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    Posts written by Luke Siedow

    Luke Siedow
    Culinary Specialist, 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!

    Now is the Right Time to Offer Take and Bake Pizza

    October 14 2020
    By Luke Siedow



    Multi-million dollar monthly frozen pizza retail sales. Double digit spikes in year-over-year pizza delivery sales percentages for the three major pizza chains. The global pandemic has people ...



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    September 2 2020

    Flour, water, yeast, salt, sugar, and oil. The ingredients list of traditional pizza dough is mainstream, maybe even a little boring. Yet, customers ...



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    August 19 2020

    As every pizzeria operator can agree, making pizza is part skill, part art and definitely dependent on the proven tools of the trade. You put a lot ...



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    July 22 2020

    It’s an age-old debate: scratch-made or pre-made pizza dough? Understandably, sentimental attachment to tradition or loyalty to family heritage may ...



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    June 24 2020

    When making a recipe, it’s no secret that ingredient quality impacts results. However, staples like flour are often viewed as functional and not ...



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    May 20 2020

    Hand stretching pizza dough is part science and part art. It's also part of what makes customers loyal to your hand-tossed pizza — nearly 60% of ...



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    March 25 2020

    A convenience store pizza program is a gateway to profitability, since foodservice offerings — particularly pizza — have margins of 57%.1 That’s a ...



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    March 11 2020

    Like a hundred times before, you consult your favorite recipe, mix your pizza dough and let it proof. This time, though, you return to discover that ...



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    February 26 2020

    No doubt about it, thin crust is the “in” crust. More than 60% of Americans prefer it to any other pizza crust type1. Some cite how a thin or ultra ...



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    January 29 2020

    It’s no secret that customers love their pizza. Crust and high-quality ingredients top the list of most important factors when ordering a pie for 44% ...



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