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Gelato sales heat up summer profits   If you’ve been to a recent International Pizza Expo, your eye has probably been drawn to one of the many gelato companies who offer flavors ranging from pistachio and hazelnut to panna cotta and olive oil. Once a staple of high-end dessert shops and trattorias, gelato has becomeMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 3

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It all comes out of the oven that serves as the pizzeria’s burning beacon.  Kim admits that, initially, she was hesitant to let the piece of equipment steal the spotlight. “It was really our architect’s idea,” she says. “He really thinks outside the box. He had never really designed a restaurant before. I would considerMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 4

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Hello Pizza   Hello Pizza is the sister restaurant to Pizzeria Lola. Owner Ann Kim recognized that the unique vibe at Lola would make it difficult to grow, but she also knew it would not be easy to keep many of her key employees around without advancement opportunities. Since she was a fan of NewMore »

The 2014 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, MN — Page 2

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Many Americans wax poetically about one day owning a restaurant. Kim was no different.  But, what made her think it would work? “Basically, I love to cook,” she explains. “Growing up it was sort of a natural thing. I watched my mother and grandmother cook and learned from them. I developed my palate from them.More »

One-Minute Operator EP2 — Mike Spurlock, Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza

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How did you introduce a new pizza style to your area?   Mike Spurlock, who owns Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza in Louisville, Kentucky, answers this One-Minute Operator question.   The One-Minute Operator is a video series on PizzaToday.com featuring successful pizzeria operators dropping great advice one minute at a time. For more episodes,More »

One-Minute Operator EP1 — Kurt Zwanzig, ZwanzigZ Pizza

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What factors have led to you having such a busy lunch?   Kurt Zwanzig, owner of ZwanzigZ Pizza in Columbus, Indiana, answers this One-Minute Operator question.   The One-Minute Operator is a video series on PizzaToday.com featuring successful pizzeria operators dropping great advice one minute at a time.      

Places that Rock: Palo Mesa / Pizza Corner / Rocco’s Uptown / BOP

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Spinato’s Pizzeria, Phoenix, Arizona — Family Focus

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Spinato’s Pizzeria — family owned and operated for 40 years Meet Ken Spinato, patriarch of his family and president of Phoenix, Arizona-based Spinato’s Pizzeria, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in November. On opening day of the original Spinato’s Pizzeria in Tempe four decades ago, sales totaled a mere 69 cents. Ken persevered, building aMore »

Bicycle Delivery — On a Roll

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Get in gear with bike delivery With warmer weather in full swing, bicycles could make a smart addition to your pizza delivery fleet. In dense urban areas, delivering pizza on two wheels instead of four can be faster, cheaper and more eco-friendly. Still, operators should also consider safety, maintenance and weather before taking to theMore »