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    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!

    3 Factors That Make Par-Baked Pizza Crusts Ideal for C-Stores

    September 16 2020
    By Nick Charles



    According to NACS, 93% of Americans live within 10 minutes of a convenience store.1 That type of proximity creates prime sales opportunities — especially for pizza, which is a favorite go-to for ...



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    August 5 2020

    COVID-19 hit the restaurant industry hard. Consecutive months of reported billion-dollar losses in sales — $30 billion in March, $50 billion in ...



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    June 3 2020

    The mandates surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) has people rethinking how they purchase pizza. The nearly 100% increase in retail frozen pizza ...



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    May 6 2020

    Grabbing a slice of piping hot convenience store pizza has satisfied Americans’ appetites for easy meals and snacks for years. However, the risks and ...



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    February 12 2020

    Pizza has a long and storied history, with the first pie generally believed to have been made some time during the 1800s in Naples, Italy. Since ...



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    December 4 2019

    These days, entertainment venues are as much about the food as they are the events that draw people. Having food offerings that reflect customers’ ...



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    October 23 2019

    In the United States, independent pizzerias and small chains definitely hold their own at nearly 42% of the market, which totaled $18.78 billion in ...



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    September 11 2019

    Convenience stores are, by nature, fast-paced. Customers expect that their needs to be met quickly, and they’re not willing to sacrifice quality or ...



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    May 15 2019

    Pizza aficionados and novices agree: the crust is the most important part of the pie. A thin crust’s crunch or a deep dish’s satisfying chew is ...



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    December 5 2018

    Upscale ingredients and food are appealing to customers. In fact, recent Technomic data points in that direction, reporting that 37% of diners ...



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