Pizza

International Pizza Expo is the Largest Gathering of Pizza Professionals

The International Pizza Expo dubs itself The Largest Pizza Show in the World.

It’s the place to be for pizza professionals.

For good reason.

Now in its 34th year, the trade show features more than 7,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors.

On March 19-22, they’ll all descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. We are excited to announce that, for the first time, Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies will be among the exhibitors.

At Burkett, we know pizza. From independent restaurants to regional and national chains, pizza is the No. 1 business type we serve. If you’re at the Expo, stop by Booth #2104 and we’ll tell you why. Or ask places like Marco’s Pizza, Pizza Fire, and Master Pizza, owned by U.S. Pizza Team Captain Michael LaMarca, and they too can tell you why they’ve chosen to make Burkett their one-stop shop for all their pizza equipment and supply needs.

With an estimated $43 billion in annual sales, it’s easy to see why the pizza restaurant industry is popular right now. With the help of our veteran team of business development experts, we can help you with everything from concept to build to completion and beyond.

We are looking forward to 90 keynote addresses to choose from, the seminars, and watching the International Pizza Challenge — with Pizza Maker of the Year finals — and the World Pizza Games.

This is our first time at the expo but from what we are told carbs and calories will not be counted.

We also look forward to reconnecting with old customers and meeting new ones. Schedule an appointment with us at the Expo via this link or call Burkett Business Development Manager Travis Lusky at 419-720-8194.

No Tricks, All Treats: Halloween Very Busy Pizza Day

You would have guessed Super Bowl Sunday was the busiest pizza day of the year. But could you have guessed the second-busiest day?

According to a study by My Fitness Pal, Americans now order more pizza on Halloween than any other day of the year, aside from the aforementioned first Sunday in February that is. It’s the perfect quick meal before trick or treating and makes for an easy late dinner if you’re waiting until all the ghouls and goblins have come and gone.

It’s only fitting to pair the holiday with pizza as Halloween is the last day of October, otherwise known as National Pizza Month..

Pizza Places Prefer Burkett

At Burkett, we know pizza. Pizzerias are the most popular type of business we deal with. From new and used mixers to new and used conveyor ovens to pizza supplies, call our sales team, which delivers the best service anywhere, at 800.828.8564. Our knowledgeable staff can help answer any questions and help you figure out the best value for your establishment’s needs.

Customers expect consistently delicious, piping hot pizza every time and Burkett has all the equipment and supplies to make serving up savory slices a cinch. From delivery bags to trays and screens, from ovens to mixers, we carry everything you need to ensure that pizza is cooked to piping hot perfection and feeding hungry customers.

So whether it’s on the biggest pizza day (Super Bowl Sunday), the 2nd biggest (Halloween), or the smallest (Thanksgiving Day), let Burkett help keep you prepared to serve patrons your most perfect pizza pie!

4 Common Types of Commercial Pizza Ovens

conveyer pizza oven If you’re shopping for a commercial pizza oven, you might notice there are quite a few types out there to choose from.  There are pizza ovens made for high-volume pizza parlors and ovens made for artisan pizza cafes. Despite coming in all shapes and sizes, each type of commercial pizza oven has advantages. Each oven variety uniquely impacts the way the crust is baked, toppings are cooked, and cheese is melted. Let’s review your commercial pizza oven options below:

Deck ovens and conveyor ovens are the most common types of pizza ovens. Often used in quick service restaurants, deck ovens are best for quickness and ease of use. Deck ovens can have ceramic based decks that help in distributing heat evenly, and maintain heat between batches. Pizzas are set on the heated stone to cook and the result is crisp, authentic crust that closely mimics the flavor of pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. While deck ovens require a little more attention, they’re also very eye-appealing, allowing customers to watch their pizza being cooked old world style.

Conveyor ovens make pizza cooking simple and quick. The conveyor oven cooks pizzas evenly and in a lightning-fast six minutes.  Raw pizza is placed on one end of the conveyor belt and comes out the other end perfectly done. Both gas (fueled flame) and electric coil conveyor models are available. You’ll more than likely see these at fast-food pizza parlors. Conveyor ovens have a long shelf life. If you’re considering a used conveyor oven, you can rest assured that you’ll be delivering delicious pizza for years to come.

Cart Ovens are perfect for street vendors or for making pizza at fairs and carnivals. They are small, easy to transport and can be powered by gas or electricity. Cart ovens are popular in Italy, where they’re typically seen at festivals and street fairs.

Convection Ovens cook pizza by circulating hot air inside the stove. A cheaper and efficient option, commercial convection cooking results in even cooking and is favored for all types of baking. Pizza cooked in a convection oven will be perfectly cooked with no hot or cold spots to worry about.

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