Business & Marketing

Art and Soul: Satchel's Pizza

Common sense should have told Satchel Raye that his concept for a pizzeria would never fly. The location—tucked away in a largely industrial, off-the-beaten-path section of northeast Gainesville, Florida—leaves much to be desired. His labor costs would give most restaurateurs the heebie-jeebies. And then there’s all that junk—ribbons of junk … More

Equipment & Technology

Metal Gear

Quality metalware is a must for any pizzeria, but aside from this basic tenet, there are few rules when it comes to choosing the equipment that’s ideal for your operation. What works best for you will depend on your dough and pizza type; your dough making, prepping and pizza assembly … More

Food & Ingredients

Start Me Up!

Cheesy bread, mozzarella sticks, hot wings—these popular appetizers are ubiquitous on menus today. But (pardon the pun) those are just for starters. As customers’ palates become more sophisticated, many pizzerias have begun to experiment with their appetizer menus, serving up regional favorites ranging from poutine and haddock in New Hampshire … More