As a restaurant owner, there aren't many things more challenging than keeping a steady stream of customers coming in through the front door. Unfortunately, these kinds of challenges can eventually arrest the cash flow of your business, which can cause all kinds of problems in the long run. About three months ago, I decided that it would be a good idea to start focusing more on my own restaurant so that I could improve things. I started small, by changing the way that our team handled a few things, and then eventually worked towards reworking the entire menu. This blog is all about making your restaurant more profitable.
Pizza is a universal food served and loved all over the world. Each country takes pizza and adds a bit of cultural flair that makes the pizza unique to that country. You won't find these pizzas in restaurants in the U.S. unless you make them yourself. Do any of these interesting pizzas from around the world sound appetizing to you?
Grand Prix: Korea
Mr. Pizza in Korea makes the Grand Prix, a pizza that has everything but the kitchen sink. It's difficult to imagine that these mixed toppings and crust meld together to taste good, but Korea loves it. One half of the pizza has shrimp, peppers, and mushrooms. Perfectly normal, right? The other half has potato wedges, bacon, tortilla chips, and sour cream. All of these toppings rest on a cookie crust sprinkled with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and raisins. You can dip the crust and pizza in the included blueberry sauce.
The Kebabpizza mixes two delicious foods: kebabs and pizza. Kebabs are chunks of meat grilled on skewers and usually accompanied by a special kebab sauce made from sour cream and spices. The kebabpizza is, as the name suggests, pizza with kebab meat and kebab sauce slathered on top. Everything else about the pizza is perfectly normal, including the usual pizza crust, tomato sauce, and cheese.
Mochi Pizza: Japan
Mochi is made from glutinous rice that is soaked, cooked, and pounded into a sticky paste that is formed into any shape you desire. It is also made from mochiko, a sweet rice flour, and water. No matter how it is made, mochi is a popular snack in Japan and has even made it to pizza. No, mochi isn't a topping. Mochi is used to make the pizza crust. Mochi dough is soft and slightly stretchy. The unique texture makes for an interesting pizza.
Aussie Pizza: Australia
Aussie pizza is one popular pizza that could also become popular in the U.S. Instead of pizza sauce, the Aussie pizza uses barbecue sauce. The usual mozzarella cheese follows. The toppings are bacon and fried eggs. The eggs are broken on the uncooked pizza and then baked resulting in running sunny-side up eggs. Bacon and eggs are a common breakfast in Australia and the U.S. By adding it to the pizza, you can have breakfast for lunch and dinner, too.
Do any of these pizzas from around the world sound appetizing to you? If so, either book a trip to one of these countries or make it yourself at home. Contact a company like Uncle Pete's Pizza for more information.Share
9 January 2015