Bruschetta is such a popular item coming straight from Italy with so many different ways of preparation that are all relatively easy. Bruschetta is an Italian word that simply refers to toasted or grilled bread that has been rubbed with garlic and drizzled with a little olive oil. Bruschetta is usually served as an appetizer, … More »
Many of you have contemplated adding pasta to your menu but may still be reluctant. Well it’s time to cast your worries aside. I’ve written about pasta in the past and have even lead demos at International Pizza Expo. My goal now is to bring you through the most important part of making it happen … More »
Menu size can be a critical element to your pizzeria or restaurant. Believe it or not, offering either too many or too few items can detract from your business. Offer just a few items and you’re at risk of discouraging a repeat visit. Offering too many items can just confuse the guest, not to mention … More »
That is definitely an option. When I ran my three pizza shops in Massachusetts, I had a great set up. This guy actually made my dough balls the two different sizes that I wanted. He stored them and stacked them in his own dough trays and delivered them to my shops and put the dough … More »
I discovered my supplier has been overcharging me on almost everything. I was giving him just about all my business. I have switched suppliers and now he wants to offer me better pricing. I’m furious. How do I handle this? It’s one of the most important reasons that you should always have two suppliers. It … More »
Operations Management Purchasing Used Equipment Have you ever purchased used equipment? Was your experience positive or negative? By Jeff Freehof Yes, I’ve purchased used equipment. There are times that it works out well and times it doesn’t. Regardless of the used equipment you are considering, do your best to have your own independent contractor to look at … More »
I have implemented an observation day. After interviewing someone that I think is a great candidate, I have them come in for a paid observation day. I explain that it is not simply to stand back and watch, but it really is like the first day of training. Tell them you want them to show … More »
You can offer different styles of crust, but you’ll need at least a double stack oven. You can offer hand-tossed baked on a screen, which does cook quicker than a pan pizza. So you have different cook times and cooking speeds for the different types of pizzas. There are split belt ovens out there as well.
Honestly, an alarm system with monitoring is fairly inexpensive and gives you great piece of mind. A real must! Surveillance systems have a wide range in price. If you are not in your establishment every day, all day, find one that you can afford. They are both important to have!
Credit card processing companies call almost every day trying to “save me money”. How do I know who’s legitimate and who’s trying to rip me off? I know it’s enough to make your head spin. About every six months, I give a real close look at a couple of companies that are known to have a … More »