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Dealing with distributors

The single best way to reduce your food cost is to shop every item from several distributors each week… If you think this statement is true, congratulations, you are a buyer. If you think there may be more to it, read on and become a purchasing manager. One of the … More

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Florida restaurant show

The Florida Restaurant Show was held in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 20-22. The PMQ staff sifted through 649 exhibitor booths and more than 17,000 industry professionals who were in attendance and found some great ideas and products that you should know about. Borrowing from David Letterman, "OK kids, here is … More

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Dino's olive pizza

No Italian table would be complete without the glorious olive. No cheese platter, antipasto, salad, pasta, entree or glorious pizza would be complete without it's presence. I was very happy to do an olive pizza recipe since I usually put olives on the personal pizzas I do for myself. Olives … More

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Made in Italy

After a torturous nine-hour flight, my excitement and anticipation was getting the best of me as I strained for a view from my window seat. All of the sudden we broke through the clouds and I got my first glimpse of the land where pizza was born Italy. The U.S. … More

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Marketing take 'n' bake

It's almost been a year since the original article on the Take 'n' Bake phenomenon was printed. This particular story created a tremendous amount of activity on the Think Tank and requests for more information. It seemed that the amount of interest generated would make it a good topic for … More

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Pizza stores losing 7 percent from theft

Australia's leading thief catcher, Shane Windred, says pizza shop owners are losing up to 7 percent of their gross takings from staff theft. "The fast food industry in general is one of the last bastions of ready, unaccountable cash. Pizza stores in particular are at an even greater risk because … More

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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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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