From September, 2014

SpeedLine User of the Month: Piecasso’s Pizzeria & Lounge

885F80R6Fresh off the cover story in the August issue of PMQ magazine, SpeedLine user Piecasso’s Pizzeria & Lounge in Stowe, VT was an easy choice for user of the month. For generations, the Rovetto family has been slinging delicious pizzas, and with some recent media coverage, they’re excited at the recognition of their flare for the unique in decor, ambiance, and menu.

An interview with Eduardo Rovetto, owner, Piecasso’s Pizzeria & Lounge. Read more

Love Pizza? We do too! SpeedLine Installers Share Their Favorite Pizzerias

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The SpeedLine installation and training team has the unique opportunity to visit pizzerias all over North America—and just one perk is the great food! From chain franchises to local mom and pop joints, they will never turn down a slice. I asked our installers to share with me some of their favorite spots to indulge, and why. The list was far too long to mention them all, but here’s a peek at five faves:  Read more

Restaurant Security: Managing Access to Avoid Internal Theft

POS ExpansionAccording to the Statistic Brain stats site, employee theft accounts for more than $50 billion in lost sales to employers in the Unites States each year, or about a 7% average of annual revenues. That’s an alarming number, and one many restaurant operators know all too well.

Statistic Brain also reports that approximately 75% of employees have stolen once, and 37.5% at least twice. Even if you trust the people working for you, those statistics mean putting the proper tools in place to protect the business is critical. Read more

Driver Insurance for Pizza & Delivery: What Every Operator Needs to Know

Delivery_customerEvery time one of your drivers hits the road on a delivery, they’re putting themselves and your business at financial risk. By not carrying a non-owned auto liability policy, you are leaving your drivers and your business uninsured if a driver has an accident, injures someone else, or damages property using their own personal vehicle while on the clock. Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should be Using Email Marketing for your Restaurant

EmailMarketing_Image courtesy of renjith krishnan at FreeDigitalPhotos.netGetting customers to order or walk in is the most challenging part of owning and operating a restaurant. It’s not as easy as hanging an open sign, and smart operators look beyond coupon books and newspaper ads to bring in new and loyal business. Read more

Restaurant Management: A Restaurant Technology Checklist for Pizza and Delivery Operators.

Restaurant operations can be complicated, but the right tools can streamline, simplify, and drive sales and profitability.

  • Online ordering.Web and mobile ordering give your customers convenient ways to order. And easy online access lets viewers browse all your menu selections, often enhanced with images. That’s why people spend more—and order more frequently—when they have the option to order online.

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