Pizza Today - December 2020 - 3

COMMENTARY

JEREMY WHITE

Contributors

A New Chapter

W

ell, this is the last issue

work. It grew out of the Great Quar-

of 2020, a year I don't

antine of 2020. It may be the only

think anyone is going

good thing that Godforsaken year

to miss. While most of us cannot wait

has given us. It's going to propel the

for the calendar to turn, and rightfully

industry forward as we progress into

so, it wasn't ALL bad. Just 95 percent

2021 and beyond.

of it.

Yes, we're still battling a worldwide

#PizzaStrong, we are as an industry.

pandemic, COVID fatigue is setting

We learned to adapt, overcome and

in, things feel overwhelmingly bleak

thrive in the face of serious adversity.

at times ... I get it.

We did what we do - find ways to

But, as the calendar turns and some

serve our customers to the best of our

optimism slowly creeps back in, let's

abilities against all odds.

seize it and run with it. We've got
nowhere to go but up.

kick off a new decade. Let's not look
back, let's learn and grow and move

Our COVID-19 Pizzeria Impact
Survey revealed that pizzerias
capitalized on quiet dining rooms
to update the front of house. With
winter in its grips and a resurgence
of COVID-19, it's time to spruce
up your dining areas.

We have much to look forward to.

We did show how resilient, how

Still, 2020 sucked. What a way to

DENISE GREER
Executive Editor, Pizza Today
(FOH, pp. 30-32)

Best,

forward.

DANIEL P. SMITH
Freelance Writer
(Online Ordering, p.26-28)
Given the nation's ongoing
battle with the novel coronavirus
pandemic, online ordering has
graduated from a nice-to-have
to a need-to-have and, in fact,
one that requires some ongoing
attention to ensure a business can
withstand pandemic pressures and
continually serve customers.

We're moving ahead in a big way
here at Pizza Today. Soon we'll

VOLUME 38 * NUMBER 12

launch the Pizza Expo 365 platform,

DECEMBER 2020

an immersive educational experience
geared towards serving YOU.
It's pretty cool. It's been a lot of

JEREMY WHITE
Editor In Chief
jwhite@pizzatoday.com

Photo & Layout: Josh Keown

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Pizza Today - December 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - December 2020

Pizza Today - December 2020
Commentary
Online Ordering
Front of House Refresh
Buying Kitchen Equipment
2021 Menu Guide
Digital
Conversation
Mike’s Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Knead to Know
Destinations
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - December 2020 - CT1
Pizza Today - December 2020 - CT2
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Pizza Today - December 2020
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Cover2
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Commentary
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 4
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 5
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 6
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 7
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Digital
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 9
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Conversation
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 11
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Mike’s Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 13
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 15
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Building Blocks
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 17
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 19
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 21
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 22
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 23
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Destinations
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 25
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Online Ordering
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 27
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 28
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 29
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Front of House Refresh
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 31
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 32
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 33
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Buying Kitchen Equipment
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 35
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 36
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 37
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 2021 Menu Guide
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 39
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Pizza Today - December 2020 - Product Showcase
Pizza Today - December 2020 - 51
Pizza Today - December 2020 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - December 2020 - The Marketplace
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Pizza Today - December 2020 - Expo Spotlight
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