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Make Halloween Pizza Sales a Frightful Good Time

Trailing only the Super Bowl, Halloween consistently drives the highest number of pizza sales in a single day. That’s quite a treat for pizzerias! But the trick is how to maximize the day? Pizza and Halloween have become the perfect match, as families want a quick, hearty dinner before heading out for trick or treating. 



Trash and Technology

Americans have grown accustomed to the steady march of new technology. Many challenges that face our country seem to be solved using new ways of thinking. Can technology resolve the problem of trash? The average American produces nearly 130 pounds of trash a month. A recent article in the magazine “Nature,” asks people to consider 



New Study has “Revealing” Take on Pizza Lovers

Here was an interesting survey question: If you had to choose, would you give up sex or pizza for a period of one year? A recent study of Millennials and their relationship to pizza, found that the allure of the pie is greater than that of the body for over six million adults or about 



Drive-Thru Coffee Kiosks: Express Expressos

The other day we were driving around town from one meeting to another, hurried as usual and in great need of a shot of espresso. We didn’t want to stop at the local Starbucks® where we would have had to wait 10-15 minutes for our caffeine boost, and the donut shop’s diluted offerings would not 



Online Food Choices Vary Throughout the World

It’s no surprise that pizza tops all cuisine as the most requested home delivered choice in the U.S.; in Europe though the orders are all over the map. With all the strong cultural traditions around food and drinks, one would imagine that most European countries would stay local and order their own national cuisine. But, 



You’re Invited to the Millennials’ Tea Party

What is hip, hot, cold, healthy, and very profitable and taking a run at the dominance of coffee as America’s beverage of choice? If you said tea, then you cheated and read the headline of this blog.  Tea drinkers should not be pigeon-holed as health nuts or elderly ladies.  It may surprise you, considering the 



Become a Leader in the Pizza Revolution

When we drive around the country – and believe me, we get around – we see a pizza revolution. There’s a changing of the guard that has brought more pizza and pizza-like offerings to more people than ever before. The rising dough (and we’re talking not only money, but regular and gluten-free crusts) is led 



Baseball & Pizza: Playing “Pepper-oni”

One of the fun things about going to baseball games is eating the food.  There’s nothing like a ballpark hot dog, greasy fries or nachos, and the old favorites: peanuts and Cracker Jacks®.  Unfortunately, the pizza at the park is generally a strike out; with a slice in a box that seems to contain a 



Your Take-out Servingware: The Voice of your Brand

That take-out you just handed your customer. The one with the hot soup, steaming pasta, juicy cheeseburger, crispy fries or whatever it is you are so proud to serve. That, my friend, is one of your greatest assets.  How it is packaged.  How it retains heat.  How it looks. How it holds the moisture. All 



Figuring out Millennials a Challenge for Businesses

The business world is completely enamored with Millennials and their eating and shopping habits. It doesn’t matter if it’s Coca-Cola® and McDonalds® trying to reformulate products or Target®, which is planning to offer more organic, natural and gluten-free foods.   Companies are reaching out to Millennials and trying to satisfy their desire to eat healthy, 



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