Pizza Without Borders

Bye, bye telephone line?

Are phone lines becoming obsolete? Online ordering is about to overtake over-the-phone ordering as the most popular method of ordering a pizza according to a tweet by Amy Kurtz. And as customers get more native in a digital environment, independents are pitted against the big guys in a battle of technological Darwinism. Online ordering … More

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Australians still awaiting Domino's 15 minute guarantee

Domino's Australia is giving fast food a run for its money.  Or at least that's the promise Domino's Australia's CEO Don Meij aims to do with priority delivery service at Domino's pizza.  Last August Meij announced that Domino's would be offering faster delivery for a few extra in addition to the normal delivery fee (news.com.au). … More

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3 bizarre marketing tactics from Japan

The elegance of sushi alone ought to tell you that the Japanese expect more than just nourishment from their food.  In Japan, food is an entertaining adventure potentially full of surprises.  CEO of McDonald's Japan Eiko Harada attributes falling sales to the inability to "astonish" their customers (Japan Today).  Pizza marketing … More

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Japanese student completes thesis on pizza in America

Yutaro Honda is so enthusiastic about pizza, he made it the topic of his college thesis.  Scheduled to finish his degree at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies this Spring, Honda has already submitted his completed thesis entitled "A History of American Pizza After the Second World War: How American Pizza Made Pizza … More

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PMQ visits the UK's most eccentric oven supplier

When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time to stand by the warm hearth of a Marana Forni oven.  That’s what PMQ publishers Steve and Linda Green did over the holidays in Birmingham, England.   Now settled in my new residency in the Netherlands, my parents, Steve and Linda came to visit … More

Business & Marketing

Nat's: New York Pizza in Vancouver

Many pizzaiolos pride themselves in their product. This is no exception for the Canadian pizzeria, Nat’s New York Pizzeria, in Vancouver, B.C. Nat’s has been the recipient of more than 10 honorable awards and opportunities unusual to most pizzerias, including a cover story from the 1999 Teen People Magazine, which … More

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Big Pizza

In recent years, new scenery can be seen on the streets in Beijing city…huge orange Big Pizza signs. These orange signs have added a very bright color to the beautiful night of the city; and the feeling of the endless enthusiasm for the people of Beijing, especially when the blinds … More

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Melt in Neutral Bay

You’ve read about Melt Pizza in New Zealand, but it seems that more than one person has considered this a perfect name for a pizza shop. Peter and Nina Augoustis, finalists in the Best of the Best Pizza Challenge, approached me at a function back in September and asked me … More