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The Ultimate Playbook for Pizza on Football Sunday
Whether you’re an avid football fanatic, or you don’t know a touchdown from a field goal, there’s one thing most people can agree on—football and pizza are the ultimate gameday combo. At Adora, we’re in the business of making pizza operations run smoothly, so we know a thing or two about how to make sure every game day is a culinary victory.
Take a few slices of our advice, and read on for Adora’s ultimate playbook for pizza on football Sunday:
Go Big or Go Home
In our opinion, there’s no such thing as too much pizza during the big game. Most likely, your customers share this sentiment, so it’s important to be ready for big orders. As football season ramps up, you may need to order more inventory, hire an extra set of hands, or ask all your team members to fold a few extra pizza boxes at the end of the night.
Another way to go big for the big game is to offer limited-time specials to encourage hungry fans to order your pies. If you’re up for it, you can even add sports bar favorites like wings, nachos, and fries to your menu. After all, pizza isn’t the only food that goes great with football!
Make a Game Plan
Just like your team’s favorite players have to figure out how to move the ball down the field, you need to figure out how you’re going to get your pizzas to your customers. Most people don’t want to miss a single second of the action, so be prepared for an influx of delivery orders.
Adora allows you to integrate with third-party platforms or use your own drivers, so the options for your game plan are unlimited. Our state-of-the-art delivery management capabilities make perfecting deliveries easy with features like:
● Color-coded order timing
● Order routing and grouping
● Google Maps integration
● Custom delivery zones, minimum order amounts, and delivery charges
Our driver dispatch screen lets you see all the information you need in one place, so you can say goodbye to the days of delivery orders slowing down your restaurant’s workflow. Plus, online orders print directly to the kitchen (and look exactly the same as in-house orders), which reduces the risk for mistakes. Trust us—your kitchen team will thank you when the game day orders are rushing in.
It’s a Team Effort
You already know that your staff is the ultimate team. When it gets busy, setting your team up for success can mean the difference between dropping the ball and scoring a hospitality touchdown. Hype your team up with pre-shift meetings, regular correspondence, and clear expectations. It’s going to be busy, so you may need to schedule more people than usual. Be sure to discuss scheduling with your staff in advance to avoid any miscommunications or conflicts.
Working out the logistics isn’t the only thing you should pay attention to—it’s equally important to ensure every staff member feels supported, encouraged, and valued.
There’s nothing wrong with bringing some friendly competition to your restaurant. Try having contests to see who can sell the most of a specific pizza, or who can toss a pie the fastest. A little fun and camaraderie goes a long way, and your guests will appreciate the positive environment you’re fostering (and eat more pizza!).
Step Up Your Marketing Hustle
Gearing up your business for game season is only half the battle when it comes to making sure football Sundays truly are ‘fundays’—you also need to get the word out to your local community. By being strategic about your marketing strategy, you can ensure your pizza will be the first thing people think about when they’re ready to watch football.
Fans will love getting a good deal on game day, which means you shouldn’t hesitate to offer special prices for the best day of the week. Adora makes managing discounts, coupons, and promos a breeze, so they won’t bog you down when you feel like you’re in overtime—every second counts!
Adora Helps Your Business Win Every Game
At Adora, we love helping businesses make everyday a touchdown. We provide all the tools you need to help your restaurant work as hard as your favorite football team. Our modern, solutions-based features will make you feel like you’ve won the Superbowl—no matter what day of the week it is.