Departments

August 16, 2013 |

Why short videos are wildly popular over social media

Pizza Today has been singing the praises of online videos for a while now. With Vine’s 8-seond and Instagram’s 15-second video apps that are able to produce high quality, stop-motion video, you can get creative in your pizzeria. The popularity of short videos is growing immensely and why not? Consumers are looking for quick bits… Read More

August 8, 2013 |

Houston restaurant bans children under 9 after 7 p.m.

Another restaurant has opted to ban children under the age of 9. This time, the restaurant will allow children until 7 p.m. The owner contents the store is family friendly. The policy is a reaction to customer complaints. While some residents think the decision is unfair, a number of patrons have expressed support. For more… Read More

August 2, 2013 |

Pizzeria worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

This is the kind of story that can make anyone feel a bit squeamish. A pizzeria cook in Utah tested positive for Hepatitis A. Customers who visited the restaurant during the hours the employee worked have been asked to notify the local health department. A local television station interviewed the pizzeria owner, giving him a… Read More

July 30, 2013 |

You say Panini, I say panino

Panini is the plural form for panino, which is literally the term for “small bread roll” in Italian. Technically, any sliced bread shouldn’t be called a panini or panino, but even in Italy, most sandwich shop operators will let you get by with calling everything a panini. This wonderful hot sandwich is a moneymaker as… Read More

July 30, 2013 |

Pizzeria Social Media Marketing

buy essay Pizza Media Facebook.com/PizzaToday • Twitter.com/PizzaToday • Instagram.com/PizzaToday • Youtube.com/PizzaTodayMagazine PizzaToday.Tumblr.com • Twitter.com/PizzaExpo • Facebook.com/PizzaExpo • iPad • Google Play • Vine: @PizzaToday Pizza Tweets OTTO @OTTO_Pizza Just a few days left to submit your ‘OTTO Rocks!’ record album mash-up! Win $100 in pizza (and much more)! http://ow.ly/m0n2I Why it works: This edgy New… Read More

food truck

July 30, 2013 |

Mobile pizza units add sales, street cred

Lloyd Helber owns six Pizza Cottage restaurants located throughout Central Ohio, but ask him about the wave of the future and he’ll tell you mobile kitchens. “Food trucks are the next generation of restaurant,” says Helber, who launched his first mobile unit this April. “We see a trend that’s starting to explode and we want… Read More

July 30, 2013 |

Bell Peppers, one of the best weapons in your arsenal

Sweet peppers are one of the most versatile and forgiving vegetables around. They can take a beating and come out perfect. Roasting peppers heightens them with an initial frontal mouth-blast before the caramelized sugars kick in for a delicious finish. These red, green and yellow beauties also liven up any pizza, salad or pasta with… Read More

July 19, 2013 |

21 Ways to wear pizza with pride

Have you noticed all of the pizza swag that people sport these days? From buttons, T-shirts and hats to earrings and cell phone cases, pizza fans are wearing their favorite food with pride. Buzzfeed has introduced “21 Ways to Wear Pizza with Pride.” The list includes some pretty creative pizza adaptations, like the pizza slice… 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.