Parking Wars: How accessible is your pizzeria?

2011 June: Parking Wars

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 salesMore »

Time Constraints

2012 August: 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 roadblocksMore »

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

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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 RaginMore »

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, Louisville, KY — Tapped in

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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, Kentucky-based BoombozzMore »

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:More »

Interact — May 2014

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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 showMore »

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

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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 manufacturing forMore »

The American Dream — Fuzzy’s Pizza, Houston, Texas

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Fawaz “Fuzzy” Hajjar builds a booming pizzeria in Houston, Texas Fawaz “Fuzzy” Hajjar came to America from Damascus, Syria, to study chemical engineering. He worked his way through college in Chicago restaurants – first as a busboy, then waiter, then bartender. “I love the restaurant business more than chemical engineering,” he says, setting his careerMore »