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From the brink of bankruptcy

In the past three years, I have had the privilege of hearing some outstanding stories of success and some tragic stories of failure in the pizza business. Every once in a while I come across an operator who was on the brink of bankruptcy and losing nearly everything, but managed … More

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Who is the father of American pizza?

Who discovered America? Who was the first President of America? You know the answer to these; Christopher Columbus and George Washington. You were taught this information in school and it's something you should know if you live in America, but what do you know about the origins of American pizza? … More

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Important Information for direct mail

During the past 12 years, I moved four times in Southern California. You guessed it; I'm like millions of Americans who don't stay in one place for too long. So if you're a marketer trying to keep track of my whereabouts, best of luck! The U.S. Postal Service says 43 … More

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Unleashing a mob of eager customers

The funny thing is – most people are scared out of their wits to do it A Tale of Two Ponies – Kalani was a very sweet six-year-old girl about to celebrate her seventh birthday. She got straight A's in school, did her homework every night and still found time … More

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The secret conference of re insurers in Monte Carlo

It's all over but the shouting. The annual Re Insurance confab held in Monte Carlo is done. There is a small but powerful group of international businessmen that control the global Re Insurance industry. This is the place that insurance companies go to buy their insurance to hedge their bets … More

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What's happening in New York?

Long before "Happy Meals" and Chicken McNuggets, New Yorkers were devouring pizza, America's original fast food, at neighborhood parlors on every street corner. What began at Lombardi's on Spring Street in 1897 as a strictly ethnic treat has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry catering to every possible taste. According to … More

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At the register

When you look at a check for $20 that is returned to you as NSF, you probably see red. But when a check collector looks at it they see gold. Because that $20 check is really worth $45 or $50. That's because the law entitles you to a collection fee … More

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Ask Joey

QUESTION: What can you do during to holidays to boost sales? ANSWER: The season is upon us and it is a super exciting time for our businesses and our brands. How do we translate all of this positive energy into our customer base? We want to make a connection that … More

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America's top ten pizzerias

We here at PMQ give you a report on the pizza industry each year according to increases and decreases in sales, units and other trends related to the selling of pizza from the year before. When doing my daily research for the best news related to pizza, I stumbled across … More

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Subs, hoagies, and grinders

Why should you consider adding subs or sandwiches to your menu? Offering more than pizza gives customers another reason to eat at your restaurant more than once a week. Sandwiches are also fast, a staple for lunchtime crowds and one of the best performing categories in the QSR segment. In … More

Pizza Power Reports

Pizza power 2003

Pizza Power 2003 – Pizza Industry Annual Report It's that time of year again when PMQ crunches the numbers to see how the pizza industry has performed in the past year. There is some good news and bad news, so without delay, let's jump right in and see what the … More

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Making critical feedback productive

Delivering critical feedback without causing defensiveness can be stressful, yet the demand placed on an owner or manager often requires painful confrontation – painful for the owner or manager as well as the employee. But does it really have to be that difficult? It's 3:30 in the afternoon on a … More