This is an exchange from another forum, and it made me mad as hell. I wondered how all of you felt about the topic
I had a customer at my pizza place that I wanted to roll his butt through the parking lot.
On a medium 12" pizza we put 24 pepperoni slices with 1-2 toppings, 20 with 3-5 toppings and 16 with 5+ toppings.
When you make a pizza do you reduce the quantity of individual toppings as the number of toppings increase?
1. You are going to run out of floor space on the pizza
2. You are going to mess up the bake times as the additional ingredients create a "blanket" which affects how long it will take to cook it.
Now, having said that, I would make the counts closer so if someone gets a medium pepperoni and a medium "garbage" pizza, the count doesn't look dramatically different.
At the Take and Bake where I used to work when we made only pepperoni a medium came with about 24 pepperoni. The owner came to me and said people were complaining because we had to much pepperoni.....huh.........From then on 12 count them 12 pieces of pepperoni per medium pizza! And she wondered why she lost the business...........That and day's old pizza skins and sandwiches with day's old product and well I could go on and on and I TRIED to help her but being a peon...............................The more product the less product does that make sense it's freaking' early and tomorrow starts a week and a day off............. I love my job.............
I've never pondered this question but it seems logical that you would cut back slightly (as you do) when more toppings are added.Did you actually have a guy complain about this? Some people should never go out in public.
I pay extra and get LESS.
Oh man now I know why I feel like I get screwed every time I order a Pizza.What’s with the, order extra get less that’s backwards. When I order a Pizza I ask for the following:
But 9 out of 10 times I don’t get near what I think I should get on my pie. I have a friend that owns a place here in Springfield that I frequent called Top Cats and he serves very good Pizza, and great horseshoes.
Just this week I ordered a Pizza as per above and it was outstanding, no make that the best Pizza I have ever had.
But the regular cook wasn’t in the kitchen and another friend that tends bar at Top Cat’s went back into the kitchen and explained to the staff that I wanted what I ordered and I was paying for it and it better be on the pie when it came out of the kitchen.
It took much longer than usual because of the extra goodies but I don’t mind that. It was great must have weighed 5 Lbs.
Here’s my point you sell pizza and you have on your menu options for your pizza including a price point for EXTRA ingredients. But when I order and pay more for the extras I get less. What the heck is that all about?
I hope you pizza restaurant owners don’t come to my place and order a slab of ribs (which come with no sides) and order three sides because I’m going to charge extra for the sides and cut back from the original 13 bones in the slab to 10.
How do you like them apples?
PS. YES I’m hot having now figured out why I get screwed twice every time I order Pizza. I pay extra and get LESS. Folks that sounds like the United States Government !!!!!!!
PPS And Beth you call it a "garbage" pizza" well it's NOT "garbage" pizza" if that's what I want on my pizza
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