Rigatoni al Filo di Fumo

November 21, 2013 |

Perfect Pasta Prep

Many of you have contemplated adding pasta to your menu but may still be reluctant. Well it’s time to cast your worries aside. I’ve written about pasta in the past and have even lead demos at International Pizza Expo. My goal now is to bring you through the most important part of making it happen… Read More

November 21, 2013 |

Employee Incentive Programs Help Control Turnover

Inside the Chicago-based corporate office of Home Run Inn, a wall features dozens of photographs of employees who have been with the 90-year-old company for more than two decades. For Home Run Inn president Dan Costello, the images not only celebrate loyal employees, but also remind corporate staff that employees — from GMs to busboys… Read More

November 15, 2013 |

Dress for Success: Communication with staff is key when enforcing dress codes

There is something noticeable about the staff’s look at Cocco’s Pizza in Primos, Pennsylvania — expression of individuality and brand awareness. Employees sport graphic T-shirts with the pizzeria’s name and logo. Owner Michael Cocco says his dress code reflects his crew’s personalities. Everyone is wearing something just a little different from one another. They can… Read More

Pizza Today top 100 pizza companies

November 11, 2013 |

2013 Top 100 Pizza Companies List

Click here to view and download pdf version of Pizza Today’s Top 100 Pizza Companies. For the most recent Top 100 Pizza Companies list, visit: Rankings of America’s Top Pizza Companies and Independent Pizzerias. Pizza Today counts down the Top 100 Companies companies in the U.S. See which pizza chains increased sales? The yearly Top… Read More

Anthony's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

November 4, 2013 |

Il Pizzaiolo: Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

When most folks think about Orlando, it’s the theme parks, conventions and tourism that readily come to mind. but for Bronx-native Johnny Markaj, the bustling downtown district is where he has carved a niche for his pizzeria, Anthony’s Pizzeria & Italian restaurant. Nestled downtown on a street lined with trees, small businesses and homes, it’s… Read More

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November 1, 2013 |

2013 Pizza Today Top 100 Pizza Companies

Last month, we published our list of the nation’s 100 most successful independent operations. Now, we present to you our yearly listing of America’s 100 largest pizza chains. Click here to view the list. SIX UP AND COMERS #12 Marco’s Pizza Toledo, Ohio The Italian artisan pizza company has made great strides in 2013, up… Read More

October 24, 2013 |

The Expo Experience from First-timers’ Perspective

MISSION: PIZZAEXPO Meet Kelly and Aldo Musico, owners of Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano in Naples, Florida. The couple have been avid Pizza Today supporters for years, but they’ve never been able to attend International Pizza Expo until last March. We followed themaround as they took in their first Expo experience.Together, we had a blast!     Read More

Chorizo Meatball Pizza Photo by Josh Keown

October 24, 2013 |

Chorizo takes your pizza menu to the next level

Chorizo is one famous sausage with many forms and variations around the globe. In the States, it has been often overlooked as one of the most flexible and flavorful toppings to grace a pizza. This Spanish sausage –– with its unique ruby color and slightly acidic, smoky-garlic flavor profile, what the large sausage corporations are… Read More

Magazine Departments Mirror Working Pizzerias

There’s method to our madness. Pizza Today’s departments are designed to take readers from the Front of the House to the Kitchen and Back Office. The Front of the House section covers restaurant customer service, dining room issues and restaurant design and server staffing and management. In our Back Office section, you’ll find information pertaining to taxes, proper ordering and restaurant marketing and restaurant operations. Our In the Kitchen section is filled with ingredient ideas, tips for creating the perfect pizza size, running a pizza slice business and making perfect pastas, appetizers and desserts. Readers will get an inside look at pizzerias across the country as our editors create in-depth articles featuring some of the most successful restaurants in the pizza industry.

Restaurant Management is Key in Every Aspect of a Pizzeria

Managing a restaurant involves more than hiring and firing. Whether you’re designing pizzeria marketing or refining your restaurant’s customer service, management should be involved in every aspect of a pizzeria’s day to day activities. Restaurant staff hiring and retention is a critical aspect of running a pizzeria, and we offer excellent insight on managing people. Readers will also learn how to create a management team, build schedules, refine restaurant operations and run a better business, regardless of the size of a business, from large chains to small independents.