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March 16, 2017 |

Mike Bausch: Concept Development Workshop

From Market Research to a Long-Term Brand Strategy With Mike Bausch and Keith Coffman No one intends to fail, but very few intend to succeed. By building a plan to succeed you can eliminate failure from the equation. Whether you’re working on you first pizzeria, considering expansion or giving your current business a revamping, creating a… Read More

March 16, 2017 |

Villa Restaurant Group announces Andrew Steinberg as Chief Operating Officer

Steinberg’s New Role Is Key Part of Villa Restaurant Group’s Growth Strategy MORRISTOWN, NJ, March 15, 2017:  As the company continues to evolve and expand its presence in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Villa Restaurant Group, global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, is proud to announce that Andrew Steinberg has been promoted to Chief Operating… Read More

March 7, 2017 |

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Download the Official Pizza Expo 2017 Mobile App

It’s the best way to learn about all of the exhibitors, education sessions and networking opportunities March 27 – 30 at Pizza Expo. And it’s free. The Pizza Expo app contains nearly all of the information found on the PizzaExpo.com website, plus tools to help you organize your time and set up appointments with exhibitors… Read More

March 1, 2017 |

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New From School of Pizzeria Management

There are 14 workshops this year at Pizza Expo. Many are repeat appearances of topics and speakers with huge appeal in past years. But we’ve also continued to refine our offerings. Here are some of the new courses for you to consider for in-depth training from in-the-know instructors: • Franchising for Independents and Small Chains,… Read More

March 1, 2017 |

Pizza Expo 2016

Expo Spotlight: It’s Show Time

If you haven’t already registered for Pizza Expo, now is the time to go online at PizzaExpo.com and do so. This is your only chance this year to join more than 12,000 pizza professionals from around the globe to SEE, SHOP, NETWORK and LEARN at the World’s largest all-pizza conference and tradeshow. With an exhibit… Read More

March 1, 2017 |

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Road to Expo: Ferriman Eyes the Entrepreneurial Mountaintop

Boston pizzeria owner and developer Doug Ferriman is a two-time Pizza Expo pizza-making champion, a 2014 World Master and the founder of two innovative pizza concepts. He’s still climbing his own personal career ladder, seeking opportunity in niches of his own creation. Ferriman made his first mark at Crazy Dough’s, a slice business founded in… Read More

March 1, 2017 |

Road to Expo: Should You Franchise?

If you’re like most independent and small chain pizzerias, you’ve seen John Schnatter tossing footballs with Peyton Manning or the regional company opening pizza stores by the dozens and you’ve wondered: Can I do that too? Should I at least look into it? The answer could well be, “Yes. At least look into it.” We… Read More

February 27, 2017 |

Hideaway Pizza to launch new radio station March 3

TULSA, OK (Feb. 24, 2017) – Hideaway Pizza will introduce its own radio station at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3 at all 17 of its restaurants in Oklahoma and Arkansas as part of the kick-off celebration for its 60th anniversary. Hideaway Pizza Radio will be a digital-format radio station curated by Ferris O’Brien and… Read More

February 27, 2017 |

Pizza Expo Keynotes Exemplify The Independent Spirit

Keynote 1: An Independent’s Independent Our Tuesday, March 28, keynote speaker at Pizza Expo doesn’t own a pizzeria, but if he had one he’d run it the same way he runs his five restaurants in New York City — as a neighborhood hangout that celebrates each individual customer and employee. Those are goals every pizzeria… Read More

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

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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