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You'll need a knife and fork for Chicago-style pizza

Over the years, we’ve come to find that Chicagoans prefer alternatives to the city’s famous deep-dish pizza by a pretty wide margin. According to Jonathan Porter, Chicago pizza expert and owner/operator of Chicago Pizza Tours, “The No. 1 pizza in all of Chicago is the thin-crust, tavern-style pizza, which … More

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Embracing the future—save money by upgrading your phone system

Though many may still cling to them, old-fashioned landlines have been waning in popularity for years, and the switch is not surprising.  The features of today’s newfangled cloud-based solutions are attractive to many operators, especially those with multiple locations: the ability to take almost unlimited calls during high-volume periods, sans busy … More

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True Greek pizza isn't just olives and feta cheese.

“Greek pizza dough is generally hand pressed into a seasoned pan. The dough is very simple, using only salt, sugar, water, oil, flour and yeast. I blend two kinds of sauce together and add seasoning. Italian pizza takes less time to cook than Greek pizza, so we use a blend of mozzarella and … More

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What's Your Story? Vets2Success

For Bryan Jacobs, pizza has become a perfect analogy for life—one that he refers to often as the founder and president of Vets2Success, a nonprofit in Bradenton, Florida. “Everything on a pizza comes from somewhere,” he says. “When you relate that to your own life, you can imagine that … More

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Make Facebook chatbots work for you with these tips and tricks

If you feel an ingrained irritation with automated phone services, you’re not the only one. While many companies like using the phone-bot system for its speed, it usually fails to satisfy customers—and the negativity surrounding automated customer services does not stop at phone lines. Fortunately, a recent attempt to … More

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Made to Order: Tips for Online Ordering

Online Ordering Should Be Easy as Pie Today’s most successful marketers are leveraging technology to improve the customer experience, says Steve Hauber, president of Valassis Local Solutions. And the best online ordering experience is a quick and easy one. A clunky, hard-to-use system can turn a customer off permanently. “Restaurateurs … More

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8 Tips for Better Video

A strong web presence helps drive strong sales.  In fact, many of the fastest growing pizzerias had the highest web rankings in 2017. Social media has also become a powerful marketing tool in the pizza industry. According to PMQ’s 2018 Pizza Industry Census, pizzeria operators reported their top three social … More

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Precinct Pizza: Super Troopers

When he was a younger man working for a Domino’s Pizza store in the late 1980s, Rick Drury, owner of the two-location Precinct Pizza in Tampa, Florida, admits he was a “terrible employee” who thought he knew more about running a pizzeria than his bosses. Turns out he was … More