This Week in Pizza — 5/23/18


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NEWS

Yelp explains how to handle negative reviews.
National Wine Day is May 25. How will you celebrate?
Pizza served at The Royal Wedding reception!
RECIPES

Fully Loaded: The State of Pizza Nation in 2018 [Infographic]
 

Predicting what’s up-and-coming or down-and-out in the pizza industry is an important part of strategizing menus, growth initiatives, marketing and just about everything else pertaining to your operation’s success. Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust’s easy-reference infographic, Fully Loaded: The State of Pizza Nation in 2018, is your comprehensive resource for understanding what’s happening across the industry and the trends sustaining pizza’s popularity. Use it to take your operation to the next level in 2018 and beyond!
 

Customize Dessert Pizza with Nutella®
 

A dessert pizza made with Nutella® is a creative way to utilize the creamy hazelnut spread on your menu. Create excitement by allowing your customers to choose from a variety of toppings paired with Nutella to give them their own slice of heaven. Dessert pizzas featuring Nutella® has increased 10.3% on menus in the past year. (Source: Technomics: Menu Monitor Q1-17 – Q1-18)
 

MARKETING & OPERATIONS

How to use watermelon on summer menus.
A former Bostonian tours New England pizzerias.
How to stop pizza dough from shrinking or snapping back.
UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS

June 10-12, 2018: Int'l Dairy, Deli Bakery Assoc. Show, New Orleans
June 25-27, 2018: United Fresh Show, Chicago 
June 26, 2018: New England Pizza Conference, Haverhill, MA (Sponsored by PMQ)
June 30-July 2, 2018: Summer Fancy Food Show, NYC 
July 15-16, 2018: Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, San Antonio 
Aug. 19-21, 2018: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, L.A.
Sept. 11-12, 2018: AIFST Convention, Melbourne, Australia
Oct. 1-3, 2018: Foodservice Technology Trade Show (FSTEC), Orlando 
Oct. 3-4: Pizza & Pasta Northeast, Atlantic City, NJ
Nov. 11-13, 2018: PLMA Private Label Trade Show, Chicago
Nov. 12-14, 2018: Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, Las Vegas 
Nov. 13-19, 2018: FHC China, Shanghai 
Jan. 13-14, 2019: Mid-America Restaurant Expo, Columbus (Media Sponsor: PMQ)
Feb. 7-9, 2019: The Nafem Show, Orlando

Check back each week for updates!
 

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