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Man on the Street: Killer Convenience with Pizza Carryout and Delivery

Is convenience saving or killing the pizzeria experience? It wasn’t long ago that home food delivery was a novelty. Even though Chinese food and pizza delivery both landed in the first half of the 20th century, neither really took off until after W...

Pizzeria Owners can Save Labor Costs by Revamping Opening and Closing Checklists

Opening and closing procedures to save labor costs As restaurant operators look to tighten labor costs, they are adjusting opening and closing procedures. While pizzeria owners and efficiency experts agree there are no shortcuts for certain tasks rel...

7 Steps to Prevent Pests from Taking Over your Restaurant

Preventing Pest Problems in your Restaurant When it comes to pest control in your pizzeria, your best offense is a good defense. Think prevention. It’s much easier to avert an infestation than to get rid of one. Prevent insects and rodents from get...
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6 Steps to Improve Your Restaurant’s Indoor Air Quality

Find practical solutions to address indoor air quality in pizzerias As the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country in 2020, Sean Chang noticed an everyday behavior practiced by millions of Americans – visiting a restaurant – suddenly deemed risky. ...
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What You Need to Know When Buying or Upgrading a Restaurant Audio System

Craft Your Ambience with Audio When you operate a pizzeria, your product is much more than a delicious slice of pie. You’re selling an experience, a specific ambience. You can’t always rely on food alone to bring customers back, so cultivate the ...
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Serving Alcohol in Restaurants — How to add alcohol to the menu

Pizzeria owners that want to start serving beer, wine and spirits should consider rules, training and costs For pizzeria owners, adding alcohol to the menu can result in a boost in revenue. The markup on beer, wine and spirits is high, and pouring a ...
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Online Ordering Cuts Labor Costs and Increases Sales

Online ordering has grown exponentially in recent years, accelerated by the smart phone revolution that placed a high-powered computer in everyone’s pocket. Other contributing factors include peer-to-peer delivery like Uber Eats and Grubhub; a glob...

How to ace your next health inspection

What you need to know before your restaurant’s next health inspection It’s coming, though few pizzerias know when. The health inspection is a regular event on every restaurant’s calendar and while some of the nation’s restaurant operators...
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Offering Beer, Wine and Liquor To-Go

Pizzeria owners can still sell alcohol for takeout and delivery if they follow regulations Sales of beer, wine and liquor to-go helped many restaurant operators stay in business during the pandemic. These sales were made possible when state governmen...
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What To Look For In A POS Upgrade

Next-Gen POS Think back to how restaurants were operated only 30 years ago. Many used handwritten order slips that were passed back to the kitchen. Customers were rung out on a cash register sitting on the counter. If you wanted to pay by credit card...
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion In Practice

Applying your DEI principles into business operation Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI as it is commonly referred to, is a practice that welcomes employees of all backgrounds to an open and equitable workplace. The restaurant industry has long ...
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The Restaurant Floor Plans Remix

The dining experience has changed, and so has the pizzeria layout The pandemic changed the way people order food, and pizzeria owners adapted by rethinking their spaces. Carryout became crucial, so operators removed tables and focused on to-go orders...
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