Pizza News

The ease of cheese

If you believe the tale, mozzarella was first invented when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a factory in Italy. Soon after, it was used on a flat disc of pastry with tomato sauce and baked, thus creating the first pizza. The rest, as they … More

Pizza News

Improving your catering odds

If you've ever been to Vegas, you quickly realize the massive, elaborate and impressive assortment of casinos were financed because the odds favor the house. When a potential catering client calls you to book a self-service drop off catering or a full service event, make sure the odds are stacked … More

Pizza News

Advice from the pros

Some of the best pizza professionals in the world answer our burning question; "What advice would you give to someone going into the pizza business?" "Pizza Paul" Nyland Pizza Operations Customer Counselor for Gordon Food Service for over 12 years "Before you build or do a kitchen layout, you should … More

Pizza News

Why you must have a business plan: the cause and cost of failure

A common misconception about restaurants is that they can overcome the worst of economic times and even survive poor management. The two main causes of failure are undercapitalization and lack of knowledge about the business. Simply put, undercapitalization means just not having enough to go around. It usually results from … More

Pizza News

Tools of the trade: a comprehensive guide to PMQ.com

In the past year, there have been over 3,000 new pizzerias that have opened. That is a lot of freshmen business owners who need help. With all of the complications and headaches of running a new business, or managing one you have had for years, pizzeria owners, both new and … More

Pizza News

International pizza growth

The most exciting growth in the pizza industry, during the past few years, has been in the international markets. But which markets hold the most promise for pizza entrepreneurs who would like to expand their business internationally? One rough way to estimate a foreign market's interest in pizza is by … More

Pizza News

The 2004 pizza census

Thanks to the 488 respondents to this questionnaire, who took part anonymously and who each received a complete copy of the results of this survey. Unfortunately, we can't print the entire results of this report because it wouldn't be fair to those who took the time to participate. We hope … More

Pizza News

Pizza opportunity 101

Introducing Professor Christopher Muller, Ph.D BY STEVE GREEN, PMQ PUBLISHER Professor Muller has written the best analysis of pizza opportunity I have ever read. He has allowed us to reprint this work, which originally appeared in a European foodservice magazine. We are very proud to have Professor Muller associated with … More