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2013 May: Inbox

LOVING THE NEW COLUMN I think having someone like Tony Gemignani answer questions is awesome! I saw Tony when he was the key note speaker 3 years ago at the Pizza Expo, and to be able to submit questions to him is a great idea. I look forward to reading the tips and advice inMore »

2013 April: Social Media

2013 April: Social Media

Pizza Tweets RedBrick Pizza @RedBrickPizza Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Here’s a Vday Deal, Just for YOU! Medium Pizza + 1 Bottle of Wine or 2 Gelatos for $20 at RedBrick on Vday! Why it works: This Valentine’s Day deal was pretty sweet all around. Some folks might not have made plans for theMore »

Inbox: Burn, Baby, Burn

2013 April: Inbox

BURN, BABY, BURN I am a manager at Joe Bolognas Pizzeria in Lexington, Ky. and was given your article from our front office. We just recently had a similar incident occur at our restaurant involving a carrot cake. A very nice lady pre-ordered a whole, fresh carrot cake for her husband’s birthday party.  The guy whoMore »

2009 December: Did You Know

2009 December: Did You Know

74 percent of pizzerias have dining rooms. The pizza industry will top $38 billion in sales in 2010. International Pizza Wxpo 2010 is scheduled for March 2-4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tennessee has 1,184 pizzerias The Pizza Kitchen / Scalini’s Pizza ‘n Pasta / Twist’ed Sisters The Pizza Kitchen 9411 S. Northshore DriveMore »

2009 December: Simple Ideas

2009 December: Simple Ideas

Meatball Mangia Offer spaghetti and meatballs? If you’re not making a meatball sub or using your meatballs on pizza, you could be missing out on profi ts. Consider using French or Italian bread. Sliced lengthwise, add the meatballs, layer with marinara and add a liberal dose of Romano or Parmesan cheese. On pizza, simply sliceMore »

2009 October: Simple Ideas

2009 October: Simple Ideas

Stay Sharp Keeping knives sharp and handling/storing them properly are the best methods to reduce the potential for cuts in the kitchen. Providing employees with mesh or Kevlar cutting gloves is another good idea. Hare are some other tips: ? Purchase non-slip pads that are designed to be placed underneath cutting boards. This helps preventMore »

2009 November: Did You Know? / Places That Rock

2009 November: Did You Know? / Places That Rock

The International Pizza Expo show floor is the size of 4 1/2 football fields! America’s 50 largest pizza companies control nearly 39,000 of the industry’s 75,000 units. According to a recent Pizza Today.com poll, 30 percent of respondents said they serve drip coffee in their pizzerias. Louisiana has 626 pizzerias. Promise Pizza / Campus PizzaMore »

2009 November: Simple Ideas

2009 November: Simple Ideas

Gotcha Focaccia? Fresh focaccia is a great accompaniment to soups and salads, and everyone loves breadbaskets at the table. While you’re going to bake it until golden, avoid over-browning it. There are many different kinds, but avoid heavy flavors if you’re going to be serving it with another dish –– you don’t want the breadMore »