Foodservice

Improving the "Eatability Quotient"

Hot Stuff Foods introduces Palm Pizza

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Hot Stuff Foods has introduced the Palm Pizza, designed for people who love pizza, but are not willing to let time and ergonomics dictate their choice in foods.

"America's passion for their favorite food, pizza, has always been tethered to a table and two hands because the eatability quotient was always low," the company said.

Hot Stuff Foods engineered a fresh-baked pizza that can be eaten on the run and still have pizzeria-style taste, it said. The lifestyles of consumers today are requiring extra assistance [image-nocss] with ease of eating on the go, said Des Hague, CEO and President of Hot Stuff Foods. Our goal was to integrate the great taste of a pizzeria-style pizza in a smart, portable shape, without the mess.

Palm Pizzas can be baked in a variety of ovens, including those that use rapid-cook technology, as opposed to pizza products that are microwaved.

In addition to the cooking technology, the product formulation developed by Hot Stuff allows Palm Pizzas to hold longer without any affect on quality or taste. The additional shelf life translates into extra cash for our franchisees because the pizzas will remain fresh for a longer period, eliminating wasted product, added Hague.

The launch of Palm Pizza is also intended "to give nontraditional food retailers a bigger slice of the pizza market pie." Hot Stuff has designed a smaller footprint, or a more streamlined retail kiosk, giving retailers an opportunity to become a Hot Stuff franchisee for a smaller investment and providing more space for other sales.

Hot Stuff Foods,Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly Orion Food Systems, franchises or licenses its branded food concepts in more than 1,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. It offers a number of individual and bundled brands in various categories, including Hot Stuff Pizza, Hot Stuff Food On the Go, Hot Stuff Food Xpress, Smash Hit Subs, Summit Subs, C-Street Bakery, Mean Gene's Burgers, Mean Gene's Pizza, Stone Willy's Pizza, Eddie Pepper's, Asian Creations, Nap Hendrix's Southern Grill and Caffe Origins Coffee.

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