Pizza Industry Expert Big Dave Ostrander offers more tips on selling an existing pizzeria

Pizza Industry Expert Big Dave Ostrander offers more tips on selling an existing pizzeria

Selling Your Business Last month Big Dave fielded a question from Judy Holse of Stevetty’s Pizzeria in northern Indiana. Judy wants to sell her pizzeria and move closer to family in Kentucky, but she’s having trouble moving it. Dave turned to a commercial Realtor for advice and we published his comments for Judy’s benefit. ThisMore »

Ask Big Dave: Dave’s favorite pizza sauce and dough recipes

2013 May: Ask Big Dave

Q: What kind of pizza sauce, cheese, etc. did you use when you owned your business? penis growth guide A: I’m often asked about the products I served at Big Dave’s Pizza. As you might already have guessed, I often had my own way of doing things. I believe you have to stand out. Here’sMore »

Ask Big Dave: Employee morale

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Q: I have a large group meet here on Thursdays, and they spend a lot of money. My staff gets bummed when they come because it’s frantic for a few hours. What gives? A: One of my customer service counter people turned to the kitchen and announced that four carloads and a tour bus justMore »

2009 December: A Pizza My Mind

2009 December: A Pizza My Mind

Big Dave’s always closed early on Christmas Eve (6 p.m.) so that my crew could get home and enjoy their family time. The key word here is family. Many families gather together on Christmas Eve. Since the following day will be filled with traditional home-cooked feasts, the cooks in charge (Moms) are looking for anMore »

2009 November: First Impressions

2009 November: First Impressions

If I had to choose between the best counter and phone person or the best pizza maker, I choose the best customer service rep. Pizza makers are made through a mentoring training program. You make and shape them into pizza assembly machines. On the other hand, I believe that CSR’s are a blend of trainingMore »

2009 October: A Pizza My Mind

2009 October: A Pizza My Mind

I’m a big believer in measuring how much time it takes to complete almost every task in the restaurant. If you determine how long a task takes, then you can measure it and often improve the elapsed time to accomplish the task. My POS system had a built-in timer. When the phone was answered theMore »

2009 September: This Too Shall Pass

2009 September: This Too Shall Pass

I have been asked to summarize many of my beliefs and words of wisdom as if this were my last shot to speak to you. I have had the great honor to intercommunicate with our wondrous industry for the past 15 years. It has been quite a ride, and I would not have traded itMore »