Five steps to more informed site selection

Sedona Pizza Company, Grand Opening

When it comes to site selection, Samit Varma isn’t taking chances. At The Pizza Studio, Varma’s California-based chain that claims more than 125 units in its development pipeline, the company has crafted a proprietary algorithm that will help The Pizza Studio find top-flight locations for its fast-casual eateries. “Site selection is absolutely critical for us,More »

Beer & Bull In Print

2013 March: Beer & Bull In Print

One of the highlights of every International Pizza Expo is the open discussion filled with helpful insights, off-the-wall talk and plenty of beer. We call it Beer & Bull. Others call it an educational party. Here, we kick things off prior to the 2014 Expo with a print edition of Beer & Bull. Beer &More »

Think you know Pizza Expo?

Pizza Expo 2014 Rockin_audience

Think again –– show pulling out all the stops for its 30th anniversary In case you’ve been living under a rock –– or stuck in a kitchen –– there’s a little event happening next month called International Pizza Expo. It’s actually not so little. 2014 is set to be the biggest show ever, with moreMore »

Pizza Delivery: Street Smart

Photo by Josh Keown

Pizza delivery can be dangerous, but there is some good news. The job is not as dangerous as people think, and technology can help make the work safer. Although pizza delivery is often mentioned as one of the ten most dangerous occupations, no such list exists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, outMore »

Fratelli Pizza becomes a Flagstaff, Arizona, staple

Fratelli Pizza pie and menu

Brothers Brent and Pete Schepper set out to open a college late-night carryout and delivery pizza place. More than 11 years later, Fratelli Pizza has become a community-driven pizzeria that generates nearly $2.2 million in sales. Key to that success: “We’re not afraid to change,” Brent says. “We thought we’d be the college late-night deliveryMore »

Places that Rock — Garage Brewing / Emporio / Broomelli Boys / Blue Highway

Garage Brewing Co and Pizzeria Exterior COURTESY

Garage Brewing Co. and Pizzeria 29095 Old Town Front Street Temecula, California 92590 (951) 587-2537 www.garagebrewpizza.com This newly opened restaurant combines craft beer and build-to-order pizza. Garage has a tasting bar and eight of the nearly 30 craft beers offered on tap are made in-house. The pizza menu features a Fully Kustome-Built Pizza for $7.99More »

We Cook Pizza and Pasta thrives at the Grand Canyon

We Cook Pizza three pizzas

Business as usual is anything but for a pizzeria fueled by one of the largest attractions in America. We Cook Pizza and Pasta is situated a mere two miles from the entrance to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the tiny Arizona town of Tusayan — population nearly 600. “There are a lotMore »

Boss or Friend?

2013 April: Boss or Friend

A drink together after work, watching a college football game over the weekend and friending each other on Facebook: all great activities to take on with buddies. But things get complicated when you’re laughing over cocktails with your employees. Suddenly, the work dynamic at your pizzeria is different. There are rumblings among the staff aboutMore »

The 2013 Independent Pizzeria of the Year is Pitfire Artisan Pizza

Paul Hibler, Pitfire Artisan Pizza

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a bright summer day –– not unusual for the California coastline –– and the folks at Pitfire Artisan Pizza in Costa Mesa are already hard at work. The front door is open to let in the breeze, and an employee stands on a ladder washing windows while another mans the wood-firedMore »

Pizza Places that Rock — January 2014

Robertas Brooklyn NY Exterior

Roberta’s 261 Moore Street Brooklyn, New York 11206 (718) 417-1118 www.robertaspizza.com This wood-fired pizzeria is an oasis in an urban city with its patio and rooftop garden and greenhouse. Last year, the restaurant released an extensive cookbook. It’s no wonder with the flavor combinations on Roberta’s menu. Cleverly named pizzas like the Millennium Falco (tomato,More »