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Andrew Simmons Story Update 4-9-2023

When my staff sees me walking around with the tape measure, they know I’m looking at changing things up. Again. I have installed, uninstalled and reinstalled equipment countless times. The only one who relishes it more than me is my electrician, who continues to figure out how to get power around the building to fulfill […]

Andrew Simmons Story Update 3-31-2023

Catch up on progress at Mamma Ramona’s with this week’s installment. And don’t forget to sign up for your chance to meet up at The RMDA’s 2023 conference!

Mamma Ramona’s cost and process

Last week, my post was about the model for our pizza subscription. There were some questions about my cost per pie, so I broke down the cost for the various elements. In it, I’ve amortized the equipment cost, labor and ingredients, without sharing our actual recipe. That cost was $2.67 this week, adjusting for supplies […]

Twisted Tomato in McCaysville, GA

First review since I was in Fort Lauderdale back in September. Introducing my Son the Pizza Prince  . We picked a winner in Twisted Tomato Very good Wood Fired pizza, also has a dessert shop connected to it, which was also very good  Gotta be top a top 5 pizza in Georgia.

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Andrew Simmons Story Update 1-17-2023

First, it’s been a good solid month using Toast at the restaurant. The good, the bad and the ugly. Spoiler alert: no ugly, and not really anything bad. We went live on a Friday night after coming off of Square for Restaurants. Menu updates on the fly were a breeze; re-configuring how the KDS, the printers and re-routing specific […]

Andrew Simmons on Integrated Technology

Mama Ramona’s is using Incentivio for pushing and tracking the redemptions; Toast to scan the redemption code at the POS; Picnic for cranking out perfectly proportioned pizzas with cheese, sauce and pepperoni, to keep our cost fixed; and Korok Group for the Hot Rocks conveyor oven that cooks these pies at a rapid rate while maintaining their stone baked crust quality. They […]