August 17, 2012 |

2012 August: Million Dollar Independents

By Pizza Today

It’s the independent’s dream: $1 million-plus in sales out of one high-performing unit.

What does it take to get to this lofty status?

Attendees at the pre-show Monday programming during International Pizza Expo 2013 will get their answers straight from the source—or sources, in this case—when our million-dollar men sit down for a panel discussion. They’ll compare notes, reveal profit-making strategies and offer suggestions for new operators and first-time attendees seeking to follow in their footsteps. All four operate one unit and surpass $1 million annually in sales.

The Fab Four are Tony Caputo of Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield, Mass.; Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco; Mark Gold of Pizza Shuttle in Milwaukee; and Ray McConn of Mother Bear’s Pizza in Bloomington, Ind.


See them Monday, March 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pizza Today president and publisher Pete Lachapelle will moderate the panel discussion.

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