Starting a Pizza Shop

This article is intended for those who have their sights set on starting their own pizza shop. Find out what pizza business is all about. Learn some pointers that may come useful as you go about starting your own pizza shop.

No one can discount the immense popularity of pizza.

tips to make fresh pizza

In spite of competition, pizza shops have managed to get a foothold on the food-service industry. Indeed, pizza has a universal appeal. Young and old, everybody hankers for this delicious food product.

The demand for pizza shops has never been higher. In today’s fast paced and on the go world, most people prefer to dine out or have their food delivered at home. Why? People nowadays simply don’t have the time to cook and prepare dinner.

Do you want to open your own pizza shop? To help you get started, here is brief overview of the pizza shop industry.

Pizza shops can be classified into quick service, midscale, and upscale. The quick service or pizza-by-the-slice shops hugely reduces the customer’s waiting time. Quick service pizza shops have pre-cooked pizza on display so the customer’s wont have to wait for the pizza to cook. The number of pizza variants sold here relies on the capacity of your food warmer. This is the least expensive among all the pizza shop categories since it doesn’t require big space. A kiosk type outlet with a counter and built in stools will suffice.

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A midscale pizza shop offers the casual dining experience at an affordable cost. As the name implies, this category is the bridges the gap between a quick service pizza shop and a fine dining pizzeria. Here, the dining patrons can choose from a more substantial menu as compared to the quick service pizza shop. Typically, customers place their pizza order at the counter and get their food at their table.

Quality of food and excellent ambiance that is what upscale pizza restaurants are equally known for. Upscale pizza shops have the highest product price range. Typically, this restaurant category is more formal and patrons are often required to dress according to the ambiance. Pizza is their specialty but their menu contains a selection of Italian pasta, salad, soup, and desserts as well.

Additional tips:

Since pizza will be your main product, it is important that you know how to prepare and cook delicious tasting pizza. If you can’t cook yourself, make sure you hire an excellent pizza chef.

To keep your edge above the competition, see to it that you get only the freshest and highest quality ingredients.

A successful pizza shop owner has the passion for the cuisine and likes dealing with people. As a pizza shop owner, one of your main responsibilities is to act as a host to your patrons.

You will be tasked to manage the full operation of your shop. Among your many duties are bookkeeping and administrative tasks, complying with local and state government regulations, developing menus, managing your employees, marketing and promoting your pizza shop, purchasing supplies and food stock, and so on.

Remember that your end goal it to serve excellent food and excellent service. These two aspects are essential to your success. If your customers are pleased with your food and service, they will surely return to your pizza shop for more.

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217 Comments

  • FSW said on July 15, 2009
    There is a lot of specialized equipment needed for a pizza business and your best bet is to find a solid distributor.
  • Bokhodir said on December 22, 2009
    Hi, I want to open my own pizza shop, but I never worked. And I need some information about it. What's my fist step to open it? And probably how much will cost me?
  • PizzaDreams said on January 14, 2010
    Pleasanton, California, USA. Hard working and driven, but no experience in the pizza industry. I want to learn and open my own business, a quick shop, by the slice with great tasting pizza. What's the best path to learn, and then open my own business?
  • soman said on January 17, 2010
    I am planning to start a pizza shop in coimbatore, india. Which is the best location? and what is the estimated capital needed?
  • Chandru said on January 20, 2010
    Soman, Have you started your pizza shop in coimbatore yet? It requires knowledge on how to make delicious pizza and how you setup a proper menu. I can help you with it. Email me on chandru.kavundaegownden@gmail.com. I am basically from coimbatore, but live in Sydney.
  • jimmy said on January 22, 2010
    winnipeg, mb in canada. i have no experience in pizza business but have managed other types of businesses, any help would be appreciated
  • craig said on February 7, 2010
    Anyone wanting to learn the pizza business needs to start by realizing the amount of time and money required. Work weeks 60+hours, capital 80K + operating expenses to get you through the first few months, operating expenses include things such as payroll, utiities, insurance, food supplies, rent, accountant, etc. One of the best ways to really nail it all down is to find someone who owns a shop and is willing to show you the ropes and the how to's of daily operation.
  • RJ said on March 15, 2010
    Hi, I've always wanted to open my own Pizza Shop. I've worked in Pizza restaurant for like 4 years and one year as a team leader. I recently moved to a small town in Southeast KS near Pittsburgh and is considering to open a pizza shop but not sure what I need to do?
  • Robert Harris said on March 23, 2010
    I've been in the Food Service Business for years. I would like to open an authentic brick oven pizzaria in Rochester Hills Michigan. Would like your thoughts on gaining grants or funding to start up the process.
  • Raj said on May 3, 2010
    Hi friends, I am in New Delhi, India. I wish to start a NEW business of PIZZA Delivery. Do not have any knowledge about Pizza making or delivery, can you guide me where to get details with full Business Plan? Thanks for your time. Co-owner VAT PIZZA Site coming soon www.vatpizza.com, Cheers! Raj :)
  • Raman said on June 7, 2010
    i want to start pizza business but know nothing. help me, i want to open it in Calgary, alberta, canada t2c2z8
  • arefa said on June 16, 2010
    hi i live on the outskirts of the large city of Surat in gujarat India. The village is quickly being surrounded by fast growing towns and an industrial area. I love making my own pizza, actually i was brought up in the west and we always made our own pizza so over the yrs i fine tuned my recipe now i would love to start my own little business from home. I know there is a demand. Advice will be welcomed.
  • Josh Keay said on June 22, 2010
    I would like to know how much, to the last square millimetre, of cheese you put on your pizzas. many thanks x
  • rupert said on July 4, 2010
    I am a chef. the key to a great pizza shop is great pizza. learn how to make simple pizza dough, and play with the recipe until you have something unique and delicious. as for start up cost, your oven is probably going to be your most expensive initial purchase. and don't expect cushy hours. pizza may be cheap to make, but you have to sell a lot to make a nice profit. so have fun. gutentaag
  • Harry said on September 8, 2010
    hello, i am a student at a school, and for my gcse i'm working out how much it will cost for me to start up a pizza shop in a rural, urban and inner city area, any help? many thanks
  • Pascal Rodrigues said on September 24, 2010
    I am Pascal Rodrigues work in fast food industry like Domino's pizza, Mamamia's pizza, Italian pizza 16 years Any one want to open pizza shop or fast food corner i can help who have interest in food corner pls contact me i can make all kind of pizza dough and KFC roast i can make without oil this item good for all this oil free this my e mail id , paskolr@gmail.com
  • sam kamau said on October 1, 2010
    I wish to start a small pizza place in Seatac area, Seattle,Wa. What is the cost of starting such a business and what licenses do i need? Thanks
  • kalpesh said on October 2, 2010
    i am thinking to start a pizza shop but i am little confused abt a pizza ingredient like a dough.... pls let me know that how can i get the dough for pizza . it is for gujarat.ahmedabad thanks, kalpesh
  • PATRIC said on October 10, 2010
    I AM FROM NYC I WOULD LIKE TO GET AN ESTIMATE OF HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST AN AVERAGE TO START A TAKE OUT PIZZA KIOS
  • Greg said on October 27, 2010
    Murrieta, California, Riverside County. I am interested in opening a quick serve pizza shop. What kind of a budget should I plan?
  • Rag said on November 11, 2010
    I want to start kiosk slice pizza business in INDIA. I do have a little knowledge about making pizza. But i'm looking for good food suppliers like pizza dough or pizza base, Indian taste sauces, chicken and lamb Toppings, And good pizza oven disturbers. If any one know please mail freenews11@gmail.com
  • MICK GRASS said on December 1, 2010
    Me like Pizza real good. Me need help with pizza,and new shop tips for money make.how to make pizza right? How do pizza make thin crust dough good? Dough good cheese and sausage.Help.
  • rose said on December 4, 2010
    hi my name is rose i'm from mauritius i've been 2 years in sydney i just came back and i want to open my own shop so if u can plz help me how to start what i need to do. first thing the shop is not in a main road so i want to work very hard and make my client . thanks your sincerely, rose
  • Joy Lopes said on December 11, 2010
    Hi Rose if you want to open pizza shop i can give you some more details and your shop not on main road no problem but need your pizza quality and your best service also image is important and this pizza business you can do free home delivery i am this pizza filed almost 15 years if you need any idea or help also pizza dough management you can contact me this is my e mail joydandeli@yahoo.com. ANY ONE WANT TO OPEN PIZZA SHOP I CAN WORK FOR THEM PLS CONTACT ME
  • Vinod said on December 24, 2010
    Hello All, I am planning to setup one pizza stall in hyderabad, India. It would be great if any one of you help me by giving inputs on how to start-up and also sharing your experiences. Thank you !!! Please write to me on mailtovin@gmail.com
  • Lee Hood said on January 6, 2011
    My son would like to open a pizza business in New York City. What is the best way for him to proceed or where can he get more information to starting his business?
  • B said on January 6, 2011
    My husband and I own a small pizza shop. We are looking for the best advertising method to promote our business. We have tried magazines, newspapers mailers,etc. with little response. We are thinking about renting a billboard. We have a great rating on Urban Spoon and Yelp, but we are struggling to stay in business. We have almost been in business for one year. We feel that the lack of sales might be do to not enough advertising, but really don't have the resources. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
  • sandeep said on January 17, 2011
    hi i want to start a pizza shop and how much it will be cost to start it.so please kindly send the details to my id.
  • Inayat said on January 19, 2011
    Hi Arefa, where u from. I am from Kosamba. Now living in Malton. I also want to open a pizzeria. I think if you can make good pizza, the rest of the steps should be easy. Rent a place, buy an oven, get some chairs and tables and start cooking. Once you get started, you will get the hang of the rest of it. Would love to hear your's and everyone else's progress on the pizza shop. Inayat. rhuler@yahoo.com
  • George said on January 21, 2011
    I am starting a pizza business and need help and tips to be very successful. Some of the things I need to know are very crucial in getting customers.
    (1) How do you make the dough? Do you use a machine?And how do you make it taste good and be cost efficient?
    (2) What equipment do I need?
    (3) I want a sit down or take out restaurant serving by the slice and by the whole pie.
    (4) What is the best way to start off as a pretty small shop?
    (5) I will be in a area with lots of foot traffic any tips on what to attract people even more?
    Please email me at georgepremo@yahoo.com Thank you
  • Ruche said on January 22, 2011
    Hi! I want to open a pizza shop in Delhi, India. Could you please suggest me how to start and how much profit is there in pizza business
  • Sean P said on January 31, 2011
    I am a restaurant consultant in the Philadelphia/Tri-state area. I have helped several people open pizza shops in a relatively inexpensive way. I specialize in marketing and sanitation for existing restaurants. In the Philly area I am known as the Happy Ramsay. Drop me a line if you need to open your first pizza place or make your existing shop better and more profitable. References available. sean.pash@gmail.com or check out my new site SeanPConsulting.com
  • Nirup Kundu said on February 2, 2011
    I live in New Delhi, India, and would like to start a Pizzeria, with THIN CRUST BASE 8", 10", 13", 15". Please let me know how to make the Best Tasty THIN CRUST BASE, PIZZA SAUCE. What are the Ingredients of the Base, the Measurements of the Ingredients of the Base, Yeast, Sugar,etc. etc.
  • pizza art beginner adviser said on February 12, 2011
    Hi everyone. i am director of pizza art in india. here is something about us. we are dealing in the real thin crust italian pizza made in the real fire wood oven ,and not only pizza but also pasta ,salads and desserts. we are doing a full project to open your pizzeria in one month time and this includes: designing and constructing the fire wood oven of any size, pizza making tables, supplying all the machines and items required to start the business, teaching and training our secret recipe, and keeping in touch till the business booms. For more information please mail us ( pizza.art95@gmail.com )

    pizza.art95@gmail.com

  • David Fisch said on February 22, 2011
    My name is David Fisch and I'm from Atlanta, GA. I've been working in the pizza business for 25 years. I have experience in every facet including opening and managing pizza restaurants, recipe and menu development and the most important ingredient in a great pizza shop...training the pizza chef on how to make the dough...and from there the perfect pizza. Available for consultation. Will travel. Email for more info. Email David Fisch at shakeyfisch@yahoo.com
  • Adam Lewinsky said on April 5, 2011
    CANADA. FOR GOD SAKE HOW MUSH IT COST TO START A SMALL PIZZA SHOP, is the question this hard?
    - Place to rent average monthly payment.
    - What permits are needed and how much is cost Average CANADA WIDE.
    - Monthly average Cost in Flower, Sauce, Meat...
    - Average Cost of new equipments or Used...And is used pizza equipment are a good thing to start with??? And the maintenance do they brake often???
    Please this is the information WE NEED WHEN WE ASK ABOUT A PIZZA PLACE TO OPEN, Thank you for the hints yet this article dose not answer the main QUESTION OF MONEY HOW MUCH IT COST THE MIN AND THE MAX IN CANADIAN DOLLARS PLEASE... Thank you all
  • mustapha said on April 6, 2011
    what is the first thing to get started in pizza business in mallaysia
  • maha said on April 30, 2011
    hi .. i want to open italian restaurant in dubai and am looking for very nice name please help
  • surendranathan pillai said on May 11, 2011
    Dear sir, We planned to open an pizza corner in kerala. I have no experience in restaurant. So please guide me and send me full cost details
  • Vikas Pandey said on May 12, 2011
    Dear Sir, I am planning to open a Pizza Shop in Pune. I have worked in Pizza shop in London. But i have no idea about how to start it. About purchasing the equipment. The total cost. So please guide me and send me the full cost details.
  • ashishvig said on May 29, 2011
    i want to get into the pizza business but don't know from where to start.weather to learn it myself the art of making pizzas. please let me know the various schools teaching authentic italian pizzas. i am from panchkula, india.
  • pizza art beginner adviser said on June 2, 2011
    Hi . it is always great to know the product you going to sale so it will be great to learn the secret of doing the real authentic Italian pizza made in firewood oven.any way this type of pizza is new in India but it is moving very fast because it is made fresh on the spot and nothing stored,so there will be no any type of chemicals involved. About teaching schools i don't know right now if there is any but we are planing one in the next 6 months in the main time we are doing all is needed to help the people in low prices so we can give the people the real taste of pizza. about the cost to open a pizza shop it will be around 20 laks this including ( fire wood oven and all the equipments needed-setting up the decor and furniture-pizza boxes and 2 delivery bikes-plates , spoons, and setting up the kitchen for pasta ,salads and Italian desserts - the recipe and trading for all these-marketing and supplying workers if needed ) excluding the building.

    pizza.art95@gmail.com

  • Mm! Mm! Pizza said on July 8, 2011
    I've been in the business 9 years I own my shop and employee about a dozen people. I will advise you on some very important issues that you will have to deal with.
    1. Employees are going to be the biggest issue. When you first start out be prepared to work alot! Unfortunately you'll be dealing mostly with teens and young adults. Be prepared to go through a lot of them. You are not their career job, you are a stepping stone in their life, so they are going to come and go. When you do find a good one treat them well and pay them well. If a real good employee who has been with you a while does something wrong, say they ate something and didn't pay for it. Are you going to fire them for that infraction? If they are a real good employee all the good they done should out weigh this one bad item. Think about things through and through before you make a decision. You may go through 10 more people before you find another like them.I have 2 employees, a driver and a cook that have been with me since day one!.
    2. Location, location, location! Ive seen some pizza shops over the years move into bad locations where customers can't get in and out easily. It may seem insignificant but it does matter. Try and locate where you can be seen. Also when picking a location, for example. My brother opened his shop in a location that formerly was a pizza shop, mine also was also a former pizza shop. He had all the duct work still in the ceilings and running out the back to the exhaust. Mine was missing and I had to spend $11,000.00 to have it installed. That's alot of money. So when hunting for a spot and your lucky enough to know someone in the business take them with you. Their opinion is very valuable. Just don't ask them if your thinking of locating in their area, your the competition.
    3. Product. You are either a cheap inexpensive pizza or a quality pie with quality ingredients. There really is no middle of the road. Its extremely hard to compete against the national pizza chains. You don't have their money and your not going to get your product for the same price that they pay for theirs. Plus, most people don't like the national brands. They all lack real pizzeria taste. Everything they buy is premade, pre-cut, and frozen. It's not fresh and made in store and that will be your biggest advantage. We cut and blend our cheese, we make our own pizza sauce, we make our own dough, we buy our produce our self and prep all of our vegies. We slice our own lunch meats for subs, cook our own steak for subs etc. The only items that are frozen in our store are our appetizers. People will notice a difference and like they say, you get what you pay for.
    4. Advertise. I advertise evry week. I believe in 9 years I only missed 2/3 weeks. I believe its very important. The more pizza shops in your area the more you better be advertising. Also don't spend evry dollar you have and open up with no money in the bank to pay for bills. When I opened I had $5,0000.00 in the bank. Your first food delivery will be huge and after you filled the shelves you may have to write a check immediately until you develope a relationship with your vender. That check could easily be $4,000.00! One last thing. Don't think for even a second this is an easy thing to do. If you have alot of food service experience you know what I'm talking about. If you don't spend you money on real estate. I look at my shop as a living and breathing entity. My pizza shop dicates to me what it needs and my job is to deliver. Food, employees, bills, everything. Its kind of like a child an as a parent you have to look out for it. It can't do its self. These items are valuable pieces of information, good luck in your adventure!
    One last thing. Partnerships don't work. Go it alone
  • abhishek said on July 27, 2011
    thanx for those valuable advice.... i am planning to open a pizza shop in india (city : ahmedabad, state : gujarat).. so i need deep knowledge of that.. also i want to know about set up of my pizza restaurant (installation of machines mainly cost etc.) please do it as soon as possible.... i urgently need some valuable advice on above..
  • Montaut J H said on August 21, 2011
    Hi.. i am from pondicherry. I have 5 years experience in the pizza business. I specialise in fire wood pizzas, grills and pasta. Let me know if u need help in india setting up a business.
  • umesh kumar said on August 24, 2011
    i have a shop at prominent location. its dimension is 10x12'. i want to open pizza outlet/delivery point at aforesaid location kindly send me the price list along with the capacity and photographs operated either by gas or electricity
  • Ravi Chaturvedi said on September 5, 2011
    i want to start business of pizza outlet/delivery in agra at prime location, i have the outlet with the space of 120 sq ft, plz provide me detail information about the investment and document required to taking the franchisees of Dominos Pizza's
  • aaron beginner adviser said on September 5, 2011
    @Adam Lewinsky, Number one, you seem very rude to be asking for free advice. Second, just seeing the questions you asked tells me that there is no way in hell you are ready to open your own place, I mean f**k dude, you can't even spell flour the right way. Don't be lazy, you obviously have internet access, start googling.

    aronadkinsmail@gmail.com

  • rupali said on September 13, 2011
    I wanna open a pizza shop. The one with the fire wood thing but i dont have any training on it. So can u please tell me where can i get my training done in India
  • Nancy said on September 16, 2011
    I'm trying to help my son gather information on opening a pizza shop in Waleska, Georgia 30183, USA. Where is the best place to start looking for grants or small business loans? He already has 15 yrs experience and makes a killer pizza. Just needs financial help. Thanks
  • firoz kazi said on September 20, 2011
    i wish to start pizza outlet ,i wanted to know what basic equipment required for preparing pizza
  • dilipkumar boinwad said on October 1, 2011
    i want to start pizza corner with low cost at the rate of Rs.30/-oR Rs.35/- at hyderabad is it possible to serve tasty pizza with this price. please give me guidance where should i purchase these pizza machine. thank you, regards, b.dilipkumar. hydearabad
  • najeeb said on October 8, 2011
    This is Najeeb based in Pakistan ,we deals in commercial equipments , i want to buy used pizza gas conveyor oven to sell in our country ,i m visiting to Washington next week i want to find any good auction warehouse to select good restaurant appliances , so kindly help us thanks for your time
  • syam said on October 9, 2011
    @Montaut J H, can i have ur contact details, i'm planning to open a small pizza business in andhra pradesh. my id is psspavan@gmail.com `
  • sunil said on October 21, 2011
    HI THIS SUNIL BASED IN HYDERABAD INDIA, I WISH TO OPEN A PIZZA SHOP, BUT I HAVE ZERO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT. I NEED FULL DETAILS OF INVESTMENT AND TRAINING IN HYDERABAD. KINDLY HELP ME OUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. FOR WHICH I WILL BE THANKFUL TO YOU.THANKS.
  • irene said on November 1, 2011
    from the philippines. to Mm Mm pizza; what a great and wise advice, though i'll try to compromise myself on that employee who dip his hand on a pizza. If only I can afford to hire you to come help us open a pizza business. thanks for taking the time to share your experience.
  • pizza start up said on November 6, 2011
    MONTAUT J. H. SIR , I AM in the beginning stages of opening a wood fire pizza place. i would very much be grateful for a chance to talk with you. thank you
  • antonio said on November 7, 2011
    Professional italian pizza baker available for training and possibility to built a fired wood pizza oven. I'm in Pondicherry. ascirocco@hotmail.it
  • prem said on November 13, 2011
    hi, nice to read yr articles on web. i want to open a pizza shop small one, please tell how much it cost as i have no experience in this field how much i can start off is it possible i can start few thousand $
  • zhaowenhong said on November 28, 2011
    hi , nice to read ur articles on web, but I wish the articles can help me , but I still have no ideas. I would like open a pizza restaurant in Jinlin of China . but for me I dont know how to find suppliers , for example good quality cheese . now I live in Spain .
  • neeraj janyani said on December 16, 2011
    hello,i want open the branch in bhopal (m p)india ,so u can send me detail.how to open 00971506521547its my cont. no thanks.
  • asif said on December 26, 2011
    i want to open pizza shop in gujarat at navsari. i know how to make pizza and i have worked for 2 yrs in london at pizza shop. i dont have any link in india and dont know how to decide price. i just need anyone help to start my own business. plz help me to make better future.
  • Sandy said on January 2, 2012
    I would like to recruit a fresher who is willing to put in his best for my smoothie and juice business in Hyderabad, India. Since its my start up I would be willing to experiment with a new guy who has the passion for good food and would also reduce my budget. He must be innovative and creative. Pls let me know asap.
  • Sarah said on January 4, 2012
    Hi, I want to learn how to make pizza as well its operation. Does anyone own a pizza shop that is looking for a weekend/evening helper? I'm a very responsible and reliable individual who live in Mississauga/Brampton are. Please email - winniebear07@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  • Raj said on January 16, 2012
    I'm located in Ambala Distt Haryana guidance. Thanks India is opening a pizza store came back from Canada is looking for Ovens and other related equip. available in India I have work experience of 5 yrs working with Pizza Pizza Pl. let me know about the pizza equipment. from where i can get in india i m looking for conveyer belt oven. Need yr
  • saravanan said on January 21, 2012
    i want to start a pizza shop in tamilnadu in india send me the details of capital investment. and contact details
  • Flakey said on January 30, 2012
    Thanks Mm! Mm! Pizza for the great advice! I have managed and owned bars and clubs for many years, and I worked in the pizza business as a driver (and pizza maker of course) for a few years during the college days, both in national chains, and real pizzerias. Reading some of these kind of sites is kind of intimidating, but your post while precautionary, was helpful and positive. One thing I might point out is Amazon.com has several books on opening pizzerias and on making pizza, might be a good idea to order several of them.
  • Eric said on February 1, 2012
    Fantastic ! I am very appreciated all post their advice here, so frank ! I would like to start pizza shop and now write a proposal to my investor. thanks
  • pravin rawat said on February 22, 2012
    i want start my pizza shop in agra india,.......city of taj mahal please can you tell me complete detail about it how to open and get success in this business.
  • Vishal Sharma said on February 24, 2012
    I am interested in starting my own pizza place. Not have any previous experience. Would like to know about the equipment required to start a small place. Email : tovishalsharma@gmail.com. Thanks
  • frank said on February 25, 2012
    i want open a pizza shop in chongqing china. but i don't know anything about it. somebody can tell me how to open and get success in this business. my ID is:zfanhost@yahoo.com.tks
  • teresa said on March 1, 2012
    Fulton, KY I want to start pizza shop in home, already make a great tasting pizza and was delivering but dont know about laws on working out of home.
  • sumeer said on April 26, 2012
    Hi guys, My name is sumeer and I'm having a Pizza restaurant (take away and delivery) business in France, paris. I have opened it 2 years before. I did a diploma of pizza in italy and I'm teaching how to make a real italian pizza with italian flour. I'm planning to come back to india to open a pizzeria with good quality Italian products and authentic recipes. I am looking a place/commercial area.
  • Skumar said on May 7, 2012
    Hello friends, I want to open my own pizza shop but I don't know how to establish a new business ! I don't have any financial problem, I can invest maximum 20 lacs rupees so can anyone give me good tips abt this business ? One more thing is where I am living its not a city area but it's a taluka place so do you think should I open my shop in this place or not?
  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 7, 2012
    @Skumar, only suggestion i can give u is to find a best location with lot of passage of people, good quality products with authentic recipes . at first try to open a small restaurant as u dont have much experience. for the recipes i can advise u. even i am planning to open in india.

    Pizza Business Consultant

  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 16, 2012
    @Skumar and @Sumeer pizza business only depend on your quality, service, image, best delivery and need a corner or circle place for pizza shop if you are not in city then open a local pizza type if you want to open standard pizza like Domino's pizza. Pizza hut,Pizza Inn,Papa john's then you need all quality equipment's and good pizza dough recipes I'm this pizza filed almost 18 years if you people need idea about pizza expert please contact my e mail id joydandeli@yahoo.com

    joydandeli@yahoo.com || Pizza Shop Consultant

  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012
    @Joy, thanks for your advise. But do you think that Pizza hut and dominos are selling the good quality products in india? There is a big difference between a quantity conscious and quality conscious. And all these american fast food chain are quantity conscious.

    Pizza Business Consultant

  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012
    @Skumar, thanks for your reply and sir Domino's and Pizza hut they are standard company and they have standard quality product like cheese, sauce they do not use local only use branded and sir pizza business quality and quantity conscious both need but taste depend on quality not in quantity and this company use accurate scale for each quantity product

    joydandeli@yahoo.com || Pizza Shop Consultant

  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012

    @joy, Freshly prepared ingredients taste better as compare to frozen products even with an accurate scale of each products. I'm working with only fresh products and taste better as compare to frozen one.

    Pizza Business Consultant

  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012
    @Skumar, Hi sir, Pizza Industry what are fresh ingredient ? only vegetable and hand made fresh dough Any how I'm happy sir you are work for fresh product good job.... keep it up and please give me one best fresh product recipe

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  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012

    @Joy, fresh ingredients don't mean only with vegetable and pizza dough, you can have a mozzarella, meat. If you want some recipes then I can give you my website and you can check some recipes with 95% of un frozen products. Do you think that fast food chain use fresh vegetable? Base of a good quality pizza is with dough, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce and basil leaf. I am on a project to open a Italian pizzeria in india (delhi).

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  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 17, 2012
    @Sumeer Good luck sir please give me your web site with fresh pizza recipes and I'm from India but now in middle east for open 5 new pizza shop in Saudi Arabia soon I will be India when done my job

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  • Girish said on May 18, 2012
    Hi I am planning to start Pizza Store in Pune, India. I have basic knowledge of preparing Pizza sauce, dough and Pizza with thin & pan crust. I am experimenting with recipes to get a perfect taste. Also finalized the location, pizza oven type(Conveyor Gas/electric). But I don't have any kind of food industry experience. Could you please tell me exactly what should be the action plan to follow to run a successful Pizza store. Kindly let me know any Pizza Training in India or Canada. Thanks in advance.
  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 18, 2012
    @girish, I know some pizza school but in europe. If you want then I can give you the contact information.

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  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 18, 2012
    @Mr Girish, for run successful pizza store
    1)best quality product
    2) excellent service
    3) brand your image
    if your pizza recipe tastes good to customer then make sure that you serve each and every order same taste pizza. this is very important in pizza business this is the best action plan. And for quality pizza you can use conveyor oven(middle by marshall or lincoln impinge) for best quality pizza this oven are costly but try for used on good condition oven. if you need best pizza dough use heavy duty dough mixer (Hobart dough mixer) and last about pizza training, I think not use full-time better work in any standard pizza shop and get some useful ideas ...Good luck

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  • Girish said on May 18, 2012
    Thanks for the Reply. Please also tell me the combination of cheese used for Pizza. What precaution need to take for preserving the dough. what is the shelf-life for dough. Which oil should we use, do olive oil is mandatory? what kind of cheese Pizza hut or domino's uses? Any suggestion are welcome at girishgm@gmail.com.
  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 19, 2012
    @Girish mozzarella cheese is best for pizza Domino's & Pizza hut use mozzarella cheese from USA brand they do not use local cheese but India have Amul or Indian Dairy mozzarella cheese if you need import mozzarella cheese and your dough is fresh or frozen? for shelf life your dough depend on your recipe and oil for dough olive oil is best but costly you can use corn oil....

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  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 19, 2012
    @girish, I agree with what joy said, but if you will import cheese from foreign country you have to follow lot of terms and conditions and its not a easy task while dealing with indian authorities. Best way to make pizza is with olive oil but its easy to import olive oil in india. If you are busy a virgin olive oil in india it cost near about 600 to 1200 rupee a litre but in italy you can buy it for 195 rupee a litre. you can even import Sicilian tomatoes sauce from italy for not so costly. But for the Pizza base I suggest you prepare fresh base because frozen base once defrost, you can't keep it for more than 48hours(hygine problem) but with the fresh base recipes you can keep it for more then 1 week. More time you base will take to inflate and more it will be good in taste. I'm using my pizza base after 5 days of preparation but I can keep it for 7 days.

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  • A.M.SHATHEEK said on May 20, 2012
    i am shatheek from tamil nadu in kanyakumari dist, i want to start pizza rest in nigercoil town, pls advise me what is the investment needed for this, i know to make the pizza. regards, a.m.shatheek e.mail:shatheekam@hotmail.com
  • Girish said on May 21, 2012
    Thanks @Joy & @Sumeer!!! As I told you I am experimenting with the recipes... I tried Mozzarella then combination of other cheese with Mozzarella like Montery jack, Parmeson, chedar etc.. but still I am not getting exactly the sticky effect of cheese after baking at 500 degree Fahrenheit.. I guess I am using good quality cheese coz currently I am in Canada..
  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 21, 2012

    @girish, u r in canada and i'm in france. normally fresh pizza base require 320 degree of temperature and there is a big difference between real mozzarella and mozzarella used by fast food chain like pizza hut . actually they r not using the mozzarella but an artificial cheese and in france we call it as protein of cheese. to have a good proportion on ingredients , all ingredient you put on pizza including tomato and mozzarella should not exceed 1.5 time the weight of your dough.

    @sachin, sachin, i'm coming to india very soon and i'll call you.

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  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 22, 2012
    @A.M.Shatheek for pizza shop need good quality equipment most important just try to Indian equipment price list and what type equipment use your budget then where you want to open pizza shop city or local city add your rent amount ....pizza shop investment depends on your equipment and your city where you want to open pizza shop. good luck

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  • Pedro Gutierrez said on May 24, 2012
    I want to start my business I know of Italian food and pizza by wood fire . I live in chicago east. I look for job. please call me at phone 1773- 703-3871
  • Angelo Pereira said on May 25, 2012
    I want to start my own Pizza business by wood fire in Goa India as I have my own shop. Since this business is totally new to me I need all the guidance from A to Z. Please can somebody help me even if I need to learn how to make pizza or enroll myself in some catering institute etc.
  • Angelo Pereira said on May 25, 2012
    Which is the best training institute for Pizza in India or Italy or any part of the world. Please let me know in order to know the recipe and the trade knowledge.
  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 25, 2012
    Hi angelo, there is no such type of school ever open in india but there are 2 reputed school in France and few in italy. I have done a 1 month diploma from france and italy and I am coaching partime in my restaurant how to make pizzas.

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  • Raj said on May 26, 2012
    Hi I want open pizza shop but I know nothing I am living Penticton bc Canada please help me thanks
  • Jose Bon said on May 26, 2012
    Hi there, great site!. I want to start my own pizza business here in Chile in the NYC slice pizza idea so I want to know what should be the tips to get into these kind of pizza dough I mean: soft and tasty. So please help me with the initial tips and I will send yo the photos of the store opened ASAP. Thank you
  • sumeer beginner adviser said on May 26, 2012
    @Jose Bon, Does slice pizza means that you will prepare a big pizza with dimensions of 60X40cm and you can sell it in 8 slices?

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  • Joy beginner adviser said on May 27, 2012
    @Raj first of all you have to know how to make great quality pizza for this you need great pizza recipe then all pizza equipment best pizza shop location also some knowledge about pizza product industry if you want to start really pizza shop I will give you step by step training Good Luck Mr Raj.....

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