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    Posts written by Luke Siedow

    Luke Siedow
    Corporate Chef, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
    Not only is Luke a trained culinologist, but he has managed a successful pizzeria – and currently owns one! Luke brings value to a number of areas throughout Alive & Kickin’, including sales, culinary, and product showings – experience that makes him able to solve even the trickiest challenges operators face. Luke is also the face of Alive & Kickin’ in many of our demo videos!
    Pizza Crust Types: Self-Rising and Par-Baked

    Pizza Crust Types: Self-Rising and Par-Baked

    February 9 2022
    By Luke Siedow



    Thick, thin, or somewhere in-between, the debate rages about which crust style makes for the perfect pizza. Self-rising and par-baked pizza crusts each offer unique characteristics that make for bold ...



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    December 8 2021

    Creating the perfect pizza dough brings together aspects of science and art, and dough handling definitely falls squarely on the art side of the ...



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    December 1 2021

    With annual sales exceeding $46 billion (40% of those sales going to independent and small chains), the U.S. pizza restaurant industry continues to ...



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    October 27 2021

    Losing a good employee not only disrupts your operations; it impacts your bottom line. Industry studies estimate average turnover could be as high as ...



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    October 12 2021

    Most operators choose to make their own dough because the pizza crust is their signature element — it’s often what customers remember most about the ...



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    September 22 2021

    When the pizza urge strikes, customers want more than the convenience of swinging into a c-store or deli to pick up a slice or whole pie. They want a ...



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    July 28 2021

    A lot goes into the price of a pizza in any restaurant, and the challenges of having a healthy net profit margin continue to grow. If it’s not the ...



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    June 16 2021

    2021 is officially halfway over, and if you’re looking for a mid-year boost to your pizzeria menu items, you came to the right blog. In our annual ...



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    June 2 2021

    Wood-fired pizza ovens. Their substantial size and Old World appeal are showstoppers, but what really grabs customers' attention (and hearts) are the ...



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    April 21 2021

    A year like 2020 would send anyone straight to comfort foods. Grocery store trends prove it out with familiar, trusted brands seeing an uptick in ...



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