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Major Chains Use Online Ordering to Cut A Larger Slice of the Pie

  
  
  
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Extra! Extra! If you don’t offer online ordering, you’re in for a tough battle according to
 the Wall Street Journal. A recent article “Big Pizza Chains Use Web Ordering to Slice Out Bigger Market Share” suggests that independent pizzerias without online ordering are struggling to compete as large chains take more of the pizza and delivery market with online and mobile ordering technology.

Domino’s Pizza Inc. Papa John’s International Inc. and Yum Brands Inc’s Pizza Hut all report that digital orders account for as much as 40% or more of the companies’ total sales. “Big chains have invested in sophisticated Web-based systems that let customers order and pay for deliveries quickly without having to call. That's giving them a new edge in the battle for an ever-bigger slice of the industry pie over smaller chains and independent pizza shops that lack the capital or technological know-how to compete on the Web.”


A Pizzeria Owner’s Guide to Pizza Expo 2014

  
  
  
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The pizza industry comes together each March to share a taste of what’s new in the industry with old friends at the International Pizza Expo. Whether you’re attending for the first time this year or returning as a Pizza Expo veteran, you’re sure to learn something new. We want you to make the most of your Pizza Expo experience, so we’ve put together a quick list of tips for success at Pizza Expo 2014.

A Year in Review- Top Restaurant Tips for Success

  
  
  
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From unique marketing ideas to surviving the chaos of the holidays, we covered lots of great tips and strategies for improving your business this year. We've compiled a quick list of our most popular posts from 2013 in technology, restaurant operations, and customer loyalty. Be sure to bookmark this page as a reference for 2014 planning!

Waldo Cooney’s Pizza- Using Technology to Connect with Customers

  
  
  
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Waldo Cooney’s Pizza has been a staple of the Chicago area since 1981. When owner Gary Cooney decided to get away from the corporate world, he took his skills as an executive chef and created a successful operation that is still going strong to this day. Seeing great success with his new customer rewards program, Waldo Cooney’s Pizza Rewards, Gary talks about how the SalesBuilder loyalty program has helped him reach out and keep his customers coming back happy.

5 Tips for Surviving Your Restaurant’s Busy Days

  
  
  
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The holidays are quickly approaching and for pizza restaurants your busiest days are just around the corner. Have you made plans for surviving the rush of Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve, New Years Day or the Super Bowl? Don’t stress, Granbury Solutions has 5 great tips for surviving your busiest days by planning ahead and making the most of your restaurant technology.

What To Look For In Pizza Inventory Software

  
  
  
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Most pizza operators have point-of-sale systems to help them ring up orders accurately and account for their cash at the end of the night.  But very few owners take advantage of one of the most critical, money-saving features built in to their POS system - the inventory tracking. If you're shopping for POS, don't skip this critical system feature.

Replacing your Pizza Point-of-Sale System? 6 Keys To Success

  
  
  
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At Pizza Expo last month, I spoke with a number of restaurant owners who were in the market for a new point-of-sale system.  Many had been using their old system for over a decade, and were limping along with barely-functional hardware and ancient software.  They've been trying to postpone the inevitable, but have finally realized that the benefits of a new point-of-sale system are compelling and the time to upgrade is now.   

Pizza Point-of-Sale Innovations: 10 features every restaurant could love

  
  
  
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The pizza industry has led the way in using technology to help better manage the restaurant. In pizza point-of-sale systems, innovative features help improve order taking and management.  In many cases, complex menus and challenging business models, combined with thin margins, have driven pizzerias to adopt new technologies before others in the restaurant industry.  Here’s a few POS features we love!

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Big Daddy's Pizza Delivers Success with FireFly POS

  
  
  
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He’s about to celebrate his 16th year of success at Big Daddy’s Pizza in Burlington, Vermont. But if Francis “Cheech” Kehoe’s mom had anything to say about it, he wouldn’t be in the restaurant business at all.   “My family’s been in the restaurant business since 1939,” explained Cheech.  “When I told my mom I wanted to open a restaurant myself, she wouldn’t speak to me for 6 months.  She knew how tough this business can be!”

Your Restaurant's Busiest Days: Survival Tips!

  
  
  
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The busiest season for restaurants is now upon us. For pizza restaurants, Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve, New Years Eve, New Years Day and the Superbowl make up the biggest days of the year.  Prepare for that rush by making the most of your restaurant software, planning ahead, and staying calm!

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