The 3rd Annual LaRosa’s Pizzeria of the Year Award was recently presented to Melissa and Joel Englehard, Owners of LaRosa’s, Oxford, Ohio, in the Greater Cincinnati area. The award recognizes The Englehards for their Best of Class performance for overall business operations including excellence in food safety, cleanliness and organization, guest satisfaction and profitability. Joel Englehard has been in the restaurant business since 1988 working his way through the ranks at McDonald’s including operations management of five franchise locations in Oxford and Hamilton, Ohio. The 3rd Annual Buddy LaRosa “Reach Out and Make Smiles” Award was recently presented to Gayle Wright, franchise owner of LaRosa’s Queensgate, Cincinnati, Ohio restaurant. LaRosa’s founder Buddy LaRosa credits two practices as key to his success: doing whatever it takes to make each Guest smile, and “taking care of the people you serve” by serving the local community. Recipients of this award are LaRosa’s franchise owners who bring those practices to life in their pizzerias. Wright was recognized for her active involvement and long-term commitment to serving the local community. Ron Rosen and Gary Holland, owners of three LaRosa’s Northern Kentucky franchise locations in Dry Ridge, Independence and Latonia, Kentucky, were recently awarded the 3rd Annual T.D. Hughes LaRosa’s Leadership Award for their dedication to the development of many successful leaders within the LaRosa’s organization. The award was named after LaRosa’s Chairman TD Hughes. In his over 50 years with LaRosa’s, Hughes developed the skills of many leaders, including brothers Mike and Mark LaRosa. Recipients of the TD Hughes Leadership Award are recognized for their commitment to developing outstanding leaders in their own businesses.
May 22, 2018 | Pizza Headlines
Game On! Caputo Cup at a Glance For the second year in a row, contestants will vie for the coveted Caputo Cup and the 2018 Pasta Showdown at the Pizza & Pasta Northeast (PPNE) show in Atlantic City this October. The Caputo Cup pizza challenge had been held independently before partnering with PPNE, owned and… Read More ›
May 21, 2018 | Videos
The Pizza Today team made the The Big Southwest Beef and Corn Pie with Pepper Jack Recipe by John Gutekanst in our test kitchen. The pizza features bechamel, a mix of fior di mozzarella and pepper jack, Southwest-seasoned beef, corn, cilantro and crushed tortilla chips. Get the recipe now. Watch a quick how-to video: Read More ›
Look for Signs that Event Planning May Go Awry Pizza festivals in U.S. and U.K. have experienced major issues in the past month. Whether it’s logistical problems or running out of pizza, some pizza-specific festivals just don’t deliver. Albuquerque’s Viva Pizza Fest failed to hit the mark of its anticipated 30+ pizza vendors, which caused… Read More ›