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Quick Tips February 26, 2014

By Pizza Today


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February 26, 2014


pizza, beer, Flippers, Orlando, FLBeer and Pizza … A Match Made in Heaven?

Some believe a tall, cold beer is not just the best, but perhaps the only beverage worthy of being used to wash down a delicious pizza. And while we think there are a variety of beverages that go well with ‘za, there’s no question craft beer is quickly becoming one of the most popular.

Recently, Associate Editor Denise Greer stumbled across a neat infographic that helps match craft beer styles with particular cheeses. For example, according to the graphic, a wheat beer and goat cheese go hand in hand. Meanwhile, blue cheese and a stout brew match up well.

Take a quick look at some recommended craft beer and cheese pairings.

pizzology hostessService Sets You Apart

Lots of places have great pizza, and that’s clearly half the battle. But customers don’t often return to restaurants where the service is poor — regardless of how good the food happens to be. Think your pizza is so spectacular that you can offer terrible service and still keep the masses happy? Think again.

Paul Paz, Founder of Waiter’s World, has made a career of exceeding the expectations of his customers. He says operators need to “coach your staff on service standards … and the importance of positive service-sales execution.”

How do you that, exactly? Read Paul’s article.

Pizza Expo iphone appDownload the International Pizza Expo App Today — Free!

The “Show of Shows” is bigger and better than ever this year as the International Pizza Expo celebrates its 30th anniversary next month. Map out your show plan and schedule with the Pizza Expo mobile app — available for the iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone devices.

The Pizza Expo mobile app features a tradeshow schedule that includes a list of events, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, a shuttle bus schedule and maps. In addition, it gives you access to real-time event information and updates — and it even connects you with Twitter and Facebook right from the app.

Download the Pizza Expo app at iTunes for iPhone and iPads and Google Play for Android and Windows phones.

add_water_7943 to mixerThe Secret to Great NY Pizza is the Water — Reality or Myth?

Time and again we hear from New Yorkers that their water supply is the main reason “you can’t get good pizza outside of New York.”  We already know there’s plenty of great pizza located all across the country. But, is there any truth to the claims that NY water somehow results in a better pizza dough?

We turned to our Dough Doctor, Tom Lehmann, to find out. See what he has to say about water and its impact on dough.

Don't miss the Sept. 24th Pizza Today Webinar: Best Social Media PracticesNext Social Media Webinar Scheduled for March 4 — Register Now

Save the date –– our next social media Webinar is Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 2-3 pm EST. Hosted in conjunction with Moving Targets, the Webinar is free and will cover best practices as well as the “Don’ts” that should be avoided. Participants will learn how to identify the best type of images, content, when to post and how to optimize your posts to reach more customers. You’ll also learn about Facebook Insights and see examples of what NOT to do on social networks. Click here for registration.

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