Category Archives: pmq

Perfecting the Meatball

Were you blessed with a family meatball recipe handed down through the generations, or have you struggled to perfect the meatballs at your pizzeria? Many pizzeria operators find it difficult to create a meatball that’s consistently moist without being wet, while at the same time being firm, but not dense. In the December 2014 issue …

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Pizzeria Menu Labeling May Get a Break

A press release from the American Pizza Community announced last week that Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME) have introduced the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2013 (S.1756), a much needed bill that would amend current menu labeling requirements as they relate to pizzerias. Pizzeria operators have been fighting a battle over …

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4 Tips to Help You Survive Gift-Giving Season

(photo: asenat29 on Flickr) It’s that time of year again.  We may not have put the turkeys in the oven yet, but the radio is already playing holiday music, lights have been strung in the streets, and you’re likely already planning your company holiday party. As if running a pizzeria wasn’t stressful enough, now you …

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No Girls Allowed!

The restaurant industry has been buzzing about a recent article in TIME magazine, The Gods of Food. In it, TIME editor Howard Chua-Eoan runs down a list of influential chefs, but fails to mention any notable women. As you can imagine, this has created quite a stir, with comments from both men and women chefs …

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Winning Local Customers

Today I’ve invited Tom Feltenstein, a marketing expert from  The Pizza Insider blog advisory board to submit a guest post.  Tom brings 30 years of marketing know how to the table, once serving as a senior-level marketing executive at McDonald’s and now consulting for Fortune 500 companies and touring the world speaking on Four Walls …

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3 Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Robert De Niro

PHOTO: Athena LeTrelle I know, I know, where is she going with this one? But trust me here, there are lessons to be learned from one of America’s favorite actors. Lesson 1: Be Tough, But Be Likeable. De Niro has played a lot of bad-guy roles (The Godfather, Goodfellas, The Untouchables, Cape Fear), but he …

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Score an “A” on Every Restaurant Inspection

PHOTO: Frederick Md Publicity Last week, a pizzeria in Ybor City, Florida, was shut down by state health inspectors after they found 51 health violations. Earlier in the month, a pizzeria in Atlanta failed inspections twice before finally passing with an A. And a pizzeria in Bensalamen, Pennsylvania, chose to temporarily shut its doors after …

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3 Reasons to Close Your Business

Photo courtesy: swanksalot No one likes to talk about the tough times. It’s much easier to talk about a business that’s doing great, growing sales month over month and becoming ever more popular throughout its community. But that’s not reality for every business. While almost every entrepreneur struggles in the beginning to make a profit, …

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Think You Don’t Need a Website?

Is this what customers see when they search for you on the Web? If you have a website that you keep updated on a regular basis, keep up the great work! However, if customers come up blank (like the image above) when they try to find you, we need to talk… In this age of …

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Inside Pizza Brain: Philadelphia

The owners of Pizza Brain strike a pizza pose (Ryan Anderson, Joe Hunter, Michael Carter, Brian Dwyer) October is National Pizza Month, and I decided to kick things off on October 1st by visiting the world’s only pizza museum and pizzeria, Pizza Brain, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visually, the obsession with all things “pizza” was …

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