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Pizza Expo turns 30!

March cover, Pizza Expo, 30th anniversary

… and here are the top 10 things you can’t miss this year International Pizza Expo will celebrate its 30th birthday this year, and it has come a long way since its inception. The show has celebrated events in Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York City and Atlantic City before finding a permanent home eachMore »

Beyond Main Street

airport pizzeria, nontraditional location

Nontraditional locations bring plenty of potential — and special considerations In the early 1990s, in a move to diversify its portfolio and tap new revenue streams, New Jersey-based Villa Enterprises began exploring expansion into nontraditional locations. The multi-concept restaurant group first began investigating airport locations, intrigued by their similarities to enclosed malls and the parallelsMore »

Five steps to more informed site selection

Sedona Pizza Company, Grand Opening

When it comes to site selection, Samit Varma isn’t taking chances. At The Pizza Studio, Varma’s California-based chain that claims more than 125 units in its development pipeline, the company has crafted a proprietary algorithm that will help The Pizza Studio find top-flight locations for its fast-casual eateries. “Site selection is absolutely critical for us,More »

Beer & Bull In Print

2013 March: Beer & Bull In Print

One of the highlights of every International Pizza Expo is the open discussion filled with helpful insights, off-the-wall talk and plenty of beer. We call it Beer & Bull. Others call it an educational party. Here, we kick things off prior to the 2014 Expo with a print edition of Beer & Bull. Beer &More »

Think you know Pizza Expo?

Pizza Expo 2014 Rockin_audience

Think again –– show pulling out all the stops for its 30th anniversary In case you’ve been living under a rock –– or stuck in a kitchen –– there’s a little event happening next month called International Pizza Expo. It’s actually not so little. 2014 is set to be the biggest show ever, with moreMore »

Pizza Delivery: Street Smart

Photo by Josh Keown

Pizza delivery can be dangerous, but there is some good news. The job is not as dangerous as people think, and technology can help make the work safer. Although pizza delivery is often mentioned as one of the ten most dangerous occupations, no such list exists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, outMore »

Fratelli Pizza becomes a Flagstaff, Arizona, staple

Fratelli Pizza pie and menu

Brothers Brent and Pete Schepper set out to open a college late-night carryout and delivery pizza place. More than 11 years later, Fratelli Pizza has become a community-driven pizzeria that generates nearly $2.2 million in sales. Key to that success: “We’re not afraid to change,” Brent says. “We thought we’d be the college late-night deliveryMore »