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May 1, 2016 |

A pizza party for the ages

The largest Pizza Expo rocks Las Vegas International Pizza Expo lit up Las Vegas March 7-10, 2016, with the world’s biggest pizzeria convention. More than 460 exhibitors showcased services and wares in more than 1,000 exhibiting spaces to 11,500 operators and industry professionals. The show’s educational program kicked off Monday, March 7, with seminars geared… Read More

whole-wheat pizza

May 1, 2016 |

Low-Sodium: A Grain of Salt

Attract more customers by offering lower-sodium options Americans’ love for pizza is nothing to joke about…but neither is their high sodium intake. Over 75 percent of sodium in U.S. diets comes from restaurant, packaged and processed foods, with pizza a top contributor. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nearly nine… Read More

deliverycar

May 1, 2016 |

Liability: Is a Bullseye on Your Back?

Safeguard your pizzeria against liability issues It’s not just your pizza that’s hot. Your business itself is a hot zone for liability. Every time someone enters or exits your premises, whether an employee or customer, you’re open to lawsuits. “Pizza restaurants are a fast-paced environment,” says Jesse Parenti, hospitality director of the Stratton Agency, a… Read More

Curry Shrimp Pizza

May 1, 2016 |

Trending Recipe: Curry Shrimp Pizza

Are you looking for an easy way to add an upscale pizza to your menu? Give this spicy shrimp pizza a try. You’ve probably got most of the ingredients on hand already. Curry Shrimp Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: pizza Ingredients 12-ounce dough ball ¼ cup crushed tomatoes 8 ounces raw shrimp… Read More

PizzaRev

May 1, 2016 |

The Fast Casual Pizza Boom

Still just a bit player in the nation’s overall pizza scene, fast casual pizza players are poised to become an industry force Standing on the back deck of his Atlanta home in 2008, Matt Andrew had an epiphany. Readying for his next entrepreneurial adventure after successfully launching the Moe’s Southwest Grill chain, Andrew questioned why… Read More

Toppt

May 1, 2016 |

Indie look at fast-casual pizza

Local pizza concepts become fast-casual players What do the leading brands in the fast-casual pizza segment have in common? They offer customizable, individually-sized pizza fast and at an affordable price. They have open, customer-facing kitchens, use an assembly-line pizza-making approach, use fast-bake ovens and have multiple customer touch points on the service line. Much of… Read More

fast casual pizza oven

May 1, 2016 |

Dough Doctor: Fast-Casual Dough

The Dough Doctor takes a look at quick-baking dough I have been getting a number of requests over the past year on how to make pizzas for fast-casual concepts. First, we need to understand the concept, which is based on both the visual aspects of hand-made pizza combined with the fast service many of our… Read More

MattsPie

May 1, 2016 |

Pizza Trends: The Big Dance

International Pizza Challenge competitors bring new flavors to industry’s forefront The eyes of the industry turn to Las Vegas every year for a glimpse into the future of pizza. Gadgets, gizmos, techniques and insight fill the International Pizza Expo show floor and seminar rooms, but the tastiest action happens at the culinary competitions of the… Read More

Owners Jack Bennett and Ken Gillespie with General Manager Suzanne Brown

May 1, 2016 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Slyce Pizza Bar, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

Ready, Set, Grow! Pizza, beer, outdoor seating propel sales at Slyce Pizza Bar With an expansive bar both inside and outside the pizzeria, Slyce Pizza Bar in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, has become a destination for beachgoers and locals alike. The shop offers build-your-own pizzas as well as a lineup of specialty pies, sandwiches, salads… Read More

May 1, 2016 |

2016 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

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.