Respecting the Craft: Employee Turnover

Tony Gemignani World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner

A better economy means good help becomes hard to find I am sure you have noticed lately it’s been getting tougher and tougher to keep and hire employees, especially in California. With the unemployment rate getting lower and the economy getting better it has become increasingly difficult for us to keep staffers. We are gettingMore »

Minor Employees: Fountain of Youth

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Are you up to speed on child labor laws? Minor employees often bring plenty of positives to the job. Although they’ll likely require a fair amount of rope-showing and schooling in workplace etiquette, young people are generally enthusiastic and eager-to-please –– a nice counterbalance to their lack of experience. However, minor employees come with laborMore »

Movin’ on Up

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Identify potential franchisees from your own talent pool   Your employee has been with you for years, assuming ever-greater responsibility in your restaurant. He’s gained your trust as someone you can rely on. He’s also ambitious, hardworking and wants more, which is why he’s approached you about owning his own store under your restaurant’s name.More »

Marketing: Keep it Local

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Do you know how to maximize your local marketing? Clayton Krueger has no shortage of opportunities to spend money. As the director of marketing for Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza, a 20-year-old, seven-store chain in the Tacoma, Washington, area, Krueger regularly hears pitches from advertising reps –– newspapers, radio, television, billboards, team and event sponsorship andMore »

2015 Pizza Today Top 100 Pizza Companies List

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Below is a ranking of America’s 100 largest pizza chains. For more on Pizza Today’s pizza industry lists, visit: Rankings of America’s Top Pizza Companies and Independent Pizzerias. 2015 Restaurant Name 2014 Principle Executive City State                         Web  # Units  2015 Gross Sales 1 Pizza Hut* 1 David W. Gibbs Plano TX www.pizzahut.com  15,605  $13,400,000,000More »

Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza

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Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 14-ounce dough ball 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons pesto ¾ cup caramelized butternut squash (recipe follows) 2 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled 6 slices of bacon, cooked soft and rough chopped Grated Parmagiano-Reggiano, as garnish Instructions Preheat the oven toMore »