Pizza Headlines

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 1, 2018

Expo Spotlight: Make Plans Now For Pizza & Pasta Northeast

Save the Dates! October 3 – 4, 2018 Atlantic City Convention Center On October 3rd and 4th you’ll have the opportunity to meet with leading suppliers, manufacturers and distributors at the second annual Pizza & Pasta Northeast tradeshow. If you’re looking for new ways to create revenue or just want to find out what the… Read More

March 24, 2018

No Common Sense in the Menu Labeling Law

‘Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act’ Would Have Provided Flexible Approach to Nutrition Disclosure for Consumers Washington, D.C. – March 23, 2018 – The American Pizza Community (APC), a coalition of large and small pizza companies, expressed disappointment that Congress’ Omnibus Spending bill did not include a common-sense menu labeling law, and will cost small businesses… Read More

March 14, 2018

Roberta's Pizza, Brooklyn, New York

Today is Pi Day

A Mathematical Celebration of Pizza On this day, pizzerias, bakeries and many other vendors of round baked goods offer deals to commemorate the mathematical constant: “pi” (π) or “pie”. What’s the true meaning of Pi Day? Piday.org sums up the occasion: “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter… Read More

National Headlines Prove Customers Want Creative Menuing

Restaurant trends are ever changing. Customers today want more than just pepperoni, and they’re willing to pay for it. Pizza Today covers a wide variety of news from across the country, including stories about unusual toppings like caviar and alligator to gold flakes and truffles. While these types of pizzas are considered gimmicks, they garner big attention in the industry and create invaluable marketing at very little cost. We love finding new ingredients, innovative contests that bring together customers and operators, and stories about the best pizza makers in the world.

National Pizza Month is held annually in October, and we offer you some great tips and tricks for celebrating the industry and the customers who fuel it.

 

Industry Events Bring Pizza Industry Professionals Together

Whether it’s the School of Pizzeria Management, the Northeast Pizza and Pasta Show or New York’s Slice Out Hunger, there are a number of pizza trade show events that bring together operators, experts, suppliers and companies. International Pizza Expo is the world’s largest pizza-industry event, and we bring the you the latest information regarding products from the show floor, speakers at the educational seminars and competitors in the World Pizza Games and International Pizza Challenge contests.