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

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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 back itMore »

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

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  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 onMore »

Down the Line

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Fast-casual Pizza Kitchens Streamline System Execution In March, generational expert Jason Dorsey, the “Gen-Y Guy,” stood before a packed hall of pizzeria operators during his Keynote Address at International Pizza Expo and proclaimed the value of meal customization for Millennial customers, a base on pace to outspend Baby Boomers by 2017. Fast-casual pizza concepts areMore »

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

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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 three yearsMore »

Fast + Casual

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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 MexicanMore »