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

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 ––More »

Preventing presenteeism

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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 EurekaMore »

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 »