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Employee theft

Whether your business is manufacturing, retail, wholesale, service, hospitality or high tech, it is probably experiencing some degree of employee theft. The list of items employee steal from their employers is endless and includes such items as inventory, money, parts, components, supplies, information and customers. In fact, it is estimated … More

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Choosing a new location

Large chain pizza operations typically have sophisticated real estate departments that use a number of state of the art market research tools to find new, promising locations for their restaurants. Does that mean the independent pizzeria on a thin budget is the underdog in finding new locations? Not according to … More

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Banned in Vegas

When we announced that Pizza Today had banned PMQ from Pizza Expo in our last issue, it only took a few days before a FedEx package arrived on my desk. The package came from our long time advertisers and good friends Jay and Terry Siff. "We think we found a … More

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Pizza expo show from Chicago

Best Idea Pizzacast Reels In Customers Wouldn't it be great if you could turn most cell phones into an automatic pizza ordering device? Well…Pizza cast is a mobile ordering channel offering you immediate connectivity to your customers. You can profit from the global growth of mobile commerce, or m-commerce. Pizza … More

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Southwest Foodservice Show

The 2001 Southwest Foodservice Expo was held this year at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. There were more than 27,400 attendees, 1,278 booths and over 760 exhibiting companies. The show alternates between Houston and Dallas, which was a good thing this year considering Houston was experiencing massive flooding … More

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From the publisher

And the winner is . . . Scott Hack of Peeweeville KY is the winner of the PMQ contest. He won an Inflatable Walk-Around Pizza Slice created by Signs & Shaped and valued at $4,200. Scott plans on opening his first pizza store in October. PMQ has created an award … More

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Results of the 2001 World Pizza Championship

Each year the World Pizza Championship gets bigger and better. Over 600 Pizza Operators came this year from all over the world to make their claim that theirs was the world's best pizza. Only Giuseppe Paolini of Augusta, Italy and Claudio Menon from Rome could claim the title as makers … More

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American pizza stores per capita

Congratulations Maine! You are the champion of pizza for the third year in a row. Your residents still support more pizza stores per capita than any other state. There are 4.14 pizzerias for every 10,000 of your residents. … More

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Who owns America's pizza industry?

Competition is tough in Connecticut, that is if you believe a lack of multi-store ownership is an indicator of competition. There are 846 owners in Connecticut that oversee 1,163 pizza stores. That means the average pizza entrepreneur operates 1.37 stores. In Mississippi, things are radically different. The average pizza operator … More

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Leave it to the pros – making radio advertising work

If you read my column in the last issue, you discovered a way to gain an unfair advertising advantage over your competitors; i.e., by using a professionally produced jingle. The next logical step, in my opinion, is to advise you use clever ad copy that is professionally produced to work … More