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  • #368866
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    isnt this the same board that chastises people for eating unhealthy food and endorses making your own on a regular?

    While some individuals may have said things like that in the past, I don’t think the entire community on CU has ever come together to have one uniform voice on any topic.

    #368868

    SunnySt.
    Member

    Bono is the bomb. Loved it in the Short North, have swung thru the Grandview spot a couple times… quality is still the same, but I’d have to agree with everyone regarding the location, it almost has it’s back to Grandview. That, and there are a reported 87 pizza places in that community to boot.

    #368869

    joev
    Participant

    Sounds like they could use the services of a good business consultant. As inept as the business end seems, they still have a huge and vocal cheering section. Not everyone with great culinary skills is cut out for restaurant management. To be successful, those who don’t have the business skills outsource that end.

    #368870
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    They also need a website. No advertising and no website seems like a recipe for disaster in 2010.

    I remember Jon Myers saying that in this day and age, not having a website for your business is like not having electricity. I agree.

    #368871

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    We were there the other night… the pizza assembly line was running full tilt crankin’ out the pies with a nice line of people ordering. Some nights are just better than others I guess. With Jake running the oven they can crank ’em out really fast now.

    I was just dying for a San Rolando with added chovies that night. Totally hit the spot.

    #368872
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    I found a facebook page for them. Didn’t know it existed!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Columbus-OH/Bono-Pizza/249374012094

    #368873

    gramarye
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>

    Nitsud Regnifloh wrote >>
    isnt this the same board that chastises people for eating unhealthy food and endorses making your own on a regular?

    While some individuals may have said things like that in the past, I don’t think the entire community on CU has ever come together to have one uniform voice on any topic.

    If this board had signature quotes, this would go in mine. :-)

    #368874

    jtwill84
    Participant

    Love love love this pizza, and obviously want them to do well…but it seems to me that they’re relying solely on word of mouth to get their name out there. I know that advertising costs money, but isn’t that a necessary evil in running a business?

    #368875

    Oak
    Participant

    I used to love their pizza too. When it was in the SN I used to get pizza to go at least once or twice a week. I hate to say it but they may have jumped the shark by moving to grandview. I know SN space is expensive – but they could have taken a page from the Late Night Pizza/Capt. Cream Cheese playbook and built a shack :)
    Joev is right: it might not be the concept that puts them out of business, but the management.

    #368876

    Kahiki
    Member

    One counterpoint to the anti-location sentiment:

    The convenience store attached to Bono Pizza has a strong selection of beverages. Last time I went, I shared a 22 oz bomber of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale with my companion—without the typical restaurant markup.

    #368877

    Tigertree
    Member

    I’ll echo whoever mentions social media/web integration as an issue. I’ll also say that if traditional advertising isn’t there thing, they aren’t good at it, and they can’t afford someone who is, they shouldn’t do it. Things like twitter and CU are a great way for a small business with a lot of personality to connect with their audience. Traditional print advertising, if you don’t put out a good (ad) product, isn’t necessarily going to do anything for you.

    #368878

    Andrew Hall
    Member

    Kahiki wrote >>
    One counterpoint to the anti-location sentiment:
    The convenience store attached to Bono Pizza has a strong selection of beverages. Last time I went, I shared a 22 oz bomber of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale with my companion—without the typical restaurant markup.

    There wasn’t any markup at the previous location either.

    A.

    #368879

    Kahiki
    Member

    Andrew Hall wrote >>

    Kahiki wrote >>
    One counterpoint to the anti-location sentiment:
    The convenience store attached to Bono Pizza has a strong selection of beverages. Last time I went, I shared a 22 oz bomber of Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale with my companion—without the typical restaurant markup.

    There wasn’t any markup at the previous location either.
    A.

    Oh! That was meant to be a comparison to other restaurants in general—I actually never got a chance to visit the previous location.

    #368880

    Kahiki
    Member

    #368881

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I feel this way about Deep Wood. It saddens me to see the place less than half full. I buy as many gift cards to the place as I have occasions to give that kinda gift and tell everyone how good it is.

    P.S. I don’t think your local brewery(s) would mind your support either!

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