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Salsomaggiore, Italy

Salsomaggiore Terme is in the province of Parma, Italy, a land which is rich in history and art, located in the green pre-Apennine valley. It has a tempered climate and is full of healthy vapors (mineral springs). It is a very striking town set in a quiet location with many … More

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At the register

It is a challenge to run a successful business. I'm guessing that you got into the pizza business because you like making people happy and seeing them enjoy the food you prepare and serve. And I'm absolutely sure you didn't get into the pizza business because you wanted to deal … More

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The matrix of managing multiple stores

It all started back in 1974 when Gina Costa opened a little pizzeria in the beachside town of Corona del Mar, which sits just a few feet off the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Here's a pizzeria that doesn't advertise, or do enough marketing to … More

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The PMQ P.O.S. report

The difference that separates those pizza operators who are successful and those who go bankrupt, or just manage to stay open, are small advantages in marketing ability or investments in equipment that gives them an edge. In the tightest of markets, the smallest advantage makes the biggest difference. For many … More

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Dino's pizza perfection

When you think flavor enhancement, you gotta think peppers. Peppers' main characteristic is that they are great flavor boosters, and nothing adds hot, spicy flavor like peppers. You have the choice of Jalapenos, banana peppers, peppercino, roasted red sweet peppers, yellow peppers, green peppers, and more! The popularity of all … More

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Are you covered?

Most of us would rather do anything than listen to more spills on insurance. Most small business owners are inundated with policy presentations and overwhelmed by the tremendous cash drain from insurance premiums. Now more than ever it is of critical importance that you fine-tune your knowledge of your insurance … More

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Top ten New Year's pizzeria resolutions

quot;The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." – Oliver Wendell Holmes Like a ship facing a storm, the past 18 months have been tough on most industries. Just about every business has readjusted and redirected their efforts. … More

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How will your customers eat today?

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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Giving credit its due

In today's society, cash in one's pocket is becoming more and more scarce. It's not that people have less money, but more people are using credit cards and especially ATM and debit cards. As pizza operators, you probably prefer cash because it is easier to count and deposit at the … More

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How to give & receive work references

Do you check references, or would you just as soon skip this task? Regardless of the size of your restaurant and the number of employees you have, references can make the difference between hiring a reliable and honest employee and hiring someone you can't depend on or steals you blind. … More

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Customer appreciation night

After reading T. Scott Gross' book, Positively Outrageous Service, I was inspired to do an unheard-of thing when I operated Big Dave's Pizza. During my monthly team meeting, I asked my crew if they would work for tips only, on a to-be-announced day. 'Stay with me on this one while … More

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Donatos Pizzeria takes the P.I.E.

In the Pizza Power 2002 article from the last issue of PMQ, we took an in-depth look at what has been going on in the pizza industry over the last 12 months. In that article, Donatos Pizzeria Corp. was awarded the PMQ Pizza Industry Enterprise of the Year (PIE) award. … More