Did You Know…
>> The first pizzeria was opened in Naples, Italy in 1830, and is still in business today.
>> When King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples in 1889, Pizza was made with ingredients to reflect the colors of the Italian flag with basil (green), mozzarella, (white) and tomatoes (red).
>>Pizza Hut numbers 12,600 outlets in more than 90 countries, making it the largest Pizza chain in the world.
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>> Slice and toast left over day old bread, then top with black or green olives and tomato sauce to make bruschetta. It sells for $5.95 in most Pizzerias.
>>Learn to throw dough like a pro. The kids will love and you'll have fun doing it.
>>Contact a reputable marketing agency to help you identify new neighbors in your area. The first few months after a move, people are establishing new shopping and dining patterns. Invite them to your restaurant with a personalized letter and coupon.
>>The average pizza will bake in a commercial conveyor pizza oven powered by convection air at a temperature of 420 degrees in 8 minutes.
>>Increase your menu by making calzone. It uses the same ingredients for pizza.
>>Don't immerse a pizza stone in soapy water. The stone will absorb the soap and your pizza will taste like it.
>>Put corn meal under your pie when preparing it so it can be easily moved without sticking to a surface.