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March 1, 2017 |

doug ferriman, crazy dough, boston

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

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

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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