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November 1, 2016 |

Expo Spotlight: Pizza Expo is Now Open for Business!

Can you imagine a show floor nearly as large as six football fields with nothing but pizza-related supplies, equipment and services? At Pizza Expo 2017 you’ll be able to shop, sample, learn and network with your peers from around the world. Designed specifically for pizzeria owners and operators, there’s something for everyone at Pizza Expo,… Read More

November 1, 2016 |

John gutekanst emcee at International Pizza Challenge 2016

Expo’s Cutting-Edge Pizza Competition

Notes From Emcee John Gutekanst I’m big into innovative crusts and was bowled over during the Non-Traditional Division bake-offs by Tony Vacchio’s crust from Zolas in Ottawa, Canada. He used Indonesian coconut husk ash dough, which he added to his regular crust for a beautiful pie. Louie Bossi from Fort Lauderdale really brought it on… Read More

November 1, 2016 |

Keith Coffman Lost River Pizza Co Bowling Green Kentucky

The Road to Expo: School of Pizzeria Management

Instructor Keith Coffman Questions Your Concept One of the new course offerings in 2017 at the School of Pizzeria Management covers the topic of concept development, either for a first pizzeria or for expansion units. The instructors — Mike Bausch (Andolini’s, Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Keith Coffman (Lost River Pizza, Bowling Green, Kentucky) — have successful… Read More

October 20, 2016 |

Pizzerias Everywhere Prepare for Busy Halloween Night

American Pizza Community Says Families Choose Pizza for Ease and Convenience Washington, D.C. – October 27, 2016 – While families across the country get ready for a fun-filled Halloween night, pizza operators everywhere are also preparing for one of their busiest evenings of the year.  According to the American Pizza Community (APC), Halloween sees a… Read More

October 20, 2016 |

Marco’s Pizza Creates ‘Slice of Support’ Non-Profit Organization

Nation’s Fastest Growing Pizza Franchise Hosts Cleveland Fundraising 5K to Kick off Initiative Toledo, Ohio – When Adam Bragg, an assistant store manager at a Raleigh, N.C.-area Marco’s Pizza, faced financial pressure to pay for his 11-month old daughter’s cleft palette surgery, the company’s Slice of Support non-profit organization came through with much-needed funds. His… Read More

October 19, 2016 |

American Gonzo Food Corporation announces CEO

Seasoned Restaurant Executive Jeffrey Goodman Steps Into New Role Venice, CA (October 18, 2016)- Jeff Goodman has been named CEO of American Gonzo Food Corporation, headquartered in Venice, CA. The company portfolio to date includes 12 locations; Pitfire Pizza (9), Superba Food + Bread (2), and a full service bakery. Goodman took over in February… Read More

October 19, 2016 |

Pizza Hut Offering ‘Greatest College Sports Experience Ever’ as New Official Pizza Partner of NCAA

Pizza Hut agrees to multi-year partnership deal with NCAA; announces new “Pizza Hut All-American” position – a chance to attend and celebrate the fandom at DI NCAA national championships PLANO, TEXAS (Oct. 18, 2016) – For one lucky college sports fan, Pizza Hut is making dreams a reality. Introducing the Pizza Hut All-American, an incredible… Read More

October 13, 2016 |

Oath Craft Pizza Appoints Patrik Hellstrand as President and CEO

Former Equinox Vice President Joins Boston-Based Fast-Casual Restaurant Boston, MA. (October 13, 2016) — Oath Craft Pizza, a fast casual restaurant operator, today announced that Patrik Hellstrand has joined the team as President and Chief Executive Officer. With deep roots in hospitality, Hellstrand has been influential in helping his teams mature beyond traditional business silos… Read More

October 6, 2016 |

Chicago vs. San Francisco: The Playoffs Pizza Bet

Pizza guys in Chicago are so excited about Chicago Cubs’ MLB Playoff berth that they’ve challenged a San Francisco pizza restaurateur to a light-hearted bet that’s gone viral. Leo Spizzirri, dough specialist and owner of askleopizza.com, has joined forces with fellow Chicago pizza pros, Tony Troiano, owner of J.B. Alberto’s and Gino Rago, owner of… 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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