Pizza Headlines

September 18, 2018

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National Pepperoni Pizza Day — Sept. 20, 2018

America’s Favorite Pizza Topping Has its Day National Pepperoni Pizza Day is Thursday, September 20. Let’s celebrate a beloved pizza topping that has reign supreme for the past several decades. What’s in pepperoni? Typically cured pork and beef seasoned with paprika, other chili pepper, anise, garlic, salt and sugar. The Look Standard size, thin-sliced Large… Read More

September 17, 2018

Five Reasons You Should Arrive Early to Pizza & Pasta Northeast

Educational program kicks off Pizza & Pasta Northeast before show floor opens We are a few weeks away from Pizza & Pasta Northeast in Atlantic City. It’s time to start planning your schedule. The Exhibit Hall opens at 11 a.m. on both days of the show, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 – 4. But opportunities… Read More

September 12, 2018

Set up success with a killer soft open

Focus as much energy on pre-opening events as you do a grand opening Recently, I attended a preview event for a new fast-casual restaurant. I would like to say it was smooth sailing. Could a few hiccups cost the new spot dearly? The restaurant did a great job inviting select markets to the events. There… Read More

September 9, 2018

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An inside look at Pizza & Pasta Northeast

Conversations with three seminar and demo presenters: Tony Gemignani, owner of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana and Pizza Rock; Nick Bogacz, owner of Caliente Pizza & Draft House; and Eric Shepherd, Director of Marketing & Communications for OTTO Pizza Pizza & Pasta Northeast will take over the Atlantic City Convention Center next month. The show is October 3 and 4 and… Read More

September 8, 2018

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Six ways to add life to your restaurant walls

What do your walls say about your business? Your restaurant’s walls are blank canvases, places where you can express who you are as a concept. While color is a great expression of a brand, let’s look at other ways to fill your walls with what matters to you. Six wall treatment ideas for your restaurant… Read More

September 5, 2018

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National Cheese Pizza Day: Five Cheesy Pizzas around the U.S.

Today is National Cheese Pizza Day. Fun fact: As Pizza Today travels the country visiting pizzerias, we always order a cheese pizza. Why? The cheese pizza is the standard to which you can measure all pizzas. It allows us to taste the holy trinity of pizza (dough, sauce and cheese) without other flavors diverting our… Read More

August 29, 2018

Expo Spotlight: Don’t miss the lineup of business-boosting, intensive workshops

Pizza and Pasta Northeast — October 3-4, 2018 Developed specifically for owners and operators of pizzerias and Italian restaurants, there’s something for everyone at the upcoming Pizza & Pasta Northeast tradeshow. For two jam-packed days, you’ll have access to nearly 350 booths of products and services as well as free top-shelf demonstrations, seminars and special… Read More

August 22, 2018

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Pizza takes over the Northeast this October

Two of the biggest pizza events to hit the East Coast Some of the most influential people in the world of pizza will take center stage at two power-packed events in October. It’s the perfect way to kick off National Pizza Month! First up is Pizza & Pasta Northeast, October 3-4, at the Atlantic City… Read More

August 14, 2018

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Fido Friendly

A dog-friendly patio is more than a checkbox I take my hound dog everywhere. At least once a week or so, you can find me and my Beagle having dinner at one of Louisville’s dog-friendly patios. In fact, I keep a running list of the best patios with the best food and craft beer. After… Read More

August 7, 2018

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Pizza Today Honored by TABBIES Awards

Trade Association Business Publications International (TABPI) recently released its list of TABBIES winners. The TABBIES awards honor excellence in B2B publishing in several editorial and design categories. For the second straight year, Pizza Today won more awards than any other trade publication in the world — including a clean sweep of Gold in all three… 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.