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Why Pizza Ingredients Are Important

There’s nothing quite like a quality pizza. No one enjoys going to a pizza restaurant only to find out the pizza is low-quality and cheaply made. A fast-casual pizza restaurant is focused on providing quality-made pizza with a quick turnaround. The environment of a fast-casual restaurant is relaxed but elegant. To go along with quality service, a pizza restaurant needs to have quality ingredients. Are you a pizza restaurant owner? If so, you probably understand why pizza ingredients are important. Not only do quality ingredients look good, but they also taste great. If you cheap out on ingredients, you will surely pay in a drop of quality. Customers won’t like that, and they’ll look elsewhere for good ingredients. 

 

Why Your Toppings Are So Crucial

The toppings you use for your pizzas say a lot about you as a company. Do you use canned and pickled veggies, or do you use fresh ingredients? Customers are smart. They can tell if the ingredients are fresh or not. There’s not only an aesthetic element to using fresh ingredients. When you bite into that first slice, the textures and flavors will improve with fresh ingredients. The tastes are more potent, and the texture is more robust. Take frozen spinach, for example, versus fresh. Frozen spinach has broken down in the freezer and doesn’t have the same structural integrity as fresh spinach. The color of fresh ingredients for toppings also provides a more vibrant color palette that you just won’t get otherwise. 

When it comes to toppings, if your customers can tell you’re going that extra mile, they’ll be sure to come to you—not that national chain next door. While fresh toppings may present a higher upfront investment, you’ll surely see a return on investment in future business. 

 

The Crust

So, you’re starting to understand why pizza ingredients are important. Arguably, the most important pizza ingredient is the crust. Think about the crust as the foundation of your pizza. The crust is the carrier of your sauce and all the ingredients. What you put in the crust, you get out. If you opt to use a low-quality flour, you’ll get a low-quality crust. If you’re looking to make a high-quality dough, use 00 flour. Its gluten content is optimal for pizza crust. It provides that slight bite and perfect fluffiness that you’re looking for in a fast-casual pizza. 

 

Seasonings 

Alongside toppings and crust are seasonings. Aside from black pepper and salt, you have herbs. There are tons of options when it comes to what combination of herbs and spices you want to use. When you want to use herbs, we always suggest choosing fresh herbs. Pre-dried herbs have a tendency to dry out and burn before the pizza is even done. Plus, they don’t have that oil content that something like fresh rosemary would have. Which do you think your customers would like more? Seeing a bowl of fresh seasonings or containerized dried seasoning? The thought that goes behind the selection of herbs and spices shows them you mean business. 

 

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At New York Brick Oven, we also provide pizza consulting. At our pizza school, you’ll learn everything you need to know about running a successful fast-casual pizza restaurant. 

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Top 5 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 of 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 find 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.

  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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Be a social maniac. Take pride in being part of your community. Before there was social media, 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.

 

  1. 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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Brick Oven Bagels?

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Brick Ovens Bagels! Wow!

Brick oven Bagels are the latest development in the bagel market. But these guys really ahead of the curve on speed and ease of production are now utilizing the Inferno Series Brick Oven from the New York Brick Oven Co.  As you you can the creative  bakers at Brancato’s in Bradenton Florida are putting their revolving brick oven to use as a bagel oven too ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Rr4srXxkaU) .  These ovens are very versatile offering an incredible level of control to the operator.  From setting the temperature to selecting the speed of rotation it puts the baker in charge and makes incredibly easy to operate and train staff on. Not only do you get an efficient oven but an oven that is consistent and durable to boot! As many people are scrambling to be able to produce fast and consistently this is the answer. You can find these ovens across the united states and the world because they are that popular and the owners swear by them as a life saver. These ovens can be built on location with all parts brought in through a standard 36″ door and assembled in a day. They come in a standard Red Meatal Finish but  you can  façade them  to match your décor.  Incredibly durable and bullet proof for the American workforce they have proven reliability speed as witnessed by the world record set at pizza expo with 200 pies in 50 minutes from 1 oven! Yes that is correct 200 pies in 50 minutes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoPRqNOYQ0U&t=75s .  Not only that but the New York Brick Oven Co.  is a family business with an impeccable decades long reputation in the pizza industry that stand by their product and are always willing to help fellow pizza men on their journey. So when you need speed, consistency, ease of operation, ease of training and reliability-who you gonna call? 

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Discover Commercial Brick Ovens

Commercial brick ovens are evolving and now revolving.

Brick Façade Wood Gas Inferno

To be competitive in the brick oven pizza market you need a great commercial brick oven. What constitutes a great commercial brick oven you may wonder. Well there are only a few criteria when it comes to pizza equipment. Regardless if you have a fast casual pizza franchise, pizza chain, pub, bar, brewery, mom and pop, or mega entertainment center, the needs are same. 

First and foremost is durability.  The NY Brick oven Company has designed their ovens to be durable under tremendous production. Forged steel deck support and burner-not tin or a whole the oven floor. Heavy firebrick made of a specialty Italian Lava Stone with high thermal mass. Simple user friendly components such as American favorite-Honeywell.  

Second comes a world class product.  Champion pizza men from all over the US choose these ovens for their consistent and predictable baking quality. Even The Pizza School of NY trains future pizza champions on these ovens because they are that good! 

Third is consistency. This is achieved by several factors. The revolving or rotating deck allows the pizza to be  heated evenly and baked perfectly because it is constantly rotating at an even pace and the brick oven deck is being reheated as it goes. This virtually eliminated the inherent hot and cold spots of a fixed deck oven. Also in a conventional brick oven the surface of the deck around the fire or gas source is unusable because it gets too hot. This is does not happen with revolving deck brick oven. 

Fourth and equally important is the ease of operation and training involved in using the revolving or rotator brick oven. Because the pizza revolves you do not need to use long pizza peels to load or remove your pizza. You just place them in as it turns. You do not have to reach deep into a hot oven and you don’t have to constantly rotate and move your pizzas to get an even bake. This equates to an incredible amount of saving of both time and $$$ because you don’t need skilled labor to work the oven and your pizza man can place pies in the oven and get back to making more. 

Fifth is speed of delivery of your brick oven pizza. The NY Brick Oven Company set the world record at Pizza Expo with one of there ovens with an incredible 200 pizzas in 50 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoPRqNOYQ0U&t=11s

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Best Brick Oven and Why!

You deserve the best brick oven for your business don’t you?

Amazing Pizza

Wouldn’t you like super high production? Speed? Ease of operation? Consistency? Durability? Simple training? 

Well you can have it all with the NY Brick Oven Company.  Their revolving Brick Ovens are the essential pizza equipment for any pizza esablishment looking to compete in the pizza market. Why are the Rotating Ovens from Ny Brick Oven Company the choice of Champion Pizza Men and top chefs across the world? Because they are that good!

Commercial Pizza Ovens

An artisan pizza fresh and hot from the NY brick oven co. Revolving Brick oven

A steady temperature that you can set and forget-no more hassle trying to keep temperature by how much wood you put in or how big the fire is. Wood is not your main heat source.

An extremly dense Italian Lava stone cooking service to maintain temeperature and recover quickly during heavy traffic times.

Easy operation with no fancy or delicate controls-built tough for the American work-force.

Well insulated to keep heat in the oven where it is needed.

Steady even radiant heat ensures all pizzas are consistent and perfectly baked.

Can be built on locationand all parts brough in through a standard 36 inch door.

Can be ordered in a traitional dome style or better yet it can be facaded by the owner to match his own decor, style and taste.

Thsi is the way to go for the smart operator looking to get ahead and stay ahead of his competition. Call now for more details!

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Brick Oven Pizza Training Made Easy

Brick oven pizza training made easy with the NY Brick Oven Company’s revolving brick ovens. Yes you can find a skilled and expensive pizza maker and hope that he can over come his own ego and train your staff to do it right. Another alternative is that you can learn the art of working a standard fixed deck brick oven yourself(which takes months) and then teach your staff yourself(which takes months).

Better yet you can get yourself a revolving or rotating brick oven that is either gas or gas and wood fired and save the time and headaches. It’s easy to train people on the revolving brick oven for several reasons.  Ease of operation, training, cost effectiveness and consistency are the main reasons for choosing an Inferno Revolving Brick oven when choosing your pizza equipment.

Let’s look at ease of operation. Having the cooking surface constantly revolving allows you to drop the pie right in front of you and pick it up right in front of you. No more long pizza peels and reaching into the oven for a good spot. No more hot spots and cold spots due to uneven heating. No more loss of cooking surface all around your fire.

Training is as easy as having  your new pizza oven man look a the pie and take it out when it is done. No more constant shuffling the pies around and spinning them to get an even bake.

Cost saving is simple-not having to be stuck to the oven your pizza man can make pizza while the pies bake.

Consistency comes from having a consistent baking temperature, not having to constantly rotate the pies in the oven and having a steady temperature to bake on because the stone is constantly turning and being heated.

Once you look at all these aspects, the reduced costs, the reduced complaints and a world class pizza you too will decide that is a life saver and the only way to go!

 

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Revolving Brick Oven Cooking

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Revolving Brick Oven Cooking! Check out the Pizza school of New York Team demonstrating Revolving brick oven cooking with incredible creation in the Inferno Series 140 Gas Wood Oven,  New York Brick Ovens is the Industry leader in revolving brick ovens and fast-casual pizza solutions!

 

 

Revolving Brick Oven Cooking and Pizza School

If you want to learn to learn the art of pizza and Revolving Brick Oven Cooking, incredible
dishes check out the Pizza School of New York.  They teach the art of pizza and everything you can think of!

Learn from the best!!!!  Here at the Pizza School of New York, our courses are taught by three World Champion Pizza Makers:  Scot Cosentino, Andrew Scudera, and Salvatore Russo.  Our students grasp every aspect of what we teach because of a professional live environment, with personal one on one instruction.  Our students leave with the ability and confidence to create some of the best pizza’s in the world.  As you can see from the video below, our students get a taste of Wood Fired cooking at it best with many other great profitable menu ideas other than just pizza!

 

The best investment to make when getting into the pizza business is to first invest in yourself.

The Goodfella’s Pizza School of NY will give you the experience you need to be a powerhouse in a very competitive pizza market.  We can teach you many styles of pizza, not just one style like other schools.  The one on one personal training is the only way to learn.  The benefit to one on one training is tremendous, allowing our students to pause the class and ask important questions they need answers to, mastering every task they learn along the way.  It’s a live environment where not only are you learning, you are serving the actual patrons of the restaurant and getting the true experience of the restaurant atmosphere and true customer satisfaction.  So call us today if you’re serious about being the best and avoiding the pitfalls a novice makes in this business.  718-987-2422

Revolving Brick Oven Cooking

The Words Best Team New York Brick oven Co. Pizza School New York and Goodfella’s Pizza!

 

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Basic Brick oven pizza from revolving deck brick oven.

Revolving Brick Oven Cooking

 

Come cook with us and see why Revolving Brick Oven Cooking is the only solution to easy operations.

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Fast Casual Pizza Success

Looking to Rock The Pizza World and Have Fast Casual Pizza Success?   Join the Fast Casual Pizza Expert Team .

Today’s hot concepts choose the New York Brick Oven Company for Success . If you’re looking to make your concept fast and easy while producing perfect pizza, we have you covered.

Great ovens, great training, and complete concept success is what we offer .  Fast-casual pizza is now easier than ever .  The Rotating oven is one of the easiest ovens in the industries to train your staff with.     You can train a person to make perfect pizza in a matter of hours as compared to weeks in a standard brick oven Most importantly you get a consistent bake. No more hot spots no  more cold spots and no more rotating pizzas around the oven desperately trying to get an even bake.

Come and cook with us we would love to show you what we can do for you.

If you’re new to the business check out theThe Pizza School of New York . Hands on one on one on one  training with world champion pizza masters live in a real restaurant environment. Learn from the best and don’t make costly mistakes that can cost you your business.

Make your success easy and Join the Revolution ! The New York Brick Oven Company is Leading the Way for Fast Casual Pizza Success!

Call Today We Will Be Glad To Answer all Your Questions and help you any way we can  https://youtu.be/bmxmhLNAFSU

 

 

 

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Brick Ovens Benefits

Brick Ovens are all the rage. Benefits of Revolving Brick Ovens are many. Both “Mom and Pop” pizzerias and multi-unit franchises have found out that the speed, ease of operation and consistency of revolving brick ovens make life easy.  Pizza shop operation, whether it be for a small one person storefront, a super high volume fast casual chain or gourmet sit down place, faces common obstacles. How do you make the best brick oven pizza? How can you make pizza fast enough to not disappoint customers? How can I make training and working a brick oven easier? Simple. The revolving brick oven has been demonstrated to make the most consistent pizza in the industry due to the evenly distributed heat across the cooking surface. The revolving deck prevents the dreaded “oven fade” (where a fixed deck oven that is used at a high rate loses cooking surface heat from the cold dough). Revolving brick ovens also prevent “hot spots” and “cold Spots” on the cooking surface that can make inconsistent pizza.  Not only that but since the surface revolves you no longer have to constantly rotate the pizza and spin it to get an even bake. a great side benefit of this that your pizza maker no longer has to be constantly working the pies and does not have to be highly skilled. This makes training to operate the oven a breeze and reduces the payroll by not having to hire a highly skilled pizza maker. The consistently high temperature and ease of operation guarantees super high production and speed. This is the key to maximizing the Friday and Saturday night rushes which can equate to thousands of dollars. The dollars add up quick when you save money by saving labor, getting out a great product and keeping your customers happy with your speed of delivery.  Commercial Brick Ovens have evolved and rotating oven’s

save money by saving labor, getting out a great product and keeping your customers happy with your speed of delivery.  Commercial Brick Ovens have evolved and rotating oven’s time has come.

 

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