Market Your Dishes In-house

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When John Farrell went to visit his daughter, Jacque, at college, they were treated to dinner cooked by the father of Jacque’s friend. He made pizza for the group, and the pizzas that they enjoyed that night changed their perception of what pizza could be forever. John recalls that “not one of them had aMore »

Use benefits of phone system to increase sales, productivity

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Investing in a call management system, whether simple or sophisticated, is money well spent when operators learn to take full advantage of the system’s features. Today’s call management systems have the capacity for multiple to unlimited phone lines, messaging capabilities that increase productivity and sales, integration with your POS and the ability to handle customerMore »

Food Sampling Builds Sales and Relationship with Customers

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Giving your product away for free to build sales may seem like a business oxymoron. But as the old saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. And although there is no such thing as a free lunch, food sampling is the next best thing for operators and for customers. For operators, itMore »

Dress for Success: Communication with staff is key when enforcing dress codes

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There is something noticeable about the staff’s look at Cocco’s Pizza in Primos, Pennsylvania — expression of individuality and brand awareness. Employees sport graphic T-shirts with the pizzeria’s name and logo. Owner Michael Cocco says his dress code reflects his crew’s personalities. Everyone is wearing something just a little different from one another. They canMore »

A Communal Table: The Trendy seating movement can maximize square footage

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The idea of sitting at a table with complete strangers terrifies some, while energizing others. A table that seats eight to 16 may be considered communal-, gathering- or family-style, and it is a restaurant design concept that is building steam. Datassential, a research company that monitors restaurant industry trends, identified communal dining as No. 5More »

Woman gets sick after eating pizza described as gluten-free (With VIDEO)

Woman gets sick after eating pizza described as gluten-free (With VIDEO)

A Connecticut woman, who suffers from Celiac disease, said she got sick after ordering a pizza that she thought was gluten-free. The pizza, as it turned out, had breaded eggplant hidden under the cheese. Watch this story: WFSB 3 Connecticut To read the full article, CLICK HERE. Pizzerias across the country are tapping into theMore »

Reddit gets more than 11,000 comments on “worst restaurant experience”

Reddit gets more than 11,000 comments on “worst restaurant experience”

Reddit asked its subscribers, “What was the worst restaurant experience you have ever had?” The post generated more than 11,000 comments, so far. Restaurant nightmares ranged from encountering pests and food poisoning to foreign objects in food and horrendous service. Spoiler alert: pizzerias did not come out unscathed in the comments. online essays As aMore »

Casual dining chain rolls out table-top tablets (With VIDEO)

Casual dining chain rolls out table-top tablets (With VIDEO)

Tech Watch — After testing table-top tablets for six months at 180 units, Chili’s Grill & Bar plans to roll out the tablets to most of its 1,266 locations in 2014. Uno Chicago Grill and Applebee’s have also installed the devices at some of their locations. Chili’s table-top tablets are loaded with menu options, games,More »