Denise Greer

Denise is Associate Editor at Pizza Today. A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, she has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations



national pizza month, october

September 19, 2017 |

20 Ways to Celebrate National Pizza Month

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


national pepperoni pizza day, pepperoni, pizza

September 19, 2017 |

National Pepperoni Pizza Day (9/20) — Spotted on Instagram

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 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Rome’s Pizza, San Antonio, TX

Changing Tide San Antonio-based Rome’s Pizza adapts to the ebb and flow of the pizza business Few pizzeria owners have reached the pinnacle of success that Gus Nassar has with his San Antonio-based Rome’s Pizza. The gourmet pizza company pioneered the pizza style in the San Antonio area 30 years ago. Today, four Rome’s locations…Read More


September 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Red Bank, NJ

A look at pizzerias in Red Bank, New Jersey Lupo Pizzeria Andrew Datre is a second-generation pizzeria operator with local chain Gianni’s. Ready to infuse his artistic expression, he opened Lupo recently. “My vision for Lupo is to take the basic pizzeria menu and perfect it,” Datre says. The pizzeria locally sources ingredients and features…Read More


September 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: Pizza Italia, San Antonio, Texas

Social Evolution Pizza Italia ushers in a new decade in San Antonio When Terrance Basone opened Pizza Italia in San Antonio, Texas in 1987, reaching his customer base looked a lot different than it does now. There was no Facebook or Google, and he will be the first to admit it’s not his forte. It…Read More


September 1, 2017 |

Marking the Occasion

How to celebrate an anniversary An anniversary means you’ve done it. Congratulations. Amidst all of the obstacles of operating a restaurant, your pizzeria has made it another year, another decade. There’s reason to celebrate. You deserved it. Your hard-working employees and your loyal customers deserve it, too. When and how do you celebrate? Every year,…Read More


August 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Louisville, Kentucky

MozzaPi The artisan-style pizzeria is one of the newest shops in Louisville, but its mobile unit and catering business has been going strong since 2011. With an onsite mill, MozzaPi is meticulous about its sourdough crust and baked goods. Its small pizza menu features the Sweet Onion Marmalade (wood-fired Andouille sausage, bleu cheese, rosemary and…Read More


pizza boy brewery, al's of hampden

July 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing Co. The restaurant and brewery is family friendly and offers free WiFi. Al’s boasts 99 draft beer lines and three hand-pumped from cask ales. Dough’s made twice daily. Its pizza menu features specialty pies, hand-tossed pizzas, white pizzas and stuffed pizzas. Specialty pizzas include the Hot Hot Hot (pepperoni, bell…Read More


from scratch, homemade, salad, dressings

June 14, 2017 |

Dressings: From scratch

It’s summer — peak time for salad sales. Here are some simple dressing ideas to inspire you to make them from scratch: Ranch dressing is easy enough. Odds are that you have everything you need to make a ranch dressing in your shop. Check out this large-quantity ranch dressing recipe. How about a simple Italian…Read More


pizza, tomato, ricotta, spinach, garlic, recipe

June 13, 2017 |

Simply Summer: 5 seasonal pizzas at peak of freshness

The next three months provide a bounty of summer-season produce. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — What’s in season?, look to the following beauties for your summer vegetable pizza: beets; bell peppers; corn; cucumber; eggplant; garlic; green beans; herbs; lima beans; mushrooms; peas; radishes; summer squash; tomatoes and zucchini. Some crops are slower…Read More