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pasta puttanesca

January 1, 2017 |

Put on the Puttanesca

Classic sauce gets its due Puttanesca sauce is a robust concoction comprised of (but not limited to) tomatoes, capers, onions, olives, garlic, anchovies, herbs and olive oil. It lends itself to many Mediterranean dishes and has been said to originate in Naples, Italy. While rustic and unrefined in its ingredients and presentation, puttanesca is rich… Read More

Jeremy index

January 1, 2017 |

Commentary: Who’s Delivering Your Next Pizza?

Creative Director Rick Daugherty and I were in the beautiful city of New Orleans for a couple of days visiting pizzerias. After a quick stop for a requisite Po’ Boy, we summoned an Uber to get us from one pizza shop interview to the next. The driver conversed with us about a number of things… Read More

January 1, 2017 |

Dough Doctor: Back to Basics

Create pan and thin-crust pizza with easy measurements Q: Can you help us develop a dough for a pan-style pizza as well as a thin-crust pizza based on 12.5 kilograms of flour? Additionally, can you show us how to make a pre-mix out of the dough formula? A: While you don’t provide any specific information… Read More

January 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Orange County, CA

A look at pizzerias in Orange County, California Rance’s Chicago Pizza The Midwestern-style pizzeria has gained notoriety in the Southern California pizza scene. It serves up three Windy City pizza styles — stuffed, pan and tavern. Dough, sauce and salad dressings are made in house. Specialty pies include the Chicken & Garlic with mushrooms and… Read More

January 1, 2017 |

Three’s a Crowd … or is it?

Third-party delivery hits main street America Amazon and Uber have become big players in food delivery. In fact, the market is being flooded with third-party delivery startups. Do your due diligence to be sure a company delivering your product is representing your brand accurately. Last fall, Technomic, Inc. released a study, “On Demand Delivery: Disrupting… Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Key Indicators

The Most Important Performance Metrics for Your Pizzeria What gets measured gets managed. If you don’t keep a solid handle on your sales, revenue, food costs and waste, improving your profits will always be a shot in the dark. Likewise, keeping a close eye on a few specific data points can uncover opportunities you never… Read More

customized pizza box at steel city pizza company in Charleston South Carolina

December 1, 2016 |

Customization Nation

Your pizza box is an important part of your marketing arsenal Of the three billion pizzas eaten in the United States every year, about two-thirds are transported in pizza boxes. Besides the physical product, the pizza box delivers an opportunity for powerful marketing. But not all operators see the importance of a customized box, opting… Read More

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide

Let Pizza Today help you give your menu a makeover for 2017 and beyond. Explore the guide by menu category. Each section offers recipes for you and your staff to experiment with and make your own.      Appetizers / Pastas & Entrées / Pizzas / Desserts   Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Expo Spotlight: 2 Great Tradeshows, 4 World-Class Competitions

International Pizza Expo 2017 March 27–30, 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center Designed for pizzeria owners and operators, there’s something for everyone at International Pizza Expo, whether you’re an industry veteran or just thinking about opening your first unit. To succeed in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace you need access to all of the latest trends, strategies… Read More

Magazine Departments Mirror Working Pizzerias

There’s method to our madness. Pizza Today’s departments are designed to take readers from the Front of the House to the Kitchen and Back Office. The Front of the House section covers restaurant customer service, dining room issues and restaurant design and server staffing and management. In our Back Office section, you’ll find information pertaining to taxes, proper ordering and restaurant marketing and restaurant operations. Our In the Kitchen section is filled with ingredient ideas, tips for creating the perfect pizza size, running a pizza slice business and making perfect pastas, appetizers and desserts. Readers will get an inside look at pizzerias across the country as our editors create in-depth articles featuring some of the most successful restaurants in the pizza industry.

Restaurant Management is Key in Every Aspect of a Pizzeria

Managing a restaurant involves more than hiring and firing. Whether you’re designing pizzeria marketing or refining your restaurant’s customer service, management should be involved in every aspect of a pizzeria’s day to day activities. Restaurant staff hiring and retention is a critical aspect of running a pizzeria, and we offer excellent insight on managing people. Readers will also learn how to create a management team, build schedules, refine restaurant operations and run a better business, regardless of the size of a business, from large chains to small independents.