Back Office

August 23, 2013

Healthcare 101: A primer for the pizzeria operator on the Affordable Care Act

When David Cole teamed with his three brothers to open i Fratelli Pizza in 1987, the group did not discuss the issue of healthcare coverage for themselves let alone entertain any conversation about providing health insurance for employees. That reality changed over the intervening two decades as the Coles expanded the i Fratelli enterprise ––… Read More

employee schedule

August 23, 2013

Preventing presenteeism

Last winter’s flu outbreak highlighted an issue in many businesses: presenteeism, that is, employees showing up even when they’re sick because they need the money and potentially spreading their illness to others. When those employees are handling food and interacting with customers, it’s an even bigger issue. argumentative essay writing Rolf Wilkin, owner of Eureka… Read More

August 16, 2013

Why short videos are wildly popular over social media

Pizza Today has been singing the praises of online videos for a while now. With Vine’s 8-seond and Instagram’s 15-second video apps that are able to produce high quality, stop-motion video, you can get creative in your pizzeria. The popularity of short videos is growing immensely and why not? Consumers are looking for quick bits… Read More

July 30, 2013

Pizzeria Social Media Marketing

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food truck

July 30, 2013

Mobile pizza units add sales, street cred

Lloyd Helber owns six Pizza Cottage restaurants located throughout Central Ohio, but ask him about the wave of the future and he’ll tell you mobile kitchens. “Food trucks are the next generation of restaurant,” says Helber, who launched his first mobile unit this April. “We see a trend that’s starting to explode and we want… Read More

July 24, 2013

5 quick, painless ways to make social media marketing easy

Social media is a powerful marketing tool. With all of the ins and outs of running a restaurant, how can you keep up social media that is active 24/7? Huffington Post offers five ways to make your social media marketing work for you. They include: Keep it simple — Don’t sign up for every social… Read More

July 19, 2013

21 Ways to wear pizza with pride

Have you noticed all of the pizza swag that people sport these days? From buttons, T-shirts and hats to earrings and cell phone cases, pizza fans are wearing their favorite food with pride. Buzzfeed has introduced “21 Ways to Wear Pizza with Pride.” The list includes some pretty creative pizza adaptations, like the pizza slice… Read More

July 11, 2013

Taste of Chicago in full swing, other cities follow suit

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is churning out so much pizza from its four ovens at Taste of Chicago this week, it would make brick-and-mortar restaurants envious. The Windy City food festival attracts more than million visitors each year. From large metropolitan cities to small towns, communities across the country are hosting local food events to showcase… Read More

May 31, 2013


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May 31, 2013

Pizza Experts Weigh in on Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Whether it’s a hurricane that pounds a coastal region, a fire that destroys an entire city block or a snowstorm that shuts down the town for a week, no one likes to think of potential disasters that could close restaurant doors for several days –– or even weeks. Yet failing to prepare for the unexpected… Read More

Run a Successful Pizza Business With Better Back Office Practices

Modern pizzeria operators know good food is of the utmost importance for success. So, too, are back office practices. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to start a pizza business or tips for menu engineering, Pizza Today’s Back Office section offers thorough resources for making a pizzeria a profitable venture.

Learn from the best. The pizza industry’s most successful operators weigh in on back office issue to share their stories with tips and advice to help your pizzeria grow.


Overlooked Back-Office Issues Can Send Business Spiraling

Letting a pizzeria’s concept grow stale can lead to a reduction of sales, but that means more than just revamping the menu and décor. Taking a hard look at finances, modern marketing, restaurant management, hiring, ordering practices, costs and valuation can make you a more successful operator.  Top-notch achievement starts with effective management who know how to run a pizzeria’s staff but also have a firm grasp on the day-to-day back end issues facing everyday owners and operators.