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Commentary: Hot Take on Neapolitan Pizza — A Rebuttal?

What’s happening with Neapolitan Pizza? Our Man on the Street columnist offers up a hot take on Neapolitan pizza. Scott Wiener is not condemning the style, but I suspect some of my friends who operate Neapolitan-focused pizzerias are going to t...

Turn your Loyalty Program Members into Ambassadors

Loyalty Pays Loyalty programs are nothing new, but they’re reaching critical mass. This growth is a direct result of tech advancements in cloud-based POS systems. The boom, coupled with every customer’s easy access to a smartphone, has tu...

How to Approach Third Party as New Customer Acquisitions

Order Direct Converts In conversations with pizzeria operators at Pizza Expo, on The Hot Slice podcast and visiting restaurants, the same question is frequently posed: How do I get the third-party delivery customer to become my customer? Getting cust...

Mike’s Monthly Tip: Inversion Dynamic, Lead by Example

Lead By Example — Employee Leadership It’s imperative to lead by example. The way you act in your restaurant will determine how the rest of your crew performs. When you’re upbeat, fast-paced, enthusiastic and positive, it’s natura...

Building Blocks: Opening a New Pizzeria Fast, Part 1

As mentioned in the last installment of Building Blocks, I recently opened two new locations in four months. But the time spent between getting the keys and opening the doors was far shorter — 15 days for the first and 30 days for the second. Thirt...

Conversation: Gabriele Lamonaca, Unregular Pizza New York City

A Q&A with Gabriele Lamonaca, Unregular Pizza New York City, New York Concept: Unregular Pizza is a fast casual Roman-style pizzeria by the slice located in the heart of NYC in Union Square. The pizzeria offers a wide range of creative and delici...
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Audit Your Online Pizzeria

The ultimate checklist to review your online presence Now, more than ever before, your pizzeria needs to be open online 24/7. No, not your physical location, your digital shop, the place where customers and potential customers gather information on y...
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Commentary: Raise Your Prices

It’s time for a price hike. Inflation is free-flowing and rampant, and the cost of everything you touch is increasing. From a grocery store chicken breast for your summer grill to a tube of toothpaste to gasoline — and everything in between — c...
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Save the Date for Pizza & Pasta Northeast 2022

Pizza & Pasta Northeast to stage October 16-17, 2022 at the Atlantic City Convention Center Pizza & Pasta Northeast continues to be your one-stop shop for everything you need for your pizzeria, including the newest products, equipment and tec...

Conversation: Benson Tsai, Stellar Pizza, Los Angeles, CA

Stellar Pizza Los Angeles, California Concept: Stellar Pizza is a new, next-generation pizza company powered by automated, mobile restaurants. The robotic pizza vehicle can cook a touch-free pizza from start to finish in less than five minutes. The t...
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Kitchen Technology to Optimize Operations

From kitchen display screens to AI, new tech can help pizzeria owners speed up orders Everyone is in a hurry now. Customers have always wanted their favorite pizza to be ready quickly, but now people expect their orders, especially for delivery and t...
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