Pizza Headlines

July 10, 2018

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Restaurants are ditching plastic straws

Go inside the anti-plastic straw trend Starbucks is the latest company to announce that the coffee giant will eliminate single-use plastic straws in all of its stores by 2020. That adds up to the elimination of more than one billion plastic straws per year. In Starbucks’ official release, President and CEO Kevin Johnson said, “For… Read More

July 1, 2018

Mike’s Monthly Tip: Your Routine is Your Enemy

Don’t let ‘em sleep on you — shake things up from time to time If you enter your restaurant through the front door every now and again, instead of the back door, you’ll probably see a litany of things you want to change: how the front door is cleaned, how the lights hit you when… Read More

July 1, 2018

Pizza and Pasta Northeast, education, pizza masters, frank Pinello, Tony Gemignani, John Arena, Robert Caporuscio, Lorenzo Boni, Nino Coniglio

Expo Spotlight: Gain Insights from the Most Influential People at Pizza & Pasta NORTHEAST

Roberto Caporuscio, Tony Gemignani, Matthew Hyland and Frank Pinello among power-packed lineup in Atlantic City Developed specifically for owners and operators of pizzerias and Italian restaurants, there’s something for everyone at Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2018. At this two-day conference and tradeshow, you’ll have access to more than 350 booths of products and services, as… Read More

June 28, 2018

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Five Bold Bacon Pizzas — Updated

People love bacon, right? What’s not to love? Let’s give them what they want. Here are five bacon pizza recipes to test in your pizzeria:   Feta and Bacon-wrapped Fig Pizza with Pistachio Bacon-wrapped figs provides an explosive savory and sweet flavor. This is one unique, perfect and creative pizza. Click here for the full… Read More

June 15, 2018

Caputo Cup Rules Released

Roughly 200 competitors in four divisions will take part in the annual Caputo Cup, the premier pizza-making competition on the East Coast. Sponsored by Antimo Caputo Flour and staged as a cornerstone competition at Pizza & Pasta Northeast in Atlantic City, the Caputo Cup takes place Oct. 3-4, 2018. In the competition, pizzeria operators will… Read More

June 13, 2018

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That All-Important Free Press

Do you know how to market yourself? I’m sitting here looking at a copy of Louisville magazine. The issue’s topic? Thirty-seven crave-worthy new restaurants, many of which I’d never heard. There are two problems here: 1) how did the magazine choose these 37 places and 2) why haven’t I heard of them? The answer to… Read More

June 12, 2018

Frank Pinello, owner, Best Pizza, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

PPNE Keynotes Announced

Frank Pinello and Anthony Falco to headline Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2018 Pizza Today Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White announced on Twitter recently that Frank Pinello and Anthony Falco will deliver the keynote addresses at the upcoming Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2018 show in Atlantic City. “I’m very excited about this news,” says White. “Frank and Anthony… Read More

June 11, 2018

Road construction nightmares impacting your business?

Don’t let roadwork kill your sales It’s construction season. Over the weekend, I was diverted from my route three times during a three-hour drive in rural Indiana due to road closure detours. There’s this little wood-fired pizzeria in the middle of a cornfield that I’ve been dying to try but could not maneuver through the… Read More

June 11, 2018

Happy Pizza Margherita Day

Today is the anniversary of the naming of the Pizza Margherita — in a letter from the Italian “Department of the Mouth” on behalf of Queen Margherita on June 11, 1889, presented the pie that bears her name. Pizza Margherita Look no further than Pizza Today’s Man on the Street Scott Wiener to commemorate the… 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.