Scott Wiener

Scott Wiener is Pizza Today’s Man on the Street. He owns and operates Scott’s Pizza Tours in New York City.

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February 1, 2017 |

Man on the Street: Dis-Service

I would be lying if I said it was all about the pizza. As much as I’d like to say every ounce of effort should go into your food — that dough formulation and oven skill were all that mattered — the truth is that even the greatest pizza cannot sustain a business by itself….Read More

January 1, 2017 |

Man on the Street: The Thrill of Discovery

I honestly wasn’t planning on eating any pizza during my lightning-fast mini vacation in North Carolina. The trip was all about seeing family so I did zero research beyond the obligatory tweet asking for recommendations in the area. The lack of response I received was actually a relief because I was way more interested in…Read More

customized pizza box at steel city pizza company in Charleston South Carolina

December 1, 2016 |

Customization Nation

Your pizza box is an important part of your marketing arsenal Of the three billion pizzas eaten in the United States every year, about two-thirds are transported in pizza boxes. Besides the physical product, the pizza box delivers an opportunity for powerful marketing. But not all operators see the importance of a customized box, opting…Read More

December 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: New Kid in Town

How easy are you to find on online review sites? Believe it or not, I was relieved to find out via text message that the movers had delivered all of my Earthly possessions to the wrong address. With some free time on my hands, I decided to do what any normal person would do and…Read More

roman style pizza

December 1, 2016 |

All Roads Lead to Rome

Roman-style pizza is a winner Italy and the United States really aren’t that different. Citizens of both love to bicker about whose city has the best pizza. In the U.S., it’s New York, which has had a continuous pizza style since the early 1900s, and Chicago, with a version that came about midway through the…Read More

November 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: Pizzeria Time Machine

Nostalgia can bring in big bucks When I think of the best pizza cities, Scranton, Pennsylvania, does not come to mind. Yet,  I found it impossible to disagree with a recent tour guest who pledged pizza allegiance to her hometown. I wasn’t about to challenge her, partially because it’s silly to argue about a subjective…Read More

Scott Wiener Owner & Operator Scott’s Pizza Tours, NYC

October 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: Don’t Tip Your Waiter

More restaurants are moving away from gratuity models I felt like I was getting away with murder. Did the printer somehow forget to dash out the tip line? I played along with what I perceived to be a glitch in the system and signed my credit card receipt when I noticed a sentence at the…Read More

Scott Wiener Owner & Operator Scott’s Pizza Tours, NYC

September 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: Photo Finish

Why use stock photos when there are better options? A baby told me about your new pizza. Actually, it was a baby and her three-year-old brother. Samantha and Matt have over 113,000 followers, thanks to an Instagram account started by their food-blogger father, Mike Chau. After years of writing online reviews, Chau started posting photos…Read More

Scott Wiener Owner & Operator Scott’s Pizza Tours, NYC

July 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: Prevent Customer Complaints

If not for Tom and Christian, my first job waiting tables at a suburban New Jersey chain restaurant would have been absolute Hell. My managers swooped in like angels, saving my soul whenever I made a mistake. They protected me when I made errors and cooled down devilish customers who had no intention of backing…Read More

Scott Wiener Owner & Operator Scott’s Pizza Tours, NYC

June 1, 2016 |

Man on the Street: In With the New

Attract new customers to your pizzeria College-town pizzerias have it made in the shade. Every semester, a fresh batch of students shows up to take the place of the outgoing class and they’ll all end up ordering pizza sooner or later. Such is not the case for most independent pizzerias. It used to be simple;…Read More