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What’s Tony’s Pizza Napoletana’s Food Cost?

With several pizza styles, a house-made pasta program, scratch apps and desserts, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is meticulous about its food quality. Owner Tony’s Gemignani says, its food cost is roughly 18 percent. What’s been the key to maintaining...
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Commentary: Million Dollar Months

At Pizza Expo each year for some time now there has been a hugely popular workshop called “The Million Dollar Pizzeria.” You see, even despite inflation (a million bucks in 2022 isn’t what it was in 2000, 2010 or 2015, obviously) that million-d...

Stop snoozing and join the pickled pizza craze!

Rise and Brine Pickles have been around my restaurant a long time. In my pizzeria, the staff frequently requests that we revive some sort of pickle recipe. Therefore, three months ago, Reuben, my operations manager, introduced our “Death Pickle for...

Mike’s Monthly Tip: To Be Like Tony

Inflation is wreaking havoc, and a recession is knocking on the doorstep. To survive, we all need to double down on the connection with the customer. In 2009, Tony opened in the heart of San Francisco with many people saying “Little Italy in SF is ...

2022 Pizzeria of the Year: Tony’s Pizzeria Napoletana, San Francisco, CA

Famed pizzeria surpasses $1 million a month in sales Approaching 1570 Stockton Street in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco at lunchtime, a line of eager diners stretches for a half  block. At the corner resides a thriving legend in pizza...

Destinations: Talula’s, Asbury Park, NJ; Partenope, Dallas; Flour House, San Luis Obispo, CA

A Look at Pizzeria Across America   Talula’s | Asbury Park, New Jersey Talula has garnered a reputation for the care and love they put into every aspect of the business. “We source the best possible ingredients and make as much in house ...

Employee Ownership Promotes Resilient Restaurants and Loyal Workers

Power to the People Most pizzeria ownership reflects three standard models: a single proprietor with one or more shops; a corporate chain; or a franchise. However, there’s another model that’s gaining traction around the U.S.: employee ownership....

Fall Menus: Some recipes I love when autumn rolls around

Fall Guy Fall is by far my favorite season. As the weather cools and thoughts turn to football, Halloween and, of course, National Pizza Month, I always get a little bit of nostalgia. I think of trick-or-treating as a kid, pumpkin pies, going to foot...

Conversation: Niko Frangos, Rascal House, Cleveland, OH

Rascal House Cleveland, Ohio   Concept: Rascal House is an elevated quick service restaurant featuring all of America’s favorite foods. At Rascal House you can get pizzas featuring pizza by the slice, a burger, chicken sandwich, wings, fries a...
Topics Operations

How – and why – three pizzerias favor a hybrid service model

Forgetting Full Service For some pizzerias, the front of the house looks and functions a bit differently these days.  Pushed by the pandemic and labor market forces, operators across the U.S. have reevaluated their in-store service models. For many,...

Man on the Street: The Many Faces of Plant Based

We all know that plant-based pizza is one of the fastest growing segments in the pizza biz today. Anyone who attended Pizza Expo either this year or in 2021 remembers running into another plant-based meat or cheese company every 20 steps. People are ...

Knead to Know: Laura Meyer shares her key takeaways from experiencing pizza in Italy

Italian Lessons La bella Italia. Traveling can be one the best and biggest eye-opening experiences we as pizza makers can have. Growing up I thought I knew what pizza was. Going to Italy changed everything. It’s not that the pizza we make in the U....
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