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Reliable Refrigeration for Your Pizzeria

Let’s Chill: Exploring Restaurant Refrigeration Options Pizza Today readers say that refrigeration is the number-one piece of equipment they plan to purchase in the next year, and it’s vital. “It’s the absolute necessary thing to make you...
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Today’s Payment Processing Fees

New technology and changing consumer habits affect credit card costs There are many ways to pay for a pizza, and most of them involve credit. New technology, and increased demand for delivery and takeout, could affect how much it costs pizzeria owner...
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Making Sustainability Sustainable

How pizzerias can keep sustainability momentum rolling well into the future. Even when leadership’s intentions are pure and their commitment firm, a pizzeria’s momentum with sustainability can nevertheless stall. Employee turnover might overrun e...
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Gas Ovens vs. Electric Ovens: Heating Up

Gas ovens were once the standard at pizzerias and restaurants across the U.S., but electric ovens are gaining ground For decades, gas ovens dominated restaurant kitchens, including pizzerias. These days, however, electric ovens are cutting into that ...
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Product, Service Outage Protocol

Pizzeria owners can take steps to prevent damage when power, technology or the supply chain falters From large-scale weather disasters to local outages, there are many events that can cause a pizzeria to pause operations. Businesses are technology de...
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Cyber Threats to Businesses

Countering cyberattacks on restaurants Last April, a cyberattack hit NCR and its Aloha POS, one of the restaurant industry’s leading point-of-sale (POS) systems. While the ransomware attack did not disrupt in-store purchases, it halted other key op...
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Non-Owned Auto Insurance for Pizzerias

Insuring Safe Delivery Pizza is the ultimate delivery food item. Whether you deliver your own pies or rely on a third-party provider like DoorDash or Uber Eats, odds are that your business relies on pizza delivery. However, if your vehicle insurance ...
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Effective Soft Open Week for a New Restaurant

Keys to a Successful Soft Opening Opening a new restaurant is incredibly difficult. Every new restaurant we open, I’m pretty confident, takes a few years off my life. The notion that we’ll gather this brand new workforce together and they...
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Mike’s Monthly Tip: Tech Stack

Must-have and nice-to-have technology for your restaurant What’s your tech stack? It’s a phrase that started in Silicon Valley, went through corporate America, and has entered the restaurant realm. With good reason, there are several thin...
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Food Safety Red Flags

Small oversights have big potential to make guests sick When I received this story assignment, I was eager to get writing because this is a topic that I am very passionate about! In addition to the big, glaringly obvious infractions of the health cod...
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Today’s Top Restaurant Design Trends Aimed at Elevating the Customer Experience

Designing Restaurants Restaurant design isn’t what it used to be. Shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic, evolving consumer preferences, technological advances and the rising costs of materials and labor, new design trends continue taking shape to elevate...
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Building Blocks: Gently Used Equipment

Opening a pizzeria is a huge financial undertaking – and that feels like an understatement. There are places to cut corners and there are places to spend the real dollars. I personally have not done a complete restaurant buildout and have no intere...
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