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 »

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 »

2015 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:More »

Battling Burnout

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Keeping kitchen staff interested should be a top concern   Burnout on the cook or make lines can spell disaster for pizzerias, especially if undetected. Bored, fatigued or indifferent cooks can get sloppy and careless, endangering product consistency and quality. Burned-out employees become unreliable, arriving late or not bothering to show up at all, resultingMore »

Lost River Pizza Company, Bowling Green KY — Kentucky Craftsman

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Like a lot of his foodservice counterparts, Keith Coffman didn’t necessarily plan to become a pizza maker. In fact, he was doing quite well in other industries before opening Lost River Pizza in 2011. “I had zero experience in the restaurant business,” he says. “I had been a pharmaceutical sales rep. But that industry wasMore »

Places that Rock: Liberty Hall / Frasca / Benny Marzano’s

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Liberty Hall Pizza 243 N. Union St. Lambertville, NJ  08530 (609) 397-8400 libertyhallpizza.com Recently opened Liberty Hall launched a “Guest Pizzaiolo Series,” bringing in top chefs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to take over its pizza ovens for a night. Located in part of a renovated factory building, the wood-fired Neapolitan pizzeria features a flavorfulMore »