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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

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Workers comp is a necessity: not an option

There is still some confusion about the subject of Workers Comp insurance.  In this article  you will find out why it's a NECESSITY – not an option and how you can meet the obligation with safety and security. The (BRIEF) history: Workers Comp developed in the USA largely as the … More

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Dreams come true in Columbus, Ohio

You missed it! If you didn't go to Columbus, Ohio, for this year's Mid-America Pizza Show, you missed it. What was it you missed? First, you missed your chance to win one of three trips to Italy. Second, you missed watching this year's U.S. Pizza Team come together. Third, you … More

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N.R.A. show review

Once again, the magnitude of the NRA was overwhelming. To see every exhibitor at the show you have to really dedicate yourself to the task. The 2001 NRA show had 2,039 exhibitors displaying their services and goods and once again PMQ was there checking out all of them in the … More

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The big boys are coming to town

I remember when I first confirmed that not one, but two national pizza chains had just signed leases and were going to open almost across the street from me.  For 12 years Big Dave's Pizza & Subs had enjoyed 75 percent market share and life was good.  A couple of … More

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Letter from the publisher

Pizza World: Rise up and Unite! What if the Pizza Industry, corporate chains, franchisees, independents and industry suppliers funded a national television campaign designed to increase the overall sales of pizza? Michael Cohen asks this question in his editorial on page 16. Right now, about 5 percent of all food … More

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Espresso & cappuccino

Pizza and espresso, these items embody the soul of Italy better than any other.  And just as pizza is no longer the domain of Italy, having achieved mammoth status in Canada and the US, so too has espresso and its derivatives, cappuccino and latte. While these two noble products are … More

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The art of selling pizza

I like to call it the three G's. That is Great food, Great service and Great entertainment. Any one of the three will make me come back to a restaurant. Great food makes me more tolerant of poor service or a boring atmosphere. Entertainment and great service from the staff … More

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It pays to say I'm sorry

Do you believe in the power of redemption? It's now a proven fact that a simple phone call and apology can keep dissatisfied customers from going to your competitor. Two Domino's Pizza franchisees recently put this statement to the test. Steve Leonard and Tom Wallace wanted to know the real … More

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How appetizing is your menu?

Download List of Appetizer Companies (Excel File) Outside of encouraging customers to order additional toppings, how can a pizza operator increase his average ticket sales without increasing the menu price of his or her pizza? This is where the appetizer menu comes into play. Unlike most restaurants where customers order … More