Nick's Pizza Case

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Final case analysis: Nick’s Pizza & Pub

Final Case Analysis: Nick’s Pizza & Pub
Viet Hoang Nguyen
Arkansas State University
06.12.2015

Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to analyze Nick’s Pizza & Pub business situation, as long as the issues of the company at that point of time. There are a few things to talk about including Strategy, Success Factors, Business Goals, Leadership, Employee Selection, Employee Training, Employee Compensation and Motivation, Business Controls, some other factors, and the summary of the paper.
Introduction
Nick’s Pizza & Pub is one of the most famous restaurant in the US, which having 2 locations up until now. They had a great start in business with not only good sales, but the value in their products. With 1,500 customers waiting for their table on a Friday night, along with carry out, it’s a start that many new company would dream of. Unfortunately, their plan to open a few more locations was unsuccessful due to losing customers, along with decreasing in total revenues. Even though, inventory was not a problem, but management was discovered as the main issue. Despite managers were hired externally due to their previous experience in the business, their work cultures were not good enough for the company. In short, they need to find solution to reduce costs, and change the way of management in the company.
Strategy
Pizza is a popular food in the US, so combine both dine-in restaurant with pub bar is a great idea. In this case, I would suggest Nick’s Pizza to use cost leadership, and differentiation strategy for their company. Firstly, cost leadership strategy is to reduce the operation costs of the company. Nick’s Pizza & Pub is struggling with reducing cost, so cost leadership would help out the company a lot. Purchasing ingredients directly from manufacturers, or have the fresh ingredients grow…...

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