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 »

Pizza Experts Weigh in on Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan

PIZZA EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON CREATING A DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN

Whether it’s a hurricane that pounds a coastal region, a fire that destroys an entire city block or a snowstorm that shuts down the town for a week, no one likes to think of potential disasters that could close restaurant doors for several days –– or even weeks. Yet failing to prepare for the unexpectedMore »

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

Louisiana pizza delivery driver arrested for inflating tips

A 20-year-old Gonzales, Louisiana man has been arrested on two counts of forgery and theft for allegedly inflating tops on two credit card receipts. Only two weeks into his job at a local pizza chain, management discovered that he had increased the tip amount on two credit card receipts, alerting both the police and customers.More »

PIZZERIAS SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING BEST OF JUNE 2013

PIZZERIAS SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING BEST OF JUNE 2013

PIZZA MEDIA: Facebook.com/PizzaToday • Twitter.com/PizzaToday • Instagram.com/PizzaToday •Youtube.com/PizzaTodayMagazine • PizzaToday.Tumblr.com • Twitter.com/PizzaExpo • Facebook.com/PizzaExpo • iPad • Google Play • Vine: @PizzaToday By Pizza Today Staff Pizza Tweets The NY Slice Truck @TheNYslice Delivery to Downtown & Eastside 5p-9p Call 721-8434 2 toppings 20” Pizza Wings Cheesy Garlic Bread w/Marinara ONLY $27.99 #FDIC2013 Why itMore »

Papa John apologizes for delivery driver’s racist rant on customer’s phone

Papa John apologizes for delivery driver’s racist rant on customer’s phone

Monday, Papa John’s Chairman and CEO John Schnatter posted an apology on Facebook after a Florida customer received a racist rant on his voicemail. After delivering pizza to the customer, a driver accidentally called the Florida man, leaving a nearly four-minute voice message laden with racial slurs while complaining about his tip. how to treatMore »

Employee Incentives: Winning Attitudes

2013 May: Winning Attitudes

Pizza Antica was not selling much bottled mineral water. The servers at the four-unit concept, part of the Bacchus Management Group of restaurants in San Francisco, were not even mentioning bottled water to customers. So Pizza Antica launched the Bottled Mineral Water Sales contest. The winning server was taken, as guest, to one of BacchusMore »

Social Media: Pizza Tweets and Feeds

2013 May: Social Media

Pizza Tweets Denver Pizza Company @DenverPizzaCo Stop in soon for our Lunch Deal. Monday-Friday until 3pm. $5 for a personal pizza, 2 toppings, and a drink. Why it works: Posting a special the day of doesn’t give customers a whole lot of time to plan. But offering the same special daily ensures repeat business. ReiterateMore »

Move Over, Main Stream

2013 April: Move Over, Main Stream

As the Pizza Today crew travels the country and interacts with operators at events like International Pizza Expo, there is one trend that shakes the core of traditional advertising. In lieu of radio, television and newspaper spots, many independent operators are gravitating towards innovative solutions that bring pizzerias closer to their patrons and potential customers.More »

Man on the Street: Defending the Pizzarazzi

Photo by Mandy Detwiler

The crowd gasps an undeniable breath of anticipation the moment she appears on stage. After a brief announcement from the emcee, the crowd exchanges quips of admiration regarding the impending performance. As the moment of performance arrives, paparazzi descend upon her. But the stage is not that of Madison Square Garden, it’s a table; theMore »