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Message On Hold offers free service for 60 days

Looking to reduce hangups, upsell your customers and make your employees more productive? That’s what Message on Hold is all about. “One thing we ask every customer is, ‘How much money do you lose on the phone every day?’” says Mike Wick from Message On Hold, a Houston, Texas … More

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Beef up your menu with seasoned chicken pizza toppings

Today’s consumer demands chicken more than ever. Last year, America’s demand for chicken surpassed beef consumption by almost 40% and is projected to continue its rise in popularity. You might say we’re living in the Golden Age of Poultry. Possible reasons for the steady climb in chicken consumption include more … More

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Transform your dessert menu with Golden Cannoli.

Now is the time to spice up your menu with the hottest and most profitable dessert on the market today—cannoli! Founded in 1970 in Boston by two Italian bakers, Francesco Bono and Angelo Bresciani, Golden Cannoli offers the best hand-rolled, artisan-made cannoli in the world! Filled fresh-to-order or in pre-filled … More

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Idea Zone March 2014

Where is your phone right now—in your pocket or sitting on the desk next to you? Ninety-one percent of adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach 24/7. What if your customers had a logo on their phone reminding them of your pizza shop every time they swiped their screen? … More

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Idea Zone – January 2014

Show your community support with wristband connection “What’s this about?” Ms. Johnson asks the waiter, pointing to a tabletop flyer with a picture of a silicone wristband. The waiter replies, “For a $1 donation, we give you one of those to wear to show that you are against the act … More

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Idea Zone: September 2013

The next giant step in online pizza ordering is here! RedShift, a company that specializes in voice recognition technology, is making it easier—and faster—for customers to order pizza online or with smart devices. The technology is available to pizzeria companies—whether chains or independents—looking to improve their mobile apps and make … More

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Reward Loyal Customers with PDQ POS

Do you keep track of who visits your pizzeria and who has stopped coming altogether? Keeping track of such data allows you to target your marketing according to customers’ purchasing habits, turn occasional guests into regulars and potentially recapture lost business. It all starts with Signature Systems’ powerful point-of-sale system, … More

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Two Great Companies, One Amazing Product

Repeated busy signals can ring like a death knell for a pizzeria with a strong delivery component. Every missed call leads to a potential lost sale and money that could go to a competitor. But thanks to a partnership between two industry innovators, Message On Hold and Pizza Phone, busy … More

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Magnet Mailers Earn Double-Digit Returns

The refrigerator is more than an appliance; it’s the family message board, photo album and brag sheet all in one. It can serve as a billboard for your pizza, too, when you take advantage of magnetized direct-mail services from St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Sunray Printing Solutions. “Many of our pizzeria clients … More

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Boost Beverage Sales With Dynamic Drinkware

ldquo;The better-looking the glass is, the more people are willing to pay for what is inside of it,” says Zarin Thomson, owner of Caffe Royale in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Like many restaurateurs, Thomson turned his beverage sales from negative to positive with a little glass redesign. As Robert Foley from … More

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NoteAds Rolls Out New Marketing Tools

There’s a reason why pizzeria operators prefer sticky note ads from NoteAds Advertising to box toppers, door hangers and window clings: Not only do the ads stand out with their four-color imprint, they also literally stick around the home until they’re used. Unlike refrigerator magnets, doorknob hangers or glued-on box … More