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As PMQ celebrates its 20th anniversary, we honor the past and look forward to the future in this special oral history.

PMQ’s founders and longtime team members reflect on two decades of progress, pranks, pitfalls and pizza.
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As PMQ celebrates its 20th anniversary, we honor the past and look forward to the future in this special oral history.

PMQ’s founders and longtime team members reflect on two decades of progress, pranks, pitfalls and pizza.

Body Language: How your pizzeria’s servers can increase check averages, boost tips and improve the guest experience

Servers who pick up on guests’ natural body cues can make more money for you and for themselves.

Time for a facelift? Here are 6 ways to boost your pizzeria’s curb appeal?

If your pizza shop’s exterior makes people want to run away instead of walk in, here’s how you can make changes for the better.
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Archive »Marketing Maven

7 tips for suggestive selling

Teach a few basic upselling strategies to your servers and the boost to your bottom line could be significant.

Linda “The Marketing Maven” Duke lists 9 tips for building a better website.

Is it time for a website redesign? Here’s how to reenergize your Web presence and attract new customers.

Linda “Marketing Maven” Duke outlines 5 ways to get free publicity for your pizzeria.

Positive media buzz can start with a simple handwritten note to a reporter or a smartly crafted press release.
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Archive »Accounting for Your Money

Data breaches: A restaurant operator’s worst nightmare

When it comes to protecting your POS data from hackers and thieves, the IRS recommends following these 5 steps.

Calculating your net sales figure: It’s the one daily number on which the pizzeria owner and the accountant must always agree.

Trying to understand how POS transactions like voids, employee meals and coupons affect your taxes? Don’t listen to anyone but your CPA!

Feeling stressed and burned out? Maybe it’s time to slow down and ask for help.

If you’re carrying the entire pizza operation on your own shoulders, it can take a drastic toll on your health—and it’s not good for your business either.
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Archive »Sherlyn's Picks

Meet Our Subscribers—May 2015

PMQ’s circulation manager shines the spotlight on Cogan’s Pizza, FatPie Pizza, Pi Pizzeria and Fire Slice Pizzeria.
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Archive »Pizza Hall of Fame

Even in a city known for pie-slinging royalty, Patsy’s Pizzeria remains a standout.

Once the favorite pizza haunt of Sinatra and DiMaggio, this East Harlem legend has hardly changed while growing its empire through franchising.

Everyone feels like family at Frank the Pizza King in Colorado.

This modest Englewood pizza shop earns scads of media attention for its thin-crust pies and warm hospitality.

Since 1958, Corsi’s has relied on the personal touch to build a loyal following in Livonia, Michigan.

Founders Rocco and Adelia Corsi started out with a one-acre garden for their fresh produce and developed recipes through painstaking trial and error.

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Archive »Marketing Marvels

With two beach-town locations in the Sunshine State, Slyce is always looking for ways to give back to its communities.

Known for promotions like Food Pantry Monday and the Sitton Supreme initiative, Slyce uses social media to keep the conversation going with its customers.

Marketing Marvels: Meet the Brooklyn man who invented the pizza box made of pizza!

Vinnie’s Pizzeria co-owner Sean Berthiaume is also the marketing whiz behind the funniest specials boards in the business.

How Pi Pizza scored a “hole-in-one” in pizza making

Hoping to re-energize a tradition-bound food, Pi Pizza founder Steve DeLisle looked to the donut for inspiration
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Archive »Liquid Assets

How to make your wine sales shine and create crowd-pleasing pizza-wine pairings

Tracy Morin explains how to sell more wine and more pizza at the same time.

Beer buddies: How to partner with a brewery to create your own signature beer.


This sort of collaboration scores a win at every level and creates a unique and powerful marketing opportunity for pizzerias.

Keep up with the hottest beverage trends of 2015 and boost your sales!

In this beverage-focused column, we explore the year’s top trends for spirits, cocktails and beer.
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Archive »Art of Marketing

Marketing your pizzeria: Now’s the time to start booking holiday parties and catering events!

We also look at low-carb pizza bowls and the art of the upsell.

Targeting seniors: Encourage families to eat out with their older relatives more often and everybody wins

Other marketing ideas: Offering a take-home pizza kit and bring in local guest chefs to reinforce your community ties.

The taxman cometh: We offer 4 ways to help your customers ease the pain of Tax Day

Plus 3 moneymaking ideas for Earth Day and 4 ways to spoil moms on Mother’s Day.
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Archive »Meet the Tank

Boosting traffic to your pizzeria: Does it pay to advertise on Yelp?

Yelp’s a powerful influencer for restaurant customers, but Think Tank users say you can get a better return for your money with another ad strategy.

From box toppers to email blasts, here are several ways to increase your pizzeria’s lunch sales

Think Tank users help a fellow restaurateur solve one of the industry’s most vexing problems.

Is now the right time to start offering delivery? The answer may not be as simple as you’d think.

A new pizzeria owner does great weekend business but his weeknights stink. Would adding delivery be the smart thing to do—or a huge mistake?

Five things you need to know to manage a Google Ad Words campaign for your pizzeria

A Think Tank member shares his own experiences and tips for getting the best results from paid Google advertising.

How to hire a pizza maker—and the key traits to look for

Our Think Tank operators offer tips for finding the right person for this key position. (Hint: It’s not always about experience!)
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Archive »Marketing Idea Zone

Our Town America: Now offering POS integration for ease of use for larger brands

Using a mobile app, pizzeria owners can track who redeems their offers, then follow up with a second offer.

Cut waste and excess fat from your pizzas with StitZii box liners

StitZii’s grease-absorbent pizza box liners let pizzeria owners deliver a healthier pizza and protect the environment.

The Pizza Pie Tower: A new eye-catching display for slices

This new innovation lets you stack your slices, save table space and show off your pizzas to perfection.

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Consult The Think Tank Forum

The Think Tank is the only pizza industry forum on the Web. Established in 2005, the forum welcomes general discussion about owning and operating a pizzeria. Find answers to all your questions here from your peers in the industry.

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Archive »Pizza Marketing Tips

Promotional tactics that increase sales

You can increase your sales by focusing on the "four walls" of your business according to Tom Feltenstein, Founder and Chairman of the West Palm Beach, Florida-based Neighborhood Marketing Institute.

Gusto Pizza Co.

Cutting-edge social media and homegrown ingredients reap a harvest of profits for this Iowa pizzeria.

The Olivers' twist

Bernie O’s fuses flavors, textures and temperatures to create innovative specialty pizzas.

Winning at the sports marketing game

Score points with kids and families by targeting local athletic events.

Advertise to One Person at a Time

“There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals."
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