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    Posts written by Dan Pecha

    Dan Pecha
    Pizzeria Consultant
    Dan is a hugely important slice of Alive & Kickin’ (see what we did there?). He started in the pizza business when he was just 14 and eventually opened his own chain of restaurants, supplying his own dough balls for each of them. He expanded to supplying dough products to other operations, then founded the Dough Shop®. Alive & Kickin’ was thrilled to acquire the Dough Shop® in 2015.

    8 Tips for Pizzerias Facing a Skilled Labor Shortage

    October 9 2019
    By Dan Pecha



    Labor shortages are increasingly common in a variety of industries, with foodservice being among the most prevalent. The demand for higher wages and benefits coupled with low unemployment rates has ...



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    September 25 2019

    Food trucks continue to attract the attention of traditional restaurant operators, and with good reason. The U.S. food truck industry revenue is ...



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    August 21 2019

    In 1889, when a famed Naples pizza chef trundled three different pizzas — fully cooked and piping hot — to the doorstep of the hungry and demanding ...



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    July 31 2019

    With annual sales exceeding $45 billion (41% of that independent and small chains), the U.S. pizza restaurant industry is strong. In fact, a ...



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    June 19 2019

    “Here today, gone tomorrow” employee turnover is a relentless challenge for restaurant owners and operators. It’s tough enough finding qualified ...



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    April 17 2019

    On average, ingredients account for about one-third of a restaurant’s costs.1 That’s a substantial investment, leaving many pizzeria operators to ...



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    March 20 2019

    You know pizza. You know your business. And you know your customers. Or do you? Some powerful statistics from a recent survey show clear trends that ...



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    February 6 2019

    Americans spend nearly $10 billion on delivered-to-the-door pizza every year, putting operations without delivery capabilities at a serious ...



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    January 23 2019

    Pizzeria operators with multiple locations enjoy the loyalty and confidence customers place in their brand and food. Unfortunately, multiple ...



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    December 19 2018

    Losing a good employee not only disrupts your operations; it impacts your bottom line. A study by the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell ...



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