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Your one-stop resource for insights and tips related to pizza: making, eating, and selling it!


5 Insider Tips for Perfectly Proofed Pizza Dough Balls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 9:22:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality

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You may have created the most amazing pizza toppings combination — one that rivals your Sicilian grandmother’s recipe — but without a perfect crust, it will fall flat. The crust is the foundation of your pizza and it’s important to get just the right flavor and texture to complement whatever combination of toppings you desire. 

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Top 3 Reasons Too Many Pizza Crust Options are Bad for Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 9:09:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Crust Varieties

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The more options, the better, right? Not always so when it comes to pizza crusts. Offering too many options on your menu can not only overwhelm customers, it can overextend your staff.

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How to Implement Back-of-House Allergen-Friendly Protocols

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2017 9:08:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Kitchen Operations

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With the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization reporting that 15 million Americans have known food allergies, pizza restaurant owners/operators must remain vigilant about serving patrons safely.

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Results from our Slice of Life Caption Contest

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 10:47:13 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Restaurant Marketing

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After weeks of voting and hundreds of submissions, we’ve finally crowned a winner in our Facebook Page’s Slice of Life Caption Contest! Last Friday, Chris Mascio from Gabriel’s II Pizza in Washington Crossing, PA took home the grand prize for his caption below.

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5 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a Pizza Menu Upgrade

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 9:33:38 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Menus & Recipes, Restaurant Marketing

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The average person makes about 200 food-related decisions per day. If some of those choices happen in your restaurant, you want to make sure to put your best foot forward with a menu that’s current, on-trend and appropriately branded. To do so, many menu experts suggest a full upgrade every 12 months.

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5 Questions Curious Pizzeria Operators Ask

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 9:18:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality

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It’s been said that there are no dumb questions, only dumb mistakes… which usually result from not asking questions! We love getting inquiries from pizzeria owners and operators who want to perfect their craft or simply discover a timesaving hack.

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Innovative Food Delivery Trends in 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2017 9:12:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Customer Service

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Legend has it that the first official pizza delivery happened in 1889, when King Umberto I of Italy and Queen Margherita of Savoy desired some delicious local cuisine, but didn’t desire to mingle with the masses. A famed Naples pizza chef was happy to provide the royal treatment, so to speak, and trundled three different pies—fully cooked and piping hot—from his kitchen to the doorstep of the king and queen.

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How to Upscale Your Take ‘n Bake Pizza Offerings

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2017 9:12:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Crust Varieties

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People love pizza! On average, Americans gobble up 23 pounds per person per year, and the pizza industry proves it with multi-year sustained growth—most recently reported as 2.35% in 2016.

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Unique Ways to Use Your Pizza Box as a Marketing Tool

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 9:15:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Restaurant Marketing

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The pizza box is an industry mainstay for transporting pizza, whether it’s take-n-bake, delivery, or leftovers. It’s so ubiquitous, in fact, that many pizzeria owners and operators overlook its potential—and power—as a marketing tool. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity!

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2017 Pizza Expo Trends and Takeaways

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2017 9:10:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Trade Show Recap

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People eat about 100 acres of pizza each day in the United States. To put that in perspective, that’s about 75 football fields covered in gooey mozzarella and your favorite toppings. Pizza has been a staple in American diets for decades, so some may wonder what could possibly be new or trendy about the pizza industry. The answer? Plenty, as proven every year at Pizza Expo!

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