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2022 Pizza Trends on the Rise
2022 Pizza Trends on the Rise
Mar 11, 2022
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New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Cauliflower. What do all of these have in common? They’re all kinds of pizza! With 13% of Americans eating pizza on a given day, it’s safe to say that pizza is a favorite food of consumers. While pepperoni comes in the number one spot as the most popular topping, pizza lovers are still interested in expanding their repertoire with new flavor combinations. Let’s check out what trends you should be on the lookout for in 2022:

Pizza Passport

When choosing a second pizza to enjoy, many opt for tomato-less options. Global flavor toppings such as Thai Peanut, Korean BBQ, Mexican, and other non-traditional pizzas are finding their place on more menus. These international toppings have seen a 58% rise on menus since 2018.

Seeing Red? We’re seeing blonde. A blonde pizza, also known as a white pizza, is a pizza that (you might have guessed it) doesn’t feature a tomato-based sauce. While white pizzas date back to 1738, they’re making a comeback in 2022. You’ll find that blonde pizzas are the perfect canvas to let your favorite toppings shine. There are many options for building the perfect blonde pie, from a simple ricotta layer to topping your crust with a delicate bechamel or a creamy alfredo sauce.

Pizza, but Make it Portable

Your favorite toppings can annoyingly fall off of a slice while a calzone hides all the tasty goodness inside; the solution? Pizza cones! Easily consumed on the go, a “cone” crust is filled to the brim with all your favorite toppings. This fun, hand-held treat is the perfect combination of dough, sauce, cheese, and everyone’s favorite: Instagrammable.

Lettuce Turnip the Beet with Plant-Based

A whopping 39% of Americans stated that they eat plant-based at least once a week; the plant-based trend should not be ignored. Vegetarians and vegans are looking for more than just pineapple, green peppers, and black olives on top of their pizzas. Vegan dishes are showing up on 187% more menus with options like Vegan Lovers Pizza, featuring Beyond and Impossible plant-based meats.

Think outside the vegetable box; experiment with less traditional pizza vegetables like potatoes, beets, or seasonal produce like ramps and squash blossoms. Avocado toast? That’s so 2019. Millennials now want to buy houses, so they’ve moved on to putting avocado on top of their pizza. As a result, you’ll find avocado and other superfoods like kale and arugula making their way to the ever-growing list of available pizza toppings. These unsuspected toppings add a new flavor element to the traditional cheesy goodness.

While many have turned their pandemic exercise bikes into clothing racks, others are trying to shed those few extra pounds they’ve put on. Weekly pizza nights are hard to give up, so consumers are looking for healthier alternatives. Cauliflower crusts are on the rise for those choosing to eat low-carb or gluten-free. 11.4% of menus feature gluten-free pizza, and it’s projected to grow another 27% over the next four years.

Primed for Pizza Night

Whether it’s for dine-in, carryout, or delivery, pizza is food that brings people together. With the seemingly endless possibilities for pizzas and an expected 2.9% increase in the Pizza Restaurant industry in 2022, it’s safe to say that the equipment you choose for your business is more important than ever. The right equipment can help you effortlessly meet the demands of your customers without overwhelming your staff. Pizza night is serious business; be sure to check out our blog, “Should I Buy an Electric or Wood-Burning Pizza Oven?”

Ovention Ovens Make It Easy
Matchbox® 1718/1313
Matchbox® 1718/1313

Cook a full menu of delicious offerings without an oven hood. The Ovention Matchbox 1718/1313 takes the traditional conveyor oven to a whole new level.

Conveyor 2600/2000/1400
Conveyor 2600/2000/1400

Simple, smart and the right fit for operators looking for a high-throughput conveyor oven. The Ovention Conveyor Oven is the most technologically elegant and operator-friendly conveyor on the market today.

Shuttle® 2000/1600/1200
Shuttle® 2000/1600/1200

If you value precision and volume, Ovention has the perfect oven to fit your operation. The Shuttle sets the new standard for conveyor ovens everywhere. No other oven can operate as both a conveyor and a closed-cavity oven.

Matchbox® M360 14/12
Matchbox® M360 14/12

Cook a full menu better, faster, and easier. The Ovention Matchbox M360 has Precision Impingement® technology, a unique cooking carousel, and a small footprint, making it the perfect fit for any operation.

Finishing F1400
Finishing F1400

Finish your plates with ease and precision with this robust IR finishing conveyor. Melt, sear, toast, and finish to perfection with this operator-friendly, quiet conveyor.

MiLO® Double/Single
MiLO® Double/Single

Revolutionary infusion of Decoupled Air and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.

MiSA®‑a12
MiSA®‑a12

Introducing MiSA; Microwave Speed Assist. Higher quality, higher speed, smaller footprint.

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