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October 1, 2015

2015 Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias List

Below is a ranking of America’s largest independent pizza operations (based on sales) in the U.S. Read more on our new No. 1 — Pitfire Artisan Pizza. Go inside the Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list statistics, visit: 2015 Hot 100 Independents: By the Numbers For more on Pizza Today’s pizza industry lists, visit: Rankings of… Read More

September 1, 2015

Have Pizza. Will Travel.

Portable food still requires well-designed delivery packaging Pizza has a lot going for it. It is almost an embarrassment of riches. In addition to being delicious, sometimes nutritious, practically guaranteed to please a crowd and price-conscious, pizza is also portable. Whether sliced, carried out or delivered, pizza is a well-traveling food. But just because pizza… Read More

new haven, connecticut, sally's apizza, pizza tour

September 1, 2015

Pizza Today on the Road: A Slice of New Haven

New Haven, Connecticut, boasts some of the best pizzerias in the country We’ve done tours in many of the major pizza-central regions in the country –– Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Staten Island and Austin, Texas, among them –– but with one glaring omission. We’ve never hit up New Haven, Connecticut, and we set out to… Read More

September 1, 2015

Destinations: Minneapolis, Minnesota

A look at pizzerias in Minneapolis, Minnesota   Red Wagon Pizza Co. Red Wagon combines modern American pizza and seasonal cast-iron creations in its wood-fired oven with a beer and wine focus. Beverage pairings appear right on its menu. The bar list includes 36 beers on tap and 30 wines by the glass. The pizza… Read More

August 1, 2015

2015 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, Denver, CO

[SlideDeck2 id=45282] Attention to Detail Colorado’s only VPN-certified pizzeria readies for next step This summer was an exciting time to visit Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza at its second location in Denver’s southern suburb of Englewood. With upcoming company growth from two units to four later this year, the restaurant was buzzing with focused and happy employees… Read More

noli's pizzeria, omaha, nebraska, pizza

August 1, 2015

Places that Rock: Noli’s / Hersh’s / Screamin’ Mimi’s

Noli’s Pizzeria 4007 Farnam St. Omaha, Nebraska (402) 359-1802 nolispizzeria.com Owner Joel Marsh uses a filtration system to emulate New York City tap water to make his New York-style pizza. Noli’s offers traditional pies and artisan flare with local and seasonal ingredients. The gourmet special is the DiManzo featuring filet mignon, a gorgonzola white wine… Read More

deep dish, jb albertos, pizza, delivery, pizzeria, Chicago

July 1, 2015

J.B. Alberto’s, Chicago — Delivering the Goods

J.B. Alberto’s is a Delivery Powerhouse   When Tony Troiano was in high school, he did not necessarily get to participate in all the extracurricular activies so many kids often enjoy. That’s because he had a business to run. “When I was five years old I was wiping down tables, cutting bread and grinding cheese… Read More

augie's pizza and ribs, pizzeria, cleveland, ohio

July 1, 2015

Places that Rock: Denver Deep Dish / Pizzeria Ortica / Augie’s Pizza & Ribs

Denver Deep Dish 819 Colorado Blvd. Denver, Colorado (720) 515-9090 denverdeepdish.com In December, the three-year-old Chicago-style pizza company opened its second location in the Mile High City. The famous Chicago-style hot dog appears on its expansive menu. True to tradition, the hot dog features a steamed poppy seed bun topped with mustard, neon green relish,… Read More

July 1, 2015

Five clever ways to make your Web site sizzle

Visitors visually take in, and then judge, a Web site in just 50 milliseconds, according to a Google study on first impressions. That’s not much time to grab the attention of browsing customers –– and better yet, invite them to stay. In today’s ever-expanding online environment, having an eye-catching Web site not only makes your… Read More

house of pizza and calzone, brooklyn, new york, Paul DiAgostino, Gino Vitale

June 16, 2015

House of Pizza & Calzone — A Brooklyn Institution

House of Pizza & Calzone continues tradition, expands organically   Expectations run high with a sign that reads “The famous House of Pizza & Calzone” above the pizzeria’s entrance in South Brooklyn, New York. Paul DiAgostino and Gino Vitale bought House of Pizza in 2004, but this slice house had a treasured history long before… Read More

Pizzeria Operators Provide Real-World Tips

Each month, our editors visit successful pizzeria operators around the country to offer readers real-world success stories. Whether it’s a fast-casual chain in California or a small mom-and-pop in Pennsylvania, every pizzeria offers tips for our readers. Today’s readers know restaurant trends change quickly and staying ahead of the curve will keep operators competitive and modern. Pizza Today is the industry’s top resource for restaurant trends from pizza chains and independents.

Go inside successful pizzerias in America by reading our Pizza Today on the Road features. We tour the pizzeria and go behind the scenes in the kitchens. We sit down one-on-on with operators and key management staff to find out what’s driving their success and where the industry is headed.

 

Customer Loyalty as Important as Good Food

If you’re running a modern pizzeria, your goal shouldn’t be to get a customer in once. Bringing them back time and time again creates restaurant customer loyalty that is immeasurable. There’s more to a successful pizzeria than just good food. From a creative concept to on-the-spot staff and management, encouraging repeat customers should be a primary goal for any restaurant operator.