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

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

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.

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Tags: technology, Online Ordering, Pizza

A Pizzeria Owner’s Guide to Pizza Expo 2014

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

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.

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Tags: International Pizza Expo, trade show, Pizza

A Year in Review- Top Restaurant Tips for Success

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

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!

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Tags: Marketing, Online Ordering, Mobile Ordering, Granbury Solutions, Pizza

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

Posted by Chase Hanna on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 02:41 PM

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.

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Tags: technology, customer loyalty, Case Study, Online Ordering, DiamondTouch, Pizza

5 Tips for Surviving Your Restaurant’s Busy Days

Posted by Ashley Jernigan on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

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.

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Tags: technology, Online Ordering, Mobile Ordering, FireFly POS, Granbury Restaurant Solutions, Pizza

What To Look For In Pizza Inventory Software

Posted by Duessa Holscher on Sun, Apr 14, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

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.

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Tags: POS, technology, Inventory, Pizza

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

Posted by Duessa Holscher on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 09:26 AM

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.   

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Tags: POS, Marketing, Online Ordering, Pizza

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

Posted by Duessa Holscher on Wed, Feb 13, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

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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Tags: POS, Pizza

Big Daddy's Pizza Delivers Success with FireFly POS

Posted by Duessa Holscher on Tue, Nov 06, 2012 @ 05:06 PM

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!”

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Tags: POS, technology, Case Study, Online Ordering, Delivery, FireFly POS, Pizza

Your Restaurant's Busiest Days: Survival Tips!

Posted by Duessa Holscher on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 01:25 PM

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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Tags: POS, technology, Customer Service, Marketing, Pizza

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