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Big chains jump on performance-kitchen concept

Big chains jump on performance-kitchen concept

A performance kitchen is nothing new to many independent pizzerias. Tossing dough and handcrafting pizza in front of a jaw-dropped audience of eager patrons is what the open-concept pizzerias thrive on. Domino’s Pizza is introducing a concept built around its open kitchen in Austin, Texas. The pizza company is calling it Pizza Theater. For moreMore »

Reddit gets more than 11,000 comments on “worst restaurant experience”

Reddit gets more than 11,000 comments on “worst restaurant experience”

Reddit asked its subscribers, “What was the worst restaurant experience you have ever had?” The post generated more than 11,000 comments, so far. Restaurant nightmares ranged from encountering pests and food poisoning to foreign objects in food and horrendous service. Spoiler alert: pizzerias did not come out unscathed in the comments. As a restaurant proprietor,More »

Domino’s upcycles its advertising (With VIDEO)

Domino’s upcycles its advertising (With VIDEO)

Domino’s Pizza had a dilemma when the company rebranded and changed its logo. What does the pizza chain do with all of those signs, print ads, pizza boxes, shirts, and truck panels, etc. that were replaced? Domino’s commissioned up-and-coming artists to create unique pieces of art from old brand materials and launched a Pinterest pageMore »

Upcoming Pizza Today Webinar

Upcoming Pizza Today Webinars

Pizza Today, in conjunction with Moving Targets, is offering a series of Social Media-based webinars. Our final webinar is March 4, 2014. As operators nationwide continue to recognize the importance of social media and the impact outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. have on a pizzeria’s marketing efforts, we’re expanding our online repertoire. TheMore »

USA TODAY lists outstanding pizzerias by state

USA TODAY lists outstanding pizzerias by state

Another day, another “Best of…” list. This one is courtesy of USA TODAY and gives a nod to outstanding pizzerias by state. There are some new faces on this list. Check out the entire list here. http://www.usatoday.com/story/experience/food-and-wine/best-of-food-and-wine/food/2013/09/06/51-great-pizza-parlors/2465433/ Pizza Today will also publish its Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list in next month’s issue. Check out lastMore »

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 »