A Conversation with John Gutekanst, Avalanche Pizza

John Gutekanst

John lets us in on menu trends and adding new menu items   John Gutekanst Avalanche Pizza — Athens, Ohio John is Pizza Today’s resident chef. He is an award-winning pizzaiolo, baker, teacher, speaker and author and has been featured in Gastronomica, Food Arts, National Geographic, Alimentum Food Journal, Food Network and Best Food Writing,More »

Table Reading

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In-store marketing can help promote menu items   Michael Durkin worries that his regular customers will get tired of ordering the same pizza every time they visit his two-location Durkin’s Pizza in McKinney, Texas. “One of the things I learned in the pizza business is people are creatures of habit,” says Durkin, who opened hisMore »

Trending Recipe: Blueberry and Apple Bread Pudding — How to

Blueberry and Apple Bread Pudding

Baby, it’s cold outside! Why not heat up your menu with an easy scratch-made dessert that has lots of potential variations? This bread pudding can be made ahead and kept for several days. HOW TO: Blueberry and Apple Bread Pudding 2 cups whole milk 4 large eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup sugar 3 tablespoons unsaltedMore »

Marketing to lazy customers

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Use POS data to reinvigorate relationships with disengaged patrons   You have heard it said that if you ‘want a friend, be a friend.’ We all need relationships for our lives to be complete. The same is true with our businesses. It depends on the relationship developed with the customer. “The most practical, beautiful, workableMore »

Places that Rock: Post Office Pies / Goat Mt. / All Star Pizza Bar

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Post Office Pies 209 41st St. South Birmingham, Alabama (205) 599-9900 www.postofficepies.com Recently named in Thrillist’s “33 Best Pizza Shops in America”, the wood-fired pizzeria’s chef and co-owner John Hall was also featured in the New York Times for taking his culinary talents back to the small southern city. With just over a handful ofMore »

2015 Pizza Today Menu Guide — Spring

spring 2015 menu guide

  〈 Winter 〉              〈 Spring 〉               〈 Summer 〉               〈 Fall 〉             〈 Menu Guide Home 〉 ↓  More Spring Recipes  ↓   Hell’s Kitchen   Mark Dym Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza, Denver, CO 1 pizza dough 5 ounces tomato sauceMore »

2015 Pizza Today Menu Guide — Summer

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  〈 Winter 〉              〈 Spring 〉               〈 Summer 〉               〈 Fall 〉             〈 Menu Guide Home 〉   ↓  More Summer Recipes  ↓   The Local Pro   James Orintas, Theo’s Pizza, New Orleans, LA 1 pizza dough 2 tablespoonsMore »