Tommy’s Named Pizza Today’s 2013 Hot 100
By: Pizza Today Magazine
Thursday October 3, 2013
Congratulations on making Pizza Today’s 2013 Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list. Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza has been named one of America’s top-grossing independent pizzerias by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the $42 billion pizza industry. Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza one of America’s top-grossing pizzerias
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Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza
Red Bank NJ, Brick NJ, Paramus NJ
Jeremy White, Editor-in-Chief
Red Bank, N., (Oct. 3, 2013) — Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza is among the nation’s best-performing pizzerias, according to Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the $42 billion pizza industry. The magazine, which annually ranks the largest independent operations in the U.S. based on sales, this month named Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza to its prestigious Hot 100 list.
Based in Red Bank, NJ, Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza has 3 stores and reports annual sales in excess of $6 million. Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza is ranked No. 22 on the magazine’s Hot 100 list.
“Making our list is quite an accomplishment,” said Pizza Today Editor-in-Chief Jeremy White. “It’s a testament to many positive business practices, including great food and service, solid marketing and old-fashioned hard work. Independent pizzerias face an uphill battle daily as large, corporate pizza chains with national advertising budgets and massive buying power wage a price war against them.
The only answer the independent has is to preach quality and uphold that quality at any cost. The pizzerias on our Hot 100 list have managed to do that in their respective markets.”
To view Pizza Today’s entire Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias list, visit http://www.pizzatoday.com/magazine/2013-pizza-today-hot-100-independents.
Be sure to read our write up in the September 2013 issue of Pizza Today.
All The Right Moves
Brooklyn native Tommy Bonfiglio has been an aficionado of pizza most of his life –– the former tax attorney and his wife, Yvette, actively sought out pizza on their travels around the globe. So when the couple found their nest empty but themselves too young to retire, they decided to try their hands at becoming entrepreneurs. It was a risky move, but one that paid off. Their three-unit company, Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza, has annual sales of $6.5 million.