As states are in the hunt for revenue sources, some are looking to take-and-bake pizzas. The dilemma lies in how the pizzas are classified. Is a take-and-bake pizza considered restaurant prepared food, subject to tax, or is it a grocery item and exempt from tax? There are 24 states, which follow the Streamlined Sales Tax … More »
Block cheese prices on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rose by 9.5 percent in the past month, ending 18 cents higher at $2.05 per pound. Cheese prices have experienced a steady rise since mid-November. Rising cheese prices have not slowed America’s appetite as the average person eats more than 25 pounds of it per year. Which … More »
Pizza Hut, No. 1 on Pizza Today’s 2013 Top 100 Pizza Companies list, enters the slice market with the opening of two pizza by the slice locations — York, Nebraska, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island — this week, according to Entrepreneur. Individual slices sell for $2 to $3 and are cut from a new 18-inch pizza, … More »
The net of online marketing is so wide and vast that it’s sometimes difficult to analyze what works from what’s a waste of your time and money. Return on investment still apply with digital marketing strategies. The Financial Post offers five digital marketing don’ts for 2014. They are: Don’t spread yourself too thin. While it … More »
Managing Editor Mandy Detwiler and Art Director Josh Keown both received pizza cutters for Christmas. It’s time for a pizza cutter showdown. The contenders are Mandy’s laser-guided pizza cutter versus Josh’s traditional rocker.
Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Company have partnered to create an innovative new pizza ordering app, and the pair will demo the technology tomorrow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Set for public launch later in 2014, the app will use the Ford SYNC Applink System. Ford’s proprietary SYNC technology allows drivers of … More »
A Temple Hills, Maryland couple has founded Pizza Addicts Anonymous, a group of 150 members who share their love for pizza. The club, which formed in April, travels to various pizzerias each month, as well as gathering to celebrate pizza-related holidays. Check out more about this club at Gazette.net. Pizza Addicts isn’t the first club … More »
Of course, January is National Soup Month. It’s winter and warm soup hits the spot. Five customer-pleasing, comfort winter soups to menu are: Click each soup title to go to a full recipe with instructions. For more winter recipe ideas, check out the 2014 Pizza Today Menu Guide.
We recently discovered some interesting tidbits about the pizzerias that made our Hot 100 Independents list in 2013. Check your numbers to see how you stack up in these categories: • 92 percent have a point-of-sale (POS) system. • 70 percent serve pasta. • 98 percent offer vegetarian dishes. • 80 percent serve wine. • 93 percent … More »
User-generated review Web sites can be frustrating. Learn how to get the most from sites like Yelp, Urbanspoon and TripAdvisor. Tuesday, January 14 at 2 p.m. EST (1pm CT; 12 Noon MT; 11am PT), Pizza Today presents a free webinar “Social Networks Guide — Part 3: Tips and tricks for review sites.” The webinar is … More »