Features

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March 1, 2015

Pizza Expo 2015: It’s a Go

International Pizza Expo set to be largest in show history Whether you’re attending your first or 15th International Pizza Expo, it’s safe to say the show has come a long way. This year’s Expo is set to be the largest in its 31-year history. The show hosted more than 1,000 vendor booths and attendees from… Read More

the pizza peel kitchen sink pizza

March 1, 2015

Places that Rock: Old Town, The Pizza Peel, Pizzeria 712

Old Town Pizza 150 Sacramento Street Auburn, California 95603 (530) 888-7600 otpizza.net With a third location opening this summer, the greater Sacramento-area pizza company has hit its stride winning the region’s “best of” honors consecutively. No. 80 on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 Independents list, OTP is famous for its mozzarella and garlic stuffed breadsticks (a… Read More

garage pizza, los angeles, california, jalapeno slice

March 1, 2015

LA Pizza Tour: Going Back to Cali

A Whirlwind trip took us to some of Los Angeles’ best pizzerias   Garage Pizza When we landed at LAX we were famished. Thankfully one of our planned stops, Garage Pizza, wasn’t all that far from our hotel. We high-tailed it to this slice dive where hand-tossed, traditional pizza delivery trumps décor and ambiance. Garage… Read More

DC pizza, grand opening, line, free pizza

February 23, 2015

Places that Rock: DC Pizza / Zentropa / Red Tractor

Each month, Pizza Today highlights pizzerias around the country to find out what makes them unique pizza places that rock. DC Pizza [SlideDeck2 id=37727] 1103 19th St. NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 331-1800 dcpizzaonline.com The new fast-casual pizzeria is independently owned and operated. On opening day in November 2014, DC Pizza gave away 1,183 pies… Read More

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February 17, 2015

The Young & the Workplace

Managing teen employees presents unique challenges There’s no argument that teen employees can pose real challenges to pizzeria operators. They’re typically untrained, with little clue about how to behave in the workplace, interact with customers and get along with other employees. True, they may be a blank slate upon which you can write/train how you… Read More

d'Bronx Authentic Deli & Pizzeria

February 9, 2015

Evolution of a Brand

[SlideDeck2 id=37796] d’Bronx brings taste of New York to Kansas City, Missouri When you’ve got a NYC borough in your pizzeria’s title, that carries a good amount of expectation from your customers. Such is the case for Kansas City-based d’Bronx Authentic Deli and Pizzeria. Owner Don Foringer understands the legacy his restaurants carry, especially in… Read More

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February 1, 2015

Rolling Stone

[SlideDeck2 id=37822] The Stone Canyon Pizza Company on a roll with stellar sales, ‘quality-driven concept’ Some pizzeria operators walk a fine line between fitting in while still standing out enough to compete. Such is the case for The Stone Canyon Pizza Company, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the Kansas City area this year…. Read More

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January 20, 2015

Hops & Pie, Denver, Co. — Drafted

[SlideDeck2 id=36574 ress=1] Hops & Pie selected as a top Denver spot for artisan pizza and craft beer   Denver, Colorado ,ranks as one of most notable craft beer cities in the country. Amid its brewing explosion, Hops & Pie has become a top beer and pizza lovers’ destination. Restaurateurs Drew and Leah Watson have… Read More

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January 12, 2015

Lucky Pie, Denver, Co. — A Tale of Two Locations

[SlideDeck2 id=36547 ress=1] Colorado-based Lucky Pie goes urban and small town   Lucky Pie –– with a location in Denver, Colorado, and one in its far northwestern suburb of Louisville, Colorado –– is proof positive that a concept originated in a small town of 18,000 can translate to a bustling metropolitan downtown district. Brendan McManus… Read More

interior dining room Millie's Old World Meatballs and Pizza, morristown, new jersey

January 1, 2015

Places that Rock: Millie’s Old World / Xlixe / Apart Pizza Co.

  Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza 60 South Street Morristown, New Jersey 07960 (973) 267-4992 milliesoldworld.com   With meatballs in its name, this family-style restaurant is famous for its fried meatballs served with a bowl of ricotta and marinara sauce. Its open kitchen features side-by-side, coal- and wood-fired  “dueling ovens.” Chef Peter Martinez meticulously… Read More

Pizzeria Operators Provide Real-World Tips

Each month, our editors visit successful pizzeria operators around the country to offer readers real-world success stories. Whether it’s a fast-casual chain in California or a small mom-and-pop in Pennsylvania, every pizzeria offers tips for our readers. Today’s readers know restaurant trends change quickly and staying ahead of the curve will keep operators competitive and modern. Pizza Today is the industry’s top resource for restaurant trends from pizza chains and independents.

Go inside successful pizzerias in America by reading our Pizza Today on the Road features. We tour the pizzeria and go behind the scenes in the kitchens. We sit down one-on-on with operators and key management staff to find out what’s driving their success and where the industry is headed.

 

Customer Loyalty as Important as Good Food

If you’re running a modern pizzeria, your goal shouldn’t be to get a customer in once. Bringing them back time and time again creates restaurant customer loyalty that is immeasurable. There’s more to a successful pizzeria than just good food. From a creative concept to on-the-spot staff and management, encouraging repeat customers should be a primary goal for any restaurant operator.