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How to Get the Perfect Crust Color

John Gutekanst outlines the characteristics of pizza dough and what enhances the color of pizza crust.

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Hot Chili Oil: A Trending Topping and Condiment

Hot Oil is a great pizza topping. Learn more about the trending hot chili oil pizza. Get a hot oil recipe and tips on how to make hot oil.

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Understanding Modern Flours, Mixing Trends and Blends

A look at current flour blends and flour trends to make the perfect pizza crust. Get an understanding of high-protein flours and using ancient grains like spelt, Kamut, durum.


Industry News

Joe Carlucci, Valentina’s Pizzeria in Madison, Alabama win Best of the Best Pizza Competition

Joe Carlucci, Valentina’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Madison, Alabama, wins Best of the Best Pizza at International Pizza Challenge 2024 Joe Carlucci, owner of Valentina’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Madison, Alabama, captured 2024 Best of the Best title at International Pizza Challenge (IPC) at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, March 21, 2024. As last year’s Pizza […]

Papa Johns deepens strategic partnership with the Bajco Group to expand presence in North America with 50 new stores by 2028

Papa Johns continues to expand the company’s North American footprint with plans to open 50 new restaurants in partnership with longtime franchisee Nadeem Bajwa ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 9, 2024– Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) (“Papa Johns” or “Company”) today announced plans to open 50 new restaurants by 2028 in partnership with franchisee Nadeem Bajwa and his company, The Bajco Group, which has […]

Official International Pizza Challenge 2024 Best Pizza Winners are…

See who won world’s best pizza in Pan, Non-Traditional, Traditional, Neapolitan, Cheese Slice Pizza and Partner Competitions at Pizza Expo Pizza makers from pizzerias around the world went head-to-head to find out who makes the best pizza in the world at the International Pizza Challenge (IPC) at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, March 19-21, 2024. […]


Pizza Expo 2024: All News from the World’s Largest Pizza Show

Pizza Today pulls together the hottest news coming out of the World’s Largest Pizza Show for pizzeria owners, operators and the pizza industry To keep everyone up to date on all the news and conversation surrounding Pizza Expo 2024, Pizza Today ha

Pizza Dough Recipes for Top Trending Pizza Styles

Learn how to make the year’s biggest pizza styles: Detroit, New York, Grandma, Sicilian, Chicago Thin We’re predict which pizza style will be the year’s trending pizza style. During our recent pizzeria operator survey, we asked which pizza styles pizzeria owners looked to add in the next year. We included those pizza style findings in […]

Pizza Destinations: Hot Pizza Cold Beer, St. Louis; Bestia, LA, Fat Olives, Flagstaff

A Look at Pizzerias Across America: Hot Pizza Cold Beer, St. Louis; Bestia, LA, Fat Olives, Flagstaff Each month in Destinations, we highlight great pizzerias that have hit our pizza radar. These pizza places may have just opened to rave reviews, hit best pizza lists or have exciting news. If you’re a pizzeria that would […]

Knead to Know: What Does pH Do to Pizza Dough?

A Pizza Today Reader asks: I add old dough to new dough but have noticed it’s more acidic. When is it too much and what makes it ‘too much’? What does PH do to dough? You asked so you shall receive! Let’s talk about pH or acidity in dough. Now, I don’t want you readers […]

Building Blocks: Build Guides and Recipes Create Consistency

“Consistency is what transforms the average into excellence” – Tony Robbins Whether you have one pizzeria or 10, two of the biggest keys to success in the pizza industry are duplication and consistency. Often times, you will hear operators say that opening a second store is the kiss of death. In my own journey, I […]

Mike’s Monthly Tip: ROI Rebrand

In 2012, once we opened our second location in the heart of Tulsa, we started seeing a higher-end clientele. The Family Fun brand we had started with in 2005 didn’t match us anymore, and we needed to redo our whole package. We kept the name the same, but we needed a more stoic brand that […]

Backing Causes on the Menu

Pizzerias are creating limited-edition pies to support local causes and generating buzz in the process Bill Jacobs’s voice fills with energy as he discusses the 2024 Slice to Meet You campaign at Piece, his Chicago-based brewery and pizzeria. Starting in January, Piece debuted a different monthly pizza crafted in collaboration with an acclaimed Chicago chef […]

Create a Dessert Menu that Customers Can’t Resist

Sweet Sensation: Scratch-made Dessert Ideas Desserts are a tough sell. Diners have filled themselves up on your main attraction, pizza. That is why it’s so important to put the idea of having dessert into their minds before they even begin filling up. There should be mouth-water images of your desserts strategically placed in your restaurant […]

Spring’s Bounty is Ripe for Your Pizza Menu

Spring Fling: Add spring flavors to your pizza menu It was another muddy spring but here I was again, lurking into my favorite “Ramp Holler”, (local vernacular for “hollow.”) This little valley was my favorite foraging spot for the first wild food of spring — ramps. This location always produced early and heavy because of […]

When should a restaurant outsource its desserts?

Outsourcing Desserts The question of when a restaurant should outsource desserts comes up frequently among owners and operators. While some pizza shops may be scratch-only kitchens or able to handle a full menu load, the reality for many others is that outsourcing some items makes sense for their operations. Some even find a balance in […]

200. Happy 200th Episode Special


199. Pizza Expo Interview Series, Part 2 Women in the Mobile Pizza Biz


198. Pizza Expo Interview Series, Part 1


196. Flour + Water = a Vibrant, Growing Pizza Concept


195. Pizza Legend John Arena, the One & Only


194. Behind the Judges’ Curtain at International Pizza Challenge


193. Pizza Expo Preview Show


192. Five Dough Styles and Going with Odie O’Connor


191. Back into the Fray with Scott Sandler

Pizza Expo March 25-27, 2025

Now in it’s 41st year, International Pizza Expo remains unchallenged as the industry’s leading event. Join thousands of pizzeria professionals as they convene in Las Vegas for 3 days dedicated to all things pizza! With suppliers from across the globe, educational sessions taught by top industry professionals and national competitions, this event is one you simply cannot afford to miss.

PizzaCon, Pizza Con

The Fillmore, Philadelphia November 7, 2024

Introducing PizzaCon, an exclusive and experiential event designed for pizzeria owners and operators who are serious about growing their business. Come experience a full day of curated programming, including activations developed to inspire and educate.

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