From May, 2015

Restaurant Pains: Delivery Performance Management

Delivery feesAre you getting delivery orders to customers’ doors on time? A common pizza restaurant challenge is managing operations and deliveries more efficiently and effectively. This is especially true when you lack the tools to track driver performance.

In 80 percent of North American pizzerias, pizza and deliveries go hand-in-hand. This means that one of the challenges restaurant owners face every day is overseeing your drivers and managing their performance. If you aren’t getting pizza orders to your customers in time, what is the problem? Is it bad “ready time” quotes? Kitchen inefficiency? Or under-performing drivers? Read more

From the Archives: The Proof is in the Numbers: Managing Restaurant Profits with POS Technology

The Proof is in the numbersKnowing your numbers gives you new insight to make the changes in your restaurant business that can drive profit and growth. 

Do you know what’s happening in every area of your restaurant business? Knowledge is power, and the statistical data in your POS can provide you with new growth potential.  Read more

From the Archives: 4 Ways Restaurant Operators Can Turn Negative Reviews into Positive Conversations on Social Media

thumbs-up-downThis week we revisit  a popular post on On Point since it was originally published two years ago—on a topic that has only grown in importance since then.

At the 2013 International Pizza Expo, I attended an excellent Social Media Round table discussion moderated by marketing specialist Joel Cohen and led by panelists who make extensive use of social media in their pizza businesses. During the Q & A, an operator stepped up to the mic to ask, “How do I prevent negative posts?” Of course the short answer to that is, “You can’t.” But the panelists had some great advice on how to deal with negative reviews—an inevitability even for the best restaurants. Read more