PMQ staffers checked out the largest restaurant trade show of the year and reported back on their favorite products and services.
Pizza Hut Canada Tests Delivery Robots in Vancouver
Pizza Hut Canada is testing robotic food delivery at one store in Vancouver this week. The technology was developed by Serve Robotics, whose bots can navigate on their own along busy sidewalks, the company said. Related: Why pizza robots look to be crucial tools for the future Robots are delivering … More
Bar Technology: The Next Generation
Advanced beverage dispensing solutions can reduce waste, offer remote monitoring and simplify service for your pizza restaurant.
Does Your Pizzeria’s POS System Really Deliver?
Experts share how operators can use their POS systems to better manage and improve pizza delivery service for drivers and customers alike.
Why Pizza Robots Look to be Crucial Tools for the Future
Foodservice robots were everywhere at this year’s National Restaurant Show and could change the way we make pizza. But is that what customers want? Handling dough is a key problem that robot manufacturers must address to ensure consistency of the pizza across a chain’s multiple locations. Related: N.J. pizza shop has … More
Mapping a Course for Mobile Pizzeria Success
As you hit the road with your movable pizza feast, these expert tips will position you for success over the (literal) long haul. Your oven will be the most important piece of equipment, but don’t underestimate the importance of a kitchen display system (KDS) and credit card processing technology. Related: … More
Mixers to the Max: Getting the Most out of Your Dough Mixer
Ready to invest in a new dough mixer? You’ve got plenty of options to choose from. From planetary and spiral mixers to VCMs, these industry experts offer tips on how to choose the right one. A mixer is a major investment for any pizzeria—a heavy lifter that can thrive for … More
This Chicago Chain’s Expansion Plans Hinge on Pizza Robots
Chicagoland’s Slice Factory will leverage Nala Robotics’ pizza-making system, called Pizzaiola, in its aggressive expansion plan. Pizzaiola can prep and make Slice Factory’s popular 28″ jumbo slice as well as various Chicago-style stuffed pizzas along with pastas and wings. Related: xRobotics’ xPizza Cube debuts at Missouri Valley College Slice Factory … More
Using Your POS System to Control Food Costs
Your point-of-sales system can be an important tool for monitoring inventory, counteracting higher food prices and ensuring profitability.
PIZZycle: College Students Invent a Greener Pizza Box
In a step toward more sustainable food packaging, German inventors Marlene Bruch and Luise Hornbach have designed a reusable and recyclable pizza box called PIZZycle. Stackable, dishwasher-safe and made with 100% recyclable material, PIZZycle boxes can be used and reused hundreds of times and offered as part of a deposit … More
How Mici Italian’s Co-Founder Invented His Own Pizza Press
As co-founder and president of Mici Italian, a fast-casual franchise, Jeff Miceli’s desire to simplify complex family recipes led to the creation of a unique pizza press. “I was determined to find a tool that would aid with the shaping of the dough and simplify the process so anyone in … More
Direct Messaging: Tricks of the Snail-Mail Marketing Trade
Direct mail success requires savvy strategies, from crafting strong offers to knowing when/where to send them and analyzing redemption rates.