2009 June: Creating Consistency

2009 June: Creating Consistency

In order for their staff to stand out, operators should consider what their staff is wearing. Are the employees easy to spot? Are their shirts clean and wrinkle-free? Are their shoes appropriate? Do they look professional? Are their clothes accurately representing the image and style of the restaurant? What do customers see when they lookMore »

2009 July: Commentary

2009 July: Commentary

Pizza Today is celebrating the entire month of September with an upcoming issue that’s sure to stand out. Though we feel like we give you the best business advice and how-to information every month, we’re planning something extra special for our September edition. You’re not going to want to miss what we have planned. IMore »

2009 June: Did You Know?

2009 June: Did You Know?

The restaurant industry employs 13 million people in the United States. According to Technomic 77 percent of consumers eat pizza more than once per month, and 35 percent eat pizza more than once per week. 2008-2009 In a recent Pizza Today.com poll, 64 percent of operators said their March 2009 sales were flat or upMore »

2009 July: Did You Know

2009 July: Did You Know

16 percent of gift cards are never redeemed According to a Pizza Today Web poll, 52 percent of pizzerias serve coffee You can follow Pizza Today on Twitter / www.twitter.com/pizzatoday Montana has 278 pizzerias Giuseppi’s Original Store / Pizzeria Paradiso / Sam & Louie’s Giuseppi’s Original Store Hilton Head Island The Plaza at Shelter CoveMore »

2009 June: Dough Doctor

2009 June: Dough Doctor

Take-and-bake pizza is growing in popularity, and I constantly get questions on how to make it without preparing special dough. At one time or another, you may have been asked to prepare a par-baked pizza for a customer. What you actually did was make an early version of a take-and-bake pizza. Years ago, we usedMore »

2009 July: Expo News

2009 July: Expo News

Pizza Expo® has it covered –– whether you’re looking for new ways to create revenue or just want to fi nd out about the latest industry trends and products. Did you know Pizza Expo is the only industry event where you’ll find more than 70 industry-specific seminars, workshops and demonstrations, 450 exhibiting companies and 1,000More »

2009 June: Five Questions

2009 June: Five Questions

Tom Iannarino owns and operates Terita’s Pizza in the Northland area of Columbus, Ohio. Iannarino’s father, Gus, founded the restaurant in 1959, two years before Tom was born. The younger Iannarino grew up in the family business — which only offers carryout service — and personally runs the store daily. PT: Terita’s is about toMore »

2009 July: Five Questions

2009 July: Five Questions

Matthew Ptasienski owns and operates Windy City Pizzeria in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in an ailing part of the River City, about halfway between the University of Louisville and historic Churchill Downs, Windy City, as its name implies, offers its customers a taste of Chicago. PT: You’re pretty much a one-man-show here, right? MP: Pretty much.More »