Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Restaurants raise prices in lieu of leaving tips

Some New York and Chicago restaurants may opt to take tips off the table, according to The Wall Street Journal. The tip-free establishments would instead increase menu prices by as high as 15 percent and pay employees a higher hourly pay. It’s an idea that has restaurant operators in other cities asking, “Would it workMore »

Local chain gives away nearly 200,000 pizzas with Cincinnati Reds’ strikeout promo

Local chain gives away nearly 200,000 pizzas with Cincinnati Reds’ strikeout promo

LaRosa’s Pizzeria got more than it bargained for with its promotion tied to opponent strikeouts at Cincinnati Reds games. With nearly 20-game winners, the 64-unit local chain has given away 190,000 small pizzas (roughly half-million dollars worth of product) with more than 20 games left.  “Pizza for strikeouts” has been promoted on Reds scoreboards, sendingMore »

Why short videos are wildly popular over social media

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 bitsMore »

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Restaurateur says construction led to closure

Construction projects can be a nightmare for businesses. One Greenville, South Carolina, restaurant owner says her café was forced to close after prolonged construction fencing and obstructions severely reduced business traffic. For more on this story, click here. cell phone lookup numbers What’s an operator to do? Here are few tips to keep your restaurantMore »

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Minnesota addresses social media and small businesses with legal guide

Maneuvering through the legalities of your social media practices can be daunting. The Minneapolis Department of Employment and Economic Development has created a state-sponsored legal guide to social media for small businesses. “A Legal Guide to the Use of Social Media in the Workplace” examines the evolving rules of social media and a company’s reputation,More »

Pizzeria Social Media Marketing

Pizzeria Social Media Marketing

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Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Fast food workers in seven cities hold one-day strike for higher wages

Hundreds of New York City fast food workers protested in front of major chains Monday in an effort to raise wages to $15 an hour and the right to unionize. NYC strikers were joined by protests in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Missouri and Flint, Michigan. The strikes sparked national and international mediaMore »

Mobile pizza units add sales, street cred

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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 wantMore »