Features

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June 23, 2014

Wine & Dine

Two decades ago, America was largely intimidated by wine. Snobs drank it. Even worse, they swished it around, spit it into a bucket and then talked about it in unappealing and difficult-to-understand terms like “flinty” or “grassy.” What normal, everyday Joe wanted to drink grass? Since wine was an unknown and perceived as expensive, it… Read More

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June 16, 2014

2014 Chains to watch

These corporate pizza chains are on the grow and making waves. Marco’s Pizza Toledo, OH With its focus on a higher-end look than normally found in delco units and a dedication to serving pizza that isn’t your typical mega-chain quality, Marco’s Pizza has quickly climbed the ranks of our annual Top 100 Companies list. In… Read More

Uncle's Pizzeria, Fort Collins, CO, exterior, building, signage

June 1, 2014

Places that Rock: Johnny Jo’s / Napolese / Onlywood / Uncle’s

Johnny Jo’s Pizzeria 1209 W. 47th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64112 (816) 401-4483 www.facebook.com/johnnyjospizza The stone oven pizzeria is a hidden Westwood neighborhood gem. John Milone Jr. started Johnny Jo’s out of his apartment almost a decade ago. A brick-and-mortar pizzeria become a reality a few years ago. Primarily a carryout restaurant, its signature pepperoni… Read More

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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

WoodFire signage

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

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.