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Anything But Pizza: Alternate Uses for Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Kitchen Operations, Menus & Recipes, Video

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Dough balls are a go-to for delicious pizza crusts, but these innovative pre-made products are so much more! Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust helps you rethink how to incorporate dough balls into your menu offerings with these fun, fast non-traditional uses.

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Recipes to Ring in the Holidays (and Ring Up Sales)

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2017 9:49:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Restaurant Marketing

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'Tis the season for celebrating, and your pizzeria faces some stiff competition for the holiday dining dollar. However, with a bit of ingenuity and a touch of recipe magic, you could wrap up your “fare” share of holiday sales.

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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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Why Your Pizzeria Needs a Digital Menu Board Now!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 9:18:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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If we were to ask how your current menu is doing, you’d probably answer, “Good!” But is “good” good enough...when a digital menu board could take your game up to “great?”

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7 Uncommon Uses for Pizza Dough Balls

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2017 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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Many pizzeria owners have experience with premade crusts and dough balls – but not all operators have gone beyond the obvious to consider all the ways they could be using these versatile products to expand their menus (and generate bigger average tickets). Here are seven simple ideas you can use to shake your menu up a bit:

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Savor the Season with Flavorful Summer Pizza Recipes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2017 9:16:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes

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When summer’s in full swing, your patrons likely crave lighter fare that features fresh, crispy textures and colorful seasonal ingredients rather than heavy foods or meaty pizzas. Luckily, it’s relatively easy for your pizza shop to satisfy those cravings!

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5 Telltale Signs It’s Time for a Pizza Menu Upgrade

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2017 9:33:38 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in Menus & Recipes, Restaurant Marketing

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The average person makes about 200 food-related decisions per day. If some of those choices happen in your restaurant, you want to make sure to put your best foot forward with a menu that’s current, on-trend and appropriately branded. To do so, many menu experts suggest a full upgrade every 12 months.

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Flavorful Forecasting: The NRA’s Top Menu Trends for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2017 9:08:00 AM / by Dan Pecha posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the gatekeeper for food trends, and their just-released What’s Hot 2017 Culinary Forecast reveals the up-and-comers for the new year.

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2017 Trends Forecast for Pizzerias and Other Restaurants

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2016 9:14:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in General Operations, Menus & Recipes

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Out with the old, in with the new! 2017 is shaping up to be a year of continued evolution for the restaurant industry, which will naturally shape pizzeria trends in terms of tastes, experience and operations.

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