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How to Stop Miscalculating Dough Costs and Increase Your Pizza Operation’s Profitability

November 19 2018 by Dan Pecha

Dough CostsCrunching the numbers around ingredients, yield, waste and labor may help you dial into the cost of making each dough ball in-house — and per-pie profitability — but with all of the other responsibilities of running a busy pizza operation, who has time for that?

You do.

The new online Pizza Dough Cost Calculator from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust requires only a few simple answers from you about ingredient and labor costs to estimate your total cost per dough ball. While the calculator doesn’t factor in “hidden” costs such as equipment, utilities, kitchen space, insurance, etc., the answer you get will likely either confirm your “guesstimate,” or get you thinking about switching from scratch-made to pre-made dough balls and pizza crusts to streamline costs and boost profits.

Transitioning from scratch-making dough to the convenience and quality of pre-made dough balls and pizza crusts also provides priceless benefits — no more worries about crust inconsistencies across shifts or across locations, spoilage is minimal and your back-of-the-house team isn’t put in the weeds by making dough to accommodate an unanticipated big order or the occasional kitchen mishap.

Using the online Pizza Dough Cost Calculator is a great starting point for better understanding the cost of making your own dough and for talking to your distributor about cost-effective, pre-made alternatives. Click the button below to access the calculator now!

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Categories: General Operations, Kitchen Operations

Dan Pecha

Written by Dan Pecha

Pizzeria Consultant
Dan is a hugely important slice of Alive & Kickin’ (see what we did there?). He started in the pizza business when he was just 14 and eventually opened his own chain of restaurants, supplying his own dough balls for each of them. He expanded to supplying dough products to other operations, then founded the Dough Shop®. Alive & Kickin’ was thrilled to acquire the Dough Shop® in 2015.