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Lasting impressions

While traveling around New York, I met so many pizzeria owners that, naturally, I couldn’t write about all of them. But, what I can do is show you a few of the ones who really made an impression. Here are just a few of the pizzerias I visited and their … More

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NRA show 2004

Adopt a coffee bar trend: When your pizzeria wires for business and college crowd. Make your pizza business a WiFi zone. With this bit of technology you can invite your customers with wireless internet connectable devices to gather at your location to “get connected.” Customers can pay or offer it … More

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Rumble in gotham

THE U.S. VERSUS ITALY World Pizza Dough Tossing Champions Tony Gemignani and Vincenzo Tesauro will meet on the New York Pizza Show stage for a “Battle Royale”exhibition. Will Tony, the undefeated American five-time champ, out toss and twirl Vincenzo, the 2004 Italian champion? You’ll have to be there to find … More

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New York City's landmark and legendary pizzerias

For four issues, many of you have followed me on my quest to locate the top 10 landmark and legendary pizzerias in New York. I think out of all the assignments I have taken on, this has been the most fun and educational. I’ve had the opportunity to sit down … More

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Ask Joey

Inventory management is a very underappreciated practice as far as our experience in the industry is concerned. Independent operators feel as if they do not have enough time to keep their finger on all segments of their business at all times. Sadly, most operators handle inventory on a need basis … More

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Streetfighter marketing

To increase the success of your business or organization, take full advantage of the numerous networking opportunities available to you. Many of our clients tell us they attend various business functions, yet don’t get any business from them. To turn these events to fertile opportunities of generating business and key … More

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Insurance issues

Have you read your lease lately? Have you read it at all? I know someone who has – your landlord’s lawyer. It’s you versus a college degree, four years of law school and the disposition of a pit bull. Leases are a part of our everyday business life. We sign … More

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Account ability

Their initial response is exactly the outcome you should expect and illustrates the level of caution that you should exercise in approaching any restaurant venture. It seems everyone wants to open a restaurant. The majority of people should never do so, and many of those that have opened restaurants should … More

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Pizza: the movie

ldquo;Pizza! The Movie” is being filmed and you could be in it!  New York independent filmmakers Michael Dorian and Joe dos Santos are making a feature-length film about pizza  for theatrical release, and are traveling the country interviewing pizza makers, historians, scholars, etc. Michael and Joe came to the PMQ … More

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Full plate

The New York Pizza Show brings a multitude of ways to sell more pizza in your shop from new marketing ideas to new products. But what about new recipes and techniques that will help you stand out from the competition? The America’s Plate gourmet pizza contest and the culinary workshops … More

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Raising bar revenues: one drink at a time

It’s hard to imagine a restaurant that wouldn’t greatly benefit from increasing revenues. The adage, “food covers overhead, but the bar is all profit,” actually has its basis in fact. It would seem, therefore, that since no restaurant operates under the burden of too much profit, finding ways to increase … More

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Keep em' coming!

A loyalty or customer rewards program allows restaurateurs to track customer purchases by offering them discounts or free gifts. The tracking could include number of visits, amount of purchases over a period of time or a combination of these or other measurable concepts. There are many different ways to offer … More