November 2013


Hot Stuff

Take your menu to the next level with chorizo and Italian classics. See who’s the top-grossing pizza company in 2013. Learn what’s driving the communal dining trend. Pizza Today tours San Francisco’s pizza scene.

Chicken Enchilada Lasagna Photo by Josh Keown

December 26, 2013 |

Transform Traditional Lasagna with Updated Ingredients

Lasagna is such a staple in the landscape of Italian restaurants and in many pizzerias across our great land. We traditionally see lasagna offered one of two ways –– cheese lasagna or meat lasagna, both layered with noodles, sauce and a blend of cheeses. Let’s explore the different styles of preparation and flavor profiles we…Read More

November 25, 2013 |

The Magic of Marsala

You would never guess that just three basic ingredients lay the foundation for a high-end classic Old World dish. But that’s exactly the case of chicken or veal Marsala, which relies on cutlets, wine and mushrooms. In it’s simplest incarnation, a Marsala entrée consists of chicken or veal cutlets that are coated in flour, sautéed…Read More

November 22, 2013 |

Tony Gemignani talks tips on buying wood-burning ovens

Q: Should I buy a wood-burning oven when I open my pizzeria? A: I get this question almost every day. I just had a course at the end of summer with three students, and all of them were in a frenzy over which oven to buy. Our course was based on two specific styles: Neapolitan…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

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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

Skechers President Michael Greenberg invested in Los Angeles-based Fresh Brothers, giving the company the added capital it needed to grow the chain. Photo by Josh Keown

October 24, 2013 |

Shark Tank: Pizza Edition Securing investors for your growing pizzeria

When looking to finance growth, pizzeria operators encounter few sources: the company’s cash reserves; loans from family and friends; capital from a bank or private equity investors, who swap a signed check for an ownership stake in the pizzeria. “For restaurant owners who don’t want to put collateral on the line and hesitate to borrow…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