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October 1, 2015

Commentary: A Tale of Two Errors

Recently I experienced two service snafus that were equally disappointing. While there were two different restaurants involved, two different servers, two different problems and two different ways of addressing the issues, only one ultimately got it right. The other one dropped the ball. Read through the situations below, then ask yourself how your team would… Read More

Tony Gemignani World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner

September 1, 2015

Respecting the Craft: When can I step away?

Sooner or later, you are going to need to take a break   I have had several calls in the past few months that touch upon this question: “When is the right time to step away from your restaurant?” This is tough because sometimes you may never feel 100-percent ready to step away for a… Read More

September 1, 2015

Man on the Street: Changing Tastes (Pizza Trends)

As time passes, America’s collective palate changes   My parents often tell me that I was easily amused as a child. They’d sit me in a corner with a cardboard box and I’d be busy for hours. While I can’t say I’m still as entertained by garbage, I do find pleasure in objects that have… Read More

September 1, 2015

Commentary: Elite Eight

I  want to take a moment to brag, so please indulge me here. I’m super proud of my crew of editors, writers, photographers and designers here at Pizza Today. Our tiny group numbers only five, yet we consistently put out what I know to be the best business-to-business trade magazine in the entire world. Each… Read More

Jeremy White

June 1, 2015

Commentary: Open to Change

In his “Respecting the Craft” column this month, Tony Gemignani tells an interesting story that emphasizes the need to understand customer demographics inside and out. If you want to maximize your success with a new group of diners, you must understand their needs and educate yourself on the hurdles that will come along with serving… Read More

May 18, 2015

Respecting the Craft: Small Town, Big Opportunities

I’m sitting in the car driving from Pittsburgh to Akron, Ohio, with Scott Anthony. We are finishing up a whirlwind trip of my book tour. We started in Punxsutawney, then to Altoona, Pittsburgh, Akron, and Columbus. I have toured big cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles with large campaigns and have had… Read More

beer, glass

May 1, 2015

Man on the Street: Summer Sun, Suds and More

Never have I been more excited for summer in my entire life. After this disgusting mess of a winter season, I plan on maximizing every single moment of sunshine before the sun returns to hibernation. Not unlike any other season, summertime is most perfectly celebrated with pizza — but this time of year offers big… Read More

Jeremy White

April 27, 2015

Commentary: Who Wants My Gig This Summer?

Last year we had our first-ever “guest editor” contest. Pizzeria operators from across the nation wrote in telling us why they would like to have my job for a week. The winner, Brian Weavel of Anna’s Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago, Illinois, got put through a serious crash-course in foodservice publishing. In one July week… Read More

March 22, 2015

Get business tips NOW from Pizza Expo’s top speakers

Leading up to International Pizza Expo 2015, we asked Pizza Expo speakers to give us a taste of the information they will present during their seminars. This year’s speakers provided us with a clearinghouse of pizzeria-related topics facing operators today. The following bonus articles, written by Pizza Expo speakers, take you inside their educational session… Read More