Project Title: Analytics &pizza: Exploring the Perfect Combination
BASIS Advisor: Jeff Loomis
Internship Location: &pizza Headquarters
Onsite Mentor: Darien Bates
Today businesses are using data more than ever before, people are increasingly valuing experiences in addition to commodities, and, per Bloomberg Businessweek, the fast-casual industry is now a $440 billion market each year. In offering fully customizable, unlimited-topping pizzas at a generally flat price; making crafting a personal pizza into a customer experience; and experimenting with relocatable, low fixed-cost “cubes” and food trucks in place of expensive, retail-style stores, &pizza is rapidly growing and leading the charge. &pizza is focused on how data analytics can be used to help support its business growth and operational efficiency. Using data science, &pizza is exploring opportunities at every level of its business. How can data analytics be used to help &pizza to further maximize its revenue and business model success, or, depending on time and data, in what ways is data science used in the business world? Working with Head of Data and Guest Experience Darien Bates and the team at &pizza headquarters, I will be working at the intersection of how data informs key decisions for the business. In doing so, I plan to answer the research question through efforts currently slated to include exploring factors that impact and reflect changing customer value and loyalty at &pizza, examining the design and success of &pizza’s various marketing campaigns, and analyzing and conditioning data in &pizza’s cloud and databases. A report and presentation will be delivered at the end to communicate my findings.
Final Presentation, Hired for the Summer!
Hi all, I just want to share my final presentation with you all: you can check it out here. I am also pleased to share that &pizza liked the job that I did and offered me a paid position to be a data analyst this summer. I happily accepted it and am glad to be […]
Dashboard Creation Success: Closing out the Week!
Hello all, This week has been a nice mix of continuing initiatives and new progress. In terms of continuity, we continue to give tens-of-thousands of free pizzas to hospital workers through the #HeroPies promotion. It feels good to make a difference! In terms of new progress, I am pleased to share that I have finished […]
Appreciation & Collaboration: We’ve Donated 36,720 Free Pizzas!
Hi, A lot of good things have happened this week. Let’s jump in! First and foremost, happy teacher appreciation to any teachers reading this! I feel very fortunate to learn from many hard working, kind, and caring teachers. Whether it’s designing lessons, explaining a concept differently in office hours, or taking an interest in the […]
Customer Acquisition Analytics Success: This Week at &pizza!
Hello, The comprehensive customer list that I have been working on over the last few weeks is fully built, and I am excited to share that my work was used today in a board meeting! I am glad to know that the analytics I have been working on are making a difference to &pizza. It […]
Determination, Problem Solving, & Learning about Professional Life: Another Successful Week in the Books!
Hello everybody, I hope that all is well with you. This week, I continued to pitch in on auditing delivery times to improve projections and made progress on my project to create a comprehensive list of customer profiles. Doing so has consisted of lots of trial and error but has been a great learning experience. […]
More #HeroPies & Creating a Comprehensive Customer List: Wrapping Up a Fun Week!
Hello all, I am pleased to report that &pizza has partnered with Citi to expand the #HeroPies initiative. Through this partnership, 100,000 more #HeroPies will be donated, free #HeroPies will also be brought to Philadelphia and Baltimore, and some stores will become Hero Kitchens, meaning that 100% of the pizzas they make will be for […]
21,607 #HeroPies, A Fun Little Quote, & Stepping Up to Help: Another Great Week at &pizza
Hello, This week, I am pleased to announce that we are up to 21,607 #HeroPies donated to hospital workers. I continue to be proud to work as a team to make a difference in the healthcare community. In addition, I continue to work on the customer acquisition dashboard that I started last week. This has […]
16,359 #HeroPies, Collaboration, & Customer Acquisition: Zooming Through the Week!
Hello, I hope that you are staying safe. I am pleased to share that the count of donated #HeroPies is up to 16,359 as of April 1st. Hospital workers continue to appreciate the assistance, and we are proud to continue making a difference. In addition to the #HeroPies promotion, I have spent this week working […]
13,227 #HeroPies, Making an Impact, & Working as a Team: This Week at &pizza
Hello all, In the latest installment of the Stat of the Week, I am pleased to share that &pizza has given away 13,227 pizzas in its first ten days of its #HeroPies Promotion to help hospital workers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It warms my heart that we as a team can make a […]
Gratitude & Appreciation: The Human Side of Business, Doing the Right Thing, & Rising to the Occasion
Hello all, I came to &pizza to learn about applying analytics in the business world, and, thankfully, I certainly have. But this week, my most important learning has been about the human side of business. I am pleased to report that &pizza is giving all employees sick leave (whether it is due to closed schools […]
Exploration & Dashboard Creation: Performative Marketing Analytics, Business Strategy, & Metro Escalators
Hello all, I am just over a week into my &pizza internship, and I am having a blast. Without further ado, let’s jump right in! Did you know that you could have gotten a $3 pie from &pizza just for catching a typo in one of President Trump’s recent tweets? &pizza’s latest innovative promotion invited […]
Excitement & Curiosity: My First Day at &pizza HQ
Hello everyone, My name is Tad, and I am a senior who is interested in data analytics and economics. Starting today, I began interning at &pizza Headquarters with Darien Bates (Head of Data and Guest Experience) and his team. In the past, I have used traffic analytics to redesign my high school’s carpool arrangement, conducted […]