September 2013

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tipping, check
Tip Pooling: Can you legally mandate it in your pizzeria?
Lynn’s Paradise Café, a funky and popular eatery for 22 years in Louisville, Kentucky, suddenly closed down in January ... more »
cannibal pizza, dessert, pizza
Satisfy sweet tooths with these dessert pizza ideas
Queen Elizabeth I was a down right sweets junkie. Her teeth became a gnarly shade of black, but because ... more »
Dough Doctor Tom Lehmann takes a look organic pizzas, local ingredients and artisan pizzas
Dough Doctor Tom Lehmann takes a look at organic pizzas, local ingredients and artisan pizzas
Q: We have been getting some customer requests for natural or organic pizzas. Is there a way we can ... more »
September 2013
Il Pizzaiolo: Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza, Red Bank, NJ
Brooklyn native Tommy Bonfiglio has been an aficionado of pizza most of his life –– the former tax attorney ... more »
Shawn Randazzo, owner, Detroit Style Pizza Co., Detroit, Michigan talks must-haves to start a pizzeria (part two)
Shawn Randazzo, owner, Detroit Style Pizza Co., Detroit, Michigan talks must-haves to start a pizzeria (part two)
Like I said last month, starting a pizzeria is one of the most exciting experiences one will ever have. ... more »
Healthcare 101: A primer for the pizzeria operator on the Affordable Care Act
Healthcare 101: A primer for the pizzeria operator on the Affordable Care Act
When David Cole teamed with his three brothers to open i Fratelli Pizza in 1987, the group did not ... more »
Pizza Places that Rock & Pizza Industry Statistics -- September 2013
Pizza Places that Rock & Pizza Industry Statistics — September 2013
Pizza Today Staff Pizza Today will launch its first Social Media Webinar September 24 at 2 p.m. EST, in ... more »
employee schedule
Preventing presenteeism
Last winter’s flu outbreak highlighted an issue in many businesses: presenteeism, that is, employees showing up even when they’re ... more »
Man on the Street Scott Weiner talks pizzeria menus
Man on the Street Scott Wiener talks pizzeria menus
I don’t like reading menus. It’s rare to find one that’s more than a sprawling list of options or ... more »
A Conversation with Jason Bajalieh, Slice Pizza & Brew — SliceFest 2013
A Conversation with Jason Bajalieh, Slice Pizza & Brew — SliceFest 2013
Originally begun to celebrate our one year anniversary, SliceFest has taken on a life of its own in the ... more »
Jeremy White
Jeremy White, Commentary — Slice of Hope is Next Month!
We’re down to crunch time now for Slice of Hope, the national dine-out initiative designed to tie National Pizza ... more »
Pizza Industry Expert Big Dave Ostrander talk prime cost percentage
Pizza Industry Expert Big Dave Ostrander talk prime cost percentage
Q: Greetings, Dave. Just searching for an exact answer nowadays for what percentages should be in a pizza shop. ... more »
Pizzeria Social Media Marketing -- September 2013
Pizzeria Social Media Marketing — September 2013
By Pizza Today Staff Pizza Tweets Antonino’s Pizza @OriginalPizza59 Have a family member or friend who’s impossible to buy ... more »
Tony Gemignani talks Parmigiano-Reggiano
Tony Gemignani talks Parmigiano-Reggiano
Not too long ago I was in Parma, Italy, for the Campionato Mondiale della Pizza with a few members ... more »