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-dollar mark is still a “pie in the sky” dream for many operators. It’s a point the average pizzeria doesn’t reach. But everyone wants to get there.
Now, imagine if I told you there is a pizzeria that routinely averages $1 million in sales PER MONTH. That’s right, $12 million per year out of one location. That’s next level.
And who do you think could pull that off? You’ve already seen the cover, so you already know the answer to that question.
I often say that Tony Gemignani is the Michael Jordan of the pizza industry. In his column this month, Mike Bausch asserts the same. Point blank: there is no one like Tony in this industry. He has impacted more pizzerias — great ones and pedestrian ones alike — than one can count. All the while building a pizza business without rival.
A million-dollar month is absolutely insane. Read all about that, and more, in Denise Greer’s coverage of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana and you’ll quickly see why we named it our 2022 Pizzeria of the Year.
Congratulations, Tony. And, most importantly, thank you.
Editor In Chief