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Could customers’ smart phones be driving slow service?

WHY SHOULD A PIZZERIA LAUNCH A SMART PHONE MOBILE APP?

Recently a New York City restaurant raised the question when management noticed an increase in negative customer reviews focused on slow service. The restaurant points the blame at patrons’ smart phones. Management at the restaurant poured over dining room security footage from 2004 and this year. Their findings concluded that table times increased from justMore »

Oops, Donato’s free pizza coupon was a mistake

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A coupon for a fee one-topping, 14-inch pizza from Donato’s Pizza was e-mailed to customers in the Columbus, Ohio area. Unfortunately the pizza chain didn’t authorize the free pizza coupon’s release. According to The Associated Press, the original e-mail was sent to less than 1,00 people. But the free pizza coupon went viral on socialMore »

Pizza Today wins TABPI TABBIE Awards

Pizza Today has again been awarded a number of editorial and design awards from Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). The 11th annual TABBIE awards recognize excellence in business-to-business publications from around the globe. This year netted entries from more than 450 print and online companies. Pizza Today was only a handful of publicationsMore »

And the September issue guest editor-in-chief will be…

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Congratulations to Brian Weavel, owner of Anna’s Pizza & Pasta in Winnebago, IL. Brian has been selected to be Pizza Today‘s guest editor-in-chief for our September 2014 issue. Brian will fly to Louisville next month to oversee the production of the September issue of Pizza Today. He will choose stories, select September’s cover, serve asMore »

The World Cup drives pizza sales

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Yesterday, as the United States set out to battle Germany in the FIFA World Cup, pizza orders flooded restaurants across the country. A GM at a pizzeria here in Louisville reported to Louisville Business First that he equated the match-time sales to an extra month’s sales. Some Washington, D.C. pizzerias actually ran out of product,More »