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5 Benefits of Using Pre-Made Dough Balls Instead of Scratch-Made Dough

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Kitchen Operations

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With $799 billion in U.S. sales last year alone, the restaurant industry is big business. Competition is fierce, and operators must capitalize on every advantage to remain profitable.

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NRA Show 2018: 5 Things You Don’t Want To Miss

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in NRA Show

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The National Restaurant Association is once again bringing the industry’s largest trade show and international foodservice marketplace to McCormick Place in Chicago on May 19-22, 2018! Be one of the nearly 70,000 restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry professionals engaging with more than 2,000 exhibitors representing several hundred product categories.

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2018 Pizza Expo Trends and Takeaways

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:23:33 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Pizza Expo

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The 34th Annual International Pizza Expo is in the books! Even after attending for 20+ years, it provided us with a great opportunity to learn about what’s happening in the industry and which general themes are shaping pizza for the next year.

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14 Ways to Reduce Overhead Expenses and Increase Profit Potential

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 9:06:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Kitchen Operations

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In an industry plagued by labor shortages and relentless competition, restaurant and foodservice operators often find themselves with shrinking margins and, as a result, profits. Protecting margins by doing more with less has gone from a smart business strategy to an everyday best practice, leaving many to consider how — or if — they can reverse course on this erosion of profitability.

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5 Signs Your Operation is the Right Size for Pre-Made Dough Balls

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Kitchen Operations

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For many pizzerias today, it’s not unusual for their scratch-made dough to be one of the cornerstones of their pizza recipe. As restaurant growth scales upwards, however, and operators are responsible for managing several locations, in-house dough making can put a strain on operations, and potentially jeopardize pizza crust consistency.

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Why Pizza Crust is Crucial to Customer Satisfaction

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 10:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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If you were to ask customers what their favorite part of a pizza is, what kind of responses do you think you’d get? Is it the cheese? The toppings? The sauce? What if we told you it’s actually the crust!

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Pizza Expo 2018: 5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Pizza Expo

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The 34th Annual International Pizza Expo is ramping up, and over 500 exhibitors are set to engage with pros from across the industry March 19-22, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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3 Ways Wood Fired Pizza Crusts Increase Profits

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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Pizza has long been a go-to food for quick pick-ups in the deli, frozen food aisle, or take and bake shop and a convenient meal option at any number of entertainment venues from ballparks to movie theaters. Its undisputed popularity drives sales, but are you maximizing profits at your operation?

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How To Offer a Better Take and Bake Pizza Than Your Competitors

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 10:11:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Crust Varieties

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Due to logistical challenges, wood fired crusts are not traditionally paired with take and bake pizza —  until now. In addition to a variety of pre-made dough ball, rising crust and par-baked crusts perfect for take and bake, Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust now offers exclusive Authentic Wood Fired Crusts that deliver the premium appearance, flavor and texture associated with this upscale crust type without the need for a wood fired oven or specially skilled prep cooks.

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Set Your Venue Apart with Authentic Wood Fired Pizza Crusts

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:16:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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About 350 slices of pizza are sold every second in the United States. That kind of demand generates a lot of business, especially for venues that offer on-trend pizza that customers seek out. There’s always a place for tried-and-true pizza crust favorites like deep dish and thin crust, but ignoring the sustained popularity of elevated offerings like wood fired pizza could mean a less than robust bottom line.

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