Busy consumers want fast, convenient, tasty grab-and-go options that they can eat on the run.
In Technomic’s 2022 C-Store Market Annual Report, 28% of consumers said they purchase foodservice items at c-stores for breakfast, 34% do so for lunch and 16% for dinner. Pizza is a popular foodservice item at c-stores and continues to be a go-to choice for consumers. Sixty-four percent of convenience stores offer pizza, according to Technomic’s October 2022 C-Store Operator Update report. And, 47% of consumers say they eat pizza at least once a week, according to Technomic’s 2022 Pizza Consumer Trend Report.
Hunt Brothers® Pizza offers a branded pizza program with grab-and-go selections for on-the-go consumers for breakfast, lunch and dinner with high profit margins, free marketing and simple operations. In addition, research shows consumers come into the store specifically to purchase limited time offers, and Hunt Brothers Pizza provides exciting LTOs—the Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza and the Buffalo Chicken Pizza are top favorites.
Pizza provides made-to-order and grab-and-go opportunities that can build store loyalty as well as create other profit sources. Hunt Brothers Pizza’s equipment is designed to meet c-stores’ needs, and products come pretopped with sauce and cheese to limit waste and provide a consistent flavor. Additionally, the program is designed for fast-paced c-store environments, and doesn’t require extra labor or hiring.
According to Technomic’s 2022 Pizza Consumer Trend Report, 27% of consumers said that they are more interested in trying pizzas with unique toppings or ingredients now than they were two years ago. Further data from the report shows that 32% of foodservice pizza orders contain at least one topping, and that 34% of pizza consumers consider dough/crust quality to be the most important element of pizza. Sixteen percent of consumers said that the quality of toppings was most important, followed by cheese quality at 14%, variety of toppings at 11% and quantity of toppings at 11%.
Hunt Brothers Pizza offers a variety of toppings such as meats (pepperoni, Italian sausage, beef and bacon), and veggies (green peppers, mushrooms, white onions, banana peppers, black olives and jalapenos ), as well as original and thin crust options. With just these 10 toppings, consumers have 1,024 topping combination options to customize their pizza.
Signature pizza selections from Hunt Brothers Pizza include:
- Lotsa Meat Pizza—topped with Italian sausage, beef, bacon and pepperoni.
- Loaded Pizza—loaded with both meat and vegetables including Italian sausage, pepperoni, bacon and beef, along with green peppers, mushrooms, white onions, black olives, banana peppers and jalapenos.
- Veggie Pizza—this vegetarian option comes with ripe bell peppers, mushrooms, white onions, black olives, banana peppers and jalapeno peppers.
Hunt Brothers Pizza also offers a Breakfast Pizza that is pretopped with fluffy scrambled eggs, chopped bacon, breakfast sausage and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses on the brand’s signature buttered crust.
Hunt Brothers Pizza account managers are available to provide direct store delivery and service; local store marketing solutions and free marketing materials installed and maintained; inventory management, product rotation and re-stocking; and free ongoing training for employees. As a store partner, all of these benefits are available with no contracts, no royalties and no marketing or franchise fees.
Build profits with the Hunt Brothers Pizza program, which focuses on store growth and success, cost-effective labor solutions and is designed to support the unique needs and traffic of each store.
To learn more about Hunt Brothers® Pizza, visit https://www.huntbrotherspizza.com/partnerwithus/
This post is sponsored by Hunt Brothers Pizza