The Inaugural Pizza Tomorrow Summit Begins in
Pizza Tomorrow Summit: November 9th – November 10th in Orlando, Florida!
Movers and shakers of the pizza world, find the best of what’s next in the pizza industry! Explore hundreds of exhibitors with a wide range of products, a robust conference program plus entertaining and informative pizza competitions and demonstrations. Get excited about the new companies, products and initiatives that will help propel our evolving industry into the future.
We are excited to welcome the U.S. Pizza Team and their amazing sponsors to the show for two exciting days of competitions!
Billy Manzo Pizza
Champion and founder of Federal Hill Pizza’s William “Billy” Manzo Jr. is one of only two American-born master pizzaioli in the United States. Now, Chef Manzo introduces his expertise to the frozen pizza world with Billy Manzo Pizza!
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A Slice of Knowledge
Independent Pizzerias Reported $100 Million increase in sales during the 2020 Pandemic!
Over 5 billion worldwide pizza sales are made each year. (That’s about 15.6 pizzas per person!)
40% of Americans eat pizza at least once a week
Pizza Industry News
Try These Creative Specialty Pizza Ideas for National Pizza Month
It’s not just pie in the sky—October is National Pizza Month, and that creates an opportunity for pizzeria operators and their culinary teams to get creative in the kitchen. You might even hit upon some new recipes that could make it onto the permanent menu.
Multi-Unit Operator to Open Marco’s 1,100th Store in July
Kal Gullapalli spent seven years on Wall Street before transitioning to entrepreneurship in 2016. Now he’s the franchisee behind Marco’s Pizza’s 1,100th location, set to open this month in Dundee, Florida.
Gullapapalli joined Marco’s in 2021 and has opened 35 stores, with seven more in various stages of development. The Dundee location will be his 36th, and he has committed to opening another 16 stores across Tampa, Columbia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Georgia. His goal: 100-plus stores by 2025.
Billy Manzo’s 6 Rules for Social Media Success
“OK, we’re going to conduct a little experiment. I want you to take out your phone and open your Instagram or Facebook app. What do you see when you scroll through your profile? Are there photos of you smiling while holding a pizza? Photos of you smiling and shaking a customer’s hand? Photos of you smiling while kneading some dough? Videos of you kneading some dough?”
Smithsonian Lecture: Pinsa Is ‘Next Big Thing in Pizza’
“The Smithsonian Institution houses a staggering collection of historical documents and cultural artifacts, including treasures such as Abraham Lincoln’s stove pipe hat, the ruby slippers from “Wizard of Oz” and Hawkeye’s maroon bathrobe from “M*A*S*H.” Could a pinsa exhibit be next on the list?
Maybe not, but Smithsonian Associates are celebrating the Roman-style pie in a live lecture titled “Pinsa: The Next Big Thing in Pizza,” at 12 noon on Sunday, May 22.”
Why You Need to Hire a Restaurant Whisperer
“Independent restaurant owners miss out on roundtable brainstorming sessions—you know, when a board of directors or a project development team gets together and tries to figure out ways to better a business? Most owners are spending their days trying to stay in business. They’re in the kitchen. They’re dealing with suppliers. They’re trying to come up with engaging content for their social media platforms. There can be little time for brainstorming—and no board or managers to brainstorm with, other than a business partner.”
Phone Ordering Systems More Advanced Than Ever!
“Though online ordering keeps growing, Scully points out that, on average across the industry, customers are still placing well over 50% of their orders on the phone, while small independents may have only 20% to 30% of their orders placed online. ‘Having a great phone system is still critical,’ Scully stresses. ‘Even as people transition away from phone ordering, it’ll probably never go away completely. Web ordering has been around for 20 years, and it’s still less than half of all orders.'”
Grand Slam Events Will Serve Up New Pizza Industry Show in Orlando Next Fall
“Grand Slam Events is gearing up to launch a new all-inclusive pizza industry event designed to better serve the East Coast and Southern regions of the U.S.: The Pizza Tomorrow Summit. Set to debut Nov. 9-10, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., the new trade show and conference for the growing and ever-changing pizza industry will be a full-service event bringing together pizza operators, new companies, suppliers, products and initiatives along with a cutting-edge education program.”
Major New Pizza Industry Event, The Pizza Tomorrow Summit, to Make ‘Grand Slam’ Debut Next Fall
“The Pizza Tomorrow Summit, a major new pizza industry event developed by trade show veterans with a shared history of 60-plus years of experience, will debut next fall in Orlando, Florida, setting the course for the future of pizza.”
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