From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

Don't be confused… Remember November! PMQ's New York Pizza Show is now established as the most successful of all East Coast Pizza Shows as it debuted last November with over 3,200 registered attendees despite a very distracting election day. This is the only trade show that PMQ does and it … More

Business & Marketing

From the horse's mouth

Everyone does business a different way. In this department, PMQ poses two to three questions each issue to a group of owners/operators from across the country so you can see what others think about certain topics. In this department, you get the word straight from the horse's mouth. If you … More

Business & Marketing

Catering corner

Whether you've been catering for years and consider yourself a pro or are just venturing into the world of catering from your pizzeria, a catering menu makeover can make the difference between getting the job or not. A well-planned and designed catering menu can automatically add extra catering profits to … More

Business & Marketing

Kamron's komments

127,500,000 million gallons of water "leak" right through Hoover Dam every year. That's enough to fill 8,395 swimming pools. This water seeps unnoticed, silently, invisibly, through 7 million tons of concrete. Yet, this gusher is invisible to the naked eye. Your pizza business also has a leak. It's leaking cash, … More

Business & Marketing

PMQ's idea forum

Strategy #154 Busting Loose with Barbeque Has your lunch biz slowed a bit? What about the number of new customers coming in every day? Or the number of your customers coming in and voicing a desire for something besides pizza?           The answer: Make changes! Offer your … More

Business & Marketing

Insurance issues

You just got a new catering job. The income is good the price is right and the job is easy. Your insurance should be "okay" right?  Maybe yes, maybe no… If you're like so many other pizzeria owners, you've been thinking about finding new sources of revenue. Some of those … More

Business & Marketing

Legal eagles

After practicing law for ten years, it was a welcome surprise to get a telephone call that wasn't from a client, adjuster, witness or another lawyer.           It was Tom Boyles, wanting to know if I could offer advice to restaurant owners and if I would be … More

Business & Marketing

Windmill pizza paradise

The secret to successful marketing is knowing who your customers are. It seems like such an obvious statement, but often is forgotten in the process of determining where your advertising dollars will be spent.           Windmill Pizza Paradise in Brisbane, Australia, offers a good lesson in knowing … More

Business & Marketing

Incredible pizza

With Chuck E. Cheese a top 25 pizzeria and current king of the hill of child-targeting pizzerias, you might wonder who could ever dethrone them. There is actually a pizzeria that's on the edge of taking Chuck E. Cheese by storm. With a combination of incredible ideas and incredible fun, … More

From the Editor

Letter from the publisher

New York Pizza Show Sets East Coast Attendance Record Success! The tradition has begun. Thank you attendees, exhibitors and media for making the inaugural New York Pizza Show a success. Over 2,400 pizza professionals made it to the Jacob Javits Center for PMQ’s first pizza show.  Attendees came from 12 … More

Business & Marketing

From the horse's mouth

Do you do any "beginning of the year" planning and if so, what? Bob Dykes – I have a core set of marketing campaigns that I have decided on in advance to implement for the coming year—i.e. door hangers, hotel/motels, cross-promo's, etc.—that are geared towards the unique subs and pizzas … More

Business & Marketing

The pizza doctor

Another year has come and gone. How did you do? Did you meet most of your goals and objectives? Did you have any goals and objectives except making a living and showing a profit? Did the cheese price spike of last spring hit your bottom line hard? May I share … More