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2009 July: Commentary

2009 July: Commentary

Pizza Today is celebrating the entire month of September with an upcoming issue that’s sure to stand out. Though we feel like we give you the best business advice and how-to information every month, we’re planning something extra special for our September edition. You’re not going to want to miss what we have planned. IMore »

2009 June: Five Questions

2009 June: Five Questions

Tom Iannarino owns and operates Terita’s Pizza in the Northland area of Columbus, Ohio. Iannarino’s father, Gus, founded the restaurant in 1959, two years before Tom was born. The younger Iannarino grew up in the family business — which only offers carryout service — and personally runs the store daily. PT: Terita’s is about toMore »

2009 July: Did You Know

2009 July: Did You Know

16 percent of gift cards are never redeemed According to a Pizza Today Web poll, 52 percent of pizzerias serve coffee You can follow Pizza Today on Twitter / www.twitter.com/pizzatoday Montana has 278 pizzerias Giuseppi’s Original Store / Pizzeria Paradiso / Sam & Louie’s Giuseppi’s Original Store Hilton Head Island The Plaza at Shelter CoveMore »

2009 June: Give Me My Wings

2009 June: Give Me My Wings

What is it about wings? They have become so popular that I wouldn’t be surprised if some scientist is at work trying to figure out how to come up with a chicken that has four wings. It’s no surprise people love them — they’re fun, fast and qualify as finger food. But not all wingsMore »

2009 July: Expo News

2009 July: Expo News

Pizza Expo® has it covered –– whether you’re looking for new ways to create revenue or just want to fi nd out about the latest industry trends and products. Did you know Pizza Expo is the only industry event where you’ll find more than 70 industry-specific seminars, workshops and demonstrations, 450 exhibiting companies and 1,000More »

2009 June: Marketing Matters

2009 June: Marketing Matters

Muscles produce force. Muscles create motion. Muscles incinerate fat. And therein lies a paradox. Most attempts at weight loss involve dieting instead of exercise. Successful, long-term fitness comes from working out, not from starving. Dieting is the absolute worst thing you can do if you’re trying to lose weight. Starving yourself has the reverse effectMore »

2009 July: Five Questions

2009 July: Five Questions

Matthew Ptasienski owns and operates Windy City Pizzeria in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in an ailing part of the River City, about halfway between the University of Louisville and historic Churchill Downs, Windy City, as its name implies, offers its customers a taste of Chicago. PT: You’re pretty much a one-man-show here, right? MP: Pretty much.More »

2009 June: Pasta Primer

2009 June: Pasta Primer

When I had my cooking school in Chicago, I had to make big batches of this pasta dish for the students because they gobbled it up pretty fast. The idea behind this dish is that the spinach gets “cooked” only from the ambient heat of the pasta, and that technique keeps the dish fresh andMore »

2009 July: Marketing Matters

2009 July: Marketing Matters

You still standing? Congratulations. It’s been pretty tough lately, to say the least. The good news? If you’ve made it this far, you stand a good chance of surviving this downturn and popping out stronger than ever on the other side. As the weak players fall by the wayside, make sure you’re grabbing up yourMore »

2009 June: Simple Ideas

2009 June: Simple Ideas

Targeting Teens By the end of next year, there will be 35 million teenagers in the United States. At the peak of the baby boom, there were 33 million. And, what’s more — today’s teens have more disposable income than any other generation of teens had. Luckily, teens love pizza, so attracting them shouldn’t beMore »