Marla Topliff Marla Topliff, president of Rosatis Pizza, has helped grow the Chicago franchise from 60 stores in 1999 to the 170 national brand that it is today. She supervises all aspects of marketing, customer service, store communications and vendor relationships. www
Knowing what needs to be done is important. Knowing what should never be done could be critical.
If you’re one of those people who have great intentions but lack follow through, writing a good business plan is the first major test of your commitment.
The energy and enthusiasm of tomorrows restaurant leaders was palpable at the recent ProStart Invitational event.
Learning an important marketing lesson at the age of 7.
Cross training allows your business to function with a lean staff, without that constant fear of being caught understaffed.
Your Super Bowl marketing plan should include themes, deals and even catering.
Ten gentle reminders for staff and owners heading into the busy holiday season.
Forbes Magazine says, "The lifetime customer value to the owner of your neighborhood pizza joint is approximately $25,000. That's a lot of pizza—and the sooner the owner realizes that his or her customers have more value than the $20 pepperoni...
I had a few store owners stop by recently to talk about new marketing ideas and the subject of couponing came up. There was a rather long and interesting debate between them regarding expirations dates.
Michael Attias, owner of Corky's Bar-B-Q restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, and a nationally recognized catering consultant says, "There's really no easier way to convert people to patrons than catering, it's better than free advertising. There's just always someone catering something"...
About 15 years ago, I entered the restaurant industry as a marketing rep without any experience in pizza. However, it didn't take long for me to realize that the pizza business was significantly different from other restaurant groups; it's more complex.
A robust business plan is the first major test of your commitment to your business. It is the written result of extensive data collection and market research developed to convey an objective understanding of your restaurant.
Families with children are so significant to foodservice that it is important to understand who makes the decision on what and where to eat. Most food service marketing mavens agreed that kids have the strongest influence on the family dining...
Nearly everyone can agree that advertising is an important aspect of marketing, but there is much more to marketing than just advertising. In fact, nearly 80 percent of all marketing takes place within the four walls of the business --...
How to make your brand stand out There are 78,671 pizza restaurants in the United States, 6,814 pizzeria chains (two or more stores with the same owner) and some 975 independent pizza (one of a kind) restaurants according to Ask.com....
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