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Your one-stop resource for insights and tips related to pizza: making, eating, and selling it!

    Luke Siedow

    Luke Siedow
    Sales Manager, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust

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    4 Recipes That Showcase The Versatility of Authentic Wood Fired Crusts

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 9:43:44 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Crust Varieties

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    From bonafide foodies to the grab-and-go diner, people are clamoring for authentic food, and Alive & Kickin’ has the ideal solution for venues ranging from stadiums, c-stores and movie theaters to any non-traditional foodservice location in-between.

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    Ready To Wrap Up Higher Holiday Profits With Seasonal Catering?

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2018 9:24:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Customer Service, General Operations, Restaurant Marketing

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    Office parties. House parties. Family get-togethers. Holiday gatherings are tailor-made for the convenience and crowd-pleasing deliciousness of pizza.

    Seasonal catering is a great way to get your pizza in the hands of party-goers, and a prime opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition. However, adding a catering service — even a temporary one — requires careful planning and thinking beyond the menu to be executed well.

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    3 Recipes Sure to Satisfy Customers’ Autumnal Appetites

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2018 9:23:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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    Heading into November, your customers’ autumnal appetites have kicked into high gear. They want the traditional tastes of the season served in new and interesting ways.

    It’s a perfect opportunity to add a limited time “Fall Feast” to your menu that features three courses of favorite harvest time flavors bundled into one delicious meal. These recipes and products from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust couldn’t make it any easier to delight customers and rake in profits.

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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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    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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    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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