Throwback Thursday: Incredible Independents in December 1997

Mandy Detwiler

Here at Pizza Today, we’ve gotten a pretty good rep for covering independents. Inside our magazine you’ll find DOZENS of sources in our articles –– and most of them are operators just like you. They’re in their stores every day balancing the books, making dough, taking orders –– heck, even washing dishes and making deliveries.More »

A Conversation with Brendan Kuhlkin, Millstone, Rock Hill SC

Brendan Kuhlkin

Brendan lets us in on Millstone’s beer offerings and menu pairings Millstone Pizza + Taphouse   Rock Hill, South Carolina Before opening Millstone in 2013, friends Brendan Kuhlkin and David Clapp conducted background research by touring Chicago and New York pizzerias. The restaurant features wood-fired pizzas and craft beer. The Great Pizza Tour of 2012More »

Congratulations Pizzeria Lola!

Jeremy White

Well, the cat’s out of the bag. Though the August issue may not be in your hand for another day or two, we made the announcement in today’s Quick Tips and have given our online readers an early peek at the cover article. Congratulations to Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis for earning our 2014 Independent ofMore »

Pest control is more than just a nuisance

Mandy Detwiler

We recently celebrated my daughter’s 11th birthday at a well-known Italian chain. It’s one of her favorites, and a go-to for celebrations. See the little black specks on the artwork here? Those are fruit flies. What I thought were just a few and a slight annoyance soon turned in to an Amityville Horror experience, andMore »

What a Day!

brian weavel

We had a crazy — but very productive — day at Pizza Today.  We started early in the day in the test kitchen.  Ah!!! In the kitchen … feels more like home.  We did videos demonstrating the Anna’s Carbonara and Flat Bread Pizzas.  We made Calzones and Italian Beef Sandwiches.  We went over all theMore »

Look Out — I’m Taking Over!

brian weavel

Hi everyone! This is Brian Weavel from Anna’s Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago, IL. I am looking forward to sharing with you the experience of being the Guest Editor-In-Chief for the upcoming September issue of Pizza Today.  I am thrilled to be here in Louisville, KY and am currently on Mr. Jeremy White’s computer keepingMore »

Introducing a new pizza style to a region

Loui Loui's

We spent some time with Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza founder Michael Spurlock. We asked Spurlock what he did to introduce Detroit-style pizza to Louisville, Kentucky as one of the first of its kind in that region: Do something you are passionate about. It’s easier to convince others when you are completely sold onMore »

Employee retention is difficult –– do you know why?

Mandy Detwiler

We all know managing a restaurant isn’t a walk in the park. There are a lot of factors stacked against you –– from rising food costs to crazy-high rent and consistency across your brand. One of the most common complaints I hear from operators is in regards to employee management and retention. It’s hard toMore »