World’s Longest Pizza

Live music, lots of food and entertainment will ensure everyone will have a fun day.

Here are some fun facts about the pizza and the event:

The dough weighs about 8000lbs
The sauce will weigh about 5600lbs
The cheese will weigh about 3600lbs
Total weight of the pizza= 17200lbs at around 7000’
The scaffolding will be provided by AtPac Scaffolding Solutions and erected by Scaffold Works and Capstone Scaffolding. We believe this is the longest scaffolding that has ever been built anywhere in the world.
The oven will be moving at around 17’/min. The assemblers will need to work fast or the oven will catch up with them. The oven is cooking at around 700°F; once it starts its journey it cannot pause or stop.
The assemblers will be rotated every 60 min so they can get bathroom breaks, etc. If all goes well, we should be done in under 8 hrs. We will add some toppings to the last 1000’ of the pizza for variety.

You want to be part of this historic event. Why don’t you join our team as a volunteer? http://longestpizza.com/highlights

Food Costs Down, Labor Up in 2016

An analysis by the consulting firm BDO found food costs went down for publicly traded restaurants in 2016, but labor costs jumped in the same year, Nation’s Restaurant News reports.

As commodity prices tumbled after reaching record highs, restaurants saw their cost of sales fall 0.6% to 29.1% of revenues last year, BDO found. But labor as a percentage of sales increased 0.8% to 30.5% in 2016, more than offsetting the savings on commodities and driving up restaurants’ overall prime costs by 0.2%. read more – http://www.pmq.com/April-2017/Food-Costs-for-Restaurants-Went-Down-in-2016-but-Labor-Costs-Jumped-Higher/

Safety First for Restaurant Delivery Drivers

Spring is in the air. Winter driving hazards have melted away, but the roads may be more dangerous as cars are free to speed along in clear conditions. With more than 80 percent of pizzerias offering delivery, it’s an ideal time to review safe delivery practices with drivers.

There are also precautions drivers should take when carrying the food orders to homes, apartments or hotels. The following are a few tips to help ensure that every delivery arrives hot and fresh and your drivers return safely:

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Revenue-Sharing the Secret to Closing the Wage Gap

Some restaurants in the Boston area are experimenting with a new remedy to an old problem: the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped employees. Eateries like Mamaleh’s Delicatessen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Tres Gatos, Centre Street Café and Casa Verde, all in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, are using revenue-sharing to help put more cash in their kitchen workers’ pockets. read more – http://www.pmq.com/April-2017/Is-Revenue-Sharing-the-Secret-to-Closing-the-Wage-Gap-Between-Tipped-and-Nontipped-Restaurant-Employees/

LIGURIA FOODS – March 2017 NEWSLETTER

The Liguria Foods March newsletter is out, please click the link below to read about the following topics:

  • Advertising in Today’s Online World
  • Q&A with Bill Main – Restaurant Industry Consultant
  • Liguria 1974
  • Blogs

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