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AS SEEN ON PIZZATV.COM PIZZA PIZZAZZ 2019 Kyle Rosch, a regional manager for Brenz Pizza Company in Columbus, Ohio, claimed his third straight first-place win in the annual Pizza Pizzazz contest, held at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo (MARExpo) in January. Tori Trupiano of Dominic’s Italian Restaurant in San Diego finished in the No. 2 spot, while Michael LaMarca, owner of the Cleveland-based Master Pizza chain, earned third place. This year’s MARExpo drew 4,000 attendees and featured 350 booths and more than 50 seminars and culinary demonstrations. And the PizzaTV team was there to capture all the action. P I Z Z AT V. CO M / V I D E O/ P I Z Z A P I Z Z A Z Z 20 19

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HOW TO FIRE A PIZZERIA EMPLOYEE (WITHOUT MAKING AN ENEMY) Firing a staff member is never easy, especially when ex-employees can use social media to get their revenge. We share tips for minimizing hard feelings while protecting your pizzeria’s interests. Note: It all starts with a company handbook.

7 WAYS TO PREVENT THEFT IN YOUR PIZZERIA Preventing employee theft can seem like a daunting task. Some employers assume the only solution is to install security cameras and constantly monitor staff. But there are less intrusive (and less expensive) ways to solve the problem of sticky fingers. P M Q . CO M / P R E V E N T I N G T H E F T

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GOING PRO: 5 STEPS TO SUCCESS IN THE PIZZA BUSINESS

FROM CRICKETS TO EDIBLE PANSIES: 7 WEIRD PIZZA TOPPINGS

Many home pizza chefs dream of going pro, but running a pizzeria is a lot different than wowing your friends with pies from your backyard oven. John Arena, co-owner of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas, offers sage advice for pursuing your pizza dream.

If you’re perplexed by the popularity of pickle-topped pies, we’ve got news for you: Pizza can get a lot weirder than that. How about rainbow glitter, roasted crickets and mushy peas? We take a look at some of the weirdest pizzas in the Western world.

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