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Flavorful Forecasting: The NRA’s Top Menu Trends for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2017 9:08:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the gatekeeper for food trends, and their just-released What’s Hot 2017 Culinary Forecast reveals the up-and-comers for the new year.

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2017 Trends Forecast for Pizzerias and Other Restaurants

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2016 9:14:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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Out with the old, in with the new! 2017 is shaping up to be a year of continued evolution for the restaurant industry, which will naturally shape pizzeria trends in terms of tastes, experience and operations.

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Pizza Shop Seasonal Menu Ideas: Winter Chill Chasers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2016 9:17:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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With about 15% of Americans citing pizza as their favorite comfort food, pies are a year-round go-to item, but offering the typical pie combinations isn’t necessarily enough to keep your patrons satisfied — and coming back. 

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Pizza Shop Seasonal Menu Ideas: Go Global with Ethnic Cuisine

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 9:10:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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Ethnic fusion, known to foodies more simply as “fusion cuisine,” is currently a hot trend in the culinary world, but the concept is hardly new. As long as people have crossed borders and blended cultures, foods from different locales and flavor profiles have been combined out of necessity and curiosity.

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Pizza Shop Seasonal Menu Ideas: On-Trend Pies and Promotions

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2016 2:07:06 PM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Restaurant Marketing

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According to Technomic’s 2016 Pizza Consumer Trend Report, 39% of patrons say that new and innovative pizza toppings are key to a good pizza and a great experience – a 6% jump from only two years ago.

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Pizza Shop Seasonal Menu Ideas: New Pies and Promotions for Fall

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2016 2:07:00 PM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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The carefree days of summer are fading into the fall harvest, and appetites are transitioning from cool and crisp to warm and hearty.

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11 Innovative Ways to Use Leftover Pizza Dough

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2016 9:12:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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Estimating your pizza dough needs is hardly a perfect science, and that often means leftovers in your kitchen. Instead of writing it off as an expensive lesson, turn that unused dough into untapped profit potential by trying out some new recipes or offering a few “limited time only” specials.

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Flavorful Forecasting: The NRA’s Top Menu Trends for 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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As people become increasingly experimental with food, pizza toppings are running the gamut from mainstream tastes like bacon cheeseburger to the downright exotic — a slice topped with mini scoops of pizza-flavored ice cream, anyone?

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How to Include Pizza In a Healthy Diet

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Menus & Recipes

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Recently, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reported that more than two thirds of adults and about one third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. That’s the bad news.

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Recipes to Ring in the Holidays (and Ring Up Sales)

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Restaurant Marketing

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With holiday fare everywhere, your pizzeria faces some stiff competition for the dining dollar. However, with a bit of ingenuity and a touch of holiday recipe magic, you could wrap up your “fare” share of holiday sales.

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