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Augello's Pizza – a league all their own

The first Augello's store began operations in 1995. Due to its growing popularity, not only with the locals, but also with the tourists, the second restaurant at New Farm was opened in 2001 and plans are in place for their third restaurant. Augello's is owned and managed by Simon Best, … More

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You can be on TV, too!

Back in the 1980's, there was a show that used to come on TV called Star Search. The show ended up becoming a veritable who's who of future celebrities. It was the steppingstone to many phenomenal careers. Star Search was the first time many of the contestants were seen by … More

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The coming insurance crisis

One of the more downplayed aspects of the current post-9/11 economy has been the effect on the nation's Property Casualty (non-life insurance) industry. While there may not be much "light" on this, things are certainly heating up. America's insurance industry is reeling from a combination of things that individually may … More

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The true cost of leasing

Often, business owners are faced with the decision… "Should I lease or buy equipment?" The answer can be different in each situation and you should weigh all the factors in reaching a suitable, sound conclusion. In most cases, the first factor to consider is the source and availability of cash … More

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Letter from the publisher

Average Pizza Delivery Time Falls to 32.5 minutes. How do you compare to the national average when it comes to the level of service you provide? Now you can know. In order to improve something you have to start measuring it. Once you are able to see how the service … More

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How to fire someone

Do you ever feel like firing an employee is a necessary evil -something you have to do whether you feel comfortable doing it or not? Handled incorrectly, it can compound an already bad situation.  It can even turn into a full-blown disaster if a lawsuit ensues!  On the other hand, … More

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The critical break point

Probably the most frequent questions we are asked relate to peer group comparisons and what can be done to improve profitability. Many of you know the fundamentals of operating your restaurant, but may not really have had the opportunity to grasp the concepts of fixed and variable costs and their … More

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Workers comp is a necessity: not an option

There is still some confusion about the subject of Workers Comp insurance.  In this article  you will find out why it's a NECESSITY – not an option and how you can meet the obligation with safety and security. The (BRIEF) history: Workers Comp developed in the USA largely as the … More

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Dreams come true in Columbus, Ohio

You missed it! If you didn't go to Columbus, Ohio, for this year's Mid-America Pizza Show, you missed it. What was it you missed? First, you missed your chance to win one of three trips to Italy. Second, you missed watching this year's U.S. Pizza Team come together. Third, you … More

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N.R.A. show review

Once again, the magnitude of the NRA was overwhelming. To see every exhibitor at the show you have to really dedicate yourself to the task. The 2001 NRA show had 2,039 exhibitors displaying their services and goods and once again PMQ was there checking out all of them in the … More

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The big boys are coming to town

I remember when I first confirmed that not one, but two national pizza chains had just signed leases and were going to open almost across the street from me.  For 12 years Big Dave's Pizza & Subs had enjoyed 75 percent market share and life was good.  A couple of … More

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Letter from the publisher

Pizza World: Rise up and Unite! What if the Pizza Industry, corporate chains, franchisees, independents and industry suppliers funded a national television campaign designed to increase the overall sales of pizza? Michael Cohen asks this question in his editorial on page 16. Right now, about 5 percent of all food … More