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August 1, 2017 |

Man on the Street: What Your Customers Don’t Know

The first few minutes of a private pizza tour are crucial. I have but a brief window of time to earn the trust and confidence of my guests, who make me run a treacherous gauntlet of questions before bestowing upon me the credibility I had just finished earning on the previous tour. I get it;… Read More

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August 1, 2017 |

2017 Independent Pizzeria of the Year: Cane Rosso, Dallas, TX

Deep in the Heart of Texas Cane Rosso wins 2017 Independent Pizzeria of the Year title We first visited Cane Rosso about five years ago, when owner Jay Jerrier had one unit in Dallas’ up-and-coming Deep Ellum neighborhood. That store opened during a famous ice storm in February 2011; fast-forward a few years, and the… Read More

August 1, 2017 |

Knead to Know: Understanding the Power of Flour

Your dough is the foundation of your business and flour is the heart of your dough. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is: “What type of flour should I use?” To determine the best answer, some questions must first be asked. First things first. What type of pizza do you want to make?… Read More

July 1, 2017 |

Summer of Veggie Love

‘Tis the season to be fresh Sixteen years ago, a farmer named Bill Shores walked into my pizzeria with a giant box of garlic. He said that he had too much and offered to sell it to me for cheap. By the end of that summer, I was marketing and selling 20 to 30 pizzas… Read More

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July 1, 2017 |

Commentary: Which Oven is Right for You?

“What oven should I buy?” This is a question I receive fairly frequently. And there’s really no way I can answer it. At least not initially. You see, most of the time the e-mails I receive on the topic go something like this: “I’m opening a new pizzeria in two months. I’ve got a great… Read More

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July 1, 2017 |

The Heat is On

Choose the right oven for your pizza If a pizzeria’s nerve center is the kitchen, the oven is its brain. The single most important purchase one can make when opening a new pizza restaurant can be the most confusing without a strong understanding of the myriad of options on the market. Factors like construction material,… Read More

July 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Paulie Gee’s, Brooklyn, NY

Oh,Gee! Paulie Gee’s a must-hit in Brooklyn Paul Giannone hasn’t been in the pizza business his whole life like many of his competitors. He doesn’t bleed marinara, or sweat olive oil, and his hands weren’t covered in flour from an early age. What he does do is listen –– and listen well. He asked the… 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.