International Pizza Expo competitions open to entrants

International Pizza Challenge

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 »

QuickBooks fakes a pizza joint

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Remember that QuickBooks commercial that featured two pizzeria guys who raved about how the program helped their thriving business? Well, it’s fake. Too bad, it looked like a pretty nice pizza shop. The fake name, King Crow Pizza, appears on a chalkboard above the open kitchen in the commercial. And, if you go to www.kingcrowpizza.com,More »

One pizzeria aims for Halloween horror; others get festive (With VIDEOS)

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Sure you could create a traditional Halloween promo commercial — not this Norwegian pizzeria that applied a ghoulish cinematic approach to its Halloween commercial. Its gory approach may just help viewers lose their appetites. 
(DISCLAIMER: GRAPHIC VIDEO) Halloween is a big night for pizza sales. From themed pizzas and promotions to parties and catering, pizzeriasMore »

Chicago pizzeria iPad theft fail caught on video

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Watch as a man breaks through a front window at Pie Hole Pizza Joint in Chicago, Illinois, attempting to steal an iPad on its front counter. ($500-worth of damage, according to CBS Chicago) Kudos to Pie Hole for having multiple-angled surveillance cameras and tying the iPad to a security cable. For more on this story,More »

Disco ball oven is centerpiece at Austrian pizzeria

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Check out this disco ball-shaped oven at Disco Volante in Vienna, Austria. Architect Lukas Galehr designed the wood-burning oven with dozens of tiny mirrored tiles. To see more photos of this oven, CLICK HERE. As Pizza Today travels the country, we see beautiful ovens that draw us into pizzerias. This month alone, we ventured toMore »

Mathematician comes up with perfect pizza formula

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Dr. Eugenia Cheng, a mathematician from the University of Sheffield in the U.K., says she’s come up with a formula for a perfectly portioned pizza. She was asked to study pizza ratios by British chain PizzaExpress. According to the Daily Mail, Cheng calculated that the average bite taken from an 11-inch pizza has 10 percentMore »