Perfect Pizza Party to Celebrate Summer

As the end of summer approaches, the number of days left to gather friends and family for one last summertime party is rapidly shrinking. Refreshing drinks, catchy music, great company, and favorite bites to be enjoyed outdoors complete the bash.

While barbecuing is inherently regarded as the classic cuisine at functions for this time of year, pizza parties are another delightfully savory option.

Barbecuing is often a one-person job, with someone manning the grill and others occasionally aiding or coming by to chat. With pizza parties, the environment is more social and a team effort.

An assembly line of sorts is created, with party goers sharing all the prep work: Rolling out the dough, spreading out the sauce, sprinkling on the cheese, decorating the pie with an assortment of toppings, and finally, cooking the pizza. Spreading everything out on a large table and organizing each station allows for a smooth pizza making process. (more…)

Pizza for Breakfast, Reinvented

Many of us enjoy exotic toppings on our pizza that go far beyond pineapples or anchovies. French Toast, Cap’n Crunch, and Nutella are just some of the crazy breakfast pizza topping options sweeping pizzerias.

The pizza world is oozing with creativity, especially in the age of viral trends. Social media has allowed pizzerias to have the room to play around with different, unique recipes while simultaneously promoting their business. They can upload their creation to social media accounts for the pizzeria, which can be reposted and shared by those who like it. One rising trend is the breakfast pizza, allowing consumers to enjoy pizza any time of the day.

A pizzeria in Wayne, New Jersey, called Brother Bruno’s is taking the breakfast pizza trend to new heights. It is a family-owned pizzeria and one of the owners explained that he was obsessed with French Toast. After a friend recommended he combine it with his other favorite food, pizza, he knew he had to give it a try.   (more…)

I’m Dreaming of a White Pizza

With the holiday season in full gear, the typical meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings are making the rounds. Pizza is not often thought of as an alternative to traditionally festive meals, but it certainly can be, with a slight twist.

There are a few basic components that come to mind when making pizza: dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings. While everyone has their personal preferences for dough, cheese, and toppings, marinara sauce is the usual base for most pies. Not many folks attempt to tackle the delicious, but tricky white sauce pizza. (more…)

Pizza and Thanksgiving

Everyone’s main focus in November is to surround themselves with family, friends, and inherently dive into the annual Thanksgiving feast. While turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce are the staples on Thanksgiving, pizza has become more and more associated with the holiday.

Quietly sandwiching Thanksgiving are two of the biggest days of the year for pizzerias. This phenomenon should be no surprise … It’s the usual reasons why pizza is America’s no. 1 comfort food: it’s fast, easy, convenient and unbelievably delicious and satisfying! (more…)

Pizzerias Trending with Twitter

Twitter is an undeniable asset when it comes to promoting your pizzeria. It provides the opportunity for restaurant operators to communicate in real time directly with their customer base.

Keeping up on trends is easy with Twitter’s searchability. Simply use hashtags to find what’s hot in the pizza business. For example, a search using the #pizza hashtag yields top results with pizzerias offering coupons and daily specials. The #pizzatoppings hashtag showcases discussions on a range of favorites from pineapple and mushrooms to pepperoni and sausage. The #pizzasales hashtag includes posts on sales figures including mention of the 5.2 billion servings of pizza Americans purchased last year. (more…)