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Posted on 03/23/2006 4:16:44 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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Do you pack your lunch or walk to work?
Bear with me here.
You bought a pizza shop in Lorain Ohio? Right?
Some companies left which essentially gutted your lunch business?
You tried promotions and whatever and are at the end of your rope? Right? Just trying to be clear.
I think I can help, but go figure :)
worked hard all my lifetime,
no help from my friends...
Find a new market, expand to the next town with delivery service.
He's a good kid. If he made it big, I'm certain he'd want to take care of me. With me, all I'd need is a big, customized RV.
Wow! Your grampa must have been something ... my favorite line is "one fist of iron, the other of steel, if the left one don't get you then the right one will."
bttt _ more brains needed here.
Praeyrs, and my best thoughts. I wish I could help.
Convert your pizza parlor to one fo the five "recession-proof" businesses:
5. Combination of 1-4.
Feel for ya', man. Best of luck. And hang in there. I know how times like this drag yaa' down, I went through it 20 years ago. You do come out on the other side.
Yes, your correct, put everything I had into buying the place (1st mistake). Now some big businesses left, Ford, Marconi, US Steel is downsized.
Just read the paper this morning, construction business that's been here since 1923 is going out of business now too.
I really can't afford to move my business, this is it. I used all my capital to get to this point. Now I can't even put a new roof on the place.
Customized RV eh? Sounds nice, hope it comes through.
Yeah, Great Grandpa was quite a guy. Got pictures of him fishing out on Lake Erie in a rowboat too.. hahahaha... Old School
Thanks, prayers always help.
Thank you. Thought this pizza place was the answer to my prayers. Maybe I just don't understand what the answer is.
I'm in Lorain, it's west of Cleveland about 20 miles.
Aches and pains aplenty, heck, I got somebody elses achilles tendons in my knee. I'm about ready for the glue factory.
Are the surrounding towns freindly maybe you could start something a little further away
Hey you could turn it into a storage place if it's big enough lots of bars and alarms !
So I'm gonna shoot this at you out of left field.
I am not suggesting you make bad tasting food. Far from it actually. What I'm going to suggest probably won't help you in the slightest. I'm just asking that you hear me out.
I lived in Ohio for 28 years. I currently live in NJ, I worked in Manhatten and as far as I can tell, no one on the eastern seaboard has a clue about how great pizza can taste. People around here tend to fold up a slice of pizza and jam it down their gullet presumably so they don't taste it. The crust is tough, the sauce is airbrushed on and the cheese is just "there". There's probably 5 million people who would swear that kind of pizza is the best thing ever. I think it's crap. In fact, I think, if they knew the forumula for good pizza, Ray's pizza in Manhatten would go out of business in a year.
A guy in Alliance Ohio broke the mold, and makes pizza that will bring in folks for miles. He brought it to the town I grew up in, and 20 years later, he's still there. Yeah, I know, how great can it be? It's fantastic. Al & Dave's, Sports Pizza and likely others. Shrug. Not what you want to hear. The Pizza is different. I think it's about how he makes the crust fluffy and thick but not greasy like a Pizza hut.
I realize this isn't helpful for your current situation. What I'm suggesting is that perhaps he might have a suggestion to make your food so attractive that your market expands. It's the best pizza going. Just a thought.
Sports Pizza Map
6782 Waterloo Rd
Phone: (330) 947-2288
Just in the for lunch bump.
Gee, whatever happened to Godfathers Pizza? It used to be pretty good, although it's been years since I've had any.
Different tactic . . .
Convert the Pizza shop into a store selling sex Aids and porno tapes. Within 60 days you would have a long list of dirty stuff connected to every political type within 50 miles. Makes for an excellent secondary income under the radar so to speak.
hhhmmmm... you may be on to something there..the politico's around here are all democrats though, they can get away with their scandalous freaky stuff...
The son is running the business and it tastes alot like little ceaser's now a days.
Little Caesars?? geeze.....!