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.

Marketing Masters with Andrew Simmons

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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 […]

Pizza Subscription

Our first pizza subscription offering went live on January 1st, and we’ve starting fulfilling redemptions. Although we are only two days into it, our assumptions are playing out in that we would see add-ons to the overall order that boosts the order beyond the free pizza they are redeeming. And the restaurant has been packed […]

The Picnic Station is installed at Mama Ramona’s

As the Thanksgiving holiday looms, pizza chef Mariano learns how to operate and clean the Picnic Station. Now that the techs have left, they still have to work with it to achieve their goal of a baked pizza in under 5 minutes.

Turbo Chef Ovens

Super excited about these new ovens I’ve added to the restaurant! These are from TurboChef Technologies, Inc. and look a little like Bender’s head from Futurama (which also ironically fits my robotic theme to my restaurant). I’m able to produce a 12” 5-topping pizza on my PicnicPizza Station in under a minute, pop it into the TurboChef, and […]

Ep. 7: Mike Sullivan “Sully”

Like Cher, Madonna and Beyonce, this man has only one name … Sully. Former producer of the Mike Valenti show and founder of Brand25 Media as well as Detroit Metro Golfers.