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Safety First for Restaurant Delivery Drivers


Spring is in the air. Winter driving hazards have melted away, but the roads may be more dangerous as cars are free to speed along in clear conditions. With more than 80 percent of pizzerias offering delivery, it’s an ideal time to review safe delivery practices with drivers. There are also precautions drivers should take when carrying the food orders to homes, apartments or hotels. The following are a few …

 

Plan for Pizza Expo Success


So, you decided to attend the 2017 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas – great decision, now how do you get the most from your time at the show? To have the most productive show, it’s best to be prepared – know what you want to research, understand your budget, gather a list of questions, and be ready to find something unexpected. Review consumer trends, what’s hot? Look at Pizza Today …

 

Kiosks – Adding Convenience and Speed to Service


Technology is growing exponentially, morphing the restaurant industry and more specifically, changing the way in which customers order their food. The rise of fast-casual dining and popularity of online ordering has placed greater emphasis on the initial customer interaction – the process of viewing the menu offerings and selecting a meal. For years, restaurants placed more emphasis in the kitchen and less on the other side of the counter. Today’s …

 

Restaurants Turn to Google to Make More Dough


In an era where everything is digital and instantaneous, traditional marketing platforms are so yesterday: Television commercials get fast-forwarded, Yellow Page books are thrown out, and telemarketers are hung up on. Instead of advertising to such broad groups, pizzerias both small and large are using a more targeted approach to connect with customers through Google advertisements and searches. Getting found on Google is probably the no. 1 priority for any …

 

Coffee Blossom Honey


Throughout the world’s coffee lands, beekeeping has been proven effective not only in providing additional sources of food and income for farmers through honey production, but in promoting coffee plant health and yields on working farms and throughout entire agricultural communities.

Taking this reciprocal relationship to its next logical step, Bellingham, Wash.-based importer Onyx Coffee — whose core business is related to cultivating relationships with coffee farmers in the highlands of Guatemala — has launched a new side venture called …

 

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