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Why Your Pizzeria Needs a Digital Menu Board Now!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 9:18:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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If we were to ask how your current menu is doing, you’d probably answer, “Good!” But is “good” good enough...when a digital menu board could take your game up to “great?”

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How To Get A Custom Crust Made For Your Pizzeria

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2017 9:14:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Custom Crusts

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Did you know that it’s possible to have your restaurant’s pizza dough balls or crusts – using your unique recipe – made for you by a manufacturer? When you partner with a crust expert who’s got experience getting even the most complex recipes “just right,” you’re able to:

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3 Most Important Technologies for Pizzerias Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 2, 2017 9:16:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations

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While there’s something to be said about pizzerias that still make their pies and do things “the old-fashioned way”, there are several new technologies today that can help improve your pizza ordering, payment, and delivery processes, while also helping you deliver a better final product. It’s important that you keep up with industry standards and patron expectations, and in 2017, that means having a mobile-friendly website, being present on mobile apps, providing an online ordering option, and using a sophisticated POS system to help make your restaurant more accessible and run more efficiently.

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Is Your Pizza Crust Inconsistent? Here’s How One Pizza Chain Solved The Problem

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2017 9:24:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Performance/Quality, Case Studies

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Having multiple locations is the dream of many pizzeria owners, and it can be a highly rewarding adventure to open additional shops, with your name proudly displayed on each of them. Operating multiple locations comes with challenges, though, related to everything from staffing and overhead costs to marketing and your own time management. One issue we hear about often is the challenge to achieve product consistency from location to location.

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Pizza Crust Types: Authentic Wood Fired Par-baked

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2017 9:23:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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Until recently, wood-fired pizzas have been reserved only for restaurants that have installed a special wood-fired oven. This artisanal method of making pizza has been around since the conception of pizza itself, and involves heating a dome-shaped stone or brick deck oven to temperatures up to 800°F using real wood as a heat source. This gives wood-fired pizza an irreplicable smoky flavor, as well as a light, crispy texture, and perfectly charred bottom.

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7 Uncommon Uses for Pizza Dough Balls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2017 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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Many pizzeria owners have experience with premade crusts and dough balls – but not all operators have gone beyond the obvious to consider all the ways they could be using these versatile products to expand their menus (and generate bigger average tickets). Here are seven simple ideas you can use to shake your menu up a bit:

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Savor the Season with Flavorful Summer Pizza Recipes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2017 9:16:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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When summer’s in full swing, your patrons likely crave lighter fare that features fresh, crispy textures and colorful seasonal ingredients rather than heavy foods or meaty pizzas. Luckily, it’s relatively easy for your pizza shop to satisfy those cravings!

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3 Considerations When Transitioning from Scratch to Pre-made Pizza Dough

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 28, 2017 9:22:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Custom Crusts, Performance/Quality

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The success of your pizzeria depends on many factors: pricing, location, customer experience and more. But the most important driver of success is the flavor and quality of your food — it’s why customers keep coming back. As you grow and add more locations, it becomes difficult to replicate those experiences and quality at each one. The crust and final products produced by employees at different locations will inevitably have variances — whether from unintended mistakes in how the recipes are executed or from uncontrollable differences like water quality, weather and other surroundings.

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5 Insider Tips for Perfectly Proofed Pizza Dough Balls [INFOGRAPHIC]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2017 9:22:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality

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You may have created the most amazing pizza toppings combination — one that rivals your Sicilian grandmother’s recipe — but without a perfect crust, it will fall flat. The crust is the foundation of your pizza and it’s important to get just the right flavor and texture to complement whatever combination of toppings you desire. 

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Top 3 Reasons Too Many Pizza Crust Options are Bad for Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2017 9:09:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Crust Varieties

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The more options, the better, right? Not always so when it comes to pizza crusts. Offering too many options on your menu can not only overwhelm customers, it can overextend your staff.

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