Monday, March 31, 2008

Pizza Coupons

Pizzas may have come from Italy, but they are popular foods all over the world. Pizzas can be made with all sorts of ingredients, including tomatoes, cheese, olives, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, peppers and even pineapple. Adding ingredients proportionately increases the price of pizzas. Depending on the number of toppings, pizza can get expensive at time. Since it is not possible to bargain for pizzas prices, using pizza coupons can relatively reduce costs.

Pizza coupons are discount statements that can be redeemed at particular pizza outlets. These discounts could pertain to cash discounts, more pizza for less cash, complimentary bread sticks and cola, or other special offers. Since everyone likes saving money, these coupons are a practical method to do just that. There are a number of people who even get free pizzas by using these coupons effectively.

Along with being effective tools for customers, pizza coupons are an effective and profitable marketing strategy for pizza businesses. These coupons are specially designed to increase sales volumes. Essentially discounts almost always attract consumers. In most cases, in order to take advantage of a discount, consumers have to purchase a pizza. The redeemable pizza coupon helps in reducing the bill. However, in this process pizza owners are guaranteed more customers.

From the owner’s perspective, pizza coupon results vary from month to month. In most cases however, the amount a customer spends affects the discount rate. These coupons are mostly designed to reduce bills percentage-wise, but large bills are always the most profitable for the store. Depending on the business the store does, the kind of pizza coupons that work for a certain pizzeria may not have the same results for another establishment. This is why pizza coupons vary so much between different businesses.

Pizza coupons are often available in the Yellow Pages. Other sources could be a pizzeria itself. At times, pizza places provide coupons to customers visiting the outlet, which are redeemable on future visits. Newspapers and magazines are widely used by pizza businesses to distribute pizza coupons. These coupons can be found in a coupon book that can be purchased for a nominal amount, or comes for free in the mail.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Pizza Hut preparing pans of pasta for delivery

According to a news report from, "Pizza Hut wants folks to start thinking of it also as something a tad more squishy: Pasta Hut."

"The nation's largest pizza chain on Tuesday unveils plans to start delivering pasta on April 6 — something no pizza chain does nationally. The move comes as sales in the $37 billion pizza business are slowing with the overall economy," said the story. "If we do it right, pasta could become as big a business as pizza," says Brian Niccol, chief marketing officer. For consumers, "It changes what foods they can get delivered." Its new Tuscani Pastas will come as Creamy Chicken Alfredo and Meaty Marinara. The price for the pasta is $11.95, the same as a large pizza with one topping, and Pizza Hut says they'll feed a family of six. The pastas are baked in the pizza ovens and come with five breadsticks. Even as burger and chicken chains have expanded menus in recent years, few pizza chains have. After success with delivery of its WingStreet chicken wings, Pizza Hut not only is embracing pasta, but would consider modifying its name if pasta is a hit, Niccol says."

Monday, March 24, 2008

A slice of pizza gets pricier

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Pizzeria owner Joe Vicari shakes his head as he prepares to rip open a 50-pound bag of flour for another batch of dough."That's 37-bucks. $37. I couldn't believe it!" says Vicari.Since opening Mariella Pizza in mid-town Manhattan 30-years ago, Vicari, says he has never experienced such a jump in the cost of his ingredients."I can't even believe how much the flour [goes] up. When I see the bill I can't believe it, that's too much," says the veteran pizza maker, who emigrated from Sicily. Only four weeks ago, Vicari says, he was paying just $16-a-bag for Gold Medal brand flour, which at $37-a-bag now seems more golden than ever.Executives at his supplier, Cremosa Food of Melville, New York, did not return CNN's repeated phone calls, though a source at the company confirms there are plans for a price hike to $40-a-bag in the next week. Cremosa, the source said, is allocating flour to restaurants, refusing to allow customers to buy more than they had purchased the prior week.Vicari struggles with the thought of raising the price of a slice, which he lifted to $2.50 only a few months ago due to an increase in cheese costs."Over here people come to buy pizza, working people. How much [am] I going to raise the pizza now?" asks Vicari. "Somebody come in here for two slices, and I take $5. I feel very, very bad for the person."But, he concedes, if flour rises a few dollars more, above $40-a-bag, he probably will pass along the higher expense to customers.The cost of cereals and bakery products climbed at an annual rate of more than 9% last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to a rise in the overall Consumer Price Index during the past 12 months of 4%.

Pizzeria owner cooked up fake $50s

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y., March 20 (UPI) -- The owner of a Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., pizzeria has pleaded guilty to cooking up counterfeit money in the back office of his business.

Prosecutors said Frank Donato, owner of The Brick Oven Pizza Shop, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree forgery after he admitted he created 16 false $50 bills in the back office of his restaurant, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Donato, who was arrested Oct. 9, is due to be sentenced June 18. The Post said he is expected to serve five years probation.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Domino's to sell stores, cut jobs

Domino's Pizza Inc., the second- biggest U.S. pizza chain, has agreed to sell 60 restaurants to franchisees and employees, the company announced Tuesday.

Domino's also will eliminate 55 jobs as part of a cost-saving program.

The sales will result in proceeds of $20 million, Ann Arbor-based Domino's said Tuesday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The company said it will eliminate jobs in its marketing, administrative and operations divisions

The company estimated the job cuts will result in an annual savings of about $4.5 million before taxes.

The chain will incur costs of about $1.3 million in the first quarter, including $1.1 million for severance.

Domino's rose 8 cents to $13.41 at 3:40 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading.

The biggest U.S. pizza chain is Yum! Brands Inc.'s Pizza Hut