Restaurants use 2.5 times more energy per square feet than other types of commercial buildings.
According to the Empathica Consumer Insights survey released this year, 48.3 percent of women said a coupon would be the best way to motivate them to try a new restaurant. 39.8 percent of men said the same thing.
In a recent Pizza Today.com Web poll, 62 percent of respondents said they expect 2010 sales to increase over last year.
There are 361 pizzerias in Rhode Island.
SuperStar Pizza / Rustico Pizzeria / Buckhead Pizza Co.
5700 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23226
www.superstarspizza.com This isn’t your average take and- bake shop selling pizza, breadsticks and salads. Fresh is the name, and creativity is the game. Customers may choose from one of the company’s signature specialty pizzas or create their own from a long list of traditional and non-traditional ingredients. How unconventional? The “Rockefeller” features spinach, bacon, smoked oysters and cheddar cheese. Now that’s ritzy!
223 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
www.rusticopizzeria.com There’s nothing rustic about this Milwaukee up-and-comer. Rustico uses social media sites like Twitter and Facebook (where, at press time, it had more than 1,025 followers) to advertise its unique offerings. “Slices the size of your head for a dollar till midnight tonight! Come get em!!” read one recent status update –– and yes, the accompanying photo did, indeed, show a slice as big as your head! Aside from the pizza, Rustico also has an eclectic brunch menu. We couldn’t help but notice the Breakfast Calzone, which features Italian sausage, mozzarella, egg, basil, onion and pomodoro sauce. What a great way to start the day!
3350 Buford Drive
Buford, Georgia 30519
www.buckheadpizzaco.com With three locations in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, Buckhead Pizza Co. is gaining local notoriety for its high quality pizza and atmosphere –– two areas its founders felt the area lacked. Here, you’ll find eggplant, fresh Gulf shrimp, squash and broccoli –– on pizza! We especially like the Smoked Midtown: marinated and grilled chicken breast with sundried tomatoes, red onions and fresh basil on top of smoked mozzarella. Still, if you’ve had your share of pizza, there’s always the company’s flatrolls, entreés, calzones and flatbreads!