Yes that dreaded time when I must sneak into all the other pizza places unnoticed and snag their menu.
Every once in a while I have to check out how I measure up in comparison to the competition.
Do I have a nice variety of pizza. What is my price point for the quality of pizza I serve. Is anyone copying me!
I also found this old menu from 1999.
Take note that our Traindock pizza was $15.99 plus tax.
The Traindock pizza as of today is $26.00 TAXES INCLUDED.
So my price has only gone up $7.92 in the last 16 years.
Meanwhile in the last 16 years the price of;
Cheese at 32.00 went up to 63.00 per box.
Flour at 5.00 went up 19.00 per bag.
Because I am not a big pizza chain I do not have access to bulk pricing or near the volume of sales like the big city.
Minimum wage at 6.80 went up to 10.25 per hour.
It is incredible how much the cost of food has gone up even in comparison to minimum wage.
No wonder the concept of minimum wage being a living wage has come up in the last ten years. However hiring teenagers at minimum wage has been one way that I have kept my overhead low to stay alive in this town.
So after weeks of contemplation I have come up with the new spring summer 2015 menu which has a very small price increase.
I thank each and every customer that has helped to provide me with a modest living in this beautiful community for almost 18 years now.