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A MOMENT WITH MANDY

WHAT'S HOT...... AND WHAT'S NOT IN 2018
700 members of the American
Culinary Federation to determine
what concepts are hot and what lost
steam in 2017. Top 10 trends include:

MA NDY WO L F DE T WI LER

W

hen it comes to
discussing trends,
our Associate Editor
Denise Greer is always ahead of
the curve. For years, we've rolled
our eyes and teased her for obscure
ingredients and practices ... only to
see them in production two years
later.
If you've attended International
Pizza Expo or Pizza and Pasta
Northeast, you're already ahead of
the game.
The National Restaurant
Association surveyed more than

1. Hyper-local (e.g. restaurant
gardens, onsite beer brewing,
house-made items)
2. Chef-driven fast casual concepts
3. Natural ingredients/clean menus
4. Food waste reduction
5. Veggie-centric/vegetable-forward
cuisine (e.g. fresh produce is star
of the dish)
6. Environmental sustainability
7. Locally sourced meat and seafood
8. Locally sourced produce
9. Simplicity/back to basics
10. Farm/estate-branded items
We've already started to see
many of these in pizzerias across the
country. The farm-to-table movement

has been a hit for a while, but more
pizzerias are choosing to source
their ingredients locally over buying
from the same truck that hits the
competitor's pizzeria, burger joints
and casual dining chains down the
street.
We've also seen more chefs
entering the market than ever before.
See John Gutekanst's article next
month to learn how an upscale chef
and artisan bread maker makes his
carryout and delivery service work in
a small college town in Ohio.
Finally, take a look at your menu.
If it's overly long, too complicated,
wastes product or lacks creativity,
it's time to study up on some current
trends. Staying one step ahead of
your competitor is great -- but why
not take two steps?
MANDY WOLF DETWILER is managing
editor of Pizza Today.

#PIZZATODAYREADER

@joeyyypepperoni / @elevenbnyc

@Virgils_Plate / Erie, PA

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12.99 all weekend. Got a
pretty good response.
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I know financially it's a bad
idea but it give our staff a
chance to have family time
without stress. ... We close
Father's Day too.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - July 2018

Pizza Today - July 2018
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
At Your Service
Destinations
Knead to Know
Hiring a Bartender
Kitchen Design
Summer Salads
Menu Labeling Law in Effect
Road to Ppne ‘18
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sammy Mandell, Gapco, Dallas, Tx
Gapco
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - CT2
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Pizza Today - July 2018
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Cover2
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Contents
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Contributors
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 11
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 13
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Interact
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 15
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Conversation
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 17
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 19
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 21
Pizza Today - July 2018 - At Your Service
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 23
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Destinations
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 25
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 27
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 28
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 29
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Hiring a Bartender
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - 32
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 33
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Kitchen Design
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - 36
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 37
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Summer Salads
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 39
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Menu Labeling Law in Effect
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - 43
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Road to Ppne ‘18
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Gapco
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Product Showcase
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - The Marketplace
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