If you’re in the pizza delivery business, then you know the routine.
You bake a beautiful, sizzling hot pie, and send it off to the customer. Then you get the dreaded phone call. The customer is irate—the pizza arrived cold, or at least lukewarm, and a tad on the soggy side.
This is where heated temperature control units can be a lifesaver. By utilizing a delivery vehicle with a heated compartment, you can ensure that your customers receive their pizza piping hot every time.
Need more convincing? Check out these key benefits of heated temperature control for your pizza delivery service.
This one’s pretty self-explanatory, but let’s go over the basics.
Cooked food equals safe food. So it’s important for any delivery business, especially a pizza delivery business, to understand exactly what is involved in is the time and temperature principle of food safety.
Certain standards of Time/Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) Foods must be observed. Basically, this involves cooking any temperature-sensitive foods to the appropriate internal temperature for the requisite amount of time. The temperature danger zone—where most bacteria in food thrives—is between approximately 41° and 140° Fahrenheit.
Making sure your foods cook to and stay at the right temperature is essential. What you’re trying to do is kill off any pathogens, and prevent them from growing. Cooling TCS foods to below the minimum danger zone temperature limits bacterial growth, and heating them to above the maximum danger zone temperature kills the nasty little critters.
So, to recap:
- The temperature danger zone for safety foods is 41°-140° F
- Maintain your TCS foods at or above 140° F (hot holding temperature)
Keeps the Pizza Hot and Crispy
Food safety is an important issue, of course. After all, you don’t want to make your customers sick.
But aside from that, using heated vehicle conversions to deliver hot pizza will ensure that your business really stands out above the competition. So when you show up with an oven-hot pizza, its cheese still bubbling and its pepperonis still sizzling, it’s sure to make an impression.
Which brings us to our next point—
Temperature Control Means No More Cold and Soggy Pizzas
Okay, this is another biggie. The obvious corollary to delivering hot and crispy pizzas is that you will no longer be delivering cold and soggy pizzas.
And that’s a big deal. Because, let’s face it, no one really likes cold pizza (well, almost no one). When a customer spends hard-earned money for a pizza, and to have it delivered, they expect a good return.
Equipping your delivery fleet with temperature control inserts enables you to deliver oven-fresh pizzas and win satisfied customers.
Better Service and More Opportunities
By upfitting your pizza delivery vehicles with heated compartments, you can greatly extend the range of your delivery service and improve the quality of the delivered product.
Using heated temperature control means that you’re no longer under the gun to deliver pizzas within a certain time limit. No more relying on insulated pizza bags to hold in heat. You can extend your customer base, and expand the number of customers served per delivery run. This means vastly more opportunities for your business to expand and flourish.
Upgrade Your Pizza Delivery Service Today
The bottom line is this: there’s really no good reason not to use temperature control equipment if you’re in the pizza delivery business.
So don’t miss out on the chance to grow your business. Contact us for a quote, and let us show you how we can customize your vehicles to provide the best pizza delivery service in town.