Pizza Today - July 2022 - 43

TARA HATTAN (25)
Zasa's Pizza & Wings -
Tulsa, Oklahoma
@ zasaspizza
What area do you feel like
you currently need to improve
upon to continue taking your
pizza business to the next level?
I will always keep improving
my style, my knowledge and
technique. But if I were to pick
one thing that I need to focus
the most on, it would be being
an actual Pizzeria Owner. For
the past nine years I have been
on the front lines making pizza,
and most times I forget how
important it is to take a step
back, SIT DOWN (weird) and
focus on the logistics of making
us grow more.
What is something you've
learned at Pizza Expo that has
helped guide your business?
There is always so many
great things; it's hard to say just
one! One thing I realized this
past year is that Pizza Expo is
a ticket to unlimited amounts
of knowledge and access to
the BIGGEST support system
in the Pizza Industry, and it
only grows each year! Those
connections established with
people that were in my exact
same shoes and had the same
questions is what helps me the
most. I can call those friends
at any time of the day, and I
know they're going to walk me
through the do's and don'ts
What do you do to motivate
your staff during these
challenging times?
I'm a fi rm believer in acting
like the boss you would want
to work for. The greatest
advantage I have from working
my way up is that I know exactly
what it's like to be in their shoes.
The best way we keep people
motivated would have to be
simply giving back to them and
showing how much you appreciate
them. Whether it's our treasure
chest full of goodies and stickers
for when they need a little boost,
or when we profi t, they profi t! If
it's a much-needed raise, or those
fresh new kicks they have been
dreaming of. Growing staff into a
pizza family motivates everyone
at the end of the day. We all have
the same goals and that's to make
pizza, make money and have fun!
What are you doing in your
pizzeria to combat infl ation and
rising costs?
With costs rising everywhere
we fi nally had to cave and do a
three percent increase on some
items, and charge for things we
typically could get away with not
charging for (ex: ranch). The most
important thing in pulling this
off is defi nitely educating your
staff to be able to talk about the
" why's? " if the question arises.

Pizza Today - July 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - July 2022

Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike's Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
On Deck
Knead to Know
Destination
Makeline Efficiency
Consistency Through Turnover
St. Louis Style Pizza
Summer Cocktails
Inflation Tactics
Rising Stars
Product Showcase
Pizza Today/Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader's Resource
Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - July 2022 - CT1
Pizza Today - July 2022 - CT2
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Cover1
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Cover2
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Commentary
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 4
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 5
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 6
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 7
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Digital
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 9
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Conversation
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 11
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Mike's Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 13
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 15
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Building Blocks
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 17
Pizza Today - July 2022 - On Deck
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 19
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 21
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 22
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 23
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Destination
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 25
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Makeline Efficiency
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 27
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 28
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 29
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Consistency Through Turnover
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - 32
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 33
Pizza Today - July 2022 - St. Louis Style Pizza
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - 36
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 37
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Summer Cocktails
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 39
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Inflation Tactics
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 41
Pizza Today - July 2022 - Rising Stars
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 43
Pizza Today - July 2022 - 44
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - Product Showcase
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - Pizza Today/Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - The Marketplace
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Pizza Today - July 2022 - Expo Spotlight
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