Eye on the Chains

Eye on the Chains – June/July 2020

CPK Market Offers Groceries and Meal Kits The coronavirus pandemic has prompted California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) to move into the meal kit and grocery business in a big way. In early April, the Playa Vista, California-based chain introduced CPK Market, which provides specialty meal kits as well as pantry and … More

Marketing Idea Zone

How to Adapt and Stay Strong During the COVID-19 Crisis

With traditional restaurant dining rooms closed, pizzerias are uniquely positioned to grow. Some key points to keep in mind: Pizzerias can take advantage of the 44% to 64% increase in local business searches for takeout and fast food. Market analysts are giving “buy” ratings for stock in pizza delivery chains due to … More

SmartMarket

Our Town America: Get the Word Out about Your Pizzeria

By Brittany Johnson The past few months have thrown a curveball at restaurant owners. While your restaurant may still be open for business—feeding locals, healthcare workers and others on the frontlines—the way you’re running your restaurant right now is probably not “business as usual.” Dine-in has taken a back seat … More