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Inside the Thriving Pizza Industry  

From Startup to Success: Inside The Thriving Pizza Industry

 Lets dive inside the thriving pizza industry; When it comes to food, few things are as universally loved as pizza. From its humble beginnings as a simple Neapolitan Street food, pizza has become a global sensation with countless variations and loyal fans. But what does it take to go from a pizza start up to pizza success in today’s competitive market? In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the pizza industry in the USA and explore the latest trends and factors contributing to its continued growth and success. Whether you’re a pizza lover, entrepreneur, or simply curious about the business side of this popular food, this post is for you. So, let’s dig in and discover the secrets behind the thriving pizza industry in America. Pizza has been declared as America’s favorite food for numerous years in a row by various polls conducted across different regions of America.

The Rise of Gourmet Pizzas

A delicious revolution is brewing in the world of pizza, driven by the rise in gourmet offerings. Pizza lovers are no longer satisfied with just the standard fare, their taste According to the National Association of Pizza Operators, has shifter to more gourmet options fresher ingredients and wood fired artisan pizza. And so this opens the door for a whole new markets in the United States in areas of the country that where and are dominated by the big chains.

This is where gourmet pizzas enter the scene, imagine biting into a slice adorned with the earthy, luxurious notes of truffle oil, the savory richness of prosciutto, the sweet allure of fig jam, or the creamy decadence of goat cheese. The thought itself is drool-worthy, isn’t it? Well, this is the reality in the world of gourmet pizza. Real Ingredients heathier choices and amazing flavor profiles.  These unconventional toppings have started to dominate the menus, making a distinct departure from the tried-and-true classics.

New Pizza Trends

New trends also show that consumers are also looking for non= GMO products as well as organic and farm to table options. Consumers are becoming aware of the dangers in non gmo foods and other practices that the food industry have implemented to sacrificed the health and well being of us all. This trend will continue to grow as people become more aware of the toxicity of our food chain. So, if you use non-GMO products, farm to table and organic choices you need to let them know that you are offering a heathy alternative to preservatives and low-quality products.

The Evolution Unfolds

As this taste and food choice evolution unfolds, it’s paving the way for fresh-faced startups to carve out their own corner in the pizza market. By leveraging the gourmet trends and quality products they can differentiate themselves with unique and upscale toppings that elevate the humble pizza to a culinary masterpiece. The pizza industry is transforming, and the rise of gourmet pizzas better product’s healthier choices is a delicious testament to this change.

Value Verses Price:

Let’s face it pizza is still the best value when it comes to feeding the family.  Pizza will always be a family favorite and economical as well. Where else can you feed a family for around 20 to 30 dollars?    When offering great pizza and products do not be afraid to charge for better products and options. There are always people looking for a deal or cheaper products and you can offer deals or specials for them, but there are people who appreciate great pizza, great products and are will to pay a little more. So let them know who you are and what you do.

Amazing Pizza Facts

Did you know that about three billion pizzas are sold in the US every year, generating approximately $38 billion in revenue for the industry. Around 93% of Americans have eaten pizza at least once a month. According to a study, Americans consume approximately 100 acres of pizza every day, which equals to around 350 slices per second.

The first pizzeria in the United States was founded by Gennaro Lombardi in New York City in 1905 and it’s still open today under the name Lombardi’s.

Inside The Thriving Pizza Industry

Now that you might be tempted to jump inside the thriving pizza industry and become an artisan pizza maker here is a link to the Pizza School Of New York . The Only place that teaches all styles of pizza and some of the greatest gourmet pizzas. They also use one of the industry’s best revolving wood fired ovens : the inferno series  



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Pizza From the Inferno series by NY Brick oven Co.m

The Vodka Pizza Created at Goodfellas Pizza School 1992

Wood Fired Revolving Brick Ovens

Amazing Pizza From the Pizza School Of New York

Marc at Scots Backyard oven.

Pizza Place Top 10 List for Starting Your Own

Top 10 Reasons to  Open a Pizza Place? Now is the best time for a Start-Up Pizza Place and this is why:
#1 Recipes. There is an infinite amount of recipes available on the internet to choose from with sources like Google, Facebook, Youtube and celebrity chef TV, and the food network. Anyone with basic skills and desire can get online, look for the hottest trends, find a recipe and get busy. Why reinvent the wheel when you can easily what is popular in the food world and duplicate it?
#2  Restaurant type. You can easily take a look at all the different types of locations and layouts such as a slice joint, fast-casual or sit-down waiter service. You can also do some research and see if delivery and take out or even a brew pub-bar will fit in with your plans. Size of Piza Place and type of pizza will be a factor in determining if you do sit down, fast-casual pizza with an assembly line or just slices.
#3  Equipment. It has never been easier to see the different types of Pizza Place equipment being used in successful places than it is now. Currently, the hottest trend is hand-assembled brick oven style pizza with places like Revolve, Spin Neapolitan and Pie Craft leading the way with Revolving Brick Ovens and gourmet pizza. Pizza stations, walk-in boxes, and mixers such as the old reliable Hobart mixers are available new and used for the budget-minded along with tons of information on sizes, capacities along with industry comparisons.
#4  Finance. Today you can basically call up a company like Lease Corp Of America(LCA) fill out your application online and know virtually the same day if you are qualified for a loan. Those of us who remember having to make an appointment with a loan officer, fill out endless paperwork while being scrutinized within an in inch of your life under a microscope will attest that the process is light years from where it has been and tell you how lucky you are.
#5 Printing. This may seem like something too little to mention but with today’s digital media and the ability to do it all virtually online, there is an amazing amount of time, effort and money saved. In the old days, you would have to consult with a printer to make your deal on printing. Then you would have to consult with a graphic designer to do your layout and maybe even a specialized menu designed to help you. This took time, from appointments to initial design to a rough sketch. Then you would have to go back and forth on corrections as you finalized your idea. Once that was done you have to have it proofread and hope you and your proofreader caught all the errors. One error I fondly remember was at the First Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza on Staten Island. We were all set and made our first huge purchase of several hundred thousand menus for in house, mailing and door to door delivery but we all missed the “Ground Bee” instead of ground beef on the pizza menu. We laughed about it for a long time since we had to print so many menus to save a few dollars. Fortunately, you don’t have to got through that incredibly time-consuming operation today. Not only that but you can do it all from the comfort of your home and with computers, digital design, limited run printing options, cheap online graphic designers and still save time without taking the big risk of large runs.
#6 Staff. Hiring and finding employees is easier than ever. You don’t have hand a sign in the window and hope someone sees it or spend ridiculous amounts of money on classified ads in the local papers. Graig’s list will get you more applicants than you can shake a stick at in most areas.
#7 Promotion. Getting yourself known is easy and the internet makes it simple. Social media, websites, blogs and press releases will get you known and open the door to customers. If you do a great job with your product, service and presentation people will talk. Your signage, uniforms and design have a lot to do with this.  Yes people will talk so make sure you do it right from the start with all your ducks in a row and a great pizza. You can call the Pizza School of New York if you are not certain of your product.
#8 Marketing. Yes this is different from promoting yourself or your place. This is actually offering your product for sale by way of newspapers, social media, TV, Radio, mailings, door hangers and however else you can get your product in front of a potential customer and tell them to buy it.
#9 Location.
Pizza Place Pizza Start Up

Marc and Scot Cosentino standing in front of the first Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza Start-Up on Hylan Blvd. Staten Island

Location scouting for a Pizza Place can be done via many outlets now with many realtors competing for business. With the internet, emails and google earth you can even see a place from a street view and decide if it is even worth looking at before wasting your precious time.
#10 Training. With video, internet, Youtube, DropBox, etc. there are so many ways to present data to your staff, update recipes and procedures and keep everyone on the same page that even multiple locations become easier to manage when you get to that point.
Bonus Reason- Computerization. Point of sale order taking, inventory, ticket printing, and display have made management a great deal more organized. The systems can track best sellers integrate promotional items and sales while even tracking deliveries and scheduling orders of food or reminding you of upcoming catering or previously scheduled deliveries.
Of course, all these wonderful reasons for it being easier still require the entrepreneur to step into the ring and make his purpose known. My respect and admiration go to you my friends that make the attempt. I wish you the best of luck. Marc Cosentino
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