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10 Pricing Strategies for Your Menu

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Menu pricing strategies are one of the most important aspects to running a profitable restaurant. Making money in the restaurant business takes some math skills. Gerry O’Brion gives us strategies on how restaurants can price a menu for profit. Gerry gives us 10 pricing strategies for your menu to maximize the value you give your guests, while maximizing the cash ...

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Customer Spotlight: Joey’s Classic Italian Dining

Owner Joey DeCuffa describes his experience in the restaurant industry as the classic “rags to riches” story. He started out as a dishwasher, became a busboy, then bartender, and finally headed into the kitchen to learn to cook because, as he explains, “the kitchen is the heart of the whole business.” After acquiring a reputation in entry-level positions at another ...

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Success Stories: Mendicino’s Pizza & Family Restaurant

Owner: Gasper Mendicino Location: 921 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Twnp, PA 18444 Phone: (570) 842-2070 • www.mendicinospizza.com Mendicino’s Pizzeria Ristorante was once an 800 sq. ft. pizza and hoagie takeout restaurant; today it is a 6,000 sq. ft. full-service, family owned Italian restaurant in the Moscow area of Pennsylvania. While pizza is still their specialty, Mendicino’s also serves authentic Italian cuisine ...

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Success Stories: Panzari’s Italian Bistro

Owners: Stan & Reema Debkowski Location: 321 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY 14608 Phone: (585)546-7290 • www.panzarisitalianbistro.com Nestled in the heart of the “Corn Hill Historical Art District” of Rochester, New York, Panzari’s Italian Bistro has been offering eclectic Italian dining with quaint and charming ambiance for close to 14 years. The wide variety of clientele includes businesspeople, families, and even ...

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Success Stories: Branca

Owners: Josh & Jenna Miles Location: 683 Victor Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534 Phone: (585) 310-7415 • www.brancabasin.com A neighborhood Italian eatery in Bushnell’s Basin, a hamlet east of Rochester, New York, Branca honors the storied culinary history of Italy by offering simple yet flavorfully complex dishes. Their fresh, handcrafted food is truly authentic Italian and they make everything in-house, including ...

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Danny Meyer Presents: Enlightened Hospitality

Last May, we had the pleasure of having Danny Meyer from Union Square Hospitality Group as the special guest speaker at the annual Maines Food Show, which our customers are still buzzing about. Now, almost a year later, Meyer and his Shake Shack mini-empire went public with their stock, and shares more than doubled in one day. The company is ...

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A Slice of Social Media: Deli Edition

Whether you are running a deli or have a few sandwiches on your menu, these social media ideas can help highlight your menu offerings and increase your fan engagement on any social network. Turn it Over to Your Fans Thinking about adding a new sandwich to your menu? If you can narrow down your new sandwich ideas to a few ...

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Success Stories: Grand Central Market

Owner: Lou Ciucci Location: 71 Route 6, Baldwin Place, NY Phone: (914) 628-0655 • www.gcmarket.com If you are looking for a great homemade meal, sandwich, or salad, then we recommend giving Grand Central Market a try. Located in New York, the market offers a family friendly environment, original recipes, and some great specialty items. The signature items Grand Central Market’s ...

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16 Ways to Upsell in your Restaurant

Out of the 4 ways to make more money in the restaurant business, one of the easiest is getting your current customers to spend more money. Research shows that customer satisfaction is higher when restaurants offer personalized service and suggestions. Gerry O’Brion spills his secrets and techniques on how to upsell to your current customers. Watch our video with 16 ...

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Customer Spotlight: Shortstop Deli

Shortstop Deli Combines Top-Notch Custom Sandwiches with Customer Service Shortstop Deli first opened in 1978 as a convenience store, later transitioning to a deli that has been building custom sandwiches for over 30 years. Now a staple of the Ithaca, New York, community, Shortstop’s business is built around their hot and cold made-to-order sandwiches combined with a friendly, community-spirited staff ...

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