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August 1, 2016 |

Expo Spotlight: Opening Keynote Speaker Announced!

This year’s opening keynote speaker will be Gabriel Stulman, who is one of New York’s most successful and influential restaurateurs. Gabriel was named a “40 Under 40” in 2011 by Crain’s New York Business and “Restaurateur of the Year” by Esquire magazine in 2012. The 34-year-old Virginia native is the CEO and founder of Happy… Read More

July 29, 2016 |

HOT ITALIAN to Host 7th Annual Moderno Italiano Festival Popular Modern Pizzeria to Celebrate the Best of Italian Culture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) – HOT ITALIAN Pizza Bar, a genuine Italian pizzeria popular for its healthy, quality food, community involvement and modern-Italy-meets-urban-California sensibility, is excited to announce the 7th Annual Moderno Italiano Festival will take place Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 to coincide with the Italian mid-summer holiday Ferragosto.  The festivities… Read More

July 27, 2016 |

Pizza Today announces 2016 Independent Pizzeria of the Year

The 2016 Independent Pizzeria of the Year is Portland, Oregon-based Sizzle Pie. The announcement was made on the cover of Pizza Today’s August issue, which is now available. Sizzle Pie is featured inside the issue and the story can be read online here: http://www.pizzatoday.com/departments/features/2016-pizza-today-independent-pizzeria-year-sizzle-pie-portland/ Read More

July 22, 2016 |

American Pizza Community Praises Three-Year Phase-In of New Overtime Eligibility Rule

Proposed Legislation Would Slow Down Implementation for Small Business Owners Washington, D.C. – July 21, 2016 – This week Representative Kurt Schrader (D-OR), along with several Democratic colleagues, introduced the Overtime and Reform Enhancement Act (H.R. 5813), legislation that calls for slowing down the implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime eligibility rule introduced in… Read More

July 21, 2016 |

Papa John’s Announces Completion of Transition to Antibiotic-free Grilled Chicken Toppings and Poppers

The pizza company celebrates latest clean label milestone in its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. promise LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In December of 2015, Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced that its grilled chicken pizza toppings and chicken poppers would consist of poultry raised without human or animal antibiotics and fed on a vegetarian diet by… Read More

July 20, 2016 |

Pizza Today wins seven TABBIE AWARDS

Pizza Today has again been awarded a number of editorial and design awards from Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). The 13th annual TABBIE Awards recognize excellence in business-to-business publications from around the globe. This year netted more than 400 entries from around the globe. Pizza Today was only a handful of publications to… Read More

July 18, 2016 |

Papa Murphy’s Is The First National Pizza Brand to Serve Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics

Commitment is part of the company’s continued focus on food quality VANCOUVER, Wash. — (July 18, 2016) — Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) announced that beginning today all of its 1,500+ stores nationwide are serving chicken raised without antibiotics across its entire menu. While national restaurants across the country have talked about serving chicken… Read More

July 18, 2016 |

Papa John’s opens its first store in the Netherlands

American pizza chain brings “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” concept to the Rijnstraat in Amsterdam AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International, Inc., world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, opens their first Dutch store on Monday, July 18th. The store is located at Rijnstraat number 60 in Amsterdam and will be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.Papa… Read More

July 13, 2016 |

Pizza Hut Announces New Social Ordering Platform

Pizza Hut collaborates with Conversable to turn social media platforms into an intelligent, responsive storefront PLANO, Texas, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Hut, recognized as the pizza restaurant which serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza restaurant in the world, along with leading SaaS platform tech company Conversable, are announcing today the launch… 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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