2016 Pizza Today Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Sizzle Pie, Portland, OR


Sizzling! Portland pizzeria becomes rock star of the Northwest What happens when a couple of metal heads decide to open a pizzeria in a suspect neighborhood once known for heroin and prostitutes? Sizzle Pie happens. A major revitalization of a downtrodden area happens. Four stores closing in on $8 million in sales in 2015 happen.More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria, Phoenix, AZ


From Toils to Triumph Domenick Montanile grows his New York-style pizzeria to be a Phoenix standout A glance at Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria reveals a successful Phoenix-based operation with five locations that crushed through annual sales of more than $14.5 million. The booming pizzeria has even risen to No. 6 on Pizza Today’s 2015More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Sauce Pizza & Wine, Phoenix, AZ


Awesome Sauce Restaurateur Scott Kilpatrick acquires a fast-casual leader in Arizona It isn’t everyday that a well-developed, successful restaurant brand becomes available, so when restaurateur Scott Kilpatrick had the opportunity to purchase Sauce Pizza & Wine, he and his investment group jumped at the chance to acquire the brand in January 2015 from Fox RestaurantMore »

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third-party delivery

Operators find third-party delivery services can ease some headaches Delivery is a necessary service in the pizza business, but there are challenges related to liability, insurance and employee scheduling. Still, delivery is growing. According to Technomic’s Pizza Consumer Trend Report, the percentage of consumers who purchase pizza for delivery at least once a month increasedMore »

Destinations: Detroit, MI

Slice of the 80's

A Look at Pizzerias in Detroit, Michigan Slice of the 80’s Pizza This 1980s-themed pizzeria knows how to tie nostalgia into its identity and branding, from its graffiti mural to 50-game arcade. Even its graphics-wrapped delivery vehicles scream retro. Customers can go traditional with the crust or pick from seven flavors, including nacho cheese, CajunMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Brick Oven Pizzeria, Lexington, KY


Loud and Proud Hard work, dedication helps Kentucky-based Brick Oven Pizzeria succeed Tim Kolenda didn’t start his Lexington, Kentucky, pizzeria on a whim. After spending his formative years working for a pizza franchise, Kolenda tired of corporate policies and a half-hearted product. Simply put, he thought he could do better. In February 2012, with theMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Goodfellas Pizzeria, Lexington, KY


Bluegrass Boys Kentucky-based Goodfellas Pizzeria growth 10 years in the making There’s a reason Alex Coats and Eric Boggs wanted us to meet at their pizzeria’s original location more than an hour before opening. Just minutes after Goodfellas’ OPEN sign lit, we were dancing around customer after customer in the 950-square-foot pizzeria, and the lineMore »