According to Franchise Disclosure Documents, Americans eat 100 acres of pizza daily, which breaks down to 350 slices per second. It’s no wonder this $40 billion industry makes up almost 17 percent of all restaurants in the nation. During the economic downturn the price of key pizza ingredients skyrocketed. Items like cheese and wheat became increasingly expensive, elevating the costs of pizza production nationwide. Even though costs were up, hungry Americans looked to pizza as an inexpensive, filling, and easily accessible meal. Pizzeria owners are probably wondering: how can I take home a slice of this multibillion dollar industry? Taking your pizzeria to the next level is as easy as contacting AmeriMerchant and trying out these ideas:
- Sit down dining: Adding dine-in specials to your menu is a fantastic way to get customers excited about sitting down at your pizzeria. You can offer a free glass of wine for each adult with the purchase of an entrée or add free garlic rolls to every extra large pizza order. Your pizza makers should be enthusiastic and always in view of the patrons—everyone loves watching the pizza makers throw the dough.
- Take n’ bake: Frozen, pre-made pizzas are a great way to get customers to buy more than one pizza at a time. If a family comes in to your establishment for pizza night, your server can suggest a take home pizza. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it’s tasty.
- Delivery: Delivery is a crucial element to every pizzeria. A large majority of customers want the convenience of ordering pizza on-line or on their iPhones, Androids, iPads, etc. and having it hand delivered to their door. Although gas and weather can be an issue for pizzerias that deliver, delivery is a surefire way to make money. Adding a small delivery fee can help cover the cost of gas.
- Carry Out: There are some customers who would rather drive to your pizzeria instead of paying a delivery charge and tip to the driver. If you don’t offer carry out pizzas you’re losing a large chunk of business. Carry out service offers the convenience of pizza without the extra cost of dining in or the wait time of delivery.
Financing small businesses is tough, and difficult to know who to turn to for help. Expanding your pizzeria to include new products takes time and money. AmeriMerchant has 10 years of experience working with many restaurant owners, offering fast cash solutions for their business. And AmeriMerchant knows that every business is unique with different working capital needs. If your pizzeria needs a Merchant Cash Advance, AmeriMerchant can help. For more information contact our East Coast representatives at 1-800-267-3790 or our West Coast representatives at 1-877-279-7199. Or visit us online at www.AmeriMerchant.com.