May 16, 2012
Shelf Life of Pizza Dough
You open your cooler and see a stack of dough boxes from the day before. Your first question: How long can I keep my pizza dough in the cooler? The second question: How can I keep it in the cooler for a longer time?
“Effective dough management and consistent dough management procedures are a vital aspect in the refrigerated shelf life of our pizza dough,” Dough Doctor Tom Lehmann says. “With this in place, you can easily keep your dough in the cooler for anything from one day through 5 or more days.”
Shelf life is your hands. Lehmann shares how yeast levels affect dough’s expiration. Even how you stack dough in the cooler can increase or decrease its longevity.
Let Tom Lehmann guide you through management procedures to add extra life to your dough by clicking here.
Advertise What Customers Want
You’ve done your homework. You know your customers and you know how to reach them. You’ve decided to market a direct mail piece to the neighborhood. But, what do you advertise?
Fight the urge to market that new item. Though you might be in love with a new clam pizza, it may not have the enticement factor that your tried and true menu favorites have in your community.
Ask yourself key questions to figure out what to advertise that will offer the biggest bang for the buck. Click here to read more.
Who is footing the tab for delivery? Unless you are charging a delivery fee, you are. Big Dave Ostrander ponders the dilemma facing many operations.
Delivery is a costly service. Ostrander did the math for his operation. His calculations indicated that it costs between $4 and $5 to deliver an order. That figure includes drivers pay, social security, Medicare, unemployment, non-owned auto insurance, meals, etc.
Click here to learn more about Ostrander’s options to avoid falling sales and recapture profitability.
Ease the Resistance to Change
With the rate of changes in technology, it’s easy for employees to get frustrated with features and procedures of a new POS system.
Plan ahead and you can help ease the transition and promote teamwork. The key is to keep your staff informed about the change and communicate its importance and the role employees’ play in the process.
To get more tips on introducing a new POS system, click here.
Featured Recipe — Greek Salad
Just as the warmer weather has taken hold, appetites are leaning towards lighter meals like salads. Make it Greek. Mediterranean-inspired salads remain popular and are packed with health benefits. Add this Greek Salad to your menu:
1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
1 red onion, cut into small rings
6 ounces Kalamata olives, pitted
1 red bell pepper, chopped
For the rest of this delicious recipe, click here.