Pizza Headlines

November 29, 2016

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Vermont pizzeria takes the Mannequin Challenge

Has your pizzeria taken part in a viral Internet sensation? All month long, family, friends, organizations and businesses have moved on an online viral trend to stand still. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Goodman’s American Pie in Ludlow, Vermont stayed frozen for nearly two minutes in its #MannequinChallenge video, a pretty impressive feat with the quick… Read More

November 15, 2016

&pizza is the counterculture brand known for its critically acclaimed pizza and craft beverages, ampersand-tattooed employees (the Tribe), and fight for a living wage. (PRNewsFoto/&pizza)

&pizza Announces $25 Million in Funding and Expansion to New York City in 2017

Named “pizza shop of the 21st century,” the brand with cult-like following targets rapid growth on East Coast WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — &pizza, the counterculture brand known for its critically acclaimed pizza and craft beverages, ampersand-tattooed employees (the Tribe), and fight for a living wage, announces that it has received $25 million of growth… 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 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

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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

October 3, 2016

October is National Pizza Month

American Pizza Community Celebrates, Gives Back to the Many Communities It Serves Washington, D.C., October 3, 2016 – The American Pizza Community (APC) salutes National Pizza Month by giving back to the communities in which pizza operators, franchisees and corporate brands serve through a variety of charitable efforts.  Pizza is a time-honored tradition in communities… Read More

September 2, 2016

American Pizza Community members celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day with pizza deliveries to community-based charities

Washington, D.C., September 2, 2016 – Pizzerias are celebrating the upcoming National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5th with the delivery of pies to local charities in communities around the country.  Knowing that a slice of pizza can brighten anyone’s day, members of the American Pizza Community (APC) wanted to salute the commemorative holiday by… Read More

August 5, 2016

MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company Celebrates National Friendship Day

Fast-fine Franchise Brings Friends Together with Exclusive Menu and Wine Tastings at Flagship Location ENCINO, Calif. (August 3, 2016) – MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company, the authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant with a mission to bring friends together, is throwing a kick-off party to celebrate National Friendship Day with its guest friends at 6pm on Saturday,… Read More

August 2, 2016

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New Orleans-based Reginelli’s Pizzeria turns 20

And celebrates with an anniversary menu and free trip to Italy (New Orleans, LA; August 1, 2016) – Reginelli’s founder Darryl Reginelli just returned from Italy as passionate as ever about pizza. “What Italian boy doesn’t grow up dreaming of owning his own pizzeria?” His special brand of enthusiasm and humor jump off the menu… Read More

National Headlines Prove Customers Want Creative Menuing

Restaurant trends are ever changing. Customers today want more than just pepperoni, and they’re willing to pay for it. Pizza Today covers a wide variety of news from across the country, including stories about unusual toppings like caviar and alligator to gold flakes and truffles. While these types of pizzas are considered gimmicks, they garner big attention in the industry and create invaluable marketing at very little cost. We love finding new ingredients, innovative contests that bring together customers and operators, and stories about the best pizza makers in the world.

National Pizza Month is held annually in October, and we offer you some great tips and tricks for celebrating the industry and the customers who fuel it.

 

Industry Events Bring Pizza Industry Professionals Together

Whether it’s the School of Pizzeria Management, the Northeast Pizza and Pasta Show or New York’s Slice Out Hunger, there are a number of pizza trade show events that bring together operators, experts, suppliers and companies. International Pizza Expo is the world’s largest pizza-industry event, and we bring the you the latest information regarding products from the show floor, speakers at the educational seminars and competitors in the World Pizza Games and International Pizza Challenge contests.