December 1, 2012 |


By Pizza Today


We had our Slice of hope Party on Friday, October 12th.

Fun was had by all. We had a lot of door prizes and a lot of information on breast cancer to pass out. We had our pink cake and cupcakes. .. Hayley Watson was our entertainment. The crew all came together and worked together for a very worthy cause.

Pull us up on Facebook to see all the pictures and info … We had our local TV station, WHIZ TV, in for some filming for our 6 & 11pm local news regarding the fundraiser… It was a great community effort…
Thanks again,

Papa Chuck’s
Zanesville, OH

Thanks for the note. Slice of hope 2012 was a huge success! We’re still hearing from pizzerias across the country as they send in their donations, but we’ve already raised more money this year than we did last year for the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation — and more than 50 pizzerias are yet to send in their donations! It was truly a spectacular year. Together, we are making a difference. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support!

What To Say?

Ok, I need your professional, expert, intelligent, clever advice for my inquiry. We are looking to purchase a pizzeria currently operating. Since this will be a 2nd location for us, we plan to bring over our name and food, but keep the same phone number that the current owner is using. So I ask you, how do I answer the telephone on opening day under our ownership?

Do I open with our name and follow with “Formally aBC Pizza,” how can I help you? Do I just want to stick with our name? obviously, I don’t want people to think they dialed the wrong number and hang-up.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Eddie Ritchie
Rita Pia’s Pizzaria
Mundelein, IL

Edward, what do we say? We’re flattered …

We’d advise you to go with just mentioning your name and immediately following that with a call to action. It will put the customer on the spot to answer back right away and you’ll never have to mention the other place.

For example:
“Thank you for calling Rita Pia’s on 4th Street, would you like to try an order of our delicious garlic knots today for just $2.99?”

Since it is your second location, we would also advocate throwing in the “on 4th Street” (whatever street you are on … you get the point!) so that people don’t think they errantly reached your other location. Good luck. Let us know how it works out.