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andolini's, tulsa, oklahoma, pizzas, gelato

June 1, 2018

Pizza Today on the Road: Andolini’s, Tulsa, OK

All the Right Moves Andolini’s hits the mark(et) in Tulsa There are some powerhouse cities that are known for their culinary prowess: New York, of course, and San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Pizzeria owner Mike Bausch is building a regional empire of impressive stores featuring a variety of pizza styles. Roman pizza in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Given the crowds… Read More

Michael DeNunzio, Fine Folk Pizza, Fort Myers, Florida

June 1, 2018

Conversation: Michael DeNunzio, Fine Folk Pizza, Ft. Myers, FL

  Fine Folk Pizza Fort Myers, Florida We have a super simple concept here at Fine Folk Pizza: have fun, take care of people and put out a product that we are proud of. If you look at our mission, vision and values, they all drive home these principles. We are transparent with our team… Read More

instagram, likes, pizza, food photography

May 1, 2018

Man on the Street: If You Pic It — We Will Come

Pretty food pictures are key Two chef friends were recently talking about what I imagine they always talk about — how to stay relevant in an increasingly fickle food world. The conversation was interesting because the two participants exist at opposite ends of the career spectrum. One is quite famous, with a history of successful… Read More

1889 Pizza Napoletana, Kansas City, Kansas, pizzeria, pizza destination

May 1, 2018

Destinations: 1889 Pizza Napoletana, CIBO, Brewer’s Fork

1889 Pizza Napoletana | Kansas City, Kansas The design of 1889 is exquisite: casual with pops of chic. The fast-casual pizzeria serves up Neapolitan-style pizza. Co-owner Kelli Kolich says: “1889 brings a high-end concept at a fast pace to Kansas City — the heart of the country, without compromising on Italian authenticity or flavor.” Kelli and her… Read More

topp't handcrafted pizza and chopped salads, elizabethtown, kentucky, new albany, indiana, fast casual, pizza , pizzeria, pizzeria profile

May 1, 2018

Pizza Today on the Road: Topp’t, New Albany, Indiana

Topping the Trend Topp’t redefines fast casual in Kentucky and Southern Indiana Just as fast-casual pizza began to boom with national brands sweeping the nation, Topp’t Handcrafted Pizzas + Chopped Salads entered the segment in the modest-sized, rural town of Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 2015 and followed with a second location in New Albany, Indiana, in… Read More

May 1, 2018

Conversation: Buddy Koerner, Folino’s Pizza, VT

  The wood-fired pizzeria is set in the Green Mountains and shares a 5,000-square-foot barn façade with Fiddlehead Brewery. The Koerners recently renovated a 5,000-square-foot former funeral home in nearby Burlington for its second location. The counter-service concept has a popular BYOB policy at both locations.   If pressed to put our pizza in a… Read More

May 1, 2018

2018 Distributor Directory

Your guide to the pizza industry’s leading distributors A A-Z Restaurant Equipment Co. 3804 Brickton Rd.. Princeton, MN 55371 Phone: 763-389-4345 Fax: 763-389-5787 E-mail: jim@a-zrestaurantequipment.com Web site: www.a-zrestaurantequipment.com Established: 1974 Product lines: Bakers Pride, Blodgett, Anets, Lincoln Impinger, Somerset, Colburne, Hobart, True, Woodstone, CaptiveAire. Service area: Nationwide Service area: AL, TN, MS Sales staff: 4 Trucks: 3… Read More

April 1, 2018

Pizza Today on the Road: A Tavola, Cincinnati, OH

Come to the Table A Tavola owners invite diners to a new pizza experience in Cincinnati   When you grow up in an educated and well-traveled family, you tend to get exposed to the world in new and meaningful ways. And when your grandmother and mother are great cooks, a passion for food enters your… Read More

April 1, 2018

Destinations: Lombardi Pizza Co., NJ; Scarrs, NYC; Max’s Coal Oven, GA

Lombardi Pizza Co. | Martinsville, New Jersey Launched as a food truck in 2011, the sought-after Neapolitan-style mobile unit grew into a brick-and-mortar pizza shop in 2013. The pizzeria applies a meticulous approach to ingredients and pizza dough and a dedication to consistency and service. The food truck still rolls to private parties and catering gigs…. Read More

Pizzeria Operators Provide Real-World Tips

Each month, our editors visit successful pizzeria operators around the country to offer readers real-world success stories. Whether it’s a fast-casual chain in California or a small mom-and-pop in Pennsylvania, every pizzeria offers tips for our readers. Today’s readers know restaurant trends change quickly and staying ahead of the curve will keep operators competitive and modern. Pizza Today is the industry’s top resource for restaurant trends from pizza chains and independents.

Go inside successful pizzerias in America by reading our Pizza Today on the Road features. We tour the pizzeria and go behind the scenes in the kitchens. We sit down one-on-on with operators and key management staff to find out what’s driving their success and where the industry is headed.

 

Customer Loyalty as Important as Good Food

If you’re running a modern pizzeria, your goal shouldn’t be to get a customer in once. Bringing them back time and time again creates restaurant customer loyalty that is immeasurable. There’s more to a successful pizzeria than just good food. From a creative concept to on-the-spot staff and management, encouraging repeat customers should be a primary goal for any restaurant operator.