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When asked, most pizza operators believe they are in the “pizza business.” Emphasis is placed on consistently creating the finest pizza, delivering the best service and keeping a clean restaurant. Most operators can tell you more about the price of cheese or their current food cost than they can about … More

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Information security

Owning and operating a franchise food business provides the opportunity for both personal satisfaction and financial success.  While many owners experience great benefits, the challenges to effective operations are making such benefits harder to obtain. California Civil Code section 1798.82 requires that businesses notify residents if a breach involves a … More

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Pre-employment testing…should you or shouldn't you?

There’s a lot of talk about testing job applicants before you hire them, but is it really all that easy, effective, and necessary? Most hiring managers or owners rely on the application or resume, job interview, and references in selecting the best people for the job openings they have.  However, … More

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Houston…we have a champion

In case you haven’t heard the news, Michael Shepherd, owner of Michael Angelo’s Pizza in Kenton, Ohio, won the gold medal for the largest dough stretch this year in Italy. This was Michael’s third time on the team. He and I talked recently about his trip to the top. Getting … More

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From the horse's mouth

Everyone does business a different way. In this new department, PMQ will pose two to three questions each issue to a group of owners/operators from across the country so you can see what others think about certain topics. In this department, you get the word straight from the horse’s mouth. … More

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Ask Joey

Well here they are, the repercussions. We had such a nice run of commodity-based pricing, it was inevitable that some rising prices would eventually hit. Many of us reap the rewards during low market conditions without consideration that they will go up. After March, we feel as if they have … More

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PMQ's idea forum

CLASSIC Strategy #92 Map your Success Aren’t you glad that your police and fire departments use maps? In an emergency, maps help them find you faster. If you’re using one, your customers are glad that you also have a reliable map system. How else can you ensure that they’re pizzas … More

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The secret of grandma's recipe

I've been spending a lot of time in New York lately getting to know the pizza industry there and eating more pizza than a college grad student working on his thesis. New York, like its pizza, is a unique experience. You may find something similar to it, but nothing exactly … More

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NAPICS 2004 show review and best ideas

What a show! Until this year, the NAPICS (North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show) had focused on the Ohio region. This year NAPICS took on a new attitude, look and approach to what was the Mid-America Pizza Show and put on a national show and absolutely succeeded in their … More

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Low carb research

Trend or Fad? Once in a while, there comes a change that dramatically affects an entire industry in a relatively short period of time. When such a change occurs, there is a need for an immediate understanding of the new environment. Such a change is now occurring in the food … More

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The ease of cheese

If you believe the tale, mozzarella was first invented when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a factory in Italy. Soon after, it was used on a flat disc of pastry with tomato sauce and baked, thus creating the first pizza. The rest, as they … More