In the United States, we eat 90 acres of pizza a day. That's a whole lot of opportunity for a pizza-oriented business person! So if you're ready to take a slice of the pie, one of your main considerations is commercial pizza supplies basics: What equipment will your pizzeria need?
Whether you purchase a pizza franchise or develop your own unique pizzeria, the equipment you need will essentially be the same as any other pizza business requires. That pizza business equipment falls into three basic categories:
1. At least one industrial pizza oven,
2. Other large pizzeria supplies, like prep tables and dough presses,
3. And smaller commercial pizza supplies, like pans and cutters.
Research industrial pizza ovensA large portion of your wholesale pizza supplies budget will be eaten up by one or more commercial pizza ovens. Carefully research your options, then purchase the highest quality, fastest oven you can afford. Although it will cost more initially, it will save you a great deal of time--and therefore money--in the long run.
Find other large pieces of commercial pizza equipmentAfter you have an oven in mind, look at other large pieces of equipment you'll be needing. Consider buying at least some of these used. This will save your business about 50 percent in equipment costs.
Purchase smaller pizza supply itemsPizza businesses require many small pizza supplies, including pizza pans and trays, cutters, scales and possibly delivery items, like bags and boxes. It's a good idea to find a single source for purchasing smaller pizza supplies wholesale to save time and shipping costs.
- One option for reducing the cost of pizza business supplies is to lease large pieces of equipment--especially your oven. This may also be a good way for you to discover which type of commercial pizza works best for your business.