In 2013, we correctly prognosticated that quail eggs, pumpkin and sweet piquanté peppers would be at the forefront of the artisan pizza movement. Not long after, progressive pizza makers across the country were experimenting with the toppings.
What ingredients will those who push the envelope place in their arsenal for 2014? At least one source thinks anchovies are primed to make a comeback. According to this trend forecast from restaurant consultants Baum + Whiteman, so-called “fishy fish” will experience a resurgence as cooks and customers alike turn their attention to oily, salty items like anchovies, mackerel and sardines.
The report claims customers are starting to look for anchovies in Nicoise salad, with fresh mozzarella and in pasta dishes. (If you like the look of the Anchovy Dip, see the recipe here.)
Have you seen any evidence of this in your pizzeria? Here at Pizza Today we remain skeptical — anchovies top the list every single time we ask operators about their least-ordered toppings. We just don’t see it. But we were wrong once before (we think it was in 1986). So perhaps we’re wrong again. We’ll wait and see whether there’s something to this fishy business before we cancel the Craft Beer Pavilion at International Pizza Expo and replace it with the Anchovy Pavilion.
September 19, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
October is National Pizza Month We’ve put together a list of low-cost to no-cost marketing ideas for your pizzeria make the most of National Pizza Month. They include: Original pricing from when the pizzeria opened if it’s a legacy pizzeria. Giveaway for 1 free pizza a month. Partner with another pizzeria for a charity… Read More ›
Of course, the No. 1 pizza topping in America deserves a special day. National Pepperoni Pizza Day is September 20. These pizza shops entice followers with mouth-watering pepperoni pizzas on Instagram. Show us your best shot, tag #nationalpepperonipizzaday and #pizzatoday on Instagram (IG). Get the skinny on pepperoni’s history and styles, as well as how to choose… Read More ›
September 12, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
20 Percent Of Every Order at All Fresh Brothers Stores Will Be Donated To Hurricane Flood Relief On Tuesday, September 12 and September 19 Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 12, 2017) — Fast casual pizza concept Fresh Brothers will donate 20 percent of its food and beverage sales today from all of its stores to the Greater Houston Community… Read More ›