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Pizza Restaurant Guide



The native Italian food is being consumed by American's at an all time record. Pizza lovers, which include over 80% of the nation's population, are eating about 100 acres of pizza a day or 350 slices per second! Now, that's za lot of pizza!

Pizza sales account for 17% of all foodservice sales and continues to outpace overall restaurant growth. If you're wanting a slice of the pie, Instawares has gathered some our most common pizzeria supplies and equipment that you'll need on opening day. Be sure to check out the Equipment Guide to Starting a Restaurant for a list of universal restaurant equipment and supplies.

Helpful Tips

  • 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 piewhen preparing it so it can be easily moved without sticking to a surface.

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 flagwith 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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