A pizza party for the ages


The largest Pizza Expo rocks Las Vegas International Pizza Expo lit up Las Vegas March 7-10, 2016, with the world’s biggest pizzeria convention. More than 460 exhibitors showcased services and wares in more than 1,000 exhibiting spaces to 11,500 operators and industry professionals. The show’s educational program kicked off Monday, March 7, with seminars gearedMore »

The Fast Casual Pizza Boom


Still just a bit player in the nation’s overall pizza scene, fast casual pizza players are poised to become an industry force Standing on the back deck of his Atlanta home in 2008, Matt Andrew had an epiphany. Readying for his next entrepreneurial adventure after successfully launching the Moe’s Southwest Grill chain, Andrew questioned whyMore »

Indie look at fast-casual pizza


Local pizza concepts become fast-casual players What do the leading brands in the fast-casual pizza segment have in common? They offer customizable, individually-sized pizza fast and at an affordable price. They have open, customer-facing kitchens, use an assembly-line pizza-making approach, use fast-bake ovens and have multiple customer touch points on the service line. Much ofMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Slyce Pizza Bar, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

Owners Jack Bennett and Ken Gillespie with General Manager Suzanne Brown

Ready, Set, Grow! Pizza, beer, outdoor seating propel sales at Slyce Pizza Bar With an expansive bar both inside and outside the pizzeria, Slyce Pizza Bar in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, has become a destination for beachgoers and locals alike. The shop offers build-your-own pizzas as well as a lineup of specialty pies, sandwiches, saladsMore »

2016 Distributor 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:More »

Destinations: Columbus, Ohio

Double bacon pizza, Harvest Pizzeria

A Look at Pizzerias in Columbus, Ohio Harvest Pizzeria The two-unit pizzeria was recently featured in Afar magazine’s “Must try pizza pies around the world.” Harvest’s motto is “Local tastes better,” and the company proudly displays its produce and dairy farm partners and Ohio meat providers on its Web site. The menu of small plates,More »

Destinations: Buffalo, New York

Finished pizzas, Elm Street Bakery

A look at pizzerias in Buffalo, New York Leonardi’s Pizzeria This small mom-and-pop pizzeria has been a family affair for 44 years. Its rectangular pies have garnered attention in the region. Leonardi’s Famous White Pizza was recently named among Buffalo News’ “10 Pizzas to Pine For.” The pizza features a house-made white sauce, cheese, onions,More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Napizza, San Diego, CA


Pizza Al Taglio When Pizza Today arrived at Napizza’s flagship location in San Diego’s Little Italy in January, the concept shined through with its quaint outdoor seating wrapped around its corner building, its spot-on vibrant branding inside and out, and its eat-with-your eyes slice and salad displays. Little Italy was bustling with mid-afternoon foot trafficMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Post Office Pies, Birmingham, Alabama


Signed, Sealed, Delivered Post Office Pies puts its stamp on the Birmingham, Alabama, food scene Birmingham, Alabama native John Hall was drawn to the culinary culture of New York City. Years later, a changing food scene and opportunities to transition to ownership brought the young chef back to his hometown. Collaborating with Brandon Cain andMore »