December 21, 2017 |

Brittany Saxton, owner, Six Hundred Downtown in Bellefontaine, Ohio

7 Lessons From a Woman Owner-Operator

Develop Your Superpowers “It’s a man’s world.” We’ve all heard it and most of us have lived it, but why? Why are we perceived as only “assistants” or as someone who “only answers phones”? My options in a pizzeria were actually described to me this way very early in my career by a person I… Read More

December 21, 2017 |

David Scott Peters, founder,

Do You Know Your Prime Cost?

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar it brings in. I bet you’ve heard that a typical full-service restaurant is supposed to run a 65 percent prime cost. I bet you’ve heard the National Restaurant Association many years ago said that the average full-service restaurant… Read More

December 18, 2017 |

Pizzeria operators dare to take the Holiday Pizza Challenge

Tis the season to dare pizza people to a Holiday Pizza Challenge. Carmine Testa, owner of Carmine’s Pizza Factory in Jersey City, New Jersey, threw out the first Facebook challenge: (Note: You need to be logged in to Facebook to view each challenge.) World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Entrepreneur Tony Gemignani accepted the challenge. Chris Decker,… Read More

December 14, 2017 |

Roberta's Pizza, Brooklyn, New York

Guide to the 2017 National “Best Pizzas” Lists

Did your pizzeria make one of this year’s national lists? To wrap up the year, let’s explore some of 2017 hottest “best pizza” lists. Claiming the “best pizza” can be subjective, sensory and even regional. Each year, national media create “best pizza” lists based on their own criteria, which may include using expert panels, audience… Read More

December 4, 2017 |

pizza today young entrepreneur award, pizzeria owner

Young Entrepreneur of Year Deadline: December 15

Pizzeria owners under 40: Video Submissions are easy Pizza Today Art Director Josh Keown shares just how simple it is for young owners to submit themselves for Pizza Today‘s first-ever Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. We need you to do two things: Create a video (under 4 min.) on your smartphone or video camera… Read More

December 1, 2017 |

Expo Spotlight: Opening Keynote Speaker Announced

This year’s opening keynote speakers will be Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson of Pizzeria Locale. In 2011, the duo opened their first store as a full-service restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. Steve Ells of Chipotle Mexican Grill was one of their customers. The three became friends and decided to work together to restructure Pizzeria Locale as… Read More

November 29, 2017 |

Lessons From the Pizza Masters

New on the Demonstration Stage at Pizza Expo 2018 One of the big bonuses at Expo is the chance to see market-tested menu items prepared by the talented pizza makers who developed them. Watch these chefs put a pizza or appetizer together, hear them talk about the techniques that make their creations stand out and… Read More

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