Features

PrecinctMargaritaH

June 1, 2014

Precinct Pizza — One of Tampa’s Finest

[SlideDeck2 id=32876] Precinct Pizza finds perfect pairing of demographics, location There’s a stretch of development on Tampa’s coastline that can only be described as “killer.” Tucked neatly between the cruise ship port and a major sports stadium sits Precinct Pizza. The eight-year-old pizzeria has found the “sweet spot” of the city, and the results are… Read More

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June 1, 2014

Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife, Tampa, FL — High Heat

[SlideDeck2 id=32844] Tampa’s Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife pairs old world with new traditions By outward appearances, Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife is unassuming from the street. The small pizzeria is perched between a coffee shop and a nail salon in a strip mall near the University of Central Florida, and the restaurant has become… Read More

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June 1, 2014

Interact — June 2014

  #TBT Be sure to check out our Throwback Thursday feature on all of the Pizza Today’s social feeds as we visit past issues and the topics that drove them.   Social: Pizzeria tweets and status feeds Transfer Pizzeria @TransferMKE Did you know we have the only gluten-free tap pour in the state?! Our @lakefront… Read More

2011 June: Parking Wars

May 27, 2014

Parking Wars: How accessible is your pizzeria?

The running joke at Piecora’s Pizza in Seattle reads: “We sell parking, and it comes with food.” With restaurants and bars blanketing Piecora’s high-density Seattle neighborhood and street parking at a premium, the pizzeria’s 45-stall parking lot stands both a welcome site to customers and a boon to business. “Without the parking lot, our sales… Read More

2012 August: Time Constraints

May 19, 2014

Time Constraints

Budget for construction plans and mishaps with pro Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. This English proverb is never truer than when undertaking a construction project. Whether an operator is expanding an existing location, building one from the ground up or the inside out, any project, big or small, will hit roadblocks… Read More

Aldos Pizza, Memphis, TN, pizza, Places that Rock, May 2014

May 12, 2014

Places that Rock: Klavon’s / Vinnie’s / The Masonry / Aldo’s

Klavon’s Pizzeria & Pub 6010 Clinton Rd. Jackson, Michigan (517) 784-7000 www.klavons.com Klavon’s is known for its Chicago-style stuffed pizza with a Michigan twist. Five toppings and a pound mozzarella are stuffed between two layers of house-made dough and covered with a tomato sauce. Its specialty pizza menu features 14 hand-tossed pizzas, including the Ragin… Read More

Bombozz Louisville exterior sign

May 1, 2014

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, Louisville, KY — Tapped in

[SlideDeck2 id=31928] Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse hits sweet spot with ’za, craft beer In this industry, we’ve seen plenty of great concepts come and go. The ones with staying power seem to fill several niches –– pizza, sure, but also family dining and the bottom line-boosting bar business. That’s what Tony Palombino has found with Louisville,… Read More

May 1, 2014

2014 Pizza Today Distributors’ Directory

Your guide to the pizza industry’s leading distributors A A-Z Restaurant Equipment Co. 3804 Brickton Rd.. Princeton, MN 55371 Phone: 763-389-4345 Fax: 763-389-5787 E-mail: jim@a-zrestaurantequipment.com Web site: www.a-zrestaurantequipment.com Established: 1974 Product lines: Bakers Pride, Blodgett, Lincoln Impinger, Somerset, Colburne, ACME, etc. Service area: 11 Pizza-related business %: 30% Online ordering offered: yes Pizza-related items sold:… Read More

Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza, Tacoma, WA, staff, pizza expo, 2014, pizza show

May 1, 2014

Interact — May 2014

Web exclusive Pizza Expo highlights Be sure to swing to check out all of the highlights from Pizza Expo 2014. Inbox: What a show! On behalf of everyone here at Farrelli’s Pizza, I wanted to take a second to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Pizza Today Expo team for making this year’s show… Read More

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May 1, 2014

Coals Artisan Pizza, Louisville, KY — Turning coal into gold

[SlideDeck2 id=31907] Coals Artisan Pizza introduces coal-fired pizza to Louisville, Kentucky The pizzeria is tucked into a strip mall and flanked by a yoga studio, jewelry store and high-end clothier –– just the place for upscale Coals Artisan Pizza in Louisville, Kentucky. Restaurateur Mark Peters knew exactly what he was looking for when he left food… 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.