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Creating a Custom Crust is Beneficial for Your Operation (and Easier Than You Think!)

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2018 9:48:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Custom Crusts

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Flour, water, yeast, salt, sugar, and oil. The ingredients list of traditional pizza dough is mainstream, maybe even a little boring. Yet, customers almost universally agree that the crust is the most important part of any pizza.  Imagine their surprise and delight if you introduced a custom crust that ramps up the entire pizza experience with flavors inspired by the hottest food trends or seasonal influences

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Making a Detroit-Style Pizza With Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2018 9:36:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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As robust and original as the city of its origin, Detroit-style pizza is a top trend for 2018.

Baked in a well-oiled pan, the chewy, medium-well-done crust boasts a nearly fried texture on the bottom and edges, and the signature reverse order of toppings-cheese-sauce will surely make your customers flip!

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Creating the Ultimate Quesadilla Pizza Using Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2018 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Take your pizza menu from siesta to fiesta with a “pizzadilla”! What’s a pizzadilla? Only the easiest ultimate quesadilla pizza you’ll ever make using Alive & Kickin’ Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts.

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Here's the Skinny: 3 Pizza Recipes Under 300 Calories Per Serving

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Menus & Recipes

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About 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. That’s nearly 15% of the entire population probably putting pizza on their “no-no” list.

The truth is, pizza doesn’t necessarily deserve the bad rap it gets from calorie counters. Prepared and portioned correctly, a slice of pie can serve up calcium, protein, carbs and other essentials for a balanced diet.

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Innovative Appetizer Ideas Using Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2018 9:24:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Restaurants looking for ways to freshen up their appetizer menu might want to consider the resurgence of nostalgic flavor profiles, while also adding the innovative twists found in this video!

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Innovative Appetizer Ideas Using Par-Baked Crusts [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2018 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Your signature pies are what keep new and tried-and-true customers coming through the door, so how do you add some pizzazz to your menu without switching up the pizza recipes they love? Appetizers!

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NACS Show 2018: 7 Must-Sees At The Premier C-Store Industry Event

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2018 9:12:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in NACS Show

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What’s 400,000 square feet and soon to be chock-full of thousands of the latest products and services that c-store professionals sell and use every day? Yes! It’s NACS Show 2018!

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How To Create The Perfect Pizza [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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What makes the perfect pizza? An Alive & Kickin’ High Gluten Dough Ball hand-formed into a crust of ideal thickness? Absolutely. Sauce spread edge-to-edge? Yes! Plenty of delicious toppings? Bring it.

All of these are certainly top contenders, but what really makes the perfect pizza is the bake.

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Crafting a Beer Cheese Pizza [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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One of the favorite pairings with a cheesy slice of pizza is a nice, cold, tall glass of beer. But how about capturing the best of both worlds by creating a signature pie featuring both flavors? Enter: Beer Cheese Pizza.

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When to Stop Mixing Your Own Dough

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2018 9:44:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Custom Crusts, Kitchen Operations

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This article was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for 2018.

Scratch-made dough. There’s nothing like it — or is there? Pre-made dough balls offer the same quality, customized flavor profiles and performance as dough you mix on-site, but without the considerable time and labor commitment.

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