December 2016

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The 2017 Menu Guide

The December issue is filled with menu ideas, from pizzas and appetizers to entrées and desserts. Explore the pizza style originated on the streets of Rome. Discovery the marketing potential of your pizza boxes.

December 1, 2016 |

Key Indicators

The Most Important Performance Metrics for Your Pizzeria What gets measured gets managed. If you don’t keep a solid handle on your sales, revenue, food costs and waste, improving your profits will always be a shot in the dark. Likewise, keeping a close eye on a few specific data points can uncover opportunities you never…Read More

customized pizza box at steel city pizza company in Charleston South Carolina

December 1, 2016 |

Customization Nation

Your pizza box is an important part of your marketing arsenal Of the three billion pizzas eaten in the United States every year, about two-thirds are transported in pizza boxes. Besides the physical product, the pizza box delivers an opportunity for powerful marketing. But not all operators see the importance of a customized box, opting…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide

Let Pizza Today help you give your menu a makeover for 2017 and beyond. Explore the guide by menu category. Each section offers recipes for you and your staff to experiment with and make your own.      Appetizers / Pastas & Entrées / Pizzas / Desserts  Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Expo Spotlight: 2 Great Tradeshows, 4 World-Class Competitions

International Pizza Expo 2017 March 27–30, 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center Designed for pizzeria owners and operators, there’s something for everyone at International Pizza Expo, whether you’re an industry veteran or just thinking about opening your first unit. To succeed in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace you need access to all of the latest trends, strategies…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Commentary: Menu Matters

You already know that one of your absolute best marketing tools is your menu. The balance between offering classic dishes customers expect to see and pushing the envelope a bit to keep them interested can be delicate. But when you get it right you not only keep customers engaged and coming back for more, you…Read More

Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide: Desserts

Desserts Lemon Bars Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Cinnamon and Raisin Biscotti Lemon Biscotti Panna Cotta with Fresh Summer Berries      Appetizers / Pastas & Entrées / Pizzas / Desserts  Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Dough Doctor: Half-baked Idea?

The Dough Doctor answers a question about the use of baking powder in pizza dough Q: I’ve heard that baking powder can be used in making pizza crusts. Is this true? A: Baking powder can and has successfully been used in making pizza crusts for many years. It has also been used in making yeast-raised…Read More

Lahmajoon-Style Pizza

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide: Pizzas

Pizzas Lahmajoon-Style Pizza Cheeseburger Pizza Chicken Alfredo Pizza Clam Pie Three-Cheese Mexican Brunch Pizza Pizza Quattro Stagione Buffalo Combo Pizza Pizza alla Pesto Pizza Insalata Shrimp and Avocado Pizza Shrimp Pizza Arrabbiata Fowl Play Pizza Black & Blue Dessert Pizza Caramelized Red Onion and Spinach Pizza Chorizo Pizza Pulled Pork BBQ Pizza      Appetizers…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Destinations: Toledo, Ohio

A look at pizzerias in Toledo, Ohio ZaZa Wood-Fired Pizza Italian-born Saif Dar opened ZaZa’s in 2013 with a menu of northern Italian wood-fired pizza and Mediterranean cuisine, like lentil soup, fattoush and falafel. The pizza menu offers a Mediterranean-inspired pie — the Greca, topped with fresh mozzarella, spinach, shaved Gyro meat, feta and finished with…Read More

scott wiener, professional pizza eater, man on the street columnist, pizza box record holder, scott's pizza tours

December 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: New Kid in Town

How easy are you to find on online review sites? Believe it or not, I was relieved to find out via text message that the movers had delivered all of my Earthly possessions to the wrong address. With some free time on my hands, I decided to do what any normal person would do and…Read More

roman style pizza

December 1, 2016 |

All Roads Lead to Rome

Roman-style pizza is a winner Italy and the United States really aren’t that different. Citizens of both love to bicker about whose city has the best pizza. In the U.S., it’s New York, which has had a continuous pizza style since the early 1900s, and Chicago, with a version that came about midway through the…Read More

Tony Gemignani World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner

December 1, 2016 |

Respecting the Craft: Raw or Pre-Cooked Sausage?

It seems to me that most operators are scared of putting raw sausage on a pizza. I hear it all the time. Sometimes they blame it on the health department. Or they say that if raw sausage is not handled properly it can be a big problem. Of course that could be true. But as…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide: Pastas and Entrees

Pastas and Entrees Tortellini Pesto with Sun-dried Tomatoes Fettuccine Gorgonzola with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Penne Rigate with Smoked Mozzarella and Asparagus Tips Penne with Escarole, Beans, and Sausage Veal Saltimbocca Penne with Artichoke Hearts Chicken Parm Radicchio, Mushroom and Three-Cheese Lasagne Pollo Cacciatore al Forno Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce Farfalle Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

2017 Menu Guide: Appetizers

Appetizers Sicilian Stuffed Tomatoes Panzanella Salad Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks Stuffed Artichokes Pizza Wrap Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomato Dipping Sauce Basic Baked Clams Oreganatta Bruschetta di Pomodoro      Appetizers / Pastas & Entrées / Pizzas / Desserts  Read More

December 1, 2016 |

On Tap: What the Ale?

Deciphering the different styles and characteristics of beer Merriam Webster Dictionary defines beer as an alcoholic beverage usually made from malted cereal grain (as barley), flavored with hops and brewed by slow fermentation. Beer has been around a really long time, first being produced in Egypt and Mesopotamia around 5,000 BC. Modern beer has European…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Getting Social with Clayton Krueger

Booster Shot Back in the good old days of Facebook, you had to work hard to earn “fans” for your page, because the more fans you had, the more people you could reach with your messaging. That is no longer the case. About two years ago, Facebook became a publicly traded company. This created the…Read More