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Pizzeria hosts roll your own pasta demo

Pizzeria hosts roll your own pasta demo

A Mano, a Neapolitan pizzeria in Ridgewood, New Jersey, is using its chef’s expertise to teach customers how to make pasta, from selecting flour and rolling dough to cooking techniques. The pizzeria will offer a follow-up session on making fresh mozzarella and desserts. Hands-on instruction is nothing new. Many pizzerias have brought out pizza-making kitsMore »

The Worst Pizza Toppings?

The Worst Pizza Toppings?

Huffington Post has presented its list of worst pizza toppings. They include: Hot dogs Shrimp heads and legs Hard-boiled egg Orange cheese Walnuts Mayonnaise or any cream-based sauce Spam Lettuce Canned olives Sauerkraut Corn A few of these we can all agree on. But as Pizza Today travels the country, we’ve tried some amazing piesMore »

Restaurant closes after landlord dispute

Restaurant closes after landlord dispute

Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant in The Woodlands, Texas was forced to closed after an ongoing dispute between the owner and landlord. The operator placed umbrellas in a common area in the front of the restaurant to help block the sun, which violated the terms of the establishment’s lease. According to Your Houston News, the restaurantMore »

Restaurants encourage informal photos

Restaurants encourage informal photos

If you’re not already on Instagram or Vine, you’re missing out on a social media opportunity that your competitors can easily use to their own advantages. Folks with smartphones are quick to snap photos or shoot video of their meals, drinks and friends sharing said drinks and meals –– and then posting them to Facebook,More »

Is Little Caesar’s Bigger Than Papa John’s?

Is Little Caesar’s Bigger Than Papa John’s?

Just how big is Little Caesar’s Pizza, the Detroit-based chain known for its $5 quickie pies? It’s hard to say for sure — the privately held company refuses to release store count, sales and other financial data. That’s why we have historically had to use numbers from 2013 Directory of Chain Restaurant Operators research toMore »

Pizza Slang

Pizza Slang

We all know “Pie” and “Za” mean pizza. But have you ever thought of all of the terms thrown around in your pizzeria? Eat24 has created a guide to pizza slang terms. Let’s see if your staff knows the lingo: Pepperoni “Flyers” Sausage “Alpo,” “Kibbles N’ Bits,” and “Puppy Chow” Mushrooms “Screamers” Green Peppers “GreenMore »

English Pizza Hut has a mouse in its house

English Pizza Hut has a mouse in its house

When you work in the restaurant industry, bugs and vermin can be inevitable. Add in social media and consumers’ ability to literally snap a photo or shoot a video in seconds, and you can land in hot water –– as this Pizza Hut franchisee in Manchester found out. The viral photo is the latest inMore »

Summer pizza camp for kids

Summer pizza camp for kids

Humble Pie in Peoria, Arizona, will run a one-hour summer pizza camp for kids in July. According to the Phoenix New Times, kids can toss dough, make their own mozzarella and design their own pie. To read more, click here. Here are some quick tips to get kids begging their parents to come to yourMore »

Video on Instagram

Video on Instagram

This week, the photo sharing social media app Instagram announced its newest feature: 15-second video. Like its camera function, you can apply more than a dozen filters to video. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s a 15-second video worth? Check it out Introducing Video on Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. Don’t forgetMore »

Yelp to clean up restaurant industry?

Yelp to clean up restaurant industry?

Health scores are now available on Yelp. Earlier this year, The City of San Francisco partnered with Yelp to provide restaurant health inspection data. New York City is next, with dozens more to follow. Restaurant health inspection information is readily available to the public through local government Web sites and local media. Publishing health scoresMore »