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Haley Whisennand

Flat bill connoisseur and nerd culture addict. Huge fan of restaurants that offer delivery. Pepperoni pizza is best eaten cold. #TeamNoPineapple

Empowering Employees to Do Their Best Work: An Interview with Thrive's President, Jon Decker
Employees who love what they do often work a little harder to do their best. It's that sense of accomplishment and pride that only those who are engaged with their work can really understand. Getting to this ideal state, however, isn't something that simply happens. It's a perfect combination of ...
Empowering Employees to Do Their Best Work: An Interview with Thrive's President, Jon Decker
In-House Delivery vs. Third-Party Delivery Services: Which is Actually Better for Your Business?
Food delivery has become an aspect of the restaurant industry that owners can no longer afford to ignore. It's a $20 million segment that's projected to continue growing over the next five years. However, simply setting up your restaurant to take delivery orders over the phone isn't enough anymore. ...
In-House Delivery vs. Third-Party Delivery Services: Which is Actually Better for Your Business?
Boosting Your Online Ordering Menu for Maximum Profits
Behind the scenes, online ordering can feel a little daunting at first. Understanding how your customers view your menu and how they expect certain items to be categorized is something that you might not have even thought about until it came time to set up your own business with online ordering. ...
Boosting Your Online Ordering Menu for Maximum Profits
4 Easy Marketing Ideas for Your Pizza Restaurant
There are about 75,000 pizzerias in the U.S., making it one of the most competitive food industries in the country. Independent operators are being pushed out of business by rapidly expanding pizza chains that are wooing customers away with online or mobile ordering, third-party delivery ...
4 Easy Marketing Ideas for Your Pizza Restaurant
Are You Wasting Money on Loyalty Programs?
The days of punch card loyalty programs have come and gone. Membership in a loyalty program doesn’t automatically translate into repeat business, but a proactive approach will ensure that customers feel like their purchases are valued and appreciated. So how do you know if your loyalty program is ...
Are You Wasting Money on Loyalty Programs?
4 Ways to Crush Your Pizza Delivery Competition
Not so long ago, food delivery was synonymous with pizza, delivered hot and fresh. In the last few years, however, the delivery landscape has broadened significantly thanks to third-party delivery services that will bring every culinary whim — ranging from sushi to BBQ — right to your door. Food ...
4 Ways to Crush Your Pizza Delivery Competition
How to Handle a Third-Party App Mess Up Like a Pro
Earlier this week, a couple in Toronto ordered two delicious, fresh pizzas from their neighborhood mom and pop pizzeria via UberEats. What they received, however, was anything but what they wanted. Their delivery driver, who has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating and received no complaints in the past, ...
How to Handle a Third-Party App Mess Up Like a Pro
5 Things to Consider Third-Party Restaurant Food Delivery
Third-party delivery services are becoming a new force in the restaurant industry. Pizza delivery has always been popular, but with the rapid growth of third-party services, a variety of restaurants have been adding these additional delivery options to help boost their brand awareness. Third-party ...
5 Things to Consider Third-Party Restaurant Food Delivery
4 Reasons to Demand Restaurant POS Integration
Restaurants need to find ways to operate efficiently and cost-effectively to keep up with tough competition and increasing customer demands. If your POS system isn’t integrated with other technology, it can hold you back from reaching those goals. There are plenty of ways POS integration can help ...
4 Reasons to Demand Restaurant POS Integration
4 Tips That Will Change the Way You Think About Staffing
Employee retention can be difficult. The restaurant industry’s turnover rate is higher than the national average, and it’s been steadily rising over the past five years. With the National Restaurant Association estimating that industry turnover is about 63%, it’s important to determine what ...
4 Tips That Will Change the Way You Think About Staffing
Amazon's Prime Now: Good or Bad for Your Restaurant?
People can order nearly anything from Amazon.com, the online retailing giant that delivers everything from paper towels to designer shoes. Amazon expanded its offerings even more two years ago, when they added restaurant food delivery to their list of services. Amazon Prime members in participating ...
Amazon's Prime Now: Good or Bad for Your Restaurant?
How to Bring in the Customers This Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend has become a staple in consumer’s shopping calendars, using the abundance of sales to stock up on everything they could need for the upcoming summer months. While a majority of sales are offered both in-store and online, lots of people choose to hit the shops at least once ...
How to Bring in the Customers This Memorial Day Weekend
Are You Ready for the New FDA Calorie Counting Regulation?
With Americans consuming about one-third of their calories away from home, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes their new menu labeling requirements will help combat the nation’s obesity epidemic. The law, which will be enforced starting May 5, 2017, aims to help Americans make more ...
Are You Ready for the New FDA Calorie Counting Regulation?
Recap: 2017 Pizza Expo
The 2017 International Pizza Expo has come and gone and, along with the resonating excitement from the World Pizza Games and full bellies from all the delicious samples, attendees are thinking over all the advice and information given at the booths and seminars. Between conversations heard on the ...
Recap: 2017 Pizza Expo
Pi Day: A Mathematical Holiday That's All About the Food
Pi Day has been a bit of a math nerd’s ongoing joke. Taking place on March 14 every year (aka 3/14), the holiday is all about the mathematical constant that every kid in geometry class loves to hate. It’s used most often when calculating the circumference of a circle, which means celebrating all ...
Pi Day: A Mathematical Holiday That's All About the Food
The Best Beers to Maximize Your Pizza-Eating Pleasure
Finding a drink that complements your favorite slice of pizza is serious business. Nothing ruins the mood more than taking a bite of cheesy, saucy goodness, only to have the experience washed away by a swig of the wrong beer. But trying to find the perfect match can be daunting. There’s dozens of ...
The Best Beers to Maximize Your Pizza-Eating Pleasure