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November 10, 2016 |

Harry’s Pizzeria to open in Cleveland, Oh

James Beard Award-winning Chef/Restaurateur Michael Schwartz Announces Fourth Neighborhood American Pizzeria Future Home in Van Aken District of Historic Shaker Heights Community Marks First Location Outside Florida in Fine Casual Brand’s Expansion MIAMI, FLORIDA – Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz announces a new Harry’s Pizzeria will open in Cleveland… Read More

November 10, 2016 |

Pieology Pizzeria Hires Clay Sanger as Chief Operating Officer

Industry Veteran Joins Premier Fast Casual Custom Pizza Chain’s Elite Leadership Team RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California – (October 24, 2016) – Pieology Pizzeria, where pizza lovers go to create artisan-style custom pizzas in endless flavor combinations at one affordable price, has hired former Panera Bread executive, Clay Sanger, as its Chief Operating Officer. Leveraging nearly… Read More

November 10, 2016 |

Milano CEO Launches New Pizza and Beer Franchise: Blast & Brew

New Franchise Blast & Brew Focuses on Self-Pour Craft Beer, Customizable Food Options Concept Debuts with 12-Unit Deal in California, Eyes Southwest Region for Further Expansion Fresno, Calif. – America’s love for pizza and beer runs deep, and a new franchise, Blast & Brew, is offering guests an opportunity to personalize both. The fast-casual Neapolitan pizza… Read More

November 8, 2016 |

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza To Honor U.S. Military On Veterans Day

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — They served us. Now, we’ll serve them. As part of a brand-wide Veterans Day initiative, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is offering a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese to any active or former United States Armed Forces personnel on Friday, November 11. In addition, Anthony’s Coal… Read More

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

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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