Sourdough provides right taste for crust, breadsticks

Tom Lehmann

It seems like we are always looking for something more flavorful in pizza crusts and breadsticks. One answer to this search is sourdough. Sourdough has been in use much longer than yeast as we know it today. We know that some type of sourdough was used by ancient Egyptians to produce a type of flatMore »

2012 August: Food Costs Killing You?

2012 August: Food Costs Killing You?

Is your bottom line being adversely affected by food costs? If so, Big Dave Ostrander has this to say: “After I realized that I was leaving tens of thousands of profit dollars unaccounted for, I studied and achieved the perfect food cost month in and month out.  The biggest breakthroughs I discovered were: Placing in-line portionMore »

Marketing Matters: Your POS as a Marketing Tool

2012 September: Marketing Matters

My Point of Sale system is the prettiest cash register ever! But does this beauty have brains? American Scientist Donald Norman says, “Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability they should go hand in hand.” If that is the case then this POS is worth every penny I paid for it. For example, my POS hasMore »

Conversation with Salvatore Reale, Ville Reale Pizzeria, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 September: Conversation

Salvatore lets us in on running a longtime family-run pizzeria Villa Reale Pizzeria Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Reale family opened Villa Reale Pizzeria in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1976. Born in Italy, Salvatore is known in the Pittsburgh community as a “Godfather of Pizza.” (To reach our success) — It has taken hard work, great customerMore »