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Back Office

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December 1, 2021

Building Blocks: Drafting Your First Job Description?

In the previous installment of Building Blocks, we explained which management positions are required to run a successful pizzeria — now we need to define them. Before you identify the potential managers within your organization or make the proper hires — or at least before they begin serving in their new roles — ensure you… Read More

December 1, 2021

Showing Appreciation

How – and why – pizzerias might use the close of the year to recognize employees  Back in 2013, Justin Klavon wanted to do something unique to acknowledge the employees at his namesake pizzeria in Jackson, Michigan.  While long accustomed to handing staff sweatshirts or gift cards as a year-end thank you, Klavon wanted to… Read More

food cost myths

December 1, 2021

Two Food Cost Myths Hamstringing Your Recovery

There are two deep-seeded myths most pizzeria owners hold true that are holding them back from being as successful as they can be. I want to bust those two myths now so you can make the money you deserve and have freedom from your business, too.   Myth #1: Food Distributors Are the Reason Your… Read More

December 1, 2021

Mike’s Monthly Tip: Your Third-Party Delivery Partners

At the 2021 Pizza Expo, third-party delivery was a hot topic in all my sessions, even those that had nothing to do with third-party delivery. If you decide to partner with a third-party delivery company, then I suggest you truly PARTNER with them. That means they are in business with you. Do right by them… Read More

Don’t Poach Employees, pizzeria worker

November 1, 2021

Mike’s Monthly Tip: Don’t Poach Employees, Part I

Here is a typical scenario we’ve all seen happen. You go to another restaurant and see a fantastic employee. You wish this employee were your employee, so your brain starts spinning. How can I make this wish a reality? Therein lies the predicament; to do that would make you a poacher, and poaching is bad…. Read More

Growing Your Management Team

November 1, 2021

Building Blocks: Identifying and Growing Your Management Team

You probably know the phrase, “You’re only as good as the people around you.” That’s because it’s true. I surround myself with great managers in all my pizzerias.  In the next couple of editions of Building Blocks, we’ll examine the types of managers, supervisors and shift leaders any pizza shop needs to succeed. We can… Read More

crafting a vision

October 1, 2021

Building Blocks: Crafting a Vision that Resonates

Why now is the perfect time to build more stores Among Warren Buffet’s many famous sayings is “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” Looking back through history, the best times to create wealth in other industries can be right after the biggest shocks to those industries. Take 1987, when… Read More

loan options to grow your restaurant

October 1, 2021

Explore loan options to grow your restaurant

Backing the Business Shifting market demand, changing consumer behavior, and sales fluctuations may spur the need to open a new location, expand your current dining space or upgrade kitchen equipment. Large projects often require funding that falls outside of the current budget and rounding up those resources can take time and effort. Most of all,… Read More

negotiating with distributors and vendors

September 1, 2021

Building Blocks: Negotiating with distributors and vendors

If you’ve read our past two installments — or are simply conducting your business — you know most of the restaurant industry is fighting a labor shortage and supply issues. Previously, we discussed solutions related to raising employee wages and increasing prices to facilitate that. The next solution is just as important: meeting with distributors… Read More

Run a Successful Pizza Business With Better Back Office Practices

Modern pizzeria operators know good food is of the utmost importance for success. So, too, are back office practices. Whether you’re looking for advice on how to start a pizza business or tips for menu engineering, Pizza Today’s Back Office section offers thorough resources for making a pizzeria a profitable venture.

Learn from the best. The pizza industry’s most successful operators weigh in on back office issue to share their stories with tips and advice to help your pizzeria grow.

 

Overlooked Back-Office Issues Can Send Business Spiraling

Letting a pizzeria’s concept grow stale can lead to a reduction of sales, but that means more than just revamping the menu and décor. Taking a hard look at finances, modern marketing, restaurant management, hiring, ordering practices, costs and valuation can make you a more successful operator.  Top-notch achievement starts with effective management who know how to run a pizzeria’s staff but also have a firm grasp on the day-to-day back end issues facing everyday owners and operators.

 

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