-native Johnny Markaj, the bustling downtown district is where he has carved a niche for his pizzeria, Anthony’s Pizzeria & Italian restaurant. Nestled downtown on a street lined with trees, small businesses and homes, it’s … More »
Chef Jeff Freehof, a Pizza Today writer and speaker at International Pizza Expo, visited the Pizza Today test kitchen for a photo shoot. Freehof owns The Garlic Clove Italian Eatery in Evans, Georgia.
Last month, we published our list of the nation’s 100 most successful independent operations. Now, we present to you our yearly listing of America’s 100 largest pizza chains. Click here to view the list. SIX UP AND COMERS #12 Marco’s Pizza Toledo, Ohio The Italian artisan pizza company has made great strides in 2013, up … More »
Are customers looking for restaurant deals? Yes, according to a report by The NPD Group, a market information and advisory service. Restaurant visits prompted by deals and discounts is up two percent from 2012. The biggest gain comes from restaurant visits based on “buy some, get some” or “two-for-one” offers, rising 14 percent. “In my … More »
Dr. Eugenia Cheng, a mathematician from the University of Sheffield in the U.K., says she’s come up with a formula for a perfectly portioned pizza. She was asked to study pizza ratios by British chain PizzaExpress. According to the Daily Mail, Cheng calculated that the average bite taken from an 11-inch pizza has 10 percent … More »
Far from the midwest both geographically and culturally, San Diego isn’t exactly the place in which one would expect to find stellar Chicago-style pizza. But that’s exactly what we discovered this summer when our travels took us to the West coast destination known for its beaches and zoo. Natives of Chicago, Brendan and Lauren Hodson … More »
For more than a decade, I worked day and night on making Fuel Pizza & Wings a success. However, the ambition of my partners, Jeremy and Lincoln, and I has not yet been met. Our original concept has been wonderful — climbing into the low 20’s on the Hot 100 list before graduating with the … More »
MISSION: PIZZAEXPO Meet Kelly and Aldo Musico, owners of Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano in Naples, Florida. The couple have been avid Pizza Today supporters for years, but they’ve never been able to attend International Pizza Expo until last March. We followed themaround as they took in their first Expo experience.Together, we had a blast!
When looking to finance growth, pizzeria operators encounter few sources: the company’s cash reserves; loans from family and friends; capital from a bank or private equity investors, who swap a signed check for an ownership stake in the pizzeria. “For restaurant owners who don’t want to put collateral on the line and hesitate to borrow … More »