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February 23, 2017 |

The Biggest Marketing Mistake Many Independent Operators Make

Everyone wants to grow their restaurants’ sales and profit margins. The problem is that when most operators get serious about creating more sales, they focus on attracting NEW business and ignore the single greatest source for greater future sales – their EXISTING customers. Nearly all of the most profitable and successful independent restaurants we work… Read More

February 7, 2017 |

Park Slope Italian Eatery Introduces Brooklyn to Centuries-Old Family Recipes

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For close to 200 years, Peter Rizzi’s family has created treasured Italian foods for Sunday dinners and family gatherings. At Sweet Basil Pizzeria, which opened in Brooklyn last month, anyone can try these beloved recipes marked by slightly-sweet sauce and pleasant basil notes. “We wanted to bring old-world recipes back to Park Slope,” said Rizzi,… Read More

February 2, 2017 |

American Pizza Community Applauds Common Sense Menu Labeling Legislation

Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act a Win for Consumers and Small Businesses Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2017 – The American Pizza Community (APC), a coalition of large and small pizza companies, franchisees, suppliers and thousands of employees that make up the pizza industry, endorsed the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, bipartisan legislation that offers… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Hungry Howie’s Pizza blazes into 2017 with Technomic Consumer’s Choice Award and Unparalled Same Store Sales Growth

National Pizza Franchise Focuses on Internal Growth In Preparation for Nationwide Expansion MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (Feb. 1, 2017) – Hungry Howie’s, originator of the Flavored Crust® pizza, recently won Technomic’s prestigious 2017 Consumers’ Choice Award in “overall takeout capabilities” within the Quick Service category, proving that the beloved pizza brand has already reached great success… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Road to Expo: &insights From the Man Who Founded &pizza

Keynote / Michael Lastoria / Wednesday, March 29 / 8:15 a.m. Our Wednesday morning keynote speaker, Michael Lastoria, wasn’t afraid to break some assumed rules of the business while launching and growing the &pizza chain, which currently has 20 company-owned stores in and around Washington, D.C. Thanks to a recent infusion of $25 million of… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Road to Expo: Masters From Two Continents Compare Notes

Italy Meets San Francisco / Thursday, March 30 / 9 a.m. When two star pizzaioli share the Demonstration Stage at Pizza Expo on Thursday, March 30, at 9 a.m. they’ll bake classic pies in the Italian tradition. Audience members will see how techniques differ between Italian master Graziano Bertuzzo and famous Californian Tony Gemignani. Both… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Clayton Krueger: Pizza Expo is for Learning

If you want to elevate your game, don’t forget to head upstairs at International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas I first attended International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in 2008, one year after our founders had traveled to the show to deliver a keynote address after having been named the 2006 Independent Pizzeria of the… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Pizza expo seminar crowd

Mike Bausch: Knowledge is Profit

Concept development done right at International Pizza Expo — don’t miss it I get asked sometimes why I’m so passionate about helping newcomers to the pizza industry. I get asked why I like sharing tips on how to avoid common pitfalls and about the techniques I’ve found for making this job easier. For some reason,… Read More

February 1, 2017 |

Expo Spotlight: Make Plans Now to Attend!

International Pizza Expo 2017 • March 27–30, 2017 • Las Vegas Convention Center Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to come together with pizzeria operators from across the U.S. and the world. Now more than ever you need to understand the wants and needs of all your customers, whether they’re Millennials, seniors or somewhere… Read More

Staying Ahead of Restaurant Trends Keep Pizzerias On Top

The restaurant industry is ever changing. With new restaurants popping up on a daily basis, a pizzeria’s competition can change quickly. Pizza Today offers real-time news covering pizzeria concepts, new pizzeria openings, information about the pizza industry’s top chains and franchising information. We also cover pizza industry competitions from around the world, and follow along as pizzaioli make their journeys to International Pizza Expo, held annually in Las Vegas.
Pizzeria concepts take advantage of the restaurant trends from fast-casual to new menu items. Staying updated with news in the industry can help give your long-standing pizzeria a competitive edge or provide you with new information for opening a pizzeria of your own.

 

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