For Restaurants Looking to Grow – How About Lunch?

Pizza for lunch? Sounds delicious but for most consumers, pizza is a dinnertime staple. Unfortunately for consumers, many pizzerias opt out of promoting lunch.

While there are inherent barriers to achieving success both at lunch and dinnertime, many pizzerias have the potential to accomplish it seamlessly.

Speed, value, and convenience help draw people into an establishment for lunch when they are on a midday break, so optimizing those three elements will generate more success. Here are a few areas pizza operators can focus on when trying to capitalize on the lunch rush crowd: (more…)

Summertime is Grilled Pizza Time

Summertime means it’s time to fire up the “barbie”, as in barbecue, and throw on anything formally a cow. But the hottest barbecue trend is grilled pizza with its intense smoky flavors.

New York City’s famous Lombardo’s on Mulberry Street made its name by using a coal-fired oven to impart the grilled burned flavor that is so famous. Given the restrictions on coal burning in most cities, real Pizzaiolos who want that authentic flavor had to find an alternative. American ingenuity moved in and the backyard grill took center stage.

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PEPPERONI: The Top Topping Deserves Top Treatment

Once again, pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in America. A recent Harris Poll® revealed that pepperoni continues to top the charts and pizzas all around the country.

As a pizzeria operator, you probably already know that.  However, just because it is no. 1 does not mean you should stop caring about it, promoting it, revamping it, and celebrating it.  Did Steph Curry stop shooting threes just because the Warriors team won an NBA championship? 

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Are You Ready for How the Pizza World is Changing?

You might think you know the pizza market, but are you prepared for some profound changes that may occur in 2016?

In reviewing PMQ Magazine’s 2016 Power Report, a number of issues jump out that may give you, the pizzeria operator, a new view of your customer, menu and future. (more…)

Fast Casual Pizza -Eat it Up

Life can seem very complicated as every day, there are seemingly endless choices: what clothes to wear, which roads to take, where to eat for the day, when to exercise and on and on. That’s one of the attractions of fast casual dining, which allows choosing a meal to be immensely easier by laying out all of the options in a straightforward manner.

Make-your-own sandwich places and buffet-style restaurants have been around for years, but Panera Bread and Chipotle were game changers as they raised the bar by offering fresher, higher quality cuisine at reasonable prices.

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