February 1, 2012 |

2012 February: Inbox

By Pizza Today

Slice of Hope

Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know that we participated in the Slice of Hope …  It was a success!

We handed out slices of pizza and had cookies with pink chocolate chips and white cake with pink icing for everyone to enjoy. We had DJs here to promote as well, they had trivia games music and gave door prizes … Fun was had by all.

Thanks so much,

Lainie Martin
Marketing Director
Papa Chucks
Zanesville, Ohio

Lainie, the goal of Slice of Hope was twofold: raise critical funding for breast cancer research and drive customers into pizzerias. Together, Pizza Today and our great readers managed to do both! Thanks for your support — we hope we can count on it again in 2012!

Giving Back

Great promotion! Great Cause! Got lots of positive feedback. I sent in a check for $1,900 towards research. Keep up the good work.


Bruce Lee
Pizza 1 & Subs 2
Marstons Mills, MA

Thank you, Bruce, for contributing $1,900 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation through Slice of Hope. Because of people like you, the Foundation received more than $100,000 total! We can’t wait to do it again.


Time to Update Our Shop?

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Don Bitonti, a 34 year old who is third generation in our family owned Italian Restaurant called Domenico’s. I have been reading through Pizza Today since I was a kid, my dad would always tell me to look through and see if there was anything I liked. Till this day he leaves it on my desk with post-its stuck on pages he wants me to look at. I have incorporated many ideas from other restaurateurs into our establishment, which has helped with our business. Your recent issue caught my eye. The article about the pizza boxes has had me thinking if we need some updating with our design. I will be mailing you a box and I would love your feedback on what you think. We have been here since 1960 and it is a true family restaurant, along with myself it is my father, uncle, two sisters and plenty of cousins. We have been going strong for 51 years, but with the economy the way it is I believe it will be all the extra little things you do to promote and attract new customers that will be the key to riding out this soft time. 

Thanks again,    

Don Bitonti
Monrovia, California

Don, thanks for the note. We absolutely love hearing from longstanding family pizzerias such as yours. These types of parlors are the backbone of our industry! So congratulations on making it for 51 years. Not many places can say that.

As for your boxes, we’ll be happy to take a look. However, our first thought is this: if you think it might possibly be time for an update … then it definitely is time for an update!