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Commentary

Making it Right

R

ecently, I was struck by the difference
of opinion of two pizzeria operators
with whom I spoke just days apart

JWHITE@PIZZATODAY.COM

tor comps to make sure there aren't too many."

Obviously a restaurant business can't succeed

from one another. During the course of conver-

by giving away free food. But any time humans

topic and how they handled it in their shops.

mistakes need to be corrected. It's called cus-

sation, each individual touched upon the same
JEREMY WHITE

a manager, they just do it. We do closely moni-

Their methods were nothing alike.

Operator 1: "When there's an issue with a

food item, only myself or the general manager

are involved there will be mistakes - and those
tomer service, and we're in the service industry
as much as we're in the food industry, right?
I'm not sure either of these operators are

has the authority to comp the meal. If the

"right" or "wrong" with the way they handle

re-made, the server is to alert one of us and we

approaches are so different.

server or customer feels like the item should be
go have the kitchen re-make it. If the customer

this issue. I just found it interesting that their
What are the protocols in your shop? How

is really upset and wants their food for free, only

do you handle the "comp problem," and why

that call."

thoughts on the matter via e-mail (my address

myself or the GM, if I'm not here, can make
Operator 2: "Everyone in the building is

empowered to have a pizza re-made. If it's not
up to our standards, throw it in the trash and

do you do it that way? I'd love to hear your
is under to my photo on this page).

Lastly, if you haven't registered to attend

get it right the next time. Our expeditor is our

International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas yet, get

of them can say, "No, do this again" before it

promises to be killer! Check out the schedule of

first line of defense. Then the server. Either one
ever reaches the customer. That keeps sub-par

food from ever getting to the table 99 percent of
the time. On the rare occasion that something

slips through and the customer says something,

on it. The show is just two months away and it

events and register to attend at PizzaExpo.com.
Best,

the server is fully empowered to make it right

through issuing a gift card to encourage a repeat
visit or, ultimately, comping the meal if that's

what is required. They don't need to track down

JEREMY WHITE
EDITOR IN CHIEF

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Pizza Today - January 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - January 2018

Pizza Today - January 2018
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
Tony’s Trending Recipe
At Your Service
Destinations
Knead to Know
Road to Pizza Expo
Red Wagon
Pizza Today on the Road: Red Wagon Pizza Co. Minneapolis, Mn
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
Pizza Today - January 2018 - CT1
Pizza Today - January 2018 - CT2
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Pizza Today - January 2018
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Cover2
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Commentary
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 4
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 5
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Pizza Today - January 2018 - 7
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Contents
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 9
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Contributors
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 11
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 13
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Interact
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 15
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Conversation
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 17
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 19
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 21
Pizza Today - January 2018 - At Your Service
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 23
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Destinations
Pizza Today - January 2018 - 25
Pizza Today - January 2018 - Knead to Know
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Pizza Today - January 2018 - Road to Pizza Expo
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Pizza Today - January 2018 - Pizza Today on the Road: Red Wagon Pizza Co. Minneapolis, Mn
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