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Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

Culinary arts rising enrollment drives increased skilled kitchen applicants

From California to New York, culinary arts programs are experiencing record enrollment growth. It’s good news for pizzeria operators seeking skilled kitchen help. New York’s Boards of Cooperative Educational Services culinary classes for high school students has experienced increased demand and even wait lists for its programs. Instructors have pointed to the popularity of theMore »

The world’s largest pizzas are…

The world’s largest pizzas are…

Fox News recently counted down the world’s top five, biggest pizzas that are commercially available. Three U.S. pizzerias made the list. The top five are: 1. Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria Los Angeles, CA 54-inch x 54-inch 2. Il Colosseo Sydney, Australia 70-inch x 70-inch pizza 3. The Pizza Machine Gallatin, TN 60-inch pizza 4.More »

Return of the pizza wars?

Return of the pizza wars?

Are the low-cost pizza wars returning? Pizza Hut, which sits at No. 1 on Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies list, has announced that it will offer a $5.55 one-topping large pizza starting today through June 15. The promotion directly targets not only Little Caesars’ $5 HOT-N-Ready (and newly launched $8 deep-dish offering) but alsoMore »

The Top Five Independent Pizzerias are…

The Top Five Independent Pizzerias are…

Who stands out as the nation’s top independent pizzerias? Pizza Today presents a list of America’s leading independent pizzerias. The following pizzerias are among the top five: 1. Buddy’s Pizza — Detroit, MI This pizzeria started the Detroit-style — thick, square, sauce on top — pizza craze in 1946. Buddy’s has generated $20 million inMore »

Chicago deep-dish is for tourists?

Deep Dish, Chicago style

Chicago Weekly recently reported that a debate has stirred on the south side over which is better — thin or deep dish? One south side chef has even referred to the Chicago deep-dish as a pizza for tourists. In actuality, Chicago stakes claim to three styles: CHICAGO THICK Essentially a casserole of delicious ingredients, Chicago-styleMore »

Sbarro to enter fast casual market

Sbarro to enter fast casual market

National pizza chain Sbarro LLC, which ranks which ranked 10th on Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies list, will enter the fast casual market with the launch of its new brand, Pizza Cucinova, according to an article in Columbus Business First. Sbarro will open two Pizza Cucinova locations in the Columbus area this fall. makeMore »