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    Here's the Skinny: 3 Pizza Recipes Under 300 Calories Per Serving

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Menus & Recipes

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    About 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. That’s nearly 15% of the entire population probably putting pizza on their “no-no” list.

    The truth is, pizza doesn’t necessarily deserve the bad rap it gets from calorie counters. Prepared and portioned correctly, a slice of pie can serve up calcium, protein, carbs and other essentials for a balanced diet.

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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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    NACS Show 2018: 7 Must-Sees At The Premier C-Store Industry Event

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2018 9:12:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in NACS Show

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    What’s 400,000 square feet and soon to be chock-full of thousands of the latest products and services that c-store professionals sell and use every day? Yes! It’s NACS Show 2018!

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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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    When to Stop Mixing Your Own Dough

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2018 9:44:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Custom Crusts, Kitchen Operations

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    This article was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for 2018.

    Scratch-made dough. There’s nothing like it — or is there? Pre-made dough balls offer the same quality, customized flavor profiles and performance as dough you mix on-site, but without the considerable time and labor commitment.

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    Featured Recipe for Pizzeria Operators: Detroit-Style

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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    Looking for a recipe that’ll add pizzazz to your pizzeria? We’ve got the latest trend for you — the Detroit-style pie! This “upside down” pizza will keep your menu fresh and interesting, and give your waitstaff a great upsell opportunity.

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    Why Isn’t My Pizza Crust Rising?

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2018 9:38:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality

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    This article was originally published in November of 2016 and has been updated for 2018.

    Like a hundred times before, you consult your favorite recipe, mix your pizza dough and let it proof. This time, though, you return to dough that hasn’t risen. Perhaps the discovery of flat, lifeless crust happens when taking your pizza out of the oven. In both instances, what happened?

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    How To Work With Your Distributor To Get Alive & Kickin’ Products

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Insider

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    When it comes to pizza, you can experiment with sauces, cheese, or toppings and customers generally don’t mind. But change the crust? You may get some pushback,  as most customers say the crust is the most important — and satisfying — part of a pizza.

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