2014: The Year of the Anchovy?

In 2013, we correctly prognosticated that quail eggs, pumpkin and sweet piquanté peppers would be at the forefront of the artisan pizza movement. Not long after, progressive pizza makers across the country were experimenting with the toppings. What ingredients will those who push the envelope place in their arsenal for 2014? At least one sourceMore »

Pizza Today officiates Guinness Book of World Records title

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It’s official: Pizza Today Man on the Street columnist Scott Wiener has the world’s largest collection of pizza boxes — or so says The Guinness Book of World Records. How do we know? Art Director Josh Keown and I were on hand to count each. And. Every. One. All 595 of them. Twice, and doubleMore »

Pizza Today on the Road: Northern Arizona

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Pizza Today Associate Editor Denise Greer and Creative Director Rick Daugherty traveled to northern Arizona this week. Here’s a sneak peek of some the pizzas we tried: We Cook Pizza & Pasta, in Tusayan, Arizona, features a unique take on the Margherita: : We Cook Pizza & Pasta offers a colorful Chicken & Broccoli Pizza:More »

The Huffington Post lists top 10 pizza ingredients

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Another week, another pizza list. This one by The Huffington Post lists the top 10 pizza ingredients, with pepperoni taking the No. 1 spot. No surprise there, but spinach and pineapple also rounded out the top 10 list. Could the trend toward artisan flavors soon dethrone traditional juggernauts like sausage and green pepper? With pizzaMore »

The future of pizza delivery … push of a PiePal button away?

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Is the future of ordering a pizza in the push of a button? Yes, if iStrategylabs has its say. The company has created PiePal, which lets a user turn a dial to the number of pizzas desired and push a button to place an order. The button connects to a users wi-fi, Domino’s account andMore »

International Pizza Expo competitions open to entrants

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If you’ve even been to International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, you’ve no doubt witnessed –– or participated in –– the numerous competitions held throughout the four-day show. From acrobatic dough throwing to pizza-making and fastest box folding, there are several ways to show your stuff and win (fame AND cash). All categories are openMore »

Papa John’s hits a home run as official pizza of the New York Yankees

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International, Inc. today announced it has signed a partnership deal to be the Official Pizza of the New York Yankees. As part of the deal, Papa John’s will be the exclusive branded pizza sold in Yankee Stadium, have in-stadium signage, and will have the ability to use the Yankees marksMore »

Return of the deal: restaurants see more discount-driven traffic

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Are customers looking for restaurant deals? Yes, according to a report by The NPD Group, a market information and advisory service. Restaurant visits prompted by deals and discounts is up two percent from 2012. The biggest gain comes from restaurant visits based on “buy some, get some” or “two-for-one” offers, rising 14 percent. “In myMore »

Marketing through your POS system

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Our pizzeria owning grandparents would hardly recognize the pizzeria of today. Sure it smells the same. The dough, cheese and sauce are where they should be. However, the dizzying array of computers, touchscreen monitors, digital menu boards, bump bars, routers and switches would have our predecessors wondering if they are in a pizzeria or inMore »