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Fast casual brick oven pizza

Fast Casual Pizza Trends

Fast Casual Pizza Trends

Fast Casual Pizza Trends Spin Pizza

Why Fast Casual Pizza trends Today are incredibly hot .  Spin Neapolitan Pizza is a prime example of the hottest trend in the fast casual segment.  It’s an amazing concept that is what we call a hybrid fast casual. Yes, you can choose your own toppings, yes its fast, but you can also sit down relax and have the pizza brought pout to you.

Fast Casual Pizza Trends Secret Weapon

The revolving brick oven they use. From the New York Brick Oven company is the secret weapon too fast baked pizza.  Pizza can now be prepared in a very consistent and fast manner, with each pie individualized for a fast gourmet pizza  baked to order in less than three minutes.

This has brought fresh pizza to the forefront as a fast  lunch option. In the past, your only choice was to pick up a quick slice of whatever has been laying around but those days are gone.

Enter the Chipotle concept of fast, fresh casual at a reasonable price and you can see that the pizza industry was ripe for the picking. What was holding it back was the long bake times and inability to produce a quality product very quickly.

Enter the brick oven and moreover, the “revolving brick oven” .The oven  has taken all the great attributes of the brick oven and removed virtually all the downside by making it easier, faster and more consistent with less skill.

Taking a great and well-loved food item such as pizza and making it so much easier to deliver is the answer. What are the main components? A casual environment that is trendy,  pizza assembly line where your customers can see and take part in the action. They choose their own toppings,  a visible revolving brick oven , where the pizza man bakes the customers hand assembled pizza and gets it to him in just a couple of minutes. Fast made fresh pizza compared to  the usual 15-20 minutes for a deck oven pie. When you add locally grown produce, organic toppings and dough made fresh daily with a tasty recipe, it’s hard to lose.  So  Join The Revolution.

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Commercial Brick Ovens

Adding Pizza To Your Concept

Adding pizza to your concept

The Bistro Series 85. The Worlds Smallest Revolving Brick Oven.

Adding Pizza To Your Concept

If you own a bar, pub,  restaurant or deli and have wondered how difficult it would be to add pizza to your concept. Or how much space you would need.  We have an answer for you. It’s easy and only requires a small space of about  70 square feet for a pizza station and the high production 85 bistro model from the New York Brick Oven Company. Fast, easy brick oven pizza from a one man show-wow! The 85 bistro model is the smallest high production commercial brick ovens on the market today.

Not only is the space requirements minimal,  but you can  also attend the Pizza School of New York and learn to make pizza with world champion pizza team .

Bottom Line Profits

The bottom line is your bottom line!  By adding pizza to your concept you can lower your food cost. Food cost for pizza is extremely low about 20% for a small bar pie made with fresh mozzarella. You can also make other items like garlic bread, wings appetizers of all sorts and calzones. All simple items all made fresh that can really refresh your concept !Keep Guest Happy and Get New Ones.

Something else to consider when adding brick oven pizza to your  concept. It’s a whole other income stream. You can also attract a  new base of customers! ,(who doesn’t love brick oven pizza today) and keep the bar patrons drinking longer. Or add pick up and delivery of pizza. the labor is low, the cooking process simple,  its a “no brainer” for added revenue and lower food cost.

Pizza School

Still intimidated? Well, don’t be!  You can become an expert pizza maker in four days at the Pizza School of New York. They also offer complete  consulting and design services .  No excuses. Make the decision and start making dough today. Call us , come cook with us, try the oven,   we are here to help you with whatever you need.

Call now to add pizza to your concept (718)  668- 2310

You will love what we do and we will be glad to answer any questions you have.

Good Luck with all you do!

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Brick Oven

Brick Oven Facts

Brick Oven Facts You should Know Brick Oven Facts you should ask and know about.

Whether you have been in the business for years or if you’re new to the Brick Oven game there are a couple of questions that can be helpful when choosing a brick oven for your business. Your first question might be what is the capacity of the oven, not how many pies you can fit in it but how many pies can it produce in an hour? Some ovens can hold many pies but suffer the dreaded “oven fade” (the oven cools down during high production)   they have a very slow recovery time due to a too wide opening or not enough thermal mass(density of floor and walls).

So holding 10 pies at once may not be such a big deal if the oven floor loses heat and can’t recover after the first hour of high demand. What happens is the cold dough cools the floor over and over again cialis strips 20mg. This slows the oven down and makes pies that are not cooked well. It basically changes your pizza.  This is where a revolving brick oven shines.  The radiant heat is spread across a constantly moving surface significantly aiding in recovery time. The oven also has a floor heating booster. This booster is turned on before high production hours and keeps the floor hot.

 

Can The oven  be assembled on location or brought in through a conventional door?  If not you may have to take down walls and  hire riggers to get the oven in.  The revolving oven from the New York brick oven company is built on location and can fit through a thirty-six-inch door.

What type of burner does the oven have? is it efficient ?  Is it  Heavy gauge stainless steel or just some pressed metal like a typical stove?

Our ovens use the best burner system in the industry the “Spit Fire” burner is extremely efficient and cost about half of what other burners cost to run.

Can it burn wood, gas or a combination of both?  Our ovens come with multiple combinations of gas and wood just gas or just wood.

Can I cook different types of pizza and bread in it? Our ovens are excellent at cooking all styles of pizza. Wether Neopolitan style, new york style  or fast casual we do it all.

Is it easy to use ? Our ovens are easy to train new staff on and takes a couple of hours to master as compared to nonrevolving brick ovens that take weeks or months  to learn how to master.

will I need a special high dollar pizza man just to work the oven?  As you can see there a few basic questions you should be asking.

So come learn about brick oven facts. We will  make your pizza life easy.

Call us today set up an appointment to come cook  with world champion pizza makers.

Brick Oven facts

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Five ways to succeed in the pizza business

Five ways to Succeed in the Pizza Industry.

Five ways to Succeed in the Pizza Industry.

Revolving Brick Oven From New York Brick Oven Company

Five ways to Succeed in the Pizza Industry. There are several areas that are key to success and while all these areas are important any one is not the end all and be all to a successful formula. I’m sure you can think that local chain that has the worst pizza in town and yet you see their delivery vehicles everywhere you go. My own personal mystery was a pizza place in Brooklyn that was run by a guy with no personality that I am sure inspired the soup Nazi years later with his disrespect and rudeness to his customers. Aside from the pizza makers smoking while they made pizza, he would tell you to eat the unburnt part of the pie if you dared to complain. How about the places that are so far off the beaten path you need a guide to finding them or better yet they have no name on the joint? You can’t make this stuff up but it gives one hope that there is room for all of us to succeed. I want to qualify this as my own personal opinion from working with, knowing and visiting with hundreds of pizza men and women all over the country. By no means is this THE BIBLE OF PIZZA or to be taken as law but it will give you a pretty good idea of what to concern yourself with if your new to the game, stale or in deep trouble.

Location

1) Location, Location, Location, the best way is to be the only game in town or be in a tourist location where there are no other options available.  Or the ones available are of no consequence due to being very expensive or a different and specialized category like a fish house.  Some the most successful places specialized in malls, theme parks, schools, military bases or small town USA.

 Be The Best

2) Make the best pizza known to man or there about. If you are making a really top notch product people will find you and not only that, people will talk. Word of mouth is the best advertising it has been said. The reason for this is that people will trust the opinion of friends and family over silly unfounded claims of the best pizza in town and such advertised in the local paper.

                                          Be Unique

3) Be unique. Examples of this are everywhere but they may not seem apparent. Like making a Chicago pie where there never was one, having a wood burning brick oven, using insects as a topping or having a pizza drive through like OL Jose’s in Pineville West Virginia where they are using a revolving brick oven.

                                          Be Social

4) Be a social maniac. Take pride in being part of your community. Before there were social media outlets , there were social men and women. These wonderful people actually cared about the people they met and considered customers as friends to share joys and sorrows with. One very moving example of this is when people would come to Goodfella’s Pizza in Staten Island on their way home from work in the days after 911 just to get out of the house and be with people who cared in a friendly and safe environment. There are many examples I can think of; like the guy who coaches the local little league, the girl who hosts local heroes with pizza parties, the place that supports boy scouts, the place that sponsors Special Olympics or the guys that collect donations for slices to feed the homeless. There are so many ways to build good will in a community and give back while earning respect and loyalty that I could write a book about it but you get the idea.

                                          Service

5) Service. Run a tight ship that gives service and shows genuine care for the customer’s experience. I don’t know about you but when I am ignored, the host is not pleasant, the server acts like he is doing me a favor, the table is dirty when I am seated or my unfamiliarity with ordering and the menu is treated with impatience, you have lost me, and more importantly, any future income my patronage may have brought. This may seem like a given but if you are not on top of this and setting a good example for your crew it will never happen. A little thing like a smile or help and directions can go a long way in building a relationship with your customers. One terrible example I won’t forget was having my little daughter with me in a new town when she had to use a bathroom so we walked into a place and we were treated so rudely I swore I would never visit that place. I understand the old “Bathrooms are for paying customers” routine but sometimes being human and having discretion can earn you a great deal of loyalty. In other words, if it isn’t costing you anything to be kind-always be kind. Believe it or not but this also includes salesmen wasting your time. Those salesmen are not only people but potential customers with family and friends that also eat.

While no list will guarantee your success, if you follow these points your odds will greatly be increased and if you earnestly follow point 5 you will contribute to a better world by treating your fellow citizens with courtesy. Happy pizza my friend and best wishes.

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