Rising Trends in Wholesale Dough

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Jenny Dean

It’s no secret that more and more restaurants and businesses are turning towards frozen dough suppliers for their dough and bread needs. But whether you’re purchasing freezer to oven dough or dough that Frozen Dough Suppliersyou shape and mold yourself into your latest creation, there are two emerging consumer trends that you should be aware of.

The first is that today, customers want things that come in mini sizes. So whether it’s a small personal pan pizza, or a box of mini cinnamon buns, people like compact things today – and it’s flooded over into the food they eat. This is of particularly importance if you’re a bakery or shaping dough to make your own items, because you need to know what customers are looking for.

Ironically, when customers don’t want things that come in petite packages, they like to go big with their food. The second biggest trend after “mini” foods is foods that are very large. Super brownies, mega pizzas, and jumbo strombolis are all also very big trends. Of course, these may not be a regular menu item as your mini food items will be; but they can work well for special events, contests, or if your business has a “Wall of Fame.”

The only way to keep up with your customers and continue to improve your business is by jumping on the latest trends in the industry. This year, it’s all about going either very small, or very big!

 

Offer Take N’ Bake Pizza with Self-Rising Pizza Dough!

Monday, November 19, 2012 by Jenny Dean

Want to introduce not just a new menu item to your restaurant, but an entirely new service? What if the Package Doughservice that could boost profits by thousands every year, and increase your customer base? Then you need to consider offering take n’ bake pizza!

Take n’ bake pizza is pizza that you create at your restaurant and either freeze or refrigerate, and that customers come in and pick up to take home and bake. This type of package dough allows customers to get the “homemade” and home-cooked experience that they like, but without all the muss and fuss of making their own Italian pizza dough.  

When you offer take n’ bake pizza, you can pile the pizza as high as you want with toppings; top them with only sauce and cheese; or leave them completely bare, allowing customers to use all of their own favorite items. Better yet, sell kits of toppings and sauce too, and increase your profits even more. Most often, customers like to have the pizza fully prepared, without being cooked, but with toppings already on. Because of that, the service will probably be most successful if you can offer different pizzas, each with different toppings.

If you want to start offering a take n’ bake service at your restaurant, self-rising pizza dough is a very convenient way to help you do it. You can quickly top the dough, wrap it, and store it. Then all you have to do is wait for those customers to start flooding in, wanting their pizza they can take home and bake!
 

Turning Pizza Dough into Variety for the Kids!

Friday, August 31, 2012 by Jenny Dean

Wholesale Pizza DoughAll kids love pizza, but if you start offering a couple of different kid items, you could end up having an entire kids’ menu – something all parents are looking for when they go out to eat! So what else can you offer them? How about macaroni and cheese bites?!

Macaroni and cheese bites are really easy to make using the wholesale pizza dough that’s already in your freezer. All you need is to buy some packaged macaroni and cheese, or you can make it yourself. Whichever you choose, make sure that it’s cooled completely so you can handle it.

After you’ve made the macaroni and cheese, lay out raw pizza dough shell on a lightly floured work surface. Then cut the dough into squares that are about 3” x 3” in measurement. Spoon a small teaspoon of macaroni and cheese into the center of each. Then the way you close them is up to you. You can either fold one square over the mac n’ cheese to make a triangle, or you can place another square right on top of the first with the macaroni and cheese. Whichever way you choose, make sure you squeeze the air out around the pasta in the middle, or it could burst during baking.

When ready, just brush them lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes. You need to make sure that the dough is brown and crisp, and that the macaroni and cheese is piping hot in the middle.

When ready to serve, of course place alongside a big heap of ketchup!

Once you try this for yourself, be sure to let us know how it works out.  You could even send us a picture or comment on the blog, Facebook or Twitter @DeIorios!

The Convenience of Individually Packed Pizza Dough

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Jenny Dean

When you get your pizza dough from a frozen dough supplier, there are many things that you want to check Homemade Pizzafor before placing your order. But along with the most important quality and safety standards, one thing that customers often forget to check for is that the supplier offers individually wrapped pizza dough balls. Making sure that your dough is individually wrapped won’t only make it more convenient for you it will also protect your dough and help to keep it fresh.

When pizza frozen dough balls are all packaged together, should one dough ball start to ferment or go bad, the chances are good that it will spread to the rest of them, ruining your entire box or batch of dough. But when each ball is wrapped on its own and in its own bag, if it turns it’s not touching anything and so, won’t ruin any other dough.

Individually wrapped dough can also keep dough fresher, as it allows for less air to be inside the bag with the dough – unlike when dough’s all packaged together, and it’s nearly impossible to keep the dough away from excessive amounts of air that will dry it out.

Individually wrapped dough is really the only choice when ordering your dough. Not only does it allow you to just reach in and grab a bag whenever you need it, it also keeps the dough fresher and tastier – something that will definitely be appreciated by your customers!