This Week in Pizza — 8/22/18


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Marketing & Operations

As more states raise the minimum wage, some restaurateurs are getting creative in dealing with rising labor costs. Here's how they're doing it.
Your pizza box is one of your most powerful branding tools. An industry expert offers 7 tips for unleashing its full marketing potential.
It's the pizza that looks most like pizza, with a name that everyone recognizes. Here's how to make and market New York-style pizza.
RECIPES

Yo quiero taco pizza! This delicious Mexican-themed pie features black beans, kalamata olives and avocado.
The only thing better than a jalapeno popper is the Popper Pizza from The Greathouse of Pizza in Casey, Illinois!

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Pizza News

Uproxx has ranked the best pizzas in every U.S. state. Is your pizzeria (or your competitor) on the list?
Dilly Plate, a robotic server at a Pizza Hut in Korea, may be the first in a line of food delivery robots that could change the pizza industry.
As sales plummet for Papa John's, the chain has a plan to bolster its franchisees while calling for ousted founder John Schnatter to "move on."
UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS
Sept. 11-12, 2018: AIFST Convention, Melbourne, Australia
Oct. 1-3, 2018: Foodservice Technology Trade Show (FSTEC), Orlando 
Oct. 3-4, 2018: 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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