Pizza Expo 2024 Recap

Posted by Natalie Korz

Natalie is the Technical Writer for SpeedLine Solutions. Her adoration for pizza goes all the way back to the early days of her childhood when her family used to have Friday Pizza Nights and watch America's Funniest Home Videos.

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From March 19-21, the SpeedLine team attended Pizza Expo 2024 to showcase the company's latest innovations while connecting with the heart of the pizza industry. Filled with exciting discussions and the latest news in the world of all things pizza, let's recap the highlights!

Industry News

The show floor was filled with energy and anticipation. There were various innovations on display, ranging from workflow automation and artificial intelligence to Cloud-based POS solutions. Some especially notable trends that stood out included:

Voice AI and Text Ordering: Attendees showed significant interest in voice AI ordering and text ordering, reflecting a growing investment in convenient and efficient ordering methods that cater to modern consumer preferences.

Integrations for 3rd Party Delivery: Companies are increasingly seeking integrations for comprehensive delivery management, indicating a shift towards streamlining operations and enhancing customer experience in the competitive delivery market.

Loyalty Programs and Cloud-Based Software: Conversations at the expo highlighted a strong demand for loyalty programs and Cloud-based software solutions, emphasizing the industry's focus on leveraging technology to drive customer retention and operational efficiency.

Vegan Options: The prevalence of vendors offering vegan cheese and plant-based meats underscores the rising demand for alternative dietary choices, reflecting a broader societal shift towards sustainability and inclusivity within the food industry.

Serving Robots: The introduction of serving robots represents a potential paradigm shift in restaurant service, offering innovative solutions to staffing challenges and reshaping traditional dining experiences with automation technology.

From AI-driven inventory management systems to advanced delivery optimization software, the industry is embracing technology like never before. At SpeedLine, we're always at the forefront of technological innovation, and it was inspiring to see so many like-minded individuals and companies pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of pizza.


"Witnessing the energy and innovation at Pizza Expo 2024 was truly inspiring. From AI-driven inventory systems to serving robots, the industry is embracing technology like never before. Our commitment to leading this charge remains unwavering. Thank you to all who joined us on this journey towards a more efficient and sustainable pizza industry."

- John deWolde, CEO & President of SpeedLine Solutions

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Engagement with Customers and Interested Attendees

At our booth, the SpeedLine team was hard at work showcasing our comprehensive POS and restaurant management solutions to eager attendees. From seamless order-taking to efficient kitchen management, we demonstrated how SpeedLine can streamline operations and drive profitability for pizzerias of all sizes.

Our presence at Pizza Expo wasn't just about showcasing our products and services; it was also about engaging with our community. We had the opportunity to connect with pizza restaurant owners from across the country, listening to their feedback, answering their questions, and learning more about their unique challenges and needs. These conversations are invaluable to us as we continuously strive to improve our platform and tailor it to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Looking Ahead: What to Expect

As we look to the future, the takeaway from Pizza Expo 2024 is clear: the pizza industry is evolving, and SpeedLine is leading the charge. From embracing sustainability to harnessing the power of technology, we're committed to helping pizzerias thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

Our focus remains on innovation, customer satisfaction, and community engagement. We'll continue to listen to feedback, incorporate the latest advancements in technology, and provide unparalleled support to our customers as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of the modern pizza industry.


Pizza Expo 2024 was a resounding success for SpeedLine. From exciting industry news to engaging conversations with customers, it was an eventful and inspiring experience. As we chart the course ahead, we're more motivated than ever to empower pizzerias with the tools they need to succeed. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and contributed to making Pizza Expo 2024 a memorable event. Here's to a bright future for the pizza industry, powered by SpeedLine.

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Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2024 @ 07:03 AM.
Updated on March 27, 2024 @ 2:00 PM PST.

Tags: Restaurant Technology, SpeedLine News, Pizza Industry, Trade Shows

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