Letter from the publisher

_____Goes to Italy (Your name could be here)
PMQ is looking for the best in our industry to represent the United States at the 12th Annual World Pizza Championship in Salsomaggiore, Italy, this coming April. The U.S. Pizza Team Acrobatic Trials will be held in New York City on January 19th, 20th and 21st. The Culinary Trials will be held in Columbus, Ohio, on February 23rd and 24th. Winners from each of the five categories will win a trip for two to Italy and an opportunity to represent the U.S. pizza industry at the competition, which will be held April 7-9, 2003.

Thanks US Pizza Team Sponsors
The ultimate purpose of all this effort is to increase publicity for our industry and sell more pizza. Five innovative and progressive industry leaders share this vision and have stepped up to the plate. I'd like to thank each one and I hope you will too. This year's sponsors are Bellissimo, California Milk Advisory Board, CarryHot USA, La Nova, and Woodstone. Thanks so much to our US Pizza Team Sponsors.

US Pizza Team Box Coming Soon
Soon you'll be able to support the U.S. Pizza Team by purchasing a special edition 14" pizza box. It's no more expensive than what you're paying now and a portion of the profits go to support the team, while you become an official sponsor.

PMQ.com Overtakes Nation's Restaurant News Website
Incredible, but true. According to Alexa.com rating information, PMQ.com passed Nation's Restaurant News as the number one restaurant industry magazine website during the fourth week of November. Over 2000 pizzeria owners, industry professionals and supporting manufacturers come to PMQ.com every day to get and give advice, find marketing ideas, get assistance with operational issues and see what is happening in the pizza industry. If you haven't been to PMQ.com yet, come see why PMQ.com is the nation's leading restaurant website.