6,067 pizzeria owners and managers attended International Pizza Expo 2010 in Las Vegas
In a recent Pizza Today Web poll, 13 percent of respondents said they do not have a marketing budget. Meanwhile, 24 percent said they budget five percent, or more, of their sales for marketing.
3.7 billion pizzas will be sold in the U.S. this year.
Vermont has 195 pizzerias.
Wave Pizza Café / The Good Pizza Company / Pie Guys Pizzeria
Wave Pizza Café
1190 Duck Road Duck,
North Carolina 27949
This pizzeria may have hot pies, slices and cold beer, but it’s the beachfront killer view that has guests talking. One look at the menu and it’s easy to see what Wave is all about –– the pizzas (and even the sandwiches) all carry delightful seaside names. We especially like the sound of Blackbeard’s Revenge: pepper, jalapéno, sausage and red onion. Now that’s hot!
The Good Pizza Company
14300 NE 20th Avenue #103
Vancouver, Washington 98686
Don’t let its deceptively simple name fool you –– The Good Pizza Co. has been voted Best Pizza in Vancouver by Vancouver Family Magazine. Aside from its creative menu (the Sante Fé Taco Pizza features refried beans, enchilada sauce, seasoned taco beef, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, green chilies, tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, olives and red onion — whew!) the company is known for its 99 cent slices. And oversized they are — for less than a buck, customers get one-sixth of the company’s extra large cheese pizza!
Pie Guys Pizzeria
2222 Rio Grande Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Austin, Texas is a haven of music, food and Southern hospitality, and you’ll fi nd it all at this rising Texas star. The founders have built the company with a strong foundation, including a pizzaiolo capable of building New York-style pies, a series of daily specials that foster repeat business (quarter beer night, anyone?) and an eyecatching menu. We like the meatless Farmer Joe, which features carmelized red onions, roasted red peppers, green olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with house-made tomato sauce.