this photo shows a scoop dipping into the ice created by a restaurant's ice machine
Equipment & Technology

Breaking the Ice With Ice Machines

By Tracy Morin It may not be the most glamorous of purchases for a pizzeria operator,  but choosing the right model of ice machine—and implementing the proper maintenance procedures—are fundamental to solving the beverage puzzle in your poperation. After all, a poorly functioning machine can easily create a negative experience … More

Equipment & Technology

Fire in the Hole! Warming Up to Wood-Fired Ovens

From the beginning, pizza was meant to be cooked in a wood-fired oven—and there’s a good reason for that. According to Andrey Varlamov, a physicist who studies superconductivity at Italy’s National Research Council, wood-fired ovens (such as the one from Athens, Georgia-based Your Pie pictured above) provide the perfect pizza … More