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Chocolate Gelato

Make this summer sweet with gelato Gelato –– that dense, creamy, wonderful Italian frozen dessert –– is not the exotic, foreign entity it once was. But although it has found its way onto restaurant menus across the country, it still offers menu distinction to operators. Flavors are limited only by imagination and range from theMore »

2012 June: Did You Know? / Places That Rock

2012 June: Did You Know? / Places That Rock

Save the date: Slice of Hope 2012 takes place Friday, October 12. The Hot 100 Independents (our list of The new Pizza Today America’s most successful indy operations) control roughly $491 million in revenue. Vermont has 204 pizzerias iPad and Android tablet apps  are being downloaded at a rate of 100 per day. Places ThatMore »

Marketing Matters: Slow days

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Recently I did a brief survey of some of my pizza pals across the nation. My suspicions proved true — business on Monday is generally half of Friday’s sales. So, can I take a ‘dog’ day and make it a star? Sometimes it is just plain hard or impossible to change people’s spending habits, afterMore »

Defying Convention

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airport pizzeria, nontraditional location

When it comes to expansion, think outside the strip mall Opening the second Pizzeria Piccola location, at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee last month, was a success — despite enduring a smaller footprint and catering to a new audience. That’s because the brand was firmly in place. Despite having just 25 seats, the new locationMore »

Man on the Street: New pizzeria wish list

Scott Weiner

The wait is finally over. It has been nearly four months since I first noticed construction two blocks from my apartment in a relatively quiet Brooklyn neighborhood. It’s not that we don’t have pizza nearby — there are at least two slice shops within a three-block radius. But this new spot holds incredible potential toMore »

Pan Handle Pizza

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Pizza Today visits the Florida panhandle for a fun-in-the-sun tour of pizzerias JOEY’S ON THE BEACH In March, thousands of college students and families alike flee colder climes to enjoy Spring Break on the Florida panhandle. We decided to do the same and check out the pizza scene in Panama City Beach and nearby Destin.More »

Good Morning

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breakfast pizza

Should pizzerias serve breakfast? Tristan Kohler is the owner of a 24/7 Domino’s Pizza franchise in Dayton, Ohio. His pizzeria is the only Domino’s Pizza in the United States with a breakfast daypart. “We began offering breakfast pizza two years ago,” says Kohler. The college campus location of Kohler’s franchise grants a demographic that marketingMore »

Ask Big Dave: Help — Our Oven Died

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Q: On the busiest Friday night ever our pizza oven died. It became completely inoperable. We lost tons of business and many of our customers left disappointed and probably visited our competition to get their pizza that night. We are trying to figure out a good way to solve this problem. Any suggestions? A: I’mMore »

Go Green

caproccio salad

Fun and flavorful salads heat up summer profits With the summer months upon us crisp, cold salads are a must-have menu item. “When it’s hot outside, salads are one of my favorite foods to eat,” says Spencer Johnston, executive chef at The Churchill in Los Angeles, California. To move his dinner salads, Johnston has summerMore »