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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

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How to Make a Smarter Roman-Style Pizza

Every so often, a new product innovation comes along in the culinary world that changes the game. Today, one of the most exciting products emerging is ​Pinsa Romana​, a revolutionary balance of flours and mother dough that is rich in innovation yet rooted in history.   Pinsa Romana was born … More

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Mobile Brick Oven Solutions: Expanding Your Pizza Operation

​These days, many event planners are not just looking for a caterer; they want to offer their guests a food experience. Mobile catering has become a vibrant and dynamic trend in the foodservice industry today because it’s interactive, fast, and serves up an authentic product in literally seconds. With … More

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Is Your Online Customer Service Up to Speed?

Customers hate waiting. And never has the need for speed been more important than in today’s digital economy. Online orders easily make up anywhere from one-quarter to one-half of all sales in carryout and delivery operations. And simply being online isn’t enough. Without a fast, easy-to-use interface on a mobile-friendly … More