How do major chains make pizza?
April 19, 2011 8:38 AM Subscribe
How is pizza made at a major chain pizza restaurant?
posted by jca to Food & Drink (51 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
How is pizza prepared at the major pizza restaurant chains? (Such as Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, etc.)
This might seem like an obvious question, but searching for details about the whole process turns up little info and/or random YouTube videos showing how "fast" an employee can throw toppings into a metal ring cover and move down a food prep line.
I wanted to know what is actually made in-house, and what comes pre-made, packaged, frozen, etc? What food prep is involved? How do the ovens work to bake a pizza in a short time? I assume all the major outlets have streamlined this process as much as possible (as all food chains have) -- what is that process? Do delivery drivers also make pizza? How are new employees taught the basics, and how do regular employees learn to make "new" pizza/food items in a constantly evolving and test marketed pizza chain menu?
Can anyone who has worked in this industry share their experiences with this?