Features

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

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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

Luca Arrigoni, owner Sottocasa Pizzeria, Brooklyn, New York

June 1, 2015

Sottocasa Pizzeria, Brooklyn, NY — Italian Comfort

Sottocasa becomes fixture in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill   The brownstone has become synonymous with the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York. Tucked in the lower level of a brownstone on Atlantic Avenue resides the four-year-old Sottocasa Pizzeria. First-time pizzeria owner Luca Arrigoni welcomed Pizza Today in the spring for a tour, a meal and conversation. Hailing… Read More

five points pizza, east nashville, nashville, tennessee, pizzeria

June 1, 2015

Places that Rock: Five Points Pizza / Mozzeria / Pizzeria Verita

Five Points Pizza 1012 Woodland St. Nashville, Tennessee (615) 915-4174 fivepointspizza.com Five Points boasts Nashville’s only late-night, walk-up slice window in the historic district of East Nashville. Its beer list features 16 local and regional drafts. The pizzeria keeps its menu simple and serves pizza, salads, garlic knots, stromboli and cannoli. Its New York-style pizza… Read More

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May 18, 2015

Mac’s Pizza Pub, Cincinnati, OH: Big Mac’s

[SlideDeck2 id=39959] Located just a stone’s throw from the University of Cincinnati, Mac’s Pizza Pub certainly has an enviable location. Students love to eat and drink, and many have the disposable income that comes along with college life. But Mac’s doesn’t just rely on location, location, location –– the three-unit company has the awards to… Read More

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May 11, 2015

Places that Rock: Deluca’s / Calacino’s / The Midway

  DeLuca’s Pizzeria 407 Park Ave., Hot Springs, Arkansas (501) 609-9002 delucaspizzeria.com Anthony Valinoti is the man behind Deluca’s.He can often be found hand mixing his Napoletana pizza dough, making pies or mingling with guests. DeLuca’s makes a limited number of pies per day to ensure the highest quality. The pizzeria’s menu is focused on… Read More

RED_6542_Mindy&ChristianLost River

May 1, 2015

Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, Newport, KY: Coming on Strong

[SlideDeck2 id=39991] In this industry, there are two kinds of operators –– those with experience who enter the industry tentatively and those who jump in with both feet first. Christian and Mindy Strong fall into the former category. The two worked for a large regional chain in the Cincinnati area before striking out on their own… Read More

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May 1, 2015

Fast + Casual

The movement has legs, and here’s why   The race to find success in the fast casual pizza category has turned into an all-out sprint as large and small companies alike look to leave their marks on the rapidly developing segment. The model, proven so successful in other dining niches — namely sandwiches and Mexican… Read More

May 1, 2015

2015 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:… 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.