Pizza Today - April 2016 - (Page 30)

front of the house / REMODELING LEFT: P's Pizza House in LeMars, Iowa, remodeled the exterior of the building and the front entrance. Photos provided by P's Pizza House R Remarkable Remodels Make sure a remodel, big or small, is worth the investment BY NORA CALEY 3 0 / P I Z Z AT O D AY. C O M / A P R I L 2 0 1 6 emodeling can be costly, and the improved look should be worth the expense. The challenge is that it is difficult to measure whether a renovation, from a coat of paint to a complete overhaul of the dining room, can help the restaurant gain or retain customers. So how does an operator know the effort will have a good return on investment? "You look at it, you budget, and you think, 'what parts of it are going to get a return, and what parts do we need to do even if we are not going to get a return?' " says Nick Martin, managing partner for Ian's Pizza, which recently remodeled its State Street location in Madison, Wisconsin, and will soon remodel its Francis Street location. One factor that does impact sales is the number of seats. Ian's Pizza removed four tables and added a ledge that wraps around the perimeter of the restaurant. The net increase was 20 seats, Martin says, which almost doubled the amount of seating at the fast-casual eatery. http://www.PIZZATODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - April 2016

Pizza Today - April 2016
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Respecting the Craft
Trending Recipes
Destinations
Dough Doctor
Worthy Remodels
Patio Seating
Making Your Own Breads
Think outside of your traditional dough recipe
Side Dishes
Online Employee Applications
Pizza Today on the Road: Napizza, San Diego, CA
Pizza Today on the Road: URBN, San Diego, CA
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Snapped

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