At times, fried food can seem like a menu filler for pizza shops. All the buzz is based around the pies and rarely, if at all, are fried items getting their time in the spotlight. Now, we can totally understand why the main menu option that owners and operators want to highlight would be their pizza. It is the heart of the business. The pairing of dough, sauce and cheese is revered across the world! But they’d be crazy not to capitalize on the flavor and profit potential that freshly fried foods can bring to the table.
For starters, some things are just meant to be together. Pizza and wings are two of those things. A classic combination that is craved by many on a Friday or Saturday night. Nothing like a cheesy pepperoni pizza and pile of chicken wings to celebrate the weekend! This is a great opportunity to run promotions as well as increase foot traffic and delivery orders.
But it doesn’t stop at chicken wings. French fries, onion rings, jalapeno poppers are just some of the deep-fried add-ons that can lead to a rise in earnings. The important thing to remember is that your customers can only order these menu items if they know they exist. So, make sure to get the word out and promote these crispy choices as much as possible.
Now, just because fried foods can make delicious appetizers or sides doesn’t mean they can’t be part of the main attraction. Combine crunchy, breaded, boneless chicken, Buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese and blue cheese dressing to create a Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Or load up a crust with French fries, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, chives, and sour cream for a Loaded Baked Potato Pizza. You are only limited by your own imagination!
If you’ve never served fried food before it is understandable that you may feel a bit apprehensive. But, with the right equipment, you can leave the worry behind and easily dive into the world of deep-frying. Automatic, ventless deep fryers like the AutoFry make getting started easy and safe.
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