This Week in Pizza — September 7

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He charges five bucks for one cheese slice, and he takes his sweet time making it. But Domenico DeMarco, the legendary pizza-maker at Di Fara in Brooklyn, bakes up the best pizza in the country, at least according to The Daily Meal. The foodie website released its list of the Top 101 Pizzas in America this week, and DeMarco’s Classic Round Pie topped it, usurping four-time winner Frank Pepe’s White Clam pie. Did your pizza—or a pizza that you love—make the list? Or did The Daily Meal miss a big one?

See if you agree with the list at PMQ.com.

 
 

PizzaTV Marketing Insights to Livestream
on Facebook Sept. 13

PMQ and Bruce Irving of SmartPizzaMarketing.com will debut PizzaTV Marketing Insights next week. Tune in at Facebook.com/PMQmagazine at 8 p.m. (ET)Tuesday, Sept. 13, for the first installment of this live-streamed program featuring two of the pizza industry's sharpest minds, Irving and PMQ publisher Steve Green. On future Tuesday-night programs, Irving, already known as the host of the weekly SPM (Smart Pizza Marketing) Podcast for pizzeria owners, will interview other top pizzeria visionaries to deliver the most relevant, on-target insights and help you sell more pizza and improve your bottom line. The live-stream will also be available on PMQ.com and PizzaTV.com.

 

11 Ways to Reward Your Best Customer

Offering a loyalty reward program is a great way to drive repeat traffic. But tailoring rewards to your customers’ needs is easier said than done. Fortunately, Liz Barrett has done the thinking for you. Reward idea No. 1: Let your best customers create their own dream pizza and feature it on your menu for a week. You’ll probably even get some coverage in the local press!

Read 10 more unique, creative ideas for customer rewards at PMQ.com.

 
 

CALLING ALL PIZZA ACROBATS!

We need some Grade A, knock down, drop'em dead talent for the Western Acrobatic Trials at IBIE in Las Vegas, Oct 8-11. Events will include Largest, Fastest and Boxfolding the 10th, and Freestyle the 11th. Grand prize for freestyle will be a trip to Italy to compete in the World Pizza Championships in Parma 2017!

Deadline for Acrobatics registration is Sept. 9th so act fast! 

We will also be having a gluten free and classico culinary competition!

Got what it takes? Click here and you can win
a trip to Italy at the Western Acrobatic Trials!

 
 

Recipe of the Month: Duck Bacon Flatbread

Savory, smoky duck bacon is the featured protein in this unique flatbread recipe from Maple Leaf Farms. And that’s just for starters. What about fingerling potatoes, rosemary and Boursin cheese? You’ve got to give this one a try!

Check out the full recipe at PMQ.com.

 
 

Say Cheese—Now Say it 98 More Times

It started with a fictional pizza in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. But Johnny Di Francesco, owner of the 400-restaurant Gradi chain in Melbourne, Australia, decided to make it a reality. Now his 99-cheese pizza has proved so popular, he put it back on the menu this week for National Cheese Pizza Day and earned coverage from a major national newspaper for his efforts.

So how does it actually taste? Find out at PMQ.com.

 
 
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