This Week in Pizza

This Week in Pizza — September 30

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Remember when camp was for kids? Welcome to Pizza Camp, a weekend journey of pizza awareness in Northeast Minneapolis that includes pizza nicknames, personal pizza making, pizza-themed BINGO, an homage to portly actor (think Paul Blart: Mall Cop) Kevin James and yes, lots of beer. says the camp, conducted at Brahaus Brew Labs and co-directed by Paige Guggemos, founder of the Minneapolis Pizza Club, is promoted as a “not-for-profit  overnight camp for pizza-loving adults.” When Chicago freelance writer Erin Nederbo arrived for camp, she was greeted by a balloon shaped like a pizza and a manila envelope filled with pizza swag.

Read more about the camp of your pizza dreams on
Photos by Hunter Johnson, provided courtesy Minneapolis Pizza Club.


7 Steps to Press Releases that Get Noticed

If you're just starting out or have a limited marketing budget, you can grab the attention of local and national media immediately through a simple press release. If you've never written a press release before, consider enlisting a professional’s help.

Check out these 7 tips from The Pizza Insider to get started.


Get Wired Up, Fired Up in Atlanta

PMQ and SOFO Foods are pleased to present an Online Ordering Fair October 4 at the SOFO Distributor Show at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta. will be livestreaming presentations by five of the top companies in the online ordering universe. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to learn and meet leaders in the technology that is revolutionizing pizzeria marketing! 

Click here to register online!

Sofo Foods is a family owned Italian food distributor headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. The company has been in business for over 60 years and is currently supplying customers in 18 states from 4 distribution facilities.


Pizza TV: Pizza and Coffee Perking in Maine

PMQ’s Pizza TV spotlight shines on Anthony's Food Shop, a versatile pizzeria in York, Maine. See how owner/operator Mark Graziano balances a convenience store, pizzeria, coffee shop, gas station and full-scale bakery all in one location.

Watch the video on



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GI Metal Still Tough With New Diggs

The Italian luxury pizza tool company GI Metal has opened a new plant, and PMQ’s foreign correspondent Missy Assink got a personal tour.

Missy invites you to come along in Pizza Without Borders.


Pizza Fans Cry, "Say It IS So, Joe!"

"Say it ain't so" is a quote that's meaningful to baseball fans and now pizza fans of a famous South Side Chicago pizzeria. Sanfratello's Pizza is among the originators of Chicago's other pizza—thin-crust, square-cut tavern style. The popular pizzeria recently recalled the anniversary of a youngster's pleading to baseball star Shoeless Joe Jackson outside a Chicago courthouse on September 28, 1920. Jackson admitted to throwing World Series games that fall in the Black Sox scandal, resulting in the lifetime .356 hitter being banned from the game. To commemorate the cry heard round the baseball world, Sanfratello's, on Sept. 28, offered a large pizza topped with black olives in the shape of a black sock at its Highland, Indiana, location.

Read why Sanfratello’s Pizza fans say it IS so in