Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pizza Fusion

Is there a Pizza Fusion near you?

Pizza is one of the most desired foods by Americans.  I can't tell you how many times I have thought about where the ingredients on my pizza come from when I consume a slice from XYZ company.

Like a lot of restaurants, most pizza places are most concerned about the bottom line.  They offer a lot of food at the cheapest price and highest margin.  And factory farms fit neatly into this equation.

I have been looking at a few business models/opportunities that match my interests and came across Pizza Fusion last week.  The nearest one is quite a distance away, but I like their business model and based on the online reviews, many like the food.

Here is what they serve:

  • Various traditional and unique flavor pizzas with organic ingredients
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free pizza options
  • They serve a nice selection of organic wine and beer
  • A variety of salads and a few sandwiches
  • A selection of appetizers
  • Natural colas and teas
  • A couple of desserts

Other than quality, local (as much as possible) and organic ingredients, here is why I like their concept and mission:

  • The person who makes the pizza signs his/her name on top of the box (a matter of pride)
  • The buyer can return the box for recycling and a $.25 credit
  • The empty glass drink bottles are used to create the counter tops for new stores
  • The buildings they lease/buy are LEED certified (think recycled jeans as insulation)
  • The pizzas are delivered by hybrid vehicles
  • The pizza oven can make up to 18 pizzas with one heat source
  • The pizza oven's heat is used to heat the water
  • All of the electricity is derived from wind power sources
  • And my favorite -- they have kids organic classes every third Saturday morning of the month

If you've eaten at a Pizza Fusion, let us know what you liked.  If you like the concept, let us know why?  And if you think it would be welcomed in West Michigan, I want to hear from you too!

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