November 2013 Issue
Pizza Today Staff
Pizza Today counts down the Top 100 Companies companies in the U.S. See which pizza chains increased sales? The yearly Top 100 list is based on sales.Read More
Pizza Today Staff
Last month, we published our list of the nation’s 100 most successful independent operations. Now, we present to you our yearly listing of America’s 100 largest pizza chains.Read More
Daniel P. Smith
When looking to finance growth, pizzeria operators encounter few sources: the company’s cash reserves; loans from family and friends; capital from a bank or private equity investors, who swap a signed check for an ownership stake in the pizzeria.
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John Gutekanst
Chorizo Meatballs
I make these meatballs every weekend on large pizzas al metro and schiacciata and with all sorts of Spanish and Mexican cheeses.
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Jeremy White, Editor in Chief
Pizza Today does a whirl wind tour of some of San Francisco's most popular independent pizzeriasRead More
Denise Greer, Associate Editor
The idea of sitting at a table with complete strangers terrifies some, while energizing others. A table that seats eight to 16 may be considered communal-, gathering- or family-style, and it is a restaurant design concept that is building steam.Read More
Pizza Today Staff
Jacque Farrell co-founded the six-unit pizza company in 1995. Today, she serves as president of operations.
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Tom Lehmann
We are planning to offer a party size pizza that will be baked on an 18-inch x 26-inch sheet pan. What is the best way to figure out how much dough and toppings we will need to use?

A: The best way to calculate
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Pizza Today Staff
My name is Joe Abate. I’m the owner of Luigi’s Apizza in New Haven, CT, and a fan and subscriber of Pizza Today. My family established their pizza business in 1956 on Whalley Avenue in New Haven.Read More
Bill Oakley, Executive V.P.
Can you imagine a show floor larger than five-and-a-half football fields with nothing but pizza-related supplies, equipment and services?Read More
Jeremy White, Editor in Chief
In 2012 we ended our Slice of Hope ride in Naples, Florida. Kelly and Aldo Musico, owners of Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano in Naples, threw a huge fundraising party that will forever set the bar for others.Read More
Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman
Chicken Marsala
Recipe courtesy of Ralph
Scamardella, chef at the Tao Group
Yield: two portions
2 ounces vegetable oil
All-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, as needed
12 ounces chicken
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Scott Weiner
What is the future of pizza? It’s becoming clearer every day that pizza’s past is circling back to carry us into the next era. It took Neapolitan pizza more than 100 years to gain popularity in the U.S., but now that it’s a hot topic,Read More
Dave Ostrander
Q: I’m tinkering with adding a take-and-bake component to my pizzeria, but it makes me nervous because I don’t want to be blamed when customers fall asleep and burn their pizzas! How can I avoid this?Read More
Pizza Today Staff
The National Restaurant Association says 71 percent of adults are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers locally produced items.
66 percent of adults say they are more likely to visit restaurants that offer customer loyalty/reward programs, according to the NRA.
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Pizza Today Staff
Pizza Media • • • • • • iPad • Pinterest/PizzaTodayRead More
Pizza Today Staff
We followed a pair of first-timers as they tackled the International Pizza Expo ... And we had a blast
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Tony Gemignani
Should I buy a wood-burning oven when I open my pizzeria?

A: I get this question almost every day. I just had a course at the end of summer with three students, and all of them were in a frenzy over
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Jeffrey Freehof
Lasagna is such a staple in the landscape of Italian restaurants and in many pizzerias across our great land. We traditionally see lasagna offered one of two ways –– cheese lasagna or meat lasagna, both layered with noodles, sauce and a blend of cheeses.Read More
Zach Current, Owner/Operator of Fuel Pizz
For more than a decade, I worked day and night on making Fuel Pizza & Wings a success. However, the ambition of my partners, Jeremy and Lincoln, and I has not yet been met. Our original concept has been wonderful — climbing into the low Read More
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