Destinations: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Knuck's Wheelhouse, pizzeria in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A look at pizzerias in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   Revolve Pizza Kitchen The fast-casual pizzeria gets its name from its dual custom-built revolving brick ovens. Everything is customizable — from pizzas and salads to pastas. Revolve offers signature suggestions. The popular True Italian pizza features red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, house-made Italian sausage and prosciutto, pepperoncini,More »

Mush Boom

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Operators embrace mushrooms’ availability year ’round In 1975, I was a young dishwasher at a Swenson’s ice cream restaurant in Chicago. One day, Kevin, our abusive 20 year-old “head cook,” called me to the grill to see something cool. I complied, hoping he would hook me up with free food. “Check this out, dish dork,”More »

Pies on the Road

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Charting a new course with a mobile pizza kitchen For restaurateurs, tough economic times are often the birthplace of creativity. Instead of giving up on their pizzeria dreams during the recession, operators took to the streets. Between 2009 and 2014, the food truck industry grew by an annual rate of 12.5 percent, according to IbisWorld.More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, Birmingham, Alabama

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Brotherhood The Bajalieh brothers cultivate community spirit at Birmingham’s Slice Pizza & Brewhouse The Bajalieh brothers grew up in their parents’ sandwich shop in Birmingham, Alabama, so going into the restaurant business together came naturally to Chris, Jason and Jeff. They continued their late father’s legacy by reopening Sol’s Sandwich Shop and Deli in 2008.More »

Pizza Today on the Road: Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Chicago, Illinois

Jonathan Goldsmith, owner Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

Master Pupil Jonathan Goldsmith opened Spacca Napoli Pizzeria in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood 10 years ago. A familiar face to International Pizza Expo attendees ever since, Goldsmith now reflects on his decade in business in this special Q&A with Pizza Today. A portion of our conversation can be read here. For the rest, visit PizzaToday.com/more/masterpupil PT:More »

Team Meetings: Coming Together

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Conduct effective team meetings for maximum employee efficiency From pre-shift pow-wows to drawn-out management conferences, team meetings are a ubiquitous part of the hospitality and retail industries. While some operators appreciate them more than others –– and even though many employees dread them –– productive meetings are an essential management tool for almost every shop.More »