Departments

May 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Albany, NY

A look at pizzerias in Albany, New York DeFazio’s Pizza Opened in 1989, DeFazio’s is a wood-fired pizzeria where old school meets new. It offers seven crust styles: traditional white, organic whole wheat, organic multigrain, spicy red pepper, garlic and herb, Brown’s Brewing Brown Ale and gluten free. The pizza menu showcases 27 pizzas. The… Read More

outdoor patio seating, pizzeria

May 1, 2017 |

On Tap: Marketing & Promotions That Work

Couple of issues ago, I briefly touched on marketing and promoting your craft beer menu. Because I own two restaurants myself, I understand firsthand how important the marketing and promoting of your bar menu is to your sales and bottom line profits. In this article, I am going to dive deeper into a few marketing… Read More

April 30, 2017 |

2017 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

Tony Gemignani, Mary Lou, old forge, pizza style

April 30, 2017 |

Respecting the Craft: Old Forge

I was on an East Coast book tour and headed to Old Forge, Pennsylvania, with fellow pizzeria owner Scott Anthony. I told Scott that Old Forge was the pizza capital of the world and we were going! Old Forge has a rich history of Italian immigrants who settled there. They mined anthracite, which is coal… Read More

riverboat pizza company, savannah, Georgia, california style pizza

April 30, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Riverboat Pizza Co., Savannah, GA

A  California Surprise Riverboat Pizza Co. brings artisan pizza to the Low Country Meet Jon and Chacha Lyle. They moved to Savannah, Georgia, from Santa Rosa, California, to capitalize on the affordable cost of living and opportunities in the Low Country. The Lyles didn’t intend to open a pizzeria when they envisioned their cross-country journey…. Read More

restaurant refrigeration, cooler

April 30, 2017 |

What a Waste

Eliminating spoilage, waste can affect your bottom line The bottom line in your business is king. Making a profit is how we generally measure our success and keep our doors open. After all, how long can an operator go on in business while consistently losing money? I guess that all depends on how deep his… Read More

Pizzeria Makeline Manicotti

April 1, 2017 |

Pasta la Vista, Baby!

Pasta is the easiest menu addition you can make Pasta always seems to be on those “trending” lists –– either it’s hip or it’s going away. Any way you view pasta, it has had a wonderful history. Researchers have found that this delicious concoction of wheat, egg and salt wasn’t founded in Italy, or even… Read More

April 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Five Points Pizza, Nashville, TN

On Point Five Points Pizza expanding, again, in Nashville Five Points Pizza has become one of Nashville’s top slice destinations thanks, in part, to a fortuitous drive that took one of its co-owners past an empty store that caught her attention. “It really just came down to good timing,” co-owner David Tieman says when asked… Read More

boombozz craft beer

April 1, 2017 |

On Tap: Doing it Right

Over the past months I’ve written a lot about why you should be selling craft beer, what you need to do in order to successfully sell craft beer and how to price your craft beer. Some pizza guys and pizza gals have been selling craft beer for a while now, and they are doing it… Read More

slice out hunger, nyc, new york, pizza fundraiser

April 1, 2017 |

Man on the Street: Slice Out Hunger

Life was great when I played for the Mets. I’m still not sure how my hometown’s recreation department got away with naming their little league teams after major league franchises, but I was nine years old and that wasn’t an issue to me. All I cared about was hanging out with my friends and eating… 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.