Melvin DeLacerda of Johnny’s Pizza House
From the Editor

Johnny Huntsman: A Family Man with Two Families

Johnny Huntsman, the founder of West Monroe, Louisiana-headquartered Johnny’s Pizza House (JPH), was a family man with more than one family. When he passed away in 2017, he left behind his wife of 30 years, two daughters and a son, plus several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But his second family was … More

Pizza News

How I Went Out of Business: The Hard Lessons of Failure

Ask an experienced operator for advice on starting out in the pizza industry, and a common response is, “Don’t do it!” Between the long hours, rising costs and ever-increasing competition, this industry can be as unforgiving as it is rewarding. Even those who jump into pizzeria ownership with great … More

Business & Marketing

Say Cheese Wins Papa John’s 2019 Franchise of the Year

Papa John’s recognized Chris Rivers, owner of Say Cheese, Inc. that operates 11 Papa John’s restaurants in Alabama’s coastal region, as its 2019 Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual Operators Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. With over 5,000 restaurants worldwide, franchisees are nominated from each of four regions. Rivers’ … More

Business & Marketing

GoDaddy Hosts Free Webinar for Pizzerias

Promotion can feel like slinging wet pasta at a wall to see what sticks.  PMQ Pizza Magazine is partnering with GoDaddy to host a free webinar to help pizzeria owners how to increase their presence and convert likes to paying customers through Instagram. Emma Vaughn Called “4 Ways to Maximize … More