Pizza Desserts – Innovation Gone Wild! SWEET!

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We all love pizza- how can we not? It’s one of the most customizable and varied foods ever invented since the salad bar!  I’m only wondering why there is no such thing as a pizza bar in that you can build your own pie and run it through a conveyor oven.  In an age where “customized” is becoming the dominant force it’s no wonder this original- custom by nature- food is king!

Pizza, with it’s history,  has made it one of the most dominant food choices of the modern age. Not only has it survived all other food types as the “choice” food across more demographics of fast food and home baked food connoisseurs, but it’s becoming even more popular and powerful lately. People are starting to demand “choice” as an option in their food and every other experience they have!

Let’s discover more than just a variety of the standard pizza pie recipes and dive into what many are calling a pizza revolution of taste and innovation. This is beyond, far beyond, the standard “cooked” versions such as the candy pizza, the fruit pizza (pictured above), and the Brownie pizza !

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Pizza Delivery – How It All Got Started And How Far It’s Come

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Pizza delivery is something we all associate automatically to pizza. It’s almost as prominent with pizza as the cheese and sauce. I can’t imagine a world where you’d HAVE to go to the pizza place to get your pie. I can, of course imagine a world where there are both delivery and “pick up” a term meaning spend your own gas money and we’ll give you 1.00 off when it cost 2.00 to get here”!

All jokes aside, delivery wasn’t always a prominent part or even a part at all of the pizza industry! Can you believe that this gem came out about 100 years after pizza restaurants came out? I’m sure SOMEBODY did deliver for some  of the small companies as a niche or locally to stir up business but the actual delivery we know and love today came out in the late 80′s thanks to companies like…

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Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks! Pizza Side Kick That Could Dominate The Main Dish!

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Many believe that the “true” form (original?) of buffalo wings have only 3 ingredients making up the dish. Those being the chicken wings themselves, butter for caramelizing effects and taste, and some special hot sauce made for wings. The reality, however is that this is true for many “simple” dish hot wings (and tiny drumsticks), but this is by far not the best way to enjoy your hot wings/drumsticks!

There are many other recipes that have far more than 3 ingredients and that can be made from scratch right in your kitchen. ALthough we use “Franks Original Hot Sauce”- We’re going far beyond that in this recipe.

Below is a recipe for such a “dish”. You won’t believe your taste buds when you try this.

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WARNING:

This may take over the Pizza in a dinner corporate takeover when you realize the better food in this equation may just be the Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks. We use drumsticks, by the way just because we like them better (more meat!) but you can use any kind of chicken- even the full bird if your so inclined- just make adjustment calculations based on the following recipe!

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Pizza Restaurant Ingredient Portion Control – Protecting Your Profit Margins

 

Pizza is not just one dish, it’s several. Pizza is the one food that is made of several other foods combined into the perfect synergy. What many don’t realize about pizza is that most of the “meat” ingredients are pre-cooked BEFORE they are even placed in the pizza  matrix.

Anyone whose ever worked at a pizza place knows all about pizza restaurant ingredient portion control and how much the owner of the restaurant cares about this. There’s a very good reason for this- Protecting their profits. If your planning to open a restaurant there are a few things you should know about this …

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Pizza Innovations – UNIQUE Pizza Dinner, Complete With Appetizer, Salad, Dinner, And Dessert! (all pizzas)

 

Pizza is one of America’s favorite quick dinner items and pass time event dinners/entrees’. Weather we’re gathering for baseball games, football games, or employees of a company having a party- Pizza has become THE food to get as it is the easiest most dynamic and most globally accepted dish out there. It’s easy- can be ordered in or easily cooked from frozen pizza you get at the store. Safeway, in fact has a pizza, The Safeway Supreme, that’s so delicious and under $5.00 that we’ve stopped going to Little Caesars for their $5.00 peperoni 1 topping pizza simply because this one tastes better and has 8 toppings!

Beyond the “Normal” pizza dinner that is usually just the pizza, possibly a tossed salad, and various side dishes like garlic/cheese bread, hot wings, and BBQ wings, you can innovate this great concept into an entire “pizza” and “Pizza themed dinner. In this article I’m going to show you a concept me and my family came up with one day just for fun and it was so cool we did it again with guests we invited over. Its a full 4 course (Appetizer, Salad, Dinner, Dessert) dinner based on the classic theme, but adding the “Pizza” layer over each of them… Prepare to learn a great way to experience the pizza theme that will blow your guests, your family, and yourself- away!
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Pizza Sauces – There Are Many Recipes Out There, Not Just “Red” or “White” Choices!

Pizza enthusiasts just love innovation. If there is one reason that the pizzerias always use innovation as a selling point it’s because pizza is a dynamic and exciting food that reeks of innovation. Think about it, no two pizzas are the same- even if made the same- because they are put together by people. Further, there are literally hundreds of thousands of different pizza recipes in existence if not more.

Everything from the pizza dough be it plain bread dough, seasoned, or dough that’s “painted” with a butter garlic sauce before applying the sauce. The toppings are also incredibly dynamic and change from person to person. Papa John’s “build your own pie” concept years ago was proof of that. I suspect that it was too expensive for them to keep up so the site for that disappeared- but it was wildly popular. There are a plethora of pizza sauce recipes out there but many people, even enthusiasts often think of only two, the red sauce and the white…

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Pizza Box Plastic Lid Support Called “Box Tents” – Protecting Your Pizza From The Lid Caving In!


Have you ever seen those little plastic tables with usually 3-4 legs and a top flat surface mimicking a doll house table? Many people are baffled by what exactly this little plastic piece is and why it’s in their pizza box, while others don’t know, don’t question it, but find this little miniature “table” has many great uses outside their pizza box!

We’ll get to all that in a minute, but what’s fascinating is that this little mystery (which I gave away in the title) actually has a very practical use and reason for being in there that has an interesting reason it came into being and it’s not just because the pizza box lid may crush your warm pizza leaving you with a gooey cheese sculpture and a destroyed pizza. The fact is, if you just grabbed your pizza (take out) and went home- this wouldn’t likely happen! So Why again are these things in there?  Keep reading to find out …

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Pizza Competitions – Bringing The “Fun” In Pizza Resturants And Employee Moral

Pizzerias are all over the place in America and just about every country in the world. Many of the major chain restaurants have a great deal of exposure over the smaller more quaint businesses and use commercial advertising to keep their brand in front of their market, but they also use one ingenious tool to do this as well as, like using a celebrity in a commercial for their association value- pizza competitions!

More than the bigger brands, the smaller pizzerias tend to have more showmanship in their establishments because in a highly competitive pizza world, their best weapon against the big brands is the small town feel, the return to entertaining their customers and making the establishment a center for dining out and fun is exciting for customers. So exciting they will often go to the smaller more engaged businesses over the bigger brands unless they want delivery!

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Pizza Promotions – How To Keep Your Customers Coming Back

Most companies on the planet, regardless of what they are offering as a product have at least one or two ways they use to acquire new customers as well as trying to keep them. It’s actually more expensive to get a new customer than to keep one and keeping one could also meant acquiring free word of mouth advertisement when they tell their friends. In today’s age, especially in the pizza industry where the competition is incredibly fierce you need more than one way to assure this.

If your competition is already giving them something of perceived value then you may have your work cut out for you. The reality is that ALL pizzeria restaurants offer discounts, coupons, buy one get one free, free toppings, and all the “food” item promotions, and frankly people are starting to “expect” them as if they are entitled.

The reason for this is that they are so flooded in the scene by all restaurants that people will generally go somewhere else if your restaurants doesn’t offer them SOMETHING in this area. That’s not going to get you new and permanent customers over your competition. Discounts don’t maintain customers either because again, everyone is doing this. There are more lucrative, cost effective, and lasting ways…

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Innovative Pizza Cutters – How To Make Cutting Pizza Into Even Slices Fast A Breaze!

Pizza has long been a favorite of people all over the world but nowhere has it taken off so quickly and spread out so diligently than in the USA. Innovation is America’s middle name and pizza has brought forth many technologies to make churning it out  faster, more efficient, and yet perfectly proportioned into slices- an American innovation of the old unsliced pizza pie.

You see Americans love things that are more convenient and “bite sized” so it really made sense to cut the pie up. Ask an Italian or Sicilian pizza maker from the old country that brought the pizza pie over (or one of their descendants who still makes the uncut version of the pizza pie known as the original in many circles)  and they’ll passionately tell you “A real pizza is a pie, not a sliced up food- that’s not a pizza that’s a mockery of the dish!” but stubborn and spoiled as we are, we beg to differ (as proven by the proliferation of not uncut- but cut pizzas everywhere).

Don’t get me wrong, I think both formats are spectacular in their own right- but innovation is what we do- it’s the American way, it’s the way of the world now too. More than that, we may start off offering one dish but listening to our customers we end up making people what they want- what they will pay for. Thus cutting the pizza up was simply a demand of the people not an abomination of an old traditional recipe (honest!). Let’s go over the choices in great ways to cut a pizza. If you thought the round pizza cutter was the only fast way, your in for a pleasant awakening!

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