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10 Different Pizza Crust Varieties: Which is Best for You?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2018 10:05:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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This article was originally published December 2015 and has been updated for 2018 to include 10 crust varieties.

As every pizza maker knows, pizza has a long and storied history. And while there’s a little debate over who actually made the first one, there’s a general consensus that it happened some time during the 1800s in Naples, Italy. Since then, chefs from all around the world have created their own take on this popular dish, each bringing something new and interesting to table. Whether it’s a Chicago-style deep dish or a California flatbread with calamari and basil pesto sauce, pizza has taken on many different forms since its original inception — especially when it comes to the crust.

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Why Pizza Crust is Crucial to Customer Satisfaction

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2018 10:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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If you were to ask customers what their favorite part of a pizza is, what kind of responses do you think you’d get? Is it the cheese? The toppings? The sauce? What if we told you it’s actually the crust!

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3 Ways Wood Fired Pizza Crusts Increase Profits

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2018 9:07:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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Pizza has long been a go-to food for quick pick-ups in the deli, frozen food aisle, or take and bake shop and a convenient meal option at any number of entertainment venues from ballparks to movie theaters. Its undisputed popularity drives sales, but are you maximizing profits at your operation?

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How To Offer a Better Take and Bake Pizza Than Your Competitors

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 10:11:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Crust Varieties

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Due to logistical challenges, wood fired crusts are not traditionally paired with take and bake pizza —  until now. In addition to a variety of pre-made dough ball, rising crust and par-baked crusts perfect for take and bake, Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust now offers exclusive Authentic Wood Fired Crusts that deliver the premium appearance, flavor and texture associated with this upscale crust type without the need for a wood fired oven or specially skilled prep cooks.

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Set Your Venue Apart with Authentic Wood Fired Pizza Crusts

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:16:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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About 350 slices of pizza are sold every second in the United States. That kind of demand generates a lot of business, especially for venues that offer on-trend pizza that customers seek out. There’s always a place for tried-and-true pizza crust favorites like deep dish and thin crust, but ignoring the sustained popularity of elevated offerings like wood fired pizza could mean a less than robust bottom line.

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Authentic Wood Fired Crusts: New Options for C-Stores, Delis and More [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Video

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Fire and food. The combination arguably goes back thousands of years, but the recent spike in the popularity of wood fired pizza has made everything old new again. Customer demand for an authentic wood fired pizza experience has presented a challenge for entertainment venues, c-stores and delis since they generally lack a key piece of equipment: a wood fired oven.

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Thanksgiving Pizzas Your Patrons Will Gobble Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2017 10:38:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Crust Varieties, Menus & Recipes

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With the average American packing in about 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day, it’s clear we can’t get enough of the holiday’s tastes and temptations.

Having turkey and all the trimmings may be tradition, but who says you have to serve it in a traditional way?

Put a twist on Turkey Day in your pizzeria! Pies topped with fall feast favorites are sure to intrigue and delight patrons, plus they give you the flexibility to bundle meal deals or offer per-slice specials. You’ll be thankful for the bottom line boost in your holiday sales!

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Why You Should Have Flatbreads on Your Menu [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Menus & Recipes, Video

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Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is back to talk about one of today’s most prevalent and adaptable menu trends: flatbread.

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Dough Ball and Crust Options for Grilled Pizza

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2017 9:19:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Crust Varieties, Kitchen Operations

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People love grilling pizza at home, so imagine their delight if they’d find grilled pizza at your venue — especially if pies aren’t your specialty. Owners/operators of restaurants or entertainment venue chains are finding adding grilled pizza to the menu is a true brand differentiator, and many are surprised at just how easy it is to do once they understand how to maximize their grill’s capabilities.

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Top 3 Commercial Pizza Crust Types for Convenience Stores

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2017 9:17:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties

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Pizza is a perennial favorite of the grab-n-go crowd, but biting into a soggy or tough crust could leave a bad taste about your c-store in their mouths. Given that NACS reports that 60% of customers consume c-store food (including pizza), driving sales of over $40 billion annually, it’s important that you provide pies that consistently meet their taste and quality expectations.

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