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Lessons from CinemaCon and the International Pizza Expo


This week, two of my favorite things came together in Las Vegas for their respective annual trade shows: Movies and Pizza. Really, a match made in heaven, these two industries are both evolving in many ways.

At CinemaCon, owners and operators are finding in-theater dining to be the next big profit maker. And at the International Pizza Expo, the big players are pushing customization and freshness. Meanwhile both industries are looking for new ways to make the customer experience as unique as possible.

When it comes to foodservice in the cinema or pizza industry, the entire experience must be convenient, fresh and memorable. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of that, we've round up our best blogs highlighting strategies of foodservice for both industries.




A New Hope

If you're brand new to foodservice, or have never considered expanding past popcorn at your concession stand, we recommend our white paper as a starting place. This quick read will give you an overview of the potential challenges and advantages to expanding your concession stand to include hot prepared foods, as well as strategies to make it a success. Check it out here!

Wing in Some New Profits

We know that finding new ways to drive profit can often be a challenge, but chicken wings are an easy solution. Fried, baked, dry or sauced, simply adding chicken wings to your pizza menu can open a whole new area of growth for you. If you're looking for a new way to drive sales, check out our white paper of the advantages of adding wings to your menu and strategies to make it successful. Read it out here!

The Godfather

Ok, that's not the most humble title for a fryer, but when it comes to ventless frying, AutoFry really is the offer you cannot refuse. With no hoods needed you can simply plug in AutoFry and start making sales! Check out our short video on how ventless frying is an easy way to drive concession stand profits. Watch out video here!

Grab a Slice of the Good Life

There's nothing better than learning from someone who is already experiencing success. Our AutoFry in Action blog featuring Ison's Family Pizza, of Batesville, IN, is a great resource for future leading pizza places. Take a page out of Ison's book and see what's made them so effective in foodservice. Check his story out here!

It's a Wonderful Life

When you're driving in profits at your concession stand, life is good. But if sales have gone flat, you may be wondering what to do next. That's why we created this list of five things you can do to drive additional profits to your concession stand. Check the full list out here!

Pizza with Pizzazz

It's easy to make the staples, cheese, pepperoni, veggie, meat lovers, hawaiian... but what sets your menu apart from your neighboring pizza place? If you don't have an answer, this blog is for you! We round up seven unique pizza recipes with pizzazz! Check it our here!

Making a Menu

Finally, if your looking for some menu ideas, don't forget to head on over to our industry pages to check out some sample menu and profit guides. You can find our cinema sample menu here. If you're looking for a more complete menu guide check out our AutoFry sample menu !



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