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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #140 on: May 17, 2020, 05:51:08 PM »
what if pizzeria decides " we will make 100 pizzas ( whatever number one comfortable with without sacrificing quality) first come first serve . if people are willing to wait outside of Bedia in cold weather they sure will wait.
play on your own terms but be fair......just a thought. 

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2020, 07:03:44 PM »
what if pizzeria decides " we will make 100 pizzas ( whatever number one comfortable with without sacrificing quality) first come first serve . if people are willing to wait outside of Bedia in cold weather they sure will wait.
play on your own terms but be fair......just a thought.
Enticing people to congregate and wait in a line during these times?  :-\
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #142 on: May 17, 2020, 07:06:04 PM »
what if pizzeria decides " we will make 100 pizzas ( whatever number one comfortable with without sacrificing quality) first come first serve . if people are willing to wait outside of Bedia in cold weather they sure will wait.
play on your own terms but be fair......just a thought.
what about toppings?
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #143 on: May 17, 2020, 07:21:00 PM »
what if pizzeria decides " we will make 100 pizzas ( whatever number one comfortable with without sacrificing quality) first come first serve . if people are willing to wait outside of Bedia in cold weather they sure will wait.
play on your own terms but be fair......just a thought.

Great idea for big city foodie scene.  Reno is not there.  It is still a domino's like dominated pizza culture here.  Buy one pizza for $8 with unlimited topping,and get wings, soda, ice cream...…  It is pizza franchise city  here and the independents mostly compete with that concept.  We are a specialty niche that does not compete and thankful for it.  Being rated the #1 pizzeria on Yelp and the many other awards we have won helps us make a very nice living working 40-50 hours a week.   We make a limited # of dough for each day and it is first come first serve and sell out everyday.  Fortunately we are in the wealthiest zip code in Reno and are 2 miles from downtown offer no specials, no coupons, no delivery. People have to find us so it weeds out the conveyor oven customers.  We are now averaging 20 or more orders set up for pick up before we open.  2 weeks ago we started this - answering the phone at 2 and open at 4.  It is simply everyone alive has been jolted by this virus and so many financially.  We have been jolted with too much business and are figuring it out on the fly.  I feel bad for all the places that on the verge of collapse or have gone out of business since the virus.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #144 on: May 18, 2020, 09:49:34 AM »
Enticing people to congregate and wait in a line during these times?  :-\

Leave it upto individual to take care of themselves,  stand in line 3-6 feet apart. All i am saying is pizzeria owner is in for long haul so why kill ourselves for short term gains.
At some point people are going to do what people want to do, we will kill this virus psychologically/socially before we control this medically. it happened during AIDS, SARS, Ebola, H1N1. if you study/read mass behavior you will see everytime catalysts were different but human behavior hasn't changed.     

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #145 on: May 25, 2020, 10:43:17 AM »
Let me throw this out there...

Joe's Times Square last year at this time was doing 120 bags of flour a week.

They are now doing 1 bag of flour a day...
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #146 on: May 29, 2020, 06:20:03 PM »
Let me throw this out there...

Joe's Times Square last year at this time was doing 120 bags of flour a week.

They are now doing 1 bag of flour a day...

That is sad.  I can't imagine what it is like to work and or live in NYC now.  My pre virus days there were always crowds, action, and whatever you wanted whenever you wanted it.  Here in NV the state opened up restaurants and many other businesses the last couple weeks. Next week casinos open.  Our business has slowed but we are still over 100% of normal. 
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #147 on: June 01, 2020, 06:22:09 AM »
Chef and restaurant owner Nancy Silverton, who survived Covid-19 after contracting it while working at her restaurant making meals for out-of-work restaurant workers, describes the experience of watching her restaurant be looted and lit on fire while watching the news on TV.

Among the businesses looted on and around Los Angeles' Melrose Avenue in a night of violence Saturday was one of acclaimed chef Nancy Silverton's restaurants.
Pizzeria Mozza's interior was set on fire after looters broke in and stole bottles of wine. Silverton said she watched her restaurant be trashed and looted on television.
"It was so surreal. I don't know how else to describe it," Silverton said in an interview with MSNBC. After smashing in the window, the looters poured lighter fluid on the floor and set it on fire, she said.
The looting and vandalism in Los Angeles occurred amid protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis on May 25 after a white police officer kneeled on his neck as Floyd said he could not breathe.
Silverton is a renowned chef and author who has been honored by the James Beard Foundation. She also founded La Brea Bakery, and institution that is beloved in Los Angeles.

Chef and restaurant owner Nancy Silverton, who survived COVID-19 after contracting it while working at her restaurant making meals for out-of-work restaurant workers, describes the experience of watching her restaurant be looted and lit on fire while watching the news on TV.

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er restaurant making meals for out-of-work restaurant workers, describes the experience of watching her restaurant be looted and lit on fire while watching the news on TV.

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #148 on: June 01, 2020, 06:28:20 AM »
It's really surreal!  ???
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #149 on: June 01, 2020, 12:04:03 PM »
it has been nuts here! The idiot cop was transferred to maximum security prison today to await his trial date!!
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #150 on: June 01, 2020, 04:26:03 PM »
These are sad times for all.  I am sorry about Nancy's shop being ruined.  We had riots here in downtown Reno but no one I know business was damaged.  We are a mile away and thankful for that.  Last week was again 120% of normal with more calls and walk ins asking about dining in.  We are sticking to take out only.  We already have orders for graduation parties next weekend and Friday casinos fully open.  30% of our business is from travelers and who knows what that will mean.  I figured out how to deal with my mask better and being in the ovens 4 hours without a break.  I hooked up a box fan a few feet in front of me and the breeze made things much better.  A nurse friend said you cool your body through sweat and exhaling air.  The mask stops some of that and it has been hell wearing one and manning the ovens.  We have also figured out an easy way for me to manage giving pickup times.  We are pretty much figured out now with how to deal with the new normal.  Walter
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #151 on: June 01, 2020, 06:24:51 PM »
I'm happy for you, if the business turns around only doing take away!

How could one wish for more in the food business :)

I think the trend is going to stay around for a while..
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #152 on: June 01, 2020, 06:38:01 PM »
I'm happy for you, if the business turns around only doing take away!

How could one wish for more in the food business :)

I think the trend is going to stay around for a while..

We are very thankful for sure with so many struggling or closing for good but would prefer to lose business and see things back to normal for all.  Scheduling employees, finding produce, is a nightmare with no idea what each week will bring.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #153 on: June 01, 2020, 08:03:56 PM »
There are masks that don't hug the face and I imagine run cooler.
I guess there are trade offs between comfort and protection though..... personal decision.   :-\
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #154 on: June 01, 2020, 08:08:37 PM »
My brother says he has been looking for a mask like this one to make things more tolerable in these difficult times. :-D

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« Reply #155 on: June 01, 2020, 08:42:23 PM »


   The ole Rolling Stones mask! 😎 🕺
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« Reply #156 on: June 01, 2020, 09:20:57 PM »

   The ole Rolling Stones mask! 😎 🕺
Better than the Alice Cooper one (“Zipper Catches Skin”)!
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #157 on: June 02, 2020, 12:32:36 AM »
That is sad.  I can't imagine what it is like to work and or live in NYC now.  My pre virus days there were always crowds, action, and whatever you wanted whenever you wanted it.  Here in NV the state opened up restaurants and many other businesses the last couple weeks. Next week casinos open.  Our business has slowed but we are still over 100% of normal.

It's all about the pivot!  Sure, NYC is in a tough spot right now.  But there are plenty of places serving the community and making money.  My wife found a great  food job and couldn't be happier - she's in the middle of the mix in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and loving it. And her place opened a second spot in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn on Friday - right when the first "riots" started.  It was standing room only in the spot all day.  People gotta eat.  And it's a Black-owned business (my wife is a POC) and two of the partners are Black NYPD.

Me?  I'm doing my thing, so many opportunities out here right now in pizza that I had to give one away to a very well-known member of this board.  I've got the biggest opportunity of my career in place - bigger than Lombardi's. 

Don't believe everything you see as portrayed by the media.  There's a bunch of us who are all-in on New York.  Are we stupid?  Maybe.  Are we crazy?  You got that right!  Full speed ahead!!!

Just to give you a little insight from the front lines...I'll post a couple of very personal exchanges...

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« Reply #158 on: June 06, 2020, 10:35:11 PM »
It's all about the pivot!  Sure, NYC is in a tough spot right now.  But there are plenty of places serving the community and making money.  My wife found a great  food job and couldn't be happier - she's in the middle of the mix in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn and loving it. And her place opened a second spot in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn on Friday - right when the first "riots" started.  It was standing room only in the spot all day.  People gotta eat.  And it's a Black-owned business (my wife is a POC) and two of the partners are Black NYPD.

Me?  I'm doing my thing, so many opportunities out here right now in pizza that I had to give one away to a very well-known member of this board.  I've got the biggest opportunity of my career in place - bigger than Lombardi's. 

Don't believe everything you see as portrayed by the media.  There's a bunch of us who are all-in on New York.  Are we stupid?  Maybe.  Are we crazy?  You got that right!  Full speed ahead!!!

Just to give you a little insight from the front lines...I'll post a couple of very personal exchanges...

Glad you are doing ok :)   The casinos, bars, and most everything reopened this week.  People are not wearing masks or watching social distancing from what I am seeing at the grocery stores, social media posting at bars, restaurants, casinos, at alarming rates.  One restaurant doesn't have their employees wearing masks and has a big sign saying if no masks offend you don't come in.  We are getting lots of "when are opening for inside and patio dining".   We continue to allow only people in with masks that keep social distance from each other and us for pick up but 95% wait in their cars and we take pies to them.  I figured we would slow down this week but instead it was pedal to the metal crazy selling out of dough every night.  Tonight we sold out in 2 hours.  It will be interesting to see if the virus goes ballistic again.  Already there are a lot of cases popping up in our county and people seem to be saying "man over virus". 
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« Reply #159 on: June 07, 2020, 12:41:56 AM »
People are very strange.... I'm talking about the ones soooo conditioned to a me, me, me life that they will even throw caution to the wind over something that can kill them deader than a door nail. Truly amazing.  🙃
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