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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

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Playing chicken with the big boys

By now everyone is aware of the recent launch of chicken products by some of the major pizza chains. Domino's is offering Buffalo Chicken Kickers, Papa John's is offering Papa's Chicken strips and both are backing up these new menu offerings with massive promotions. Customers are being bombarded with direct … More

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Pizza industry food distributors

So who doesn't feel like they just got through dealing with a used car salesman when their food distributor leaves? You may have gotten a good deal, maybe not. Hey, they are salesmen after all, but there is a difference. If you don't have the best products and happy customers, … More

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Tame the delivery liability monster

Last month I closed my office for a few days and took the staff to the Northeast Pizza Expo. We took a booth and exhibited right alongside industry giants. While others were busy hawking their wares, I quietly corralled pizzeria owners as they walked by and I asked them this … More

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Tip reporting: what you need to know

In March 2001, the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit handed down its decision in the case of Fior d'Italia v. United States, striking down employer-only audits. The history The ruling marked the first court of appeals victory for the restaurant industry on the issue – after three previous … More