NAVY PIER AND GIORDANO’S FAMOUS STUFFED PIZZA ANNOUNCE PLANS TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT AT THE HISTORIC CHICAGO LANDMARK

Chicago’s #1 Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza Teams Up With Midwest’s #1 Leisure Destination as Part of the Pier’s Centennial Vision     CHICAGO, Ill. – April 2, 2015 –Navy Pier and Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza announced today plans for a new full-service location at the Midwest’s leading entertainment destination, to appeal to the nine millionMore »

Expo Spotlight: Pizza Expo Rocks Las Vegas Again!

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I want to personally thank all of the pizza professionals who attended International Pizza Expo 2015. This year’s show was undoubtedly the biggest and best show ever held, with a show floor the size of nearly 6½ football fields, 470 exhibiting companies and 1,125 booths all devoted to America’s favorite food — pizza! Pizza professionalsMore »

Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Signs Franchise Agreement for Three Restaurants in the Southeast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, the only create-your-own, hand crafted pizzeria concept of its kind with a World Pizza Champion at the helm, announced it has signed a development agreement for three restaurants in the Southeastern United States, including South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. The new franchise partner – Simpli.Fresh.Concepts, LLCMore »

International Pizza Challenge 2015 — Non-traditional, Pan Winners

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Non-Traditional   Mid-America Region 1st: Brad Rocco 2nd: Jason Samosky 3rd: Daulton Cornell   International Region 1st: Sposato Domenico 2nd: Meghan O’Dea 3rd: Tim Antresen   Northwest Region 1st: Cameron Tittle 2nd: Ed Barbeau 3 rd: Randy Hueffmeier   Northeast Region 1st: Jeffrey Gontapski (Advanced to Finals) 2nd: Attilio Guarino 3rd: Drew Sassi   SouthwestMore »

Pizza Expo 2015 — Wednesday Highlights

World’s biggest pizza party in full swing Marc Malnati, co-owner of Lou Malnati’s in Chicago, launched Wednesday at Pizza Expo with his Keynote Address. The exposition hall, seminar rooms, demonstration areas and competition areas were a buzz of activity today. Here a few highlights of the day’s happenings: Highlights from the Pizza Expo Block PartyMore »

International Pizza Challenge: Traditional/ Napoletana Winners

Traditional Mid-America Region 1st: Robert Sipes — Marco’s Pizza, Toledo, Ohio (advances to final: fourth highest overall score) 2nd: Paul Cataldo 3rd: Joe Abdul   International Region 1st: Aaron Gehrman — Emilio Finatti Pizzeria, White Rock, BC, Canada (advances to final: third highest overall score) 2nd: Francesco Vitiello 3rd: Vincenzo Capuano   Southeast Region 1st:More »

Pizza Expo 2015 — The Competitions Highlights

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International Pizza Expo 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center is home to the International Pizza Challenge and the World Pizza Games. Check out the high-flying, pizza-spinning action of the World Pizza Games, while pizza makers from around the battle for top honors in their divisions in the International Pizza Challenge (Winners will be announcedMore »

Sunday — Go Behind the Scenes Hours Prior to Pizza Expo 2015

Industry readies for the World’s Largest Pizza Trade Show The School of Pizzeria Management is already in session. Today, we kick off International Pizza Expo 2014 with New Operator Monday. While attendees hit the classroom, exhibitors ready their booths for the Exhibit Hall to open on Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Setting up a show floorMore »

Pizza Expo 2015 — 5 Can’t-miss Moments

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International Pizza Expo is finally here. Pizza Today is your guide to the largest pizza industry trade show. The exhibit hall is the size of six-and-a-half football fields and the educational program is packed with 95 business-boosting seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Pizza makers from across the world compete for top honors in the International PizzaMore »