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Account ability

Their initial response is exactly the outcome you should expect and illustrates the level of caution that you should exercise in approaching any restaurant venture. It seems everyone wants to open a restaurant. The majority of people should never do so, and many of those that have opened restaurants should … More

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Pizza: the movie

ldquo;Pizza! The Movie” is being filmed and you could be in it!  New York independent filmmakers Michael Dorian and Joe dos Santos are making a feature-length film about pizza  for theatrical release, and are traveling the country interviewing pizza makers, historians, scholars, etc. Michael and Joe came to the PMQ … More

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Full plate

The New York Pizza Show brings a multitude of ways to sell more pizza in your shop from new marketing ideas to new products. But what about new recipes and techniques that will help you stand out from the competition? The America’s Plate gourmet pizza contest and the culinary workshops … More

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Raising bar revenues: one drink at a time

It’s hard to imagine a restaurant that wouldn’t greatly benefit from increasing revenues. The adage, “food covers overhead, but the bar is all profit,” actually has its basis in fact. It would seem, therefore, that since no restaurant operates under the burden of too much profit, finding ways to increase … More

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The power of potomac pizza

Finding a formula for success in the pizza business is never the same from one store to the next, but there are certain elements that are present in nearly every successful restaurant. First, you have to truly love what you do. An old friend once told me, “If you enjoy … More

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The lease I can do

Generally, this means that business is good despite the recent economy. As many of you grow your operations or replace the equipment necessary to keep up with your customers’ demands and general competition, leasing your equipment has been a staple within this industry since the beginning. Leasing is the main … More

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Selling to outside venues

This is a question that we get asked every day by our operator partners. When people see the numbers, they find it hard to believe. Besides the fundamentals — high quality product, premium pricing, minimal discounts and aggressive marketing — there is another reason why we have had added success: … More

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Reward programs boost employee morale

Street Fighting business owners do everything they can to attract and keep good talent. Surprisingly, money isn’t the best way to inspire performance and loyalty. Numerous studies have pegged lack of praise and recognition as the most common reason good employees leave— ahead of poor compensation, limited authority and personality … More

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Survey forensics

You don’t have to flip too many channels to know about the popularity of police shows focused on the science of forensic evidence. Watson would have followed behind Sherlock with a spectrometer if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a modern day author. Success leaves clues…clues you can use to engineer … More

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P.H.D. (pizza hospitality delivered)

The guest is demanding it! They want “serve-us”– they don’t care how many people you serve, they are concerned only with their order – special requests and all! Times have changed. Most of what a traditional delivery/carryout restaurant does can be replaced by technology (i.e. ordering online or through an … More

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Financial statements and what they do for you

These are typical questions that are asked as owners of any restaurant business, especially during hard times. Let’s take a look at the “truth” surrounding the benefits of financial statements or Profit & Loss Statements. Timely and accurate financial statements are one of the most useful management tools for any … More

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Intellectual property, faxes, advertising and pizza

Intellectual Property (n):   A product of the intellect that has commercial value. Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. The definition shown above uses what I think is the broadest possible scope to define Intellectual Property (from here on … More