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  • Franchise Insights

    Italian Sausage: A Brief History

    You knew Italian sausage was, well Italian—but did you know it dates to the time of the Romans? It’s true! One of the most popular pizza toppings in the twenty-first century has its roots in the first century BC. Multiple Roman historians, including Cicero, Apicius, and Varro describe types of sausages made by the residents…

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    Spotlight: Rosati’s Culture

    When you own a restaurant franchise, part of your job is to create a welcoming atmosphere—not just for customers, but for employees, too. Employees who feel stressed or frustrated with their work culture aren’t going to provide the best customer service and will be prone to errors and other things that might negatively impact their…

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    Effective Sports Marketing

    Marketing to sports fans always seems like a slam dunk, but it’s just as easy to get wrong as it is to get right. As the fall sports season kicks off, here are some things to keep in mind if you want to draw in the sports crowd and keep them coming back each week….

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    Looking Toward 2023: Pizza Restaurant Trends

    It’s not quite the holiday season yet, but now is a good time of year to take stock and look ahead as we all prepare for the crush of the next few months. Here are some ongoing trends in the pizza restaurant space to be aware of and possibly incorporate into your planning for 2023:…

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  • Franchise Insights, Franchisee Stories

    Rocky Mountain Pies: Open a Rosati’s in Colorado

    Between 2010 and 2019, Colorado welcomed a whopping 155,000 Illinois natives, making the Prairie State among the biggest sources of Colorado immigrants during that period. Most of those Illinoisans came from Chicago, and they are hungry for quality pizza. Despite that, there aren’t a whole lot of great Chicago-style pizza offerings in major Colorado cities…

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  • Franchise Insights, Franchisee Stories

    Rosati’s Gets Bigger in Texas

    Illinois and Texas may seem like polar opposites, but they actually have a lot in common. Both states have vast expanses of humid prairies. They’re also each home to some of the nation’s largest cities, with a healthy dose of rural culture as well. And thanks to Rosati’s, both states now enjoy convenient access to…

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  • Rosati's News

    Pepperoni: A Brief History

    Pepperoni, a cured salami spiced with paprika or other chilis, is consistently ranked as Americans’ favorite pizza topping. But where did it come from? Is it even Italian? Here’s a short history of an iconic pizza topping. Italian Innovation Although it looks the part, pepperoni isn’t a traditional type of Italian cured sausage. Rather, it…

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  • Franchisee Stories

    Illinois Rosati’s Launches Vegan Cheese

    It seems like vegan offerings are becoming more popular every time the calendar turns. According to the Plant Based Foods Association, retail sales of plant-based foods grew by an impressive 6.2 percent from 2020 to 2021, and the plant-based food market is valued at around $7.4 billion. With around 6% of the U.S. population now…

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    Best Pizza Pairings: Wine, Beer, and Sodas

    Pizza is a savory treat that demands the appropriate accompanying beverage. What that beverage is might depend on the time of day, season, the setting or company, or one’s personal mood. But no matter which drinks you end up choosing, here’s a list of perfect pizza pairings so you won’t go wrong. Kolsch or lager…

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  • Franchisee Stories

    Rosati’s: A Brief History

    If you’re thinking of buying a franchise, you need to know the whole story behind the brands you’re looking to invest in. Sometimes, a company’s history can tell you more about it than its current activity. Today, Rosati’s is a successful Chicago-style pizza franchise with more than 200 locations nationwide. But how it became successful…

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  • Franchise Insights

    Beyond The Pie: Wings & Appetizers Done Right

    Thanks to the hard work of our franchisees across the country, many people already know Rosati’s is synonymous with pizza. And rightfully so—our 87 proprietary ingredients and Old-World recipes deliver quality in every pie. But pizza is not all that makes Rosati’s special. Our commitment to quality extends to our chicken wings, salads, and other…

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    Tips For Outdoor Dining Space

    In the age of COVID, restaurants have had to adapt. One of the ways they’ve done this is to start offering outdoor seating or expand their existing outdoor space. Besides being a healthier option, virus-wise, outdoor seating offers a nice variation in the environment for your customers. Fresh air and sunshine tend to put people…

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