These Pizza Brands are Getting Futuristic and It's Out of This World

These Pizza Brands are Getting Futuristic and It's Out of This World

Pizza remains as a consumer favorite, even as today's diner gravitates to more healthier eating options. 

Pizza is often affordable, easy-to-eat, customizable, and delicious. 

As the market sees an influx of fast casual pizza brands, the more concepts are having to compete for the attention of the pizza-lovin' consumer. 

That's why several of these brands are leveraging technology to get ahead of the competition. 

Zume Pizza, for example, is a Silicon Valley-based company that is store-less and has a team of robots that assist in making the pizzas. Specifically, the robot named Doughbot presses the dough in a pizza circle in nine seconds.

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Will Danny Meyer's Pizza Concept Be the Next Success?

Screenshot of Marta's website  | Martamanhattan.com

Screenshot of Marta's website | Martamanhattan.com

Danny Meyer has been a successful restauranteur for many years before his Shack Shake endeavor. However, after launching the Better Burger Fast Casual and taking it public– his name has been all over the news. Every business move he now makes is being heavily reported on by the press. 

He has branched out with a new venture, the NYC pizza concept Marta. This concept (that opened in September 2014) takes a sophisticated approach to pizza with higher-end toppings. For example, sopressata is in place of the traditional pepperoni. And although these kinds of ingredients sound like they belong in a fine-dining setting– Marta has a price point between $14-23.

Pizza continues to be a consumer's favorite and competition is steep in this space–especially in New York City, where Marta is based. So with that in mind, head chef Nick Anderer is focusing on the flavors and menu. So that consumers may be able to get a cheaper pizza down the street, but it certainty won't taste the same. 

Do you think that Danny Meyer can conquer the pizza segment, as well? Or is it too crowded? Are consumers really looking for a "better pizza"? Read More

Some Foodable Pizza Highlights for National Pizza Day

Pizza has been a forever consumer favorite and 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year! According to 2014 report from the Department of Agriculture, 13 % of Americans eat pizza a day.

So in honor of National Pizza Day, here are some Foodable footage of some pizza brands for you to take a big visual big out of! 

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How Domino's Become The Most Popular Pizza Brand in India

Domino's Cheese Burst pizza offered in India  | Facebook, Domino's Pizza India

Domino's Cheese Burst pizza offered in India | Facebook, Domino's Pizza India

How can a brand, with a recipe for success in one market, expand and achieve success in another foreign market?

Well, it is not easy for a restaurant to reinvent itself to cater to a different demographic, but if  the brand does the appropriate local research– it could created a prosperous concept for that region. 

In India, Dominos has completely transformed the concept to appeal to the local demographic, and here are some of the reasons how–

  • By remaking the pizza with the most efficient ingredients to lower prices.
  • Offering a larger dining space to accommodate the families dining out.
  • Determining the best locations and the laying out the best and fastest delivery routes.
  • Incorporating local dishes to the menu. 

Read more about the pizza mogul has found the perfect balance of being still cool and Western, while serving the local needs. 

On Foodable: Executive Insight Series — Discussing Pizza Trends with CiCi's and Rosati's Pizza [VIDEO]

In this episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, we continue our Executive Insight series with pizza trends. Joining us are Rosati’s Pizza President Marla Topliff and Geoff Goodman, VP of National Brand Excellence at CiCi’s Pizza. Watch the full episode as we explore what makes pizza currently one of the most popular segments in the industry, how both Rosati’s and CiCi’s are approaching consumer engagement from the standpoint of different size concepts, and what challenges they are seeing in the market.