Pizza Today on the Road: B & J’s Pizza Restaurant, Corpus Christi, TX

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The Good Ride B&J’s Pizza Restaurant marries good food, beer for maximum effect It’s not even 3 p.m. in suburban Corpus Christi, Texas, and already the regulars at B & J’s Pizza Restaurant have packed the restaurant’s small bar. Owner Jack Baker stops to greet an old friend and the rest of the bar patronsMore »

6 ways to make employee performance reviews count

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Under Review Execute effective employee performance reviews in the restaurant space When The New Yorker and later Inc. Magazine questioned the validity of employee performance reviews this past summer, wondering aloud if the formal appraisals sparked more anxiety and annoyance than actionable information, Eric Greenwald thoughtfully considered the argument. Ultimately, though, Greenwald wasn’t convinced. “PerformanceMore »

Window Marketing: The Big Picture

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Don’t overlook importance of window marketing In the hospitality industry we often say, “People eat with their eyes.” Many pizzeria operators have learned to apply that to our menus, restaurant décor, open kitchens and more while enjoying the return on their investment. Despite acknowledging that we live in a visual culture, many have overlooked aMore »

Respecting the Craft: Staffing and Retention

Tony Gemignani
World-champion Pizzaiolo and Pizzeria Owner

Talent pool suffers in a strong economy   As a follow up to last month, let’s examine other reasons for high turnover: • Higher housing and rising inflation. The fluctuation and increase in rent in big cities where the housing market has skyrocketed hasn’t helped employees at all. In fact, more potential employees have movedMore »