Letter from the publisher

New World Record

Finally it happened! After three trips to Italy, U.S. Pizza Team Member Brian Edler had the performance we always knew he could have. The former Domino's speed champion shattered the world record by forming five pizza doughs in just 37 seconds at the World Pizza Championship in March. A 33-member U.S. Pizza Team entourage witnessed the performance and crowning of the "fastest pizza maker in the world" ever. If you would like to learn more about traveling to Italy with the U.S. Pizza team next year, contact Caroline Felker at caroline@pmq.com.

PMQ's Earns BPA Status

PMQ Magazine in now officially a BPA Audited Publication. To see a copy of PMQ's Audited Circulation Numbers, please visit www.bpaww.com or www.pmq.com.

2005 Pizza Industry Survey Release

The numbers are in and there are some very interesting conclusions that have been drawn. With nearly 500 pizza operators participating, the 2005 Pizza Industry Census has just been released. If you participated in this national study and have not yet received your copy, please alert Kim Isbell by email kisbell@pmq.com and she can get you a copy of the results. Remember, only those having participated in the survey are eligible to receive the final report. Please be sure to participate in next year's survey so you will be included as a recipient.

PMQ Weekly Survey Tool

Speaking of surveys, each week when PMQ delivers 5,000 emailed newsletters, we could include an interactive survey. What would you like to know about our industry that hasn't been asked? Let us know and we may do a survey based on your request. Email sg@pmq.com.

American Pizza 1905-2005

The pizza centennial in coming and according to Lombardi's John Brescio, the official day to celebrate is November 10th. Just another reason you'll want to celebrate the pizza centennial in New York during the same month as PMQ's New York Pizza Show (November 1-2, 2005). Remember November!