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Pizza ideas from Italy

Seventy thousand attendees from 104 countries visited six adjacent exhibit halls, including one just for pizza. The Italian Pizza Centre was where we spent most of our time, but pizza products where found throughout the 70,000 square meter complex. Attendees, exhibitors and management were all pleased with the pace and … More

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Keep em' coming!

A loyalty or customer rewards program allows restaurateurs to track customer purchases by offering them discounts or free gifts. The tracking could include number of visits, amount of purchases over a period of time or a combination of these or other measurable concepts. There are many different ways to offer … More

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Pizza power

The numbers are in! Results: More pizzerias opened this year than last year, industry sales are up and fewer stores closed compared to last year. PMQ first started analyzing the pizza industry as a whole in 1997. We have made modifications to our analysis and information collecting processes to give … More

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Slicing up your profits

Spoilage, pricing and marketing are the big questions when deciding whether to offer slices. Here’s a look at how pizzeria owners across the country are selling slices and piling on the profits. Toni DeCarlo, owner of DeCarlo’s in Wheeling, West Virginia, says the best crust is one that can be … More

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Bionic pizza

With today’s world moving so quickly, we here at PMQ realize that sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the new trends in restaurant technologies. For both our technologically handicapped and technologically advanced readers, this article will help you utilize the latest and hottest technology and obtain a thicker wallet. … More

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Lasting impressions

While traveling around New York, I met so many pizzeria owners that, naturally, I couldn’t write about all of them. But, what I can do is show you a few of the ones who really made an impression. Here are just a few of the pizzerias I visited and their … More

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NRA show 2004

Adopt a coffee bar trend: When your pizzeria wires for business and college crowd. Make your pizza business a WiFi zone. With this bit of technology you can invite your customers with wireless internet connectable devices to gather at your location to “get connected.” Customers can pay or offer it … More

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Rumble in gotham

THE U.S. VERSUS ITALY World Pizza Dough Tossing Champions Tony Gemignani and Vincenzo Tesauro will meet on the New York Pizza Show stage for a “Battle Royale”exhibition. Will Tony, the undefeated American five-time champ, out toss and twirl Vincenzo, the 2004 Italian champion? You’ll have to be there to find … More

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New York City's landmark and legendary pizzerias

For four issues, many of you have followed me on my quest to locate the top 10 landmark and legendary pizzerias in New York. I think out of all the assignments I have taken on, this has been the most fun and educational. I’ve had the opportunity to sit down … More

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Ask Joey

Inventory management is a very underappreciated practice as far as our experience in the industry is concerned. Independent operators feel as if they do not have enough time to keep their finger on all segments of their business at all times. Sadly, most operators handle inventory on a need basis … More

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Streetfighter marketing

To increase the success of your business or organization, take full advantage of the numerous networking opportunities available to you. Many of our clients tell us they attend various business functions, yet don’t get any business from them. To turn these events to fertile opportunities of generating business and key … More

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Insurance issues

Have you read your lease lately? Have you read it at all? I know someone who has – your landlord’s lawyer. It’s you versus a college degree, four years of law school and the disposition of a pit bull. Leases are a part of our everyday business life. We sign … More