Restaurant Sustainability: 3 Ways Your Pizzeria Can Go Green

By Toby Vyvjala on 2/25/20 8:00 AM

Sustainability Sells

Sustainability—avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance—has acquired increasing attention since the modern environmental movement started in the 1970s. Sustainability isn’t just good for the Earth, it’s good for business: more than 90% of CEOs believe that sustainability is important to the success of their company—and restaurants are no exception. According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry report, 3 out of 4 restaurant operators said that customers are more interested in environmentally-sustainable menu items than they were two years ago. 

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Four Ways to Make the Most of Your Online Ordering Pizza App

By Jamie Swartz on 2/18/20 8:00 AM

Does Your Pizzeria Really Need an App for Online Ordering?

Pizzeria owners have a lot to manage, from inventory and labor scheduling to menu decisions and delivery services. Do you really need to add a mobile app for your restaurant? Absolutely!

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Relationship Between Restaurant Customer Experience and Profitability

By Sean O'Shea on 2/11/20 8:00 AM

Customers Expect Superior Restaurant Experiences

A restaurant’s brand is no longer just about the food. Now, the restaurant customer experience (CX) plays a vital role in which restaurants customers choose. The CX is the connection a customer has with your brand and all of the touch points included in their experience with you. It includes everything from your marketing messaging, to how they interact with your website, how your staff treats customers, how your atmosphere makes people feel, and everything in between.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pizzeria Loyalty Program

By Laura Gaudin on 2/4/20 8:00 AM

Maintaining and growing a loyal customer base is essential for the success of any business, and is especially true for pizzerias. Research has shown that it is five times more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to retain an existing one. Additionally, diners who already know and trust your brand tend to spend more (around 31%) and are 50% more likely to try new products. A powerful way to foster those trusted relationships is to have a restaurant loyalty program that is integrated with your pizza point of sale (POS) system. Today we're talking about how to get the most out of your pizzeria loyalty program to bring in repeat business.

According to Victor Martinez of Piezoni’s, “I don’t see how a business can survive these days without a rewards program. It’s like not having a website.” 

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Ways to Maximize the Profitability of Your Pizzeria Delivery Services

By Corey Chao on 1/28/20 8:00 AM

Ways to Maximize the Profitability of Your Pizzeria Delivery Services 

Today’s consumers are all about convenience when it comes to food. We’ve already passed the point where restaurant spending has exceeded grocery spending and the National Restaurant Association predicts that over the next 10 years, a greater proportion of meals will no longer be cooked at home.  These trends will lead to an even greater rise in pizzeria delivery services and adding this option to your restaurant can be transformative for your bottom line. 60% of restaurant operators said that offering delivery has generated incremental sales growth for their business.

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Restaurant KPIs: What Pizzeria Owners Should Analyze from 2019 to Grow in 2020

By Laura Gaudin on 1/21/20 8:00 AM

It’s a new year (and a new decade!), which means it’s time for pizzeria owners to assess how well you hit your 2019 goals and where you might have fallen short. Restaurant success is a moving target, and strategies, processes, and technologies must be continually adjusted as industry and consumer needs change. For an optimal 2020 strategy, here are three crucial things and numerous restaurant KPIs pizzeria owners should analyze from 2019 to help grow in the new year: 

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5 Super Bowl Pizza Marketing Tips to Score More Sales

By Aria Shirani on 1/14/20 8:00 AM

The big game is less than three weeks away.  On February 2nd, people from all over the US will gather together to root for their favorite team to become Super Bowl champion in this celebrated American tradition. 

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2020 Restaurant Industry Trends: What Owners or Managers Need to Know

By Rahul Bakshi on 1/7/20 8:00 AM

The coming year looks to be another healthy one for the restaurant industry. People are spending more and more at restaurants, although not all of it is dining in. There’s a huge uptick in carry out and delivery that has the industry pulling ahead of the growth rate of grocery store spending1. Consumers are living busier lifestyles than ever, and more often than not, they would rather not cook for themselves. They also have more restaurant options available, so smart owners and managers need to stay on top of the restaurant industry trends in order to draw (and keep) customers. Whether you operate a full service, fast casual, or quick service restaurant, take note of these 2020 restaurant trends for the latest insights into what your customers really want this year.

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Three Ways to Reduce Pizzeria Restaurant Wait Times

By Rahul Bakshi on 12/23/19 8:00 AM

The pizza restaurant industry continues to be a healthy one: according to the 2020 Pizza Power Report from PMQ1, the U.S. pizza market generates $46.34 billion in sales—and that figure is rising. But with the number of pizzerias in this country growing to 77,724 this year, the competition for those sales dollars is fierce. Delicious pies alone are not a sufficient draw—pizzerias need to provide an outstanding overall customer experience. 

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Considering a New Pizza POS System? Don't Forget About These Often Overlooked Features

By Rahul Bakshi on 12/17/19 8:00 AM

Pizzerias are a unique vertical of the hospitality industry. Even a skilled full service  restaurant owner or bar manager would need to learn the nuances of the pizza industry to succeed.  In the same way, you wouldn’t expect a traditional restaurant point of sale (POS) system to have the capabilities to address all the distinctive needs of pizzerias. 

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