The rush to replicate Chipotle’s service model in the pizza industry began five years ago, but it’s really hitting a fevered pitch now. Many experts agree that we’ll see an explosion of units dedicated to duplicating the concept in 2014 and beyond for some time time come. Take this pizzeria, for instance, which made headlines earlier this week when it opened in Nashua, New Hampshire. This article on Crush Pizzeria Napoletana claims the shop is the first of its kind in the Boston vicinity.
This piece from The Motley Fool, aptly titled “Pizza Stores Copy Chipotle Mexican Grill”, cuts right to the point — this trend is about to explode. Why? This story in Slate theorizes that pizza is the cuisine best suited to the Chipotle model.
While being crowned “The Chipotle of Pizza” seems to be the prize many upcoming small chains covet, the fact of the matter is that the model can be adapted by independent operations as well as chains.
What makes Chipotle so successful? Founder Steve Ells details his thoughts on the matter in this in depth and well-thought-out exploration of the brand.
Essentially, it boils down to this: set your expectations high, let enthusiasm permeate everything you do and make quality the focal point.
January 12, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
I dip, you dip, we dip! A tantalizing dip is a great way to provide instant gratification. Many can be made ahead of time and simply heated or plated. A favorite in Pizza Today’s home base of Louisville, Kentucky is beer cheese. Now, there’s debate on whether it should be served hot or cold. But… Read More ›
January 11, 2017 | Press Releases
Dallas, Texas – RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today announced that the Board of Directors has named Scott Crane as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Crane succeeds Interim CEO Clinton J. Coleman, who will remain in his role as a member of the Board, where he has served since 2007. “Scott is dynamic leader… Read More ›
January 4, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
As a new year rang in, the food industry made its predictions of restaurant trends that will sweep the nation, from rising concepts to customer-facing tech and hot menu items. How do these forecasts correlate to the pizza industry? What’s going to be this year’s hot pizza style? What are your predictions? Let’s take a… Read More ›