How one independent pizzeria survived growing pains

Getting noticed is a challenge, you have to offer something truly great and differentiate yourself in several ways, says CEO of Louisville-based Loui Loui's.

Independent pizzerias leverage local ingredients, marketing to compete with big chains

For independent operators, it's important to understand futures and have a good relationship with distributors and manufacturers to best manage food costs.

Sysco/US Foods merger: The small independent restaurant just got smaller

The best thing small restaurants can do is band together with a GPO, providing more transparency and security in pricing.

PizzaMarketplace launches Top 100 Movers & Shakers

The inaugural Top 100 Movers & Shakers features a ranking of the top concepts, leaders and trends in the $38 billion pizza segment.

Could your restaurant survive a 15% decrease in business?

The question we field more than any other when talking to small merchants is, “Who is making me become PCI compliant?” The answer is too complicated to simply point at one entity and say, “It’s this guy, right here.” In...

Pizza Executive Summit: These photos say it all

Take a photo tour of some of Chicago's most popular pizza restaurants.

Commentary: Food trucks lead the way in culinary innovation

Independent food truck operators don't have to deal with corporate bureaucracy, but still get a full entrepreneurial experience.

Innovation in the name of charity

What do the Love Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Cafe 180 all have in common? They provide affordable food to those who can’t regularly pay full price for a meal. A week ago, the Oprah Winfrey show came on the overhead...

Food trucks: Taking your brand to the streets

By Tom Smith These days, some of the food that’s moving fastest is … the food that’s moving fastest. Brick and mortar operations are finding an increasingly important opportunity in food that drives to its customer — rather than the...

What You Can Do About Food Industry Consolidation

Buy unique products to attract new customers.

LaGuardia lands local artisan pizzerias

While many express-concept pizza chains have taken to airports across the nation, a sort of opposing trend is materializing at New York's LaGuardia international airport. Delta Air Lines has announced it will introduce 13 new food and beverage concepts throughout...

IRS Increasing Audits of Small Businesses – Are You Ready?

Over the past several years, the IRS examination of small businesses, which it defines as those with assets less than $10 million, has significantly increased. In fact, a recent report by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (“TRAC”) shows that...

NRA: Planet Retail session offers case studies for international expansion

Identify growing markets that are unsaturated, panelists said -- then learn from leading QSRs' wins and losses.

NRA: Planet Retail session offers case studies for international expansion

Identify growing markets that are unsaturated, panelists said -- then learn from leading QSRs' wins and losses.

Zagat's 2010 America's Top Restaurants Report

Survey finds restaurant-goers are eating green, ordering online and craving Italian

Restaurant industry watchful of health-care reform

As reform looms, operators should focus on health-care solutions, not problems, industry experts say.

History tops the menu at Alongi's

The small-town restaurant has developed a big-city following.

Gemignani debuts restaurant/pizza school

The menu at Tony's Pizza Napoletana features four distinctive styles of pizza. 

Pizza Marketplace releases industry study

Report outlines trends and issues facing the pizzeria business.

Mobile pizzeria operates by Twitter

A late-night pizza truck in Milwaukee uses Twitter to announce where it will be located.

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