Pizza A Slice of the Action
Pizza A Slice of the Action
Mar 15, 2023

It’s time to get in on a slice of the action! 93% of Americans order pizza at least once a month; that’s the BEST day of the month. It is forecasted that the annual sales growth of pizza in 2023 will be 58.3 billion dollars, up 2.9% in North America. What steps can you take to get a slice of this multi-billion-dollar industry?

Pizza Topping Opportunities

Pepperoni is the most famous traditional topping, and international pizza toppings have been on the rise since 2018, but what toppings will be on top in 2023? It is predicted that there will be an increased demand for pizzas featuring specialty flours and vegan meats and cheeses. With an increasing number of people choosing to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets, it’s no surprise that it is predicted that there will be a 52% increased demand for meat substitutes in 2023.

The perfect combination of toppings and dough is essential to pizza making, and so is the oven it’s cooked in. Wood-fired ovens are a great option for cooking pizza, as they can reach high temperatures and impart a unique smokey flavor. However, while wood-fired ovens are known for their exceptional taste, they require a lot of skill and expertise to operate and keep the oven at the perfect cooking temperature. 

If you are looking for a high-power oven that delivers precision and quality pizza every time without the fuss, check out the Ovention Conveyor. One of the key features of this oven is the precision temperature control, which allows for consistent cooking every time, which means no scorched pizzas! In addition, this oven features independent top and bottom blowers for optimized airflow and cooking control. 

The impingement technology allows you to cook up to eighty 12″ pizzas per hour, meaning your kitchen crew can quickly get through the lunch and dinner rush. However, you can cook various other menu items such as calzones, sandwiches, and more in the Ovention Conveyor. Also, the programmable touchscreen and dishwasher-safe jet plates make this unit user-friendly for even the most novice users. This (and all Ovention Ovens) are 100% ventless, so there is no need to hum chim chiminey, chim chiminey while you clean.

Quality and Technology

As food costs continue to soar, restaurants and businesses have had to make the difficult decision to keep their high-quality ingredients and raise menu prices or choose more budget-friendly ingredients to keep menu prices the same. While both options have pros and cons, maintaining the product integrity that your customers have come to expect can significantly outweigh serving them an inferior product. Additionally, it is reported that 73% of restaurants said they’re dealing with a labor shortage, according to Square’s 2022 Future of Restaurants report. While the rising cost of ingredients and labor struggles is out of business owners’ control, the kitchen equipment they use is not. 

Goshen High School is familiar with needing to feed a lot of hungry people in a short time. They have over 1,000 students through their lunch lines daily and make an average of 72-80 pizzas daily. Previously with their traditional convection oven, it would take about 12-14 minutes to cook a standard pizza. They made the switch to the Ovention Shuttle and were able to cut down the cooking time to just 2 ½ minutes! 

With the flexibility to work as both a conveyor and a closed-cavity oven, the Ovention Shuttle is an excellent solution for businesses of varying sizes. During peak periods, like busy lunch hours, the Shuttle can operate as a traditional conveyor for maximum output. When switched to “Shuttle Mode,” it encloses the cavity where you can customize the oven temperature, cook time, and the top and bottom blowers can also be independently set, making it perfect for cooks making pizzas requiring different cook times.

Whether you’re cooking traditional hand-tossed or gluten-free, or vegan pizzas, there is an Ovention Oven to fit your pizza needs. The Ovention pizza calculator can help you determine which oven best suits your operation. 2023 will be an exciting time for restaurant technology, especially pizza! Read more about how Nala Robotics, Ovention, and Hatco Corporation will introduce a Robotic Pizza Solution this year.

Ovention Ovens Make It Easy
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 2000/1600/1200
Shuttle® NEW 2600! 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® 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.

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 Linear Impingement and Infrared (IR) technologies. Independently controlled top and bottom cavities, each with its own interior light and control panel.


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

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