Pizza Expo News

February 1, 2016

They Attend Every Year — Brianne Chrisenberry and Mike DeNunzio

Brianne Chrisenberry and Mike DeNunzio will be heading to Las Vegas in March for their sixth Pizza Expo. The first year, as owner-operators of DeNunzio’s Brick Oven Pizza and Grille in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, they gave the trip to each other as a Valentine’s Day gift. Since then, they’ve learned to pick new… Read More

January 20, 2016

David Scott Peters

How to Stop Bleeding Money in Labor

By David Scott Peters For decades restaurants, pizzerias included, have been run with one key number in mind to ensure they have a chance of making money. That key number is called prime cost. What is prime cost? Prime cost is the sum of your total cost of goods sold, which includes both food cost… Read More

January 8, 2016

Six Common Pizza Dough Questions Answered by the Dough Doctor

Every year I meet new people at Pizza Expo and try to help them solve issues with their dough and pizza crusts. Many of their questions are unique we come up with some creative solutions. Often, however, pizza makers across the country bring very similar problems to me. Here are some of the most common… Read More

January 1, 2016

Expo Spotlight: Up to the Challenge?

For those with competitive spirits, there’s nothing quite like the International Pizza Challenge. Since its inception in 2007, the Challenge has grown in stature and prize money. In fact, it’s the largest pizza competition in the United States! Pizza makers from around the world compete in five different divisions. The way it works is pretty… Read More

December 1, 2015

pizza expo, school of pizzeria management, pizza industry, trade show

Expo Spotlight: School is in Session

The education schedule at International Pizza Expo is second to none. We take great pride in providing our attendees with comprehensive, topical seminars and break-out sessions that cover everything from marketing to financials. Some even say our business-boosting seminars are the primary reason they return to International Pizza Expo year in and year out. We’ve… Read More

November 16, 2015

tim kirkland, author, “The Renegade Server”, pizza expo, speaker

Making a Name for Your New Pizzeria

By Tim Kirkland When you start a pizzeria business or open a new location, you need new marketing strategies to effectively reach customers. You need local marketing tools for the 21st century. Since the 1950s, traditional marketing has been conducted using the “4 Ps” that every marketer is taught in school — Product, Placement, Pricing… Read More

November 9, 2015

Creating an Authentic Brand

By Anne Keller and Jen Zeuner What does good branding mean to you? Is it a flashy logo or a name that has been chosen after going through countless focus groups? It is a multi-thousand-dollar PR campaign to get your “brand” into the hands of the masses? While your name and logo are, of course,… Read More

November 1, 2015

Five Reasons to Register Now for Pizza Expo

With International Pizza Expo 2016 now approximately four months away, it’s time to make plans to attend the greatest pizza show on earth. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t delay getting registered to attend at You want to compete. The fields for all five divisions of the International Pizza Challenge fill up fast…. Read More

November 1, 2015

Expo Spotlight: We’ve gone live!

The newly designed International Pizza Expo Web site has gone live! Everything you need to know about the pizza industry’s most important and prestigious event can be found at Whether you’re an attendee or exhibitor, the site provides an inside glance at what lies ahead when thousands upon thousands of pizza professionals pile into… Read More

October 9, 2015

Pizza Expo Registration is now open!

With International Pizza Expo 2016 now less than five months away, it’s time to make plans to attend the greatest pizza show on earth. Learn about our 32nd annual gathering of pizzeria industry professionals and the suppliers who do business with them at Circle the dates: March 7 – 10, 2016: Seminar Days March… Read More