From the Editor

Striking oil

Should I buy virgin or extra-virgin olive oil? What is the difference between an oil’s label stating its content is a “product of” a country, and its saying that the olives were cultivated, harvested and processed into oil in the country of origin? Are the oil’s age, storage and color important? The answers to … More

From the Editor

Well rounded

Athens, Texas, a small town southeast of Dallas that’s often debated as the birthplace of the American hamburger, also honors pizza as a community staple—especially at Rounder’s Pizza, an independent operation that has served up pan-baked delicacies for nearly 20 years. Earl Wilmeth, owner of the 1950s-themed pizzeria for the past eight years, has learned that his best … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

IT'S SHOW TIME! November 1st and 2nd is just a couple of weeks away and we here at PMQ couldn't be more excited. Having just returned from Sydney, Australia, to witness the Caboolture Cheese Best of the Best pizza competition, I was thrilled to hear the energetic buzz about the … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

Normally, you will read my letter from the publisher in which I talk about the overall direction of the issue. This issue, I am going to just talk about one thing…the status and direction of our industry. After your editor-in-chief, Tom Boyles, and I read the latest Pizza Power 2005 … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

The First-Ever National Independent Pizza Promotion The History Channel® has teamed up with PMQ to create the first-ever coast-to-coast independent pizzeria promotion and you're invited to participate. The promotion is supported by a $500,000 marketing campaign, yet it won't cost a dime to participate. This is a groundbreaking and unique … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

New World Record Finally it happened! After three trips to Italy, U.S. Pizza Team Member Brian Edler had the performance we always knew he could have. The former Domino's speed champion shattered the world record by forming five pizza doughs in just 37 seconds at the World Pizza Championship in … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

Don't be confused… Remember November! PMQ's New York Pizza Show is now established as the most successful of all East Coast Pizza Shows as it debuted last November with over 3,200 registered attendees despite a very distracting election day. This is the only trade show that PMQ does and it … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

New York Pizza Show Sets East Coast Attendance Record Success! The tradition has begun. Thank you attendees, exhibitors and media for making the inaugural New York Pizza Show a success. Over 2,400 pizza professionals made it to the Jacob Javits Center for PMQ’s first pizza show.  Attendees came from 12 … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

It’s Show Time in New York The Big Apple is about to become the Big Pizza, at least for the first three days of November. Pizza industry exhibiters, visitors, contestants, readers and leaders from all over Pizzaland will be gathering at the Javits to meet, celebrate and inaugurate a new … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

Genuine New York Pizza Want to know how to make the real thing? Real New York Pizza? How about real Italian Pizza? How about the incredibly creative and exciting Aussie pizza line? When you leave New York, you’ll bring back the recipes and secrets to all of these great pizzas. … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

Will you be able to say you were there? I’ll never forget the first copy of Pizza Marketing Quarterly and how exciting it was to see it in print. That was October of 1997. Feedback was coming in, and it felt so satisfying to know that our brand-new mom-and-pop pizza … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

U.S. PIZZA TEAM WINS GOLD Not since 2001, when Tony Gemignani won a world championship for the fifth time, has the U.S. Pizza Team been able to win a gold medal. Well, we can now proudly announce another world champion. This time is was Michael Shepherd running to the stage … More