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April 18, 2018 |

Just Eat It

Create buzz with creative challenges This Sunday, John’s Incredible Pizza Company will host a pizza eating competition. While that event alone is nothing new, the California-based buffet and game company took it to a new level: the even is sanctioned by Major League Eating (MLE), the governing body that, according to its Web site, oversees… Read More

April 17, 2018 |

Ian’s Pizza Goes Street

Q&A with Jeff Bach on the creative pizza menu at Ian’s   Jeff Bach is the Mad Scientist of Pizza Toppings at Ian’s Pizza. No, really. That is his title at the Wisconsin-based pizza company with six locations in Madison and Milwaukee, Denver and Seattle. Ian’s is known for its constant rotation of unique and… Read More

April 11, 2018 |

A Q&A with Nick and Jared Wayne, A Tavola, Cincinnati

Brothers Nick & Jared Wayne own A Tavola (a Neo-Neapolitan pizzeria with two locations) and sister concept Taglio (a Roman-style pizzeria) in Cincinnati, along with a gelato shop (La Grassa). A Tavola was featured in the April issue of Pizza Today. Here they sit down with Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White to further discuss their business. Jeremy: So… Read More

April 10, 2018 |

All About the Menu Fads

Is a good thing really over? Recently, food critic and annual International Pizza Challenge judge Allan Borgen asked a provocative question: are popular food trends over, such as bacon, kale, food trucks or cupcakes? He got plenty of responses –– namely that bacon is a food group –– but Allan brings up a good point. When is a… Read More

April 10, 2018 |

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Pizza Today travels to Italy for the Pizza World Championship

Updates from the pizza competition and Italy’s culinary heritage Editor-In-Chief Jeremy White and Show Director Bill Oakley have traveled to Parma, Italy to attend the Pizza World Championship (April 9 to 11, 2018). Competitors are competing in categories, including Classic, Individual Free Style, Gluten Free, Pan, STG Neapolitan and Pizza on a Peel. Several American pizza makers… Read More

April 9, 2018 |

Undeniable Buzz

Word of mouth doesn’t just happen By Denise Greer Once a month, I get out of my daily work routine and attend Creative Mornings, a breakfast lecture series for creative folks. And every month, I take away something that inspires me in my role at Pizza Today. This month’s speaker James Lindsey is a songwriter… Read More

April 6, 2018 |

One pizzaiolo’s call to action

How do you justify a higher price? Earlier today, I was tagged in a Facebook post by John Arena, co-owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas. In John’s empowering post, he implored pizzamakers to adhere to the integrity of their products. In short, pizzeria owners shouldn’t have to cheapen their pizzas to generate sales, or… Read More

April 6, 2018 |

World Pizza Games 2018 Official Results

The World Pizza Games in Las Vegas brought excitement to the international stage at Pizza Expo in March. Congratulations to each divisional champion. They are:   Masters Acrobatics Scott Volpe, Fiamme Pizza Napoletana, Tucson, AZ (380.5 points)   Individual Acrobatics Ezequiel Ortigoza, Asociacion Pizzeros Argentina (340 points)   Fastest Dough Stretch Mitch Rotolo, Jr., Rotolo’s… Read More

April 5, 2018 |

International Pizza Challenge Official Results

This year’s International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas brought quite a turnout of impressive competitors. It came to a fine finish when Italy’s Umberto Fornito, of Antica Pizzeria Frattese, was named Pizza Maker of the Year. Here’s a look at the overall and regional winners:   Pizza Maker of the Year: Umberto Fornito, Antica Pizzeria… Read More

Staying Ahead of Restaurant Trends Keep Pizzerias On Top

The restaurant industry is ever changing. With new restaurants popping up on a daily basis, a pizzeria’s competition can change quickly. Pizza Today offers real-time news covering pizzeria concepts, new pizzeria openings, information about the pizza industry’s top chains and franchising information. We also cover pizza industry competitions from around the world, and follow along as pizzaioli make their journeys to International Pizza Expo, held annually in Las Vegas.
Pizzeria concepts take advantage of the restaurant trends from fast-casual to new menu items. Staying updated with news in the industry can help give your long-standing pizzeria a competitive edge or provide you with new information for opening a pizzeria of your own.

 

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