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.
September 12, 2017 | Pizza Headlines
20 Percent Of Every Order at All Fresh Brothers Stores Will Be Donated To Hurricane Flood Relief On Tuesday, September 12 and September 19 Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 12, 2017) — Fast casual pizza concept Fresh Brothers will donate 20 percent of its food and beverage sales today from all of its stores to the Greater Houston Community… Read More ›
September 6, 2017 | Press Releases
Partnership Provides Participating Brands with Instant Access to LevelUp and its Network of Partners Including Chase Pay Boston – September 6, 2017 – LevelUp and Onosys, both leaders in mobile technology for the restaurant industry, today announced a partnership to help restaurants grow their order-ahead sales via new channel distribution partners such as Chase Pay. Onosys… Read More ›
Dunbar, Pennsylvania – MF&B Restaurant Systems, Inc. revealed today that they have partnered with Jestic Foodservice of Kent. UK. This partnership names Jestic Foodservice as the exclusive UK distributor of the EDGE series conveyor ovens manufactured by MF&B Restaurant Systems. Michael French, of MF&B, said that he was “especially delighted” to be working with Jestic. … Read More ›