Industry Headlines for December 31, 2014
One of the hard truths of menu development is that what works for a pizzeria in a blue-collar neighborhood in Pennsylvania may not be a good fit for a pizzeria located in the Financial District of San Francisco. Different demographics have different menu needs. With that in mind, all operators need to perform their due diligence by conducting their own in-house research and development before overhauling the menu.
Factors to consider when researching a product include:
- The surging popularity of the item in other locales (or lack thereof);
- Food cost;
- Labor involvement;
- How well the necessary ingredients can be utilized in other dishes.
Buying vs. Leasing: Exploring Your Options
If that much-anticipated new location is about to become a reality for you, real estate matters are going to occupy much of your brain space in coming months. Whether it’s your second store or your 200th, you’ll be faced with options and decisions that are crucial to the livelihood of the new store’s business.
First on the agenda: will you buy or lease the restaurant space?
“It’s really a risk-return recipe, and that’s why it’s different for everybody,” says Dan Simons of Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group.
Each option comes with its own unique pros and cons. Explore the buying vs. leasing question for yourself and learn six questions you should ask before deciding to buy by clicking here.
Calzone dough done right
Do you need to formulate special dough just for calzones? No! We’re asked this question a lot by newbies, but the fact of the matter is that your pizza dough will do the trick just fine. That being said, some folks want to make their calzones stand out from their pizza and don’t mind the extra labor. Hey, if you want to make a special calzone dough, who are we to stop you?
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