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Woodstock’s Pizza Names New COO

Woodstock’s Pizza has named Tony Dellamano as Chief Operating Officer. Dellamano brings to the table more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry, ranging from quick service to fast casual and fine dining concepts. Most recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Fresh Brothers Pizza in Los … More

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Italians Develop Algorithm for Perfect Biga

Even if preparing biga seems easy, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. Biga is a starter made with just flour, water, and yeast. It’s used to make any kind of leavened product to provide a better taste and fragrance to your dough. A traditional biga requires 44% … More

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What to Do When You Catch a Pizzeria Employee Stealing

As a pizzeria owner or manager, what should you do if you catch an employee stealing? Your first instinct may be to fire the employee on the spot. You should stop and think, however, before doing this. Analyze each situation individually. Was the employee stealing cash or goods or offering … More

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41 Percent of Americans Seek Clean-Label Foods

More than 40 percent of Americans—including both millennials and consumers older than 55—actively seek food products with the clean-label designation, according to a recent poll conducted by Charleston|Orwig, a Hartland, Wisconsin-based strategic communications agency that serves brands across the food system. Charleston|Orwig worked with two research partners, Maeve Webster of … More

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AB Mauri Expands Its St. Louis Headquarters to 33,000 Square Feet

AB Mauri North America (ABMNA), a leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions, recently expanded its headquarters in the Cortex Innovation Community’s @4240 building in the City of St. Louis. Now occupying more than 33,000-square feet, the expanded headquarters includes: The Fleischmann’s Technology Center offering a unique, high-tech … More

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LloydPans Introduces New Pizza Al Taglio Pans

LloydPans has strengthened its regional pizza pan offerings with the introduction of pizza al taglio pans. The company also makes popular regional pans for Detroit, Sicilian-style deep-dish and Grandma-style pizzas. Pizza al taglio has its origins in Rome but is quickly gaining popularity in the United States behind restaurants such … More

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Papa John's Announces National Partnership with DoorDash

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) had recently announced a national partnership with DoorDash, the fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery, offering delivery from more than 1,400 restaurants. To celebrate the launch, lucky pizza lovers were able to get $0 delivery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 15-17 on all orders over $10 delivered through the platform … More

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Missed It? See the All-Pizza “Chopped” Episode

Some of the biggest and most lovable characters in the pizza industry came together March 19th to compete on “Chopped.” The Food Channel’s competitive cooking show brings four chefs together for three rounds of cooking. The goal of each competitor is to make a dish that is so ingenious, they make … More

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France’s Top Ten Most Beautiful Pizzas

The top ten finalists of France’s most beautiful pizza contest are now online and ready for voting by the public. The top ten were selected out of some 40 submissions by a panel of pizza professionals from the APF, French Pizzeria Association.  Participants sent in pictures of the top and bottom of … More

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Pizza Inn Chooses a New National Charity Partner

Pizza Inn has selected Operation Gratitude as its official nationwide nonprofit partner, the company announced. Operation Gratitude’s mission is to forge strong bonds between Americans and their military and first-responder heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. To celebrate the partnership, Pizza Inn will host … More