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Rocky Packs a Punch

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We had to get creative, and Shanower answered the call in a huge way. He suddenly
and unexpectedly found himself becoming a
writer, editor, creative director, pizza maker
and business operator all rolled into one as
we figured out how we could still make this
feature happen. He pulled it off without a
hitch.
That's why we know that, after you read
his piece on page 44, you'll be excited to hear
Shanower deliver a keynote address at the
Pizza Pasta Northeast Show in Atlantic City
this October. Packed with insight into who
he is and what he does at Park Street Pizza,
his address will most assuredly inspire you
to take a look at how you operate your own
shop each day. You won't want to miss it. Just
like the iconic movie, this Rocky packs quite
a punch.

The beautiful dough and
abundance of fresh produce
makes sweating through summer's
scorching days worth it. Embrace
this season by changing up your
pizza toppings or even your
method of baking.

MIKE BAUSCH
Owner, Andolini's Pizzeria
(Cutting Costs, p.34-35)
How do you decide where to trim
the fat in hard times? This month
learn easy practical ways to cut
your variable costs that won't hurt
your final product.

VOLUME 38 * NUMBER 7

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JULY 2020
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JEREMY WHITE
Editor In Chief
jwhite@pizzatoday.com

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Special Thanks

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uge congratulations are in order
for Rocky Shanower. Our Young
Entrepreneur of the Year for 2020,
Shanower - founder and owner of Park
Street Pizza in Sugarcreek, Ohio - describes
in great detail in this issue how he has been
driven by a pursuit of excellence. He's always
striving to do better.
That's an admirable and driving trait I've
found in most of the truly successful people
I know. For those of you who watched the
miniseries "The Last Dance" during the
Great Quarantine, you surely recognized that
trait in the one and only Michael Jordan.
Better than yesterday is always a step in the
right direction. And after thousands of little
steps like that over years, it's amazing to look
back and see how far you've gone. Shanower
was able to do that in this issue thanks to the
unique situation the aforementioned quarantine put us all in this year.
You see, the Young Entrepreneur of the
Year winner was supposed to be announced
at International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in
March. Obviously, that couldn't happen. We
were supposed to send our editors, photographers and film crew to Ohio to sit with Shanower in his restaurant for two days for this
issue. Obviously, that couldn't happen.

AUDREY KELLY
Owner, Audrey Jane's Pizza Garage
(Summer Pizzas, pp. 40-41)

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Pizza Today - July 2020
Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead to Know
Destinations
Upselling Carryout
COVID-19
Reducing Costs
Summer Tomatoes
Summer Greens
Summer Salads
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Product showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Cover2
Pizza Today - July 2020 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Digital
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Conversation
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Mike’s Monthly Tip
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Man on the Street
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Building Blocks
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - July 2020 - Destinations
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