World’s Longest Pizza

Live music, lots of food and entertainment will ensure everyone will have a fun day.

Here are some fun facts about the pizza and the event:

The dough weighs about 8000lbs
The sauce will weigh about 5600lbs
The cheese will weigh about 3600lbs
Total weight of the pizza= 17200lbs at around 7000’
The scaffolding will be provided by AtPac Scaffolding Solutions and erected by Scaffold Works and Capstone Scaffolding. We believe this is the longest scaffolding that has ever been built anywhere in the world.
The oven will be moving at around 17’/min. The assemblers will need to work fast or the oven will catch up with them. The oven is cooking at around 700°F; once it starts its journey it cannot pause or stop.
The assemblers will be rotated every 60 min so they can get bathroom breaks, etc. If all goes well, we should be done in under 8 hrs. We will add some toppings to the last 1000’ of the pizza for variety.

You want to be part of this historic event. Why don’t you join our team as a volunteer? http://longestpizza.com/highlights

Food Costs Down, Labor Up in 2016

An analysis by the consulting firm BDO found food costs went down for publicly traded restaurants in 2016, but labor costs jumped in the same year, Nation’s Restaurant News reports.

As commodity prices tumbled after reaching record highs, restaurants saw their cost of sales fall 0.6% to 29.1% of revenues last year, BDO found. But labor as a percentage of sales increased 0.8% to 30.5% in 2016, more than offsetting the savings on commodities and driving up restaurants’ overall prime costs by 0.2%. read more – http://www.pmq.com/April-2017/Food-Costs-for-Restaurants-Went-Down-in-2016-but-Labor-Costs-Jumped-Higher/

Revenue-Sharing the Secret to Closing the Wage Gap

Some restaurants in the Boston area are experimenting with a new remedy to an old problem: the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped employees. Eateries like Mamaleh’s Delicatessen in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Tres Gatos, Centre Street Café and Casa Verde, all in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, are using revenue-sharing to help put more cash in their kitchen workers’ pockets. read more – http://www.pmq.com/April-2017/Is-Revenue-Sharing-the-Secret-to-Closing-the-Wage-Gap-Between-Tipped-and-Nontipped-Restaurant-Employees/

Plan for Pizza Expo Success

So, you decided to attend the 2017 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas – great decision, now how do you get the most from your time at the show?

To have the most productive show, it’s best to be prepared – know what you want to research, understand your budget, gather a list of questions, and be ready to find something unexpected. Review consumer trends, what’s hot? Look at Pizza Today Magazine for trends in flavor, ingredients, equipment and technology.

To help you plan your visit to the Pizza Expo, here are suggestions: (more…)

Coming to Pizza Expo?

Visit Liguria Foods in Las Vegas at the Pizza Expo – Booth #1115 – see you there!