Driven: Let technology drive your deliveries

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A successful pizza delivery can be thwarted by a number of roadblocks. There are the expected interferences of busy kitchens, slow cars and the frustration of navigating complicated subdivisions or downtown traffic. Then there are more high tech kind of interferences — loss of Internet or WiFi connection, point-of-sale software (POS) glitches, GPS or powerMore »

Vendor / Supply Agreements: Coming to Terms


Relationships are invaluable to a restaurant’s success. It is a no-brainer that the relationships between management and staff, staff and customer and restaurant and supplier need to be strong in order for a restaurant to keep its doors open. And relationships require work. They require communication and, sometimes, resolution. They require time and effort fromMore »

Have Pizza. Will Travel.


Portable food still requires well-designed delivery packaging Pizza has a lot going for it. It is almost an embarrassment of riches. In addition to being delicious, sometimes nutritious, practically guaranteed to please a crowd and price-conscious, pizza is also portable. Whether sliced, carried out or delivered, pizza is a well-traveling food. But just because pizzaMore »

Food Sampling Builds Sales and Relationship with Customers


Giving your product away for free to build sales may seem like a business oxymoron. But as the old saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. And although there is no such thing as a free lunch, food sampling is the next best thing for operators and for customers. For operators, itMore »


Lunch Buffet

Is a pizza buffet right for your restaurant? Introducing a buffet to the lunch or dinner hour can be a great way to draw in customers with a minimal equipment investment. But buffets can be wasteful and put food costs and food supply orders out of operators’ control, too. Is this seemingly easy addition moreMore »

Game On

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Be in tune with rules for successful broadcasting   Even though pizza was created (and perfected) well before television was invented, they go together as if they were made for each other. Having a slice while watching the game is a great way to spend a couple hours as a guest, and operators know thatMore »

Scheduling: Pencil Me In

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Making a schedule that actually works takes time and effort from management and staff Putting together the pieces of a scheduling puzzle requires flexibility, time and the ability to see into the future. Operators need to balance the demands of their restaurant’s customers with the availability of their employees, handle last-minute staff requests and makeMore »

Light it up

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Easy ways to improve external security   Criminals are always looking for easy targets. They will take advantage of any opportunity that makes a business look weak or vulnerable. Burned out lights hide their lurking. Unlocked doors invite them inside. Young employees with deposit bags leaving late at night grab their attention. Because criminals areMore »

Hidden Gems

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Identify your staff’s talents to strengthen business, employee relations   Operators have an eye for seeing the potential in interview candidates. Armed with a resume, questions to ask and the most reliable tool — their gut –– operators usually know who will be a good fit for their restaurant. But seeing potential in the peopleMore »