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SmartMarket: Italforni Helps Reinvent C-Store Pizza

Pizza isn’t hard to find in a convenience store—high-quality pizza is a different matter altogether. But Dave Carpenter, president/CEO of J.D. Carpenter Companies, is working to change that with help from oven manufacturer Italforni USA. Carpenter’s company has partnered with 7-Eleven, Inc., to create a new type of convenience store—called … More

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SmartMarket: Unlock New Growth With Uber Eats

Are you ready to upgrade your delivery program? Uber Eats can take you to the next level, offering flexible delivery solutions that work with your restaurant, not against it, and potentially expanding your brand’s reach to thousands of new customers in your area. The demand for delivery is rising among all age … More

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SmartMarket: How to Win at Online Ordering and Delivery

Third-party delivery services like Uber Eats, Grubhub and others are taking the market by storm. But using them comes at a cost, to the tune of 20% to 30% in fees and commissions, which cuts into restaurants’ margins, says Larry Fiel, director of marketing for PDQ POS, an all-in-one, all-in-house … More

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La Nova Wings Still Clucking Good After 25 Years

Joey Todaro III, a.k.a. “The Wing King,” introduced wings to the pizza industry when he first exhibited at the International Pizza Expo in 1994 with his family. He had no game plan and not one distributor. But, due to his years of experience in the pizza industry, he had more … More

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Marra Forni: Made in the USA vs. Imported Brick Ovens

An interview with Marra Forni Founder Francesco Marra Q: Why is choosing between domestically produced and imported ovens such a difficult decision for restaurateurs? FM: There are many factors to consider. If consumers aren’t educated about a particular product, they will fall for the cheaper options. Sure, you might save a … More

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SmartMarket: 5 ways DoorDash drives sales to your business

Consumers are demanding more convenience and diversity when it comes to food delivery. The rise of on-demand delivery apps is satisfying their needs. But what about your needs as a pizzeria operator? There is a number of ways on-demand platforms like DoorDash can strengthen your existing delivery model, help … More

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SmartMarket: Affordable Direct Mail Designed for Pizza Shops

Direct mail is a potent marketing tactic, garnering higher response rates than any digital direct marketing medium, according to the Direct Marking Association. But it can be cost-prohibitive for pizzerias. “It’s a catch-22,” says Jeff Dodge of Ramos Pizza in Lincoln, Nebraska. “You know you have to do it … More

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SmartMarket: Pizza Possibilities With Ardent Mills

High-quality flour is the foundation for strong, flavorful pizza dough, and at Ardent Mills, we know pizza dough. We’re proud to offer some of the most trusted flours in the pizza business, including Italian-type 00 flour for Neapolitan-style pizza, grown and finely milled in North America. Using Primo Mulino … More