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Twist on a Basic Sauce

Twist on a Basic Sauce

Let’s take a look at a few sauces that are unique yet useful. Sauces that will catch the eye of your customer and, just possibly, leave your competition in the dust. I am not suggesting that you go through a complete sauce makeover, because that would be foolish (customers will only accept subtle changes). WhatMore »

2012 September: Domino’s introduces Handmade Pan Pizza

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2012 – Domino’s Pizza will debut its brand new Handmade Pan Pizza, taking aim at offering the best tasting pan pizza available by giving customers what they have asked for: a crispy golden crust with a great buttery taste –– and most importantly, handmade from fresh, never-frozen dough. “There isMore »

2012 September: HISTORY WAS MADE AT THE YNOT PIZZA GAMES

Virginia Beach, VA — September 17, 2012. Although not officially adjudicated, the Guinness World Record for the highest pizza toss was broken at Ynot Pizza and Italian Cuisine’s 3rd Annual “YNOT PIZZA GAMES” held September 15, 2012 on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The old record was set by Joe Carlucci on April 20th, 2006 atMore »

In House ATM

Recently, I had a conversation with a small business owner who had purchased an ATM to put in his store. Though he hadn’t had the machine long, his early results were glowing. “The thing’s a cash cow,” he quipped. “I’ve got four grand in it, but it won’t take me long to get all thatMore »

Sales Percentage for Rent

I’m not sure what I should expect to pay for rent. What percentage of my sales should rent account for? You really can’t know what your sales will be projected at until you find an appropriate space that is suitable for your concept. When you find the best spot for yourself, then you need to determineMore »

Puchasing Used Equipment

Have you ever purchased used equipment? Was your experience positive or negative? 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 it thoroughly, just as you would take aMore »

Driving Compensation

How do you compensate your delivery drivers? I paid my drivers regular minimum wage, plus they earned their tips. I also paid them a 50 cent commission for each delivery. I recently started charging customers a one dollar delivery charge, which deferred the cost of the driver’s commission. Now keep in mind, paying the driverMore »

Behind Counter Beverage Station

I’m setting up the layout of my second location and thinking about not offering free refills on soft drinks. I may put the fountain behind the counter. What’s your opinion? If you expect to be a busy operation, then you would need an extra employee just to pour drinks. That’s a waste of labor toMore »