9-Mar-2012 (Fri)
Wherein we're hiring!

Jay, who has been managing DNA Pizza since we opened almost exactly a year ago, has decided to step down to a less life-consuming role. He's not leaving us, but we're now looking for someone else to fill the General Manager role at the pizza place. Got any leads? Here's our Craigslist ad. It's fairly direct:

  1. Must have experience in 24 hour restaurant management or coffee shop management.
  2. Must be computer literate and good at communicating online.
  3. Must be creative and self directed.
  4. Must provide references.
  5. Email plain text resume. Word documents will be ignored.

We're specifically hoping for someone with more experience in the "cafe" or "morning" side of things than the "pizza" side, since we've pretty much got the whole pizza thing down. It's the other stuff we're still struggling with.

We're also still looking for more non-management employees at DNA Pizza, both in-house and delivery folks. That ad is here.

Hey look, more photo galleries:

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Mortified? So hilarious.Tonight was an extra-long show as they were filming a documentaryabout the show, which should be out by the end of the year. If youmissed this show, I'm sorry, because it was great. But it sold out!So, many of you are right-thinking individuals, and we thank you foryour fine taste.

Felix da Housecat tomorrow!

6 Responses:

  1. DFB says:

    What is the verdict on the free coffee promotion? I'm fascinated and really want to see a graph of daily 5am-10am receipts. I don't care about the nominal y-axis dollar amounts, I just want to see relative sales over time.

    • jwz says:

      It's only been a week since the promotion ended, which isn't a lot of time in which to draw conclusions, but it seems to have roughly doubled our morning business.

      Unfortunately that's not much, and it's not enough.

      • DFB says:

        Hmm. I'm still convinced trying to measure short, ten secondish minimalist radio spots is your best next move.

  2. Edouard says:

    I can see where the "No Word" résumé comes from, but honestly, I think it hinders when it comes to hiring a retail food manager.

  3. Here's my theory about why you're not seeing much business in the morning. It would never occur to me to try a pizzeria for my morning espresso or pastry, because I expect that that an American pizzeria would do them badly. This is not to say that your pastry and coffee are bad (I haven't tried them, since I don't live in SF). It's that even trying something in the first place is based on impressions, and "pizzeria" gives the wrong impression. If the place was called something like DNA Coffee that would change the impression (but then it wouldn't communicate "late-night pizza").

    Plus, I *really* don't want the strong smell of pizza in the morning before breakfast; that would be a major turn-off. I would expect a pizzeria to smell like pizza.

    Perhaps more minor: Atmosphere is also important for a coffee-shop; often people want a warm, comfortable place to relax or wake up or read or chat with friends, and again "pizzeria" doesn't necessarily convey "friendly comfortable hangout."

    (BTW I tried DNA Pizza for the first time last night on my way to Mortified, and the pizza was great!)