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Why you must have a business plan: the cause and cost of failure

A common misconception about restaurants is that they can overcome the worst of economic times and even survive poor management. The two main causes of failure are undercapitalization and lack of knowledge about the business. Simply put, undercapitalization means just not having enough to go around. It usually results from … More

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Tools of the trade: a comprehensive guide to PMQ.com

In the past year, there have been over 3,000 new pizzerias that have opened. That is a lot of freshmen business owners who need help. With all of the complications and headaches of running a new business, or managing one you have had for years, pizzeria owners, both new and … More

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International pizza growth

The most exciting growth in the pizza industry, during the past few years, has been in the international markets. But which markets hold the most promise for pizza entrepreneurs who would like to expand their business internationally? One rough way to estimate a foreign market's interest in pizza is by … More

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The 2004 pizza census

Thanks to the 488 respondents to this questionnaire, who took part anonymously and who each received a complete copy of the results of this survey. Unfortunately, we can't print the entire results of this report because it wouldn't be fair to those who took the time to participate. We hope … More

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Pizza opportunity 101

Introducing Professor Christopher Muller, Ph.D BY STEVE GREEN, PMQ PUBLISHER Professor Muller has written the best analysis of pizza opportunity I have ever read. He has allowed us to reprint this work, which originally appeared in a European foodservice magazine. We are very proud to have Professor Muller associated with … More

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PMQ's 2003 trade show review

We traveled all over the place in 2003 looking for the best ideas at trade shows across the United States and in Australia. We've been to Los Angeles, New York, Columbus, Chicago, Orlando, Indiana, New Orleans, Toledo and Sydney. Through hours of conversations and product demonstrations at all of the … More

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Healthy pizza part 1: health-building pizza

Business leaders tell us, "Be proactive rather than reactive. Make your plans before rather than after the $#!t hits the fan. That's how to beat your competition and win the game of business." A more straight-forward way of putting it is: "Read the writing on the wall… then figure out … More

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From the brink of bankruptcy

In the past three years, I have had the privilege of hearing some outstanding stories of success and some tragic stories of failure in the pizza business. Every once in a while I come across an operator who was on the brink of bankruptcy and losing nearly everything, but managed … More

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Who is the father of American pizza?

Who discovered America? Who was the first President of America? You know the answer to these; Christopher Columbus and George Washington. You were taught this information in school and it's something you should know if you live in America, but what do you know about the origins of American pizza? … More

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Important Information for direct mail

During the past 12 years, I moved four times in Southern California. You guessed it; I'm like millions of Americans who don't stay in one place for too long. So if you're a marketer trying to keep track of my whereabouts, best of luck! The U.S. Postal Service says 43 … More