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    Posts written by Nick Charles

    Nick Charles
    President, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
    Nick has been in the pizza dough business for more than 20 years. He heads up the company’s customer development and service (making sure they’re always happy with our product and our processes) and manages the overall business. It’s a big job, and he’s the right guy to do it!
    Thick or Thin: Different Styles of Pizza Crust for 8 Classic Pies

    Thick or Thin: Different Styles of Pizza Crust for 8 Classic Pies

    January 12 2022
    By Nick Charles



    Foundational to both a pizza and the recipe used to make it, different styles of pizza crust partially dictate the pie’s taste, texture, thickness, and toppings. Crusts also affect prep, baking, ...



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    December 15 2021

    Restaurant sales started coming back in 2021, especially in the first half of the year. That increase in demand brought a lot of hope to full-service ...



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    November 17 2021

    In a recent poll, 21% of respondents stated that if they could only eat one food for the rest of their lives, it would be pizza.1  With that amount ...



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    November 10 2021

    March of 2020 ushered in a new way of interacting with, well, everything and everyone. Combatting the coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale ...



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    September 8 2021

    NACS Show 2021 is back at McCormick Place in Chicago on October 5-8! The challenges presented by the global pandemic interrupted the physical ...



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    August 11 2021

    After a prolonged absence, people are excited to return in-person to cheer on their favorite sports teams, attend concerts, go to amusement centers, ...



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    July 19 2021

    At one time, the idea of a gluten free pizza crust conjured up images of biting into a piece of cardboard with flavor to match. Health-conscious ...



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    May 19 2021

    Foodservice items sold in c-stores generate profit margins nearly double that of non-foodservice sales.1 Pizza is undoubtedly a key contributor to ...



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    May 5 2021

    A convenience store pizza oven is likely the most functional yet overlooked piece of equipment in c-store pizza programs. Since its primary purpose ...



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    April 7 2021

    Here’s something to consider: 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of a c-store.1 That’s a lot of people who can choose to frequent c-stores — and ...



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